Know all men by these Presents, That I John Earle Granville, Viscount Carteret and Baron Carteret of Hawnes in the County of Bedford in the Kingdom of Great Britain Lord President of his Majestys most Honorable Privy Council and Knight of the most noble order of the Garter Sole Lord or Proprietor of a Certain District Territory or Parcell of Land Situate lying and being in the Province of North Carolina in America. Having full Trust and Confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Thomas Child of the Parish of Saint James Westminster Esquire. Do by these Presents make, constitute and appoint during my Pleasure him the said Thomas Child Auditor of my District in the said Province of North Carolina and of my Revenues arising within the Same and also of the Receipts, Disbursements, charges and Proceedings of my Agents and of the Receivers or Collectors of my said Revenues and of the amounts and Proceedings of all other officers and Persons whatsoever appertaining or relating to my office at Edenton or to my Estate or Interest with said Province, With full Power and Authority to the said Thomas Child from time to time to audit their said accounts & proceedings. And for the aforesaid Purposes from time to time to oblige all and Singular such Officers and Persons on Pain of being immediately removed or Suspended from their respective Offices by the said Thomas Child to transmit or produce to him every half year at least or oftener on Demand fair Accounts of their respective Receipts, disbursements, Charges and Proceedings in order to their being Audited by him as afs'd.
And further with full Power and Authority to him the said Thomas Child to do and exercise all other Acts and Powers what so ever which may be requisite and necessary whether by Process in Law or Equity or by the aforementioned means of removal or Suspension for effecting the said Purposes or enforcing a due and constant Execution of my orders and Instructions relating to the transaction of my said affairs, he the said Thomas Child making due Reports To me of his Proceedings in Virtue of these Presents—And Lastly I do here by will and order that the above Written appointment shall be and continue (always subject however to my Revocations) in full Force and Virtue whether the said Thomas Child shall from henceforth happen to reside with said Province of North Carolina or ind. Of which all such Officers and other Persons whom it may concern are to take due notice—
In witness whereof I the said John Earl Granville have here unto set my hand and Seal of Arms this tenth Day of April One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty Nine.