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Commission to appoint Charles Berry as Chief Justice of North Carolina
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820; Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
October 22, 1761
Volume 06, Page 581

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

George the third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the faith and so forth &c

To all to whom these presents shall come Greetg

Know Ye That we being well assured of the Loyalty Integrity and Abilities of our Trusty and well beloved Charles Berry Esqr Have Constituted and appointed and Do hereby Constitute and appoint him the said Charles Berry Chief Justice of and in our said province of North Carollna To have use and Exercise during our pleasure and his Residence within our said province the Office Powers and Authority of Chief Justice of the same province and to hold the Courts of Judicature by & before our Chief Justice of our said province appointed to be held at such times and in such places as the same are ought may or shall be directed to be held within our said Province And to do and Act in the premises as fully and Amply and in as full and Ample Manner as any Chief Justice of our said province heretofore hath or of Right ought to have done and Acted and to have take receive and Enjoy the Rights profits Privileges and Emoluments to the Office of Chief Justice of our said province belonging and in all things whatever relating to the Office and Duty of our Chief Justice aforesaid to perform and Execute the same According to the Laws and Statutes of our province aforesaid And whereas Letters patent under the Seal of our said Province were issued heretofore that is to say on or about the Sixth day of November In the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty nine during the Reign of Our Royal Grandfather of Glorious Memory whereby the said Charles Berry was appointed Chief Justice of our said province We Will and direct that the said Letters patent be and they are hereby declared from henceforth to be revoked and determined. In Testimony whereof We have Caused these our Letters to be made patent.

Witness our Trusty and well beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr Our Capn General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said province at Wilmington the twenty second day of October In the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one and in the first Year of our Reign.

ARTHUR DOBBS