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Power of attorney for Francis Corbin and Joshua Bodley to act for John Carteret, Earl Granville
Carteret, John, Earl Granville, 1690-1763
September 01, 1756
Volume 06, Pages 545-546

[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 Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council 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 called a Letter of Attorney under my Hand and seal of arms bearing date the Eighth Day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty four duly Proved before the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of London and Afterwards inrolled in the Secretarys office in the Province of North Carolina aforesaid I did make constitute and Appoint Francis Corbin and Benjamin Wheatley Esquires my Attorney and Attorneys jointly or Severally in Case of the Death or Absence of the Other from the said Province to Execute all and Every the Powers particularly mentioned and Specifyed therein under such Regulations Directions and Instructions as are comprized and set forth in a Sett of General Instructions therein Referred to and also under such further or other subsequent Regulations Directions or Restrictions as I might afterwards from time to time judge necessary to give them Thereby Granting to them Respectively the Annual Salaries Profits and Perquisites as are particularly specified and Granted by me to my Agents in and by the Aforesaid Sett of General Instructions And also by a Second additional Instruction marked B bearing even date with the said recited Letter of Attorney in lieu of all other Cravings and Demands whatsoever as by the said Letter of Attorney and Instructions Reference being thereunto had will more fully appear.

And Whereas I have since thought fit to appoint Joshua Bodley Esquire of the Parish of St James Westminster in the Place and stead of the said Benjamin Wheatley to Execute Jointly with the said Francis Corbin the same Powers referred to and Given by me to the said Francis Corbin and Benjamin Wheatley in and by the

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said recited Letter of Attorney in manner therein Mentioned and Contained in the Sett of General Instructions beforementioned. Now Know Ye That I the said John Earl Granville do accordingly hereby Revoke and Countermand all and so much of the before recited Letter of Attorney as relates to the said Benjamin Wheatley and all Privileges Powers and Authorities therein Granted or Given to him by the same And further Know Ye That I the said John Earl Granville for the beforementioned Purpose do By these Presents make Constitute and Appoint the said Joshua Bodley in the Place and Stead of the said Benjamin Wheatley as aforesaid together with the said Francis Corbin, My Agents Commissioners and Attorneys jointly or Severally in case of the Death or Absence of the other from the said Province to execute all and every the Powers and Authorities Particularly referred to in the before recited Letter of Attorney So Given and Granted by me to the said Francis Corbin and Benjamin Wheatley as aforesaid and Comprized or set forth in the before mentioned Sett of General Instructions Dated the sixteenth of January one Thousand seven Hundred and fifty Two under such Regulations Directions or Restrictions as I have already or may hereafter from time to time judge proper to Give them Hereby Granting to them the said Francis Corbin and Joshua Bodley Respectively the Annual Salaries Profits and Perquisites as are Particularly referred to and Granted to my Agents in and by the said Recited Letter of Attorney and Instructions before mentioned in lieu of all other Demands whatsoever And Lastly I do hereby Ratify and Confirm all and Whatsoever the said Francis Corbin and Joshua Bodley jointly or Either of them Severally in Cases as aforesaid shall Lawfully do in the Premises by virtue of these Presents

In witness whereof I the said John Earl Granville have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of my Arms the first day of September in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty Six

GRANVILLE (Seal)