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Warrant to appoint William Smith as Chief Justice of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
November 30, 1730
Volume 11, Page 9

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[B. P. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol. 55. p. 85.]
King's warrant appointing William Smith Esqre Chief Justice of North Carolina.

30th November 1730.
George R.

Trusty and Welbeloved we greet you well. Whereas we have have taken into Our Royal Consideration the integrity and ability of our Trusty and welbeloved William Smith Esqre We have thought fit hereby to require and authorize you forthwith to cause Letters Patents to be passed under Our Seal of that Our Province of North Carolina in America for constituting and appointing the said William Smith Our Chief Justice of and in Our said Province; To have hold execute and enjoy the said Office during Our Pleasure and his Residence within Our said Province together with all and singular the Rights Profits Privileges and Emoluments into the said Place belonging or appertaining with full Power and Authority to hold the supreme Courts of Judicature at such Places and Times as the same may and ought to be held within Our said Province. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant and so we bid you Farewell. Given at our Court at St. James's the thirtieth Day of November 1730. in the fourth year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command
HOLLES NEWCASTLE
To Our Trusty and Welbeloved George Burrington Esqre, Our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our Province of North Carolina in America, and in his Absence to our Commander in Chief or to the President of our Council of our said Province for the time being.