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Commission to appoint Robert Jones as North Carolina Attorney General
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
October 04, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 614-615

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

North Carolina

George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c

To Robert Jones Esqr Greeting—

Know ye that we being assured of the Loyalty Integrity Skill and Ability of you the said Robert Jones, have Nominated and appointed and do hereby Nominate and Appoint you the said Robert Jones Esqr to be our Attorney in and for our said Province of North Carolina in the room and stead of Charles Elliott Esqr Deceased our late attorney of our said Province hereby giving and Granting unto you During our Pleasure full Power and authority to Prosecute all Actions whatsoever as well Civil as Crimminal in the several Courts of Judication of our said Province wherein we are or shall be a Party And we Do hereby authorize and Empower you to take and receive and enjoy all salaries fees Perquisites and Priviledges whatsoever which to the office of Our attorney of our said Province belonging or in any wise appertaining and also one or more Deputy or Deputies in your stead and place to substitute and appoint and Generally to do and act as to the office and Duty of our attorney of our said province Doth Legally appertain.

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Witness our Trusty and well Beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr our Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Province under his hand and the seal of the said Province at Newbern the 4th Day of October in the Thirtieth year of our Reign and in the year of our Lord 1756

ARTHUR DOBBS.