In pursuance of a clause in the Letters patent granting me the office of Surveyor and Auditor General of his Majestys Revenues in America whereby I am authorized to appoint a sufficient Deputy or Deputies for the due Exercise and Execution of my said Office such Deputy or Deputies being first approved by the Right Honble the Lords Commissioners of his Majestys Treasury or the Lord High Treasurer for the time being I do humbly present to your Lordships Benjamin Heron Esqr as a fitt person to Be my Deputy for Executing the Office of Surveyor & Auditor of his Majestys Revenue in North Carolina and I pray your Lordships approbation.
After our hearty Commendation we approve of your memorial aforegoing and do hereby (pursuant to the power to Us in this behalf reserved) Authorize and Impower you, to Constitute and Appoint the therein named Benjamin Heron to be your Deputy for Executing the Office of Surveyor and Auditor General of his Majestys Revenues in North Carolina as by you proposed and for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
Whitehall Treasury Chambers the 5th day of March 1762
To our very Loving Friend Robert Cholmondeley Esqr Auditor and Surveyor General of his Majtys Plantations.
Benjamin Heron Approved Dept Aud. plantation No. Carolina.