To the Honourable James Hasell Esq. Greeting
Out of the Assurance I have of your Loyalty Integrity, Skill and Ability and In Virtue of his Majestys Royal Commission I Do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint you the said James Hasell Chief Justice of and in the said Province, To have Use and Exercise during my Pleasure all and singular the Powers and Authorities of Chief Justice of the said Province and to take receive and enjoy the Fees, Salaries, Perquisites, Priviledges and Emoluments usually and of right by the Chief Justice of the said Province taken received and enjoyed And generally to Act and do therein as to the Duty and office of Chief Justice of the said Province doth legally and truly appertain.
Given under my hand and the Seal of the said Province at New Bern the Twenty Eighth Day of April In the Thirty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain &c and in the Year one thousand seven hundred and fifty Eight
I Do hereby Certify that the within nam'd James Hasell was duly qualified before me by Takeing and Subscribing the Several Oaths by Law Appointed, and Also the Oath of Office Dated this 5th Day of May 1758