His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr His Majesty's Capn General Governor and Commander in Chief in and Over the said Province
To Benjamin Heron Esqr Greeting
Out of the especial trust and Confidence I have and Repose in your Loyalty Skill and Abilities I Do by these Presents constitute and Appoint you to be Clerk of the Pleas of the said Province, To Have hold use and exercise during his Majesty's Pleasure the office of Clerk of the Pleas of and in the Province of North Carolina aforesaid and to enroll and Record the Pleas and Proceedings at Law to be enrolled and recorded within the same Province and to take Receive and Enjoy the Fees Privileges and Emoluments thereto belonging and to do & Perform every Lawfull Act and thing whatsoever which to the Duty & Execution of the Office of Clerk of the Pleas aforesaid shall and may Appertain.
Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Province aforesaid at Brunswick the Twenty fifth Day of June In the first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain &c And in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & Sixty one.
Benjamin Heron Esqr within appointed Clerk of the Pleas for the Province of North Carolina this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and Subscribed the Declaration and took the Oath of Office before me