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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Peter Henley as Chief Justice of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
May 13, 1755
Volume 11, Page 124

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind. Vol: 104.]

At the Council Chamber Whitehall. the 13th day of May 1755.
Present
The Lords Justices in Council.

Whereas the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations have this day laid before the Lords Justices at this Board (pursuant to their Excellencys Order for that purpose) a Warrant to authorize and require the Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of North Carolina in America to cause Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the said Province for constituting and appointing Peter Henley Esqre Chief Justice of that Province in the room of Enoch Hall Esqre deceased to hold and execute the said Office during His Majesty's Pleasure, and the residence of the said Peter Henley within the said Province—And the Lords Justices in Council having been pleased to approve of the said Warrant (which is hereunto annexed) do hereby order that Claudius Amyand and James Rivers Esqre Secretary to the Lords Justices do lay the said Warrant before them for their signing—

W. SHARPE.