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Warrant to appoint Nathaniel Rice as Secretary of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
November 30, 1730
Volume 11, Page 8

[B. P. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol. 56, p. 106.]
King's Warrant appointing Nathl Rice Esqre Secretary or Clerk of the Crown in North Carolina.

30th November 1730.
George R,

Trusty and welbeloved we greet you well. Whereas We have taken into our royal Consideration the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of our Trusty and Welbeloved Nathaniel Rice Esqre We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to cause Letters Patents to be passed under Our Seal of that Our Province of North Carolina for constituting and appointing him the said Nathaniel Rice Secretary and Clerk of the Crown of and in Our said Province To have, hold, execute and enjoy the said Offices during our Pleasure and his Residence within Our said Province together with all and singular the Rights, Salarys, Fees, Profits, Privileges and Emoluments thereunto belonging or appertaining. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant.

And so we bid you Farewell. Given at Our Court at St. James's the 30th Day of November 1730 in the Fourth year of Our Reign

By His Majesty's Commands
HOLLES NEWCASTLE