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Commission to appoint Charles Berry as Chief Justice of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
November 06, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 66-67

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


6th Nov. 1759
North Carolinas—

George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith &c. To all whom these presents shall come Greeting—

Know ye That we being well assured of the Loyalty, Integrity and Abilities of our trusty and well beloved Charles Berry Esquire, Have constituted and appointed and Do hereby constitute and appoint him the said Charles Berry Chief Justice of and in our Province of North Carolina, To have, use and exercise during our pleasure and his Residence within our said Province the office Powers and authorities of the Chief Justice of the same Province and to hold the Courts of Judicature by and before our Chief Justice of our said Province appointed to be held at such times and in such places as the same are, ought, may or shall be directed to be held within our said Province, And to do and Act in the premises as fully and amply and in as full and ample manner as any Chief Justice of our Said Province heretofore hath or of right ought to have done and acted, and to have, take receive and enjoy the Rights, Profits, Privileges and Emoluments to the office of Chief Justice of our said Province belonging, And in all things whatever, relating to the duty and office of our Chief Justice as aforesaid to perform and Execute the same according to the Laws and Statutes of our province aforesaid.

In Testimony whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made patent.

Witness our Trusty and well beloved Arthur Dobbs Esquire, our Captain General, Governor, and Commander in Chief in and over

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our said Province under his hand, and the Seal of our said province at Brunswick the sixth day of November, One thousand seven hundred and fifty nine, In the Thirty third year of our Reign

ARTHUR DOBBS

[Endorsement]

I do hereby certify that Chas. Berry Esqr on the 6th Day of December 1759. Qualified as Chief Justice of the Province of North Carolina before his Excellency the Govr In Council, According to Law.

RICHd SPAIGHT. Sec'y