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Warrant to appoint Charles Berry as Chief Justice of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
November 27, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 963-964

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

George R.

Trusty and well beloved We greet you well

Whereas We have taken into our Royal Consideration the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of our Trusty and wellbeloved Charles Berry Esqr, We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to cause Letters Patent to be pass'd under the Seal of our Province of North Carolina, constituting and appointing him the said Charles Berry our Chief Justice of and in our said Province, in the room of Peter Henley Esqr deceased; To have, hold, execute and enjoy the said office unto him

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the said Charles Berry for and during our Pleasure and his Residence within our said Province, together with all and Singular the Rights Profits Privileges and Emoluments unto the said Place belonging, in as full and ample manner as the said Peter Henley or any other Person has formerly held and enjoyed 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 our said Province. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant And so We bid you farewell.

Given at our Court at St James's the 27th day of Novr 1758 in the Thirty second Year of our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command.
W. PITT.
To our Trusty and Well beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr Our Captain General and Governor, &c.