George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, &c.
Whereas Complaints have been made to us, that exorbitant Fees have been demanded and taken in the several Public Offices in Our Colonies; to the great Dishonour of our service and the prejudice of our Public Interests:
We have thought proper hereby strictly to enjoin and require all Public Offices within our said Province, forthwith to cause fair Tables of their Fees, legally established, to be affixed up in their Respective Offices.
And We do further strictly enjoin and require all public Officers, in their respective stations throughout this Province, not to demand or receive other Fees, for public business transacted in their Offices, than what was established by proper authority, upon pain of being removed from their said Offices, and prosecuted with the utmost severity of the Law.
Witness our Trusty and Well beloved William Tryon, Esq: Our Captain General, Governor & Commander in Chief, in & over Our said Province, at Brunswick, the twenty first day of July, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & sixty eight, & in the eighth year of our reign.