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Commission to appoint Benjamin Heron as Deputy Naval Officer of North Carolina
Turner, Benjamin
February 20, 1762
Volume 06, Pages 703-705

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

To All to whom these Presents shall come Benjamin Turner of Downing Street Westminster in the County of Middlesex Esquire sendeth Greeting whereas his present majesty King George the Third by his Letters Patent passed the Great Seal of the Province of North Carolina bearing date the first day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and sixty one and in the first year of his Reign did constitute and appoint him the said Benjamin Turner Clerk of the Naval or navy office of the province of North Carolina aforesaid To have hold exercise and enjoy the said Office by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies during his said Majestys Pleasure with all and singular the Fees Profits Privileges and Advantages thereunto belonging as in and by the said Letters Patent

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may more fully and at large appear Now Know Ye that to the Intent that the Business of the said Office may not be interrupted for the want of one or more sufficient Deputy or Deputies of him the said Benjamin Turner for the due execution of the same he the said Benjamin Turner reposing great trust and Confidence in the Faithfullness Experience and Ability of Benjamin Heron of North Carolina aforesaid Gentleman Hath Constituted deputed and made & by these presents Doth Constitute Depute and make the said Benjamin Heron his true and lawfull Deputy in and for executing by himself or his sufficient deputies the said Office of Clerk of the Naval or navy office at North Carolina and all other the premises in and by the said recited Letters Patent granted and thereby intended to be granted to him the said Benjamin Turner and every of them To have hold exercise execute and enjoy the said office and other the Premises unto the said Benjamin Heron his said Deputy or Deputies together with all fees Rights Profits Privileges and Advantages thereto belonging or which are or shall be established used or allowed for in respect of the exercise or execution of the said office in as full and ample manner to all Intents and purposes as he himself being present may have or of right ought to have for and during the term of Five years to commence and be computed from the tenth day of May next ensuing the date of these presents if the said Benjamin Turner shall so long live and shall so long continue to hold and enjoy the said Office and the said Benjamin Heron shall also so long live And furthermore the said Benjamin Turner hath and hereby Doth name make and in his stead and place put & Constitute the said Benjamin Heron his True and lawfull Attorney for him and in his name, but to and for his own use, to ask claim recover and receive of and from all and every person and persons who have been or who hereafter During the said Term of Five years shall be employed or concerned in the Execution of the said Office all and singular such salary wages Fees Perquisites and Profits and all other sum and sums of money whatsoever which have been or shall or may be received or due and payable or belonging unto him for his own or any other persons Service or otherwise for Executing the said Office Giving and hereby Granting to his said Attorney Benjamin Heron his Deputy or deputies all his the said Benjamin Turner's Authority and lawfull Power Right and Title for Recovering Compounding Receiving and Discharging the same as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as he himself might or could do was he personally present hereby ratifying
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confirming and declaring good and stable in the law all and whatsoever his said Attorney Benjamin Heron his Deputy or Deputies shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about [the] Premises In Witness whereof the said Benjamin Turner hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two and in the Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth.

BENJAMIN TURNER (Seal)