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Commission to appoint Benjamin Turner as Naval Officer of North Carolina
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820; Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
July 01, 1761
Volume 06, Pages 566-567

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[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
North Carolina—ss.
George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c.

To all and Singular our faithful Subjects greeting

Know ye That we Reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of Our Trusty and well beloved Benjamin Turner Gentleman, Have Constituted and appointed and by these presents Do Constitute and Appoint him the said Benjamin Turner Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office of our Province of North Carolina aforesaid, To Have, Hold, Exercise and enjoy the said Office of Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office of our Province of North Carolina aforesaid unto him the said Benjamin Turner to be Exercised by himself or his Sufficient Deputy or Deputies during Our pleasure with all and Singular the Fees Profits, Privileges and Advantages thereto belonging, And to do perform and execute by himself his Sufficient Deputy or Deputies all and every lawfull Acts and Act Things and Thing whatsoever which to the Duty of Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office of our said Province shall or may Appertain Provided always that nothing herein contained shall extend or be deemed or Construed to Extend to the Prejudice or Disadvantage of the Office of Our High Court of Admiralty of Great Britain or of our Admiralty of Our sd Province for the time being or of any of the Rights, Privileges, Jurisdictions, Powers and Authorities to the same in anywise appertaining.

And Whereas the said Benjamin Turner was heretofore appointed Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office of the said Province by Letters Patent under the Seal of our said Province date on or about the Sixth Day of November which was in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty Nine, We will and direct that the said Recited Letters patent and everything therein contained from henceforth be and they are hereby declared to be revoked and determined In Testimony where of we have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Our Trusty and well beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr Our Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and Over our said Province at Brunswick the first day of July In the Year of Our

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Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of Our Reign.

ARTHUR DOBBS
By His Excys Comd