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Commission to appoint Richard Spaight as Secretary of North Carolina
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
April 24, 1762
Volume 06, Pages 711-712

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


North Carolina—ss.

To the Honble Richard Spaight Esquire Greeting. By Virtue of His Majestys Royal Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain constituting me Captain General and Governor in Chief in and Over this Province with full power and authority to appoint all Officers both Civil and Military within the same, I being well assured of the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of you the said Richard Spaight Do by these presents Constitute and Appoint you Secretary and Clerk of the Crown for the aforesaid Province To Have Hold Exercise and Enjoy the said Offices According to the Laws Statutes and Acts of Assembly In the said Province together with all and Singular the Powers and Authorities Salaries Rights Profits, Privileges, Fees Perquisites and Emoluments Whatsoever which to the said Offices doth belong or in any wise appertain, And Whereas Letters under the Seal of the said province were issued heretofore that is to say on or about the Twenty Seventh day of November In the year of our Lord 1755 During the Reign of his late Majesty of glorious Memory whereby you the said Richard Spaight was Appointed Secretary and Clerk of the Crown of the said province Know ye that the said Letters be and they are Hereby declared from hence fourth to be Revoked & Determined. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Caused the Seal of the Province to be hereunto Affixed at Wilmington the Twenty fourth day April In the Second year of His Majestys Reign Anno Domini 1762

ARTHUR DOBBS

[Endorsement.]

These are to Certify that the within mentioned Richard Spaight

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Esqr Duly Qualified before me by Taken the Oath of Supremacy & Allegiance Subscribed the Test and took Oath of Office

ARTHUR DOBBS

Wilmington 1 May 1762