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Warrant to appoint Benjamin Turner as Naval Officer for North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
May 23, 1759
Volume 06, Page 42

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

Trusty and well Beloved we greet you well—

Whereas we are well satisfied of the Loyalty, Integrity and ability of our Trusty and well beloved Mr Benjamin Turner, We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to cause Letters Patent to be passed under our Seal of our Province of North Carolina for Constituting and appointing him the said Benjamin Turner Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office in our said Province in the room of Benjamin Wheatly Esquire Deceased, To have hold Exercise and, enjoy the same to his the said Benjamin Turner by himself Or his Deputy or Deputies during our Pleasure together with all and Singular, the fees rights Priviledges Perquisites and Advantages to the said office or Place—belonging or Appertaining with a Proviso that nothing in the said Letters Patent contained shall extend or be construed to extend to the Prejudice or Disadvantage of the office of our high Admiral of Great Britain or of our admiralty of our foreign Plantations for the time being or of any of the rights priviledges jurisdictions powers and Authorities to the same in any wise appertaining and for so doing this shall be Your Warrant, And so we Bid you fare well

Given at our Court at Kensington the 23rd Day of May 1759 in the 23rd Year of our Reign.

By his Majesty's Command
W. PITT.