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Power of attorney for Francis Corbin and Benjamin Wheatly to act for John Carteret, Earl Granville
Carteret, John, Earl Granville, 1690-1763
August 08, 1754
Volume 06, Pages 541-545

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

To all to whom these presents shall come I John Earl Granville Viscount Carteret and Baron Carteret of Hawnes of the county of Bedford in the Kingdom of Great Britain Lord President of his Majestys most Honourable privy Council and Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter the Sole Lord or proprietor of a certain District Territory or parcel of Land lying in the province of North Carolina in America Send Greeting

Whereas in and by a certain Instrument in writing called a Letter of Attorney under my hand and seal of arms bearing Date the Eighteenth Day of Octr which was in the Year of our Lord 1749 and Duely proved before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London and afterwards Inrolled in the Secretary's Office in the said province of North Carolina I did make Constitute and appoint Thomas Child Esqr his Majesty's Attorney General of the said Province and Francis Corbin of Edenton in the same province Esqr Jointly and either of them severally in Case of the Death or Absence of the other from my said province my attorney's Collectors and Receivers of all and Singular my Quit Rents and other Rents Escheats Fines Forfeitures Revenues dues Duties and other Issues and Profitts arising out of my said District with full power to them the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin for me and in my name & for my use to ask Demand Sue for Recover and Receive the same Retaining to their own use the sum of ten pounds in the hundred upon or for all monies or value of monies so to be collected or Received by them or either of them by virtue thereof the rest or residue being by them or either of them to be remitted and paid to me at my usual

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place of Residence in the City of Westmr once at least in every year and further making Constituting and appointing in and by the same Instrument them the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin my Attornies and Commissioners Jointly or either of them severally in case of the Death or Absence of the other from the said province for me and in my name to Treat Contract and agree with any person or persons in the said province for the Leasing out or Granting and Disposing of in Fee in parts or parcells so much of the said District Territory and parcell of Land as aforesaid upon such Terms and conditions and under such Covenants and Provisions and at such Rent and Rents (not under or less than four Shillings Proclamation Money or three Shillings Sterling Money yearly for every hundred Acres) as they the said Attornies and Commissioners or either of them in cases as aforesd shd think meet observing nevertheless my private orders and Instructions therein with full power to them the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin for me and in my name and as my Act and Deed to Sign Seal and deliver such Leases Grants Deeds or Instruments as for the Confirmation of such Contracts or agreements should be requisite according to the Laws Constitutions and customs of the said province such Lessee or Lessees Grantee or Grantees at the same time to execute counterparts thereof and Granting to them the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin all Lawful Fees and Perquisites due for such Contracts Grants Leases and other Instruments except one fifth part thereof which they the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin were annually to account for to me pursuant to the Third Instruction given to Edward Mosely and Robert Halton Esqrs since Dece'd bearing date the fifth September 1746 and to be Remitted to be [me] Yearly without any Deductions as by the said Letter of attorney duly Inrolled as aforesaid may more fully and at large appear

And Whereas in and by one other Instrument in writing or Letter of Attorney under my hand and seal of arms bearing date the second day of March which was in the year of our Lord 1750 and Duly proved before the Right Honble the Lord Mayor of London and also afterwards Inrolled in the Secretary's Office in the said province of North Carolina reciting as is herein already recited and also further Reciting that whereas the said Thomas Child had requested leave of me the said John Earl Granville to return to England to settle his private affairs and had recommended to me James Innes Esqr member of his Majestys Council in the said province jointly with the said Francis Corbin to Execute in the absence of the said Thomas Child

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the said several powers so given to them the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin Jointly in and by the said herein already Recited Letter of Attorney as aforesaid I the said John Earl Granville did in Compliance with the said Recommendation Constitute and appoint the said James Innes together with the said Francis Corbin my Attorney and Attornies Jointly or Severally in Case of the death or absence of the other from the said province to execute in the absence of the said Thomas Child all and every the powers particularly mentioned and specified in the herein first recited Letter of Attorney Thereby also Giving and Granting to them the said James Innes and Francis Corbin severally in Cases as aforesaid all and Singular the same powers privileges profits and perquisites under and upon the same Terms Conditions and Reservations contained in the said herein first recited Letter of Attorney and by the same given to the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin Jointly or severally in cases aforesaid as by the last recited Letter of Attorney referrence being thereunto had will more fully appear. And Whereas I have since thought fitt to appoint Benjamin Wheatly Esqr Naval officer of the said Province of North Carolina in the place and stead of James Innes to Execute Jointly with the said Francis Corbin in the absence of the said Thomas Child the said powers originally given by me to them the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin by the herein first recited Letter of Attorney in the manner therein mentioned and afterwards by me delegated to them the said James Innes and Francis Corbin Jointly or severally as afsd in and During the Absence of the said Thomas Child from the said province Now know ye that I the said John Earl Granville do accordingly by these presents Revoke Recall and Countermand and to all intents and purposes make null and void and of none effect the said last Recited Instrument in writing or Letter of Attorney so made and given by me to the said James Innes and Francis Corbin Jointly or to either of them severally as aforesaid and all privileges powers and authoritys therein and thereby granted or given to them by the same anything in the said last recited Letter of Attorney to the contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding and further know ye that I the said John Earl Granville for the above mentioned purpose do hereby also make constitute and appoint the said Benjamin Wheatly in the place and stead of James Innes as aforesd together with the said Francis Corbin my attorney or Attornies Jointly or Severally in case of the Death or absence of the other from the said province to execute in the absence of the said Thomas Child all and every the
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powers particularly mentioned and specified in the said first recited Letter of Attorney so given by me to the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin as aforesaid under such regulations Directions and Restrictions as are comprized and sett forth in a sett of General Instructions contained in five sheets of stamped paper severally signed and sealed by me bearing date the Sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1752 and since Received by my agents and Lodged among the Records of my Land Office at Edenton in the said province and also under such further or other Regulations Directions and restrictions as I may hereafter from time to time Judge proper or necessary to Give them and I do hereby also make constitute and Appoint the said Francis Corbin and Benjamin Wheatly Jointly and Severally as aforesaid my true and lawful Attornies and Attorney for me and in my name and to my use to ask demand sue for Recover and receive of any person or persons whomsoever in the said province all such sum or sums of Money Debts dues and demands whatsoever which now are due and owing to me the said Earl or which may at any time hereafter become due or owing to me and on Receipt thereof to give acquittances and to do all lawful Acts and Things concerning the premises as fully in every respect as I myself might or could do if I were personally present hereby granting to them the said Francis Corbin and Benjamin Wheatly respectively in the absence of the said Thomas Child the annual Salaries Profits and perquisites particularly specifyed and granted to my Agents in and by the aforesaid Sett of General Instructions and also by a Second Additional Instruction marked (B) bearing Even date herewith and signed by me in Lieu of all other Cravings or demands whatsoever and hereby also Ratifying and Confirming all and whatsoever the said Francis Corbin & Benjamin Wheatly Jointly or either of them severally in cases as aforesaid shall Lawfully do in the premises by virtue hereof and of the said first recited Letter of Attorney by relation as aforesd and this present Instrument in writing or Letter of Attorney to continue and be in full force and virtue until the said Thomas Child shall return to the said province when the said first recited Letter of Attorney before given by me to the said Thomas Child and Francis Corbin as aforesaid shall revive and again be continue and remain in full force under such regulations Directions and Restrictions as are comprized and sett forth in the above recited sett of General Instructions bearing date the Sixteenth day of January 1752 And also under such further or other Regulations Directions and Restrictions as I now have thought
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or may hereafter from time to time judge proper or necessary to give them In Witness whereof I the said John Earl Granville have hereunto sett my hand and seal of arms the 8th day of Augt in the year of our Lord 1754

GRANVILLE (LS.)