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Warrant to appoint Peter Henley as Chief Justice of North Carolina
Great Britain. Lords Justices
May 20, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 403-404

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

By the Lords Justices.
Dorset, Argyle, Anson, Rochford

These are in His Majesties name to authorize and require you forthwith to cause Letters Patents to pass under the Seal of His Majestys Province of North Carolina for constituting and Appointing Peter Henley Esqr His Majestys Chief Justice of and in His Majesty said province in the room of Enoch Hall Esquire deceased; To have, hold, Exercise and Enjoy the said office unto him the said Peter Henley during His Majestys Pleasure and during his Residence within his Majestys said Province, together with all and singular the Rights Profits, Privileges and Emoluments to the said Place belonging in as full and ample manner as the said Enoch Hall or any other Person hath held or of right ought to have held and enjoyed the same with full power and Authority to hold the Supreme Courts of Judicature at such places and times as the same may and ought to be held within His Majestys said Province, And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. And so we bid you farewell.

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Given at Whitehall the Twentieth day of May 1755 in the Twenty Eighth year of His Majestys Reign.

By Command of the Lords Justices
C: AMYAND

To Arthur Dobbs Esqr Captain Genl and Govr in Chief of His Majesties province of No Carolina in America, Or in his absence to the Commander in Chief, or to the President of the Council of the said Province for the time being.

By Ge ARTHAND D Secry

Recorded 15th Novr 1755