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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Arthur Dobbs as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
January 25, 1753
Volume 05, Pages 16-17

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 17.]

At the Court of St James Whitehall the 25th January 1753.

Present The Kings most excellent Majesty in Council

Upon reading this day at the Board a representation from the Lords Commrs for Trade and Plantations dated the eleventh of this instant setting

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forth that Gabriel Johnston Esqre Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majestie's Province of North Carolina in America is dead, and that Arthur Dobbs Esqre appearing to them a person every way qualified to serve His Majesty in that station, They therefore humbly propose to His Majesty that the said Arthur Dobbs may be appointed Captain General & Governor in Chief of His Majestie's said Province of North Carolina, in the room of the said Gabriel Johnston Esqre deceased. His Majesty in Council approving thereof is pleased to order, as it is hereby ordered, that the said Arthur Dobbs be constituted and appointed Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's said Province of North Carolina in the room of Gabriel Johnston Esqre deceased, and that the said Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations do prepare the draughts of a Commission and Instructions for the said Arthur Dobbs, and lay the same before His Majesty at this Board for His approbation.

W. SHARPE.