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Commission to appoint Edward Brice Dobbs as Naval Officer for North Carolina
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
October 26, 1758
Volume 05, Page 963

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


North Carolina—ss.

To the Honourable Edwd Brice Dobbs Esquire Greeting

Out of the Confidence I have in your Loyalty Integrity and Abilitys and in Virtue of his Majestys Royal Commission and Authority, I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint you the said Edward Brice Dobbs Navy or Naval officer of the Province afsd To use and Exercise the Powers and Authoritys of Naval Officer throughout the said Province and the Several Ports, Harbours Bays Creeks Rivers and Inlets thereof and to have take receive and enjoy the fees Priviledges and Emoluments thereto belonging and therewith and thereby usually and of right had taken received and enjoyed and generally to Act and do in the Execution of the said office as to the Duty thereof doth legally and truly appertain

Given under my hand and the Seal of the sd Province at Brunswick the Twenty Sixth Day of Octr in the 32d Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain &c & in the Year One thousand Seven hundred and fifty Eight

ARTHUR DOBBS
By his Excys Command
Richard Spaight Secry

[Endorsement.]

New Bern 16th Novr 1758. This Day the Honourable Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr Qualified before his Ex'cy the Governor agreeable to the within Commission by taking the Sev1 Oaths by Law Appointed for the Qualification of public Officers and Subscribing the Declaration

RICHd SPAIGHT Secry