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Commission to appoint John Hammerton as Receiver General of Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
September 16, 1730
Volume 11, Pages 4-6

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[B. P. R. O. Plantation General B. T. Vol. 55. Page 76.]
King's Warrant for John Hammerton Esq—Receiver General of His Majesty's Revenues in Carolina during his Majesty's pleasure.

16th September 1730.

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &ca.

To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting.

Whereas by means of good and sufficient assurances in the Law, and by virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in the second year of Our Reign intituled [An Act for Establishing an Agreement with seven of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina for the Surrender of their Title and Interest in that Province to His Majesty] We Our Heirs and Successors are seized in right of Our Crown of and in all those seven undivided eighth Parts the whole into eight Parts or Shares to be divided of and in sundry Provinces or Territories called Carolina which his late Majesty King Charles the Second granted in propriety to sundry Persons in the said Act Named their Heirs and Assigns and made, created and constituted the same Persons their Heirs and Assigns the true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of the said Country. And by virtue of the same assurances and Act of Parliament seven eighth parts, the whole into eight equal Parts to be divided of all and every the Arrears of Quit Rents and other Rents, Sum and Sums of money, Debts, Duties, Accounts, Reckonings, Claims and Demands whatsoever then due and owing to the said Lords Proprietors are vested in Us Our Heirs and Successors as in and by the said Conveyances and Assurances the Tenours whereof are recited in the said Act, and also by the said Act relation being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear. Now to the end Our Estate and Interest as well in the said seven undivided eighth Parts of the said Provinces and Territories as in the said seven undivided Eighth Parts of the said Arrears and likewise in seven undivided Eighth Parts of all Quit Rents and other Rents, Sum and Sums of money, debts, duties, Accounts, Reckonings, Claims and Demands arising, accruing or otherwise becoming due and payable unto Us from time to time

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may be known had received taken and accounted for in manner as they ought to be.

Know ye that We very much confiding in the fidelity, care and circumspection of Our Trusty and Welbeloved John Hammerton Esq. have nominated, constituted and appointed, And do by these Presents nominate, constitute and appoint him the said John Hammerton to be Our Receiver General not only of all Rents, Revenues, or other incomes whatsoever arisen or to arise or become due and payable unto us by reason or means of our said respective seven eighth Parts afore described but also of all other Rents, Revenues, Fines, Forfeitures or other Incomes whatsoever, arising, becoming due and payable or which shall or may arise and become due and payable unto Us in right of Our Crown within Our said Provinces and Territories of Carolina. To have and to hold the said Office unto him the said John Hammerton for and during Our pleasure And We do hereby give full Power and Authority to the said John Hammerton to give Receipts or Acquittances for the sums which shall from time to time he had received and taken by him Which Receipts shall be good and sufficient Discharges for the sums contained therein. And the said John Hammerton is hereby also authorized and impowered in case of non payment of any of the Rents, Revenues, Incomes Sum or Sums of money whereof he is appointed Our Receiver to levy the same by distress, and sale of such distress, rendering the Overplus if any to the Owner or by such other ways and means for recovering our rights and dues as the Laws of Our Kingdom of Great Britain or the Laws of Our said Provinces of Carolina do and shall warrant and allow in Cases where the Payment of the Revenues and Incomes of any kind due to and belonging to Our Crown are delayed or not duly and punctually paid or in danger of being lost. And to the end the said John Hammerton may be encouraged diligently to attend the said Office of Receiver General and to execute the same with care and fidelity And We may be acquitted and released from all Cravings and Demands whatsoever in respect to any Charges or Expences that he shall or may be at in exercising or executing the same. We are Graciously pleased to grant and allow unto him the sum of Ten pounds per Centum upon and for all Monies or value of Monies which shall be receivsd taken and collected by him within Our said Provinces or Territories and with which he shall be charged

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from time to time in his Accounts. And We do hereby give full power and authority to the said John Hammerton to retain and keep to his own use out of the produce of his said Receipt the said Allowance of ten pounds per Centum accordingly. And the said John Hammerton is hereby required to account yearly and every year upon Oath for the Monies of his said Receipt before the Auditor and Surveyor General of Our Revenues in America for the time being, and to answer and pay the monies that shall from time to time be and remain in his hands in such manner as We by Warrants under Our Royal Sign Manual to him directed or by any Instructions under Our Royal Sign Manual to Our Governors or Commanders in Chief of those Our Provinces or Territorys for the time being shall direct and appoint and not otherwise. And Moreover We do hereby charge and require the said John Hammerton to give or secure good security to be given in Our Court of Exchequer in this Our Kingdom to the good liking of the Commissioners of Our Treasury, for the due exercise and execution of the said Office of Receiver General and accounting yearly to our said Auditor and Surveyor General of Our Revenues in America in manner before directed. And We do hereby order and direct that these Presents be forthwith entred or inrolled before the said Auditor and Surveyor General. And being so entred or enrolled we do charge and require all Our Governors, Lieutenant Governors, Commanders in Chief and other Our Officers and Ministers whatsoever within Our said Provinces and Territorys to take notice hereof, and to be aiding and assisting unto the said John Hammerton in the due exercise and execution of the said Office of Receiver General in all things as becometh and as Our service may require.

Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle this sixteenth day of September 1730 in the fourth year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command.
R. WALPOLE
W. CLAYTON
WILL YONGE.