By His Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire His Majesty's Governor & Commander in Chief in and over said Province.
To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting, Know ye that Thomas Jones and James Davis Esquires are notary Publics duly admitted and sworn for the several ports of Roanoke and Beaufort in this Province. Therefore all due faith and Credit is and ought to be had and given to the Acts of the said Thomas Jones and James Davis as Notary Publics aforesaid in all or any of His Majesty's Courts of Judicature or elsewhere within His Dominions.
In Testimony whereof I the said Josiah Martin have hereunto sett my hand and caused the Great Seal of His Majesty's said Province to be affixed at New Bern the first day of January, Anno. Dom. 1773.