His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over his Majesty's said Province
To Richard Spaight Esqr Greeting
By Virtue of his Majesty's Royal Commission under the great seal of Great Brittain Constituting me Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this Province with full Power and Authority to Appoint all Officers both Civil and Military within the same I being well assured of the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of you the said Richard Spaight Do by these presents Constitute and Appoint you Secretary and Clerk of the Crown for the aforesaid Province To have hold Execute and Enjoy the said Offices according to the Laws, Statutes and Acts of Assembly In the said Province Together with all and Singular the powers, Authorities, Salaries, Rights, Profits, Priviledges, Fees, Perquisites and Emoluments Whatsoever which to the said offices doth belong or in anywise appertain.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Caused the great Seal of the Province to be hereunto affixed at Newbern in the XXVIIII year of his Majesty's Reign.
His Excell'y Arthur Dobbs Esqr Captain General, Governor and Commander In Chief in and over said Province
I do hereby certify that Richard Spaight Esqr Qualify'd before me by taking the Oaths by Law appointed and making and subscribing the Declaration this 30th day of Octobr 1755