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Warrant to appoint Benjamin Turner as Naval Officer of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
May 22, 1759
Volume 11, Pages 134-135

[B. P. R. O. Plantations General. B. T. Vol: 52. p. 162.]
Warrant appointing Benjamin Turner Naval Officer of North Carolina.

May 22nd 1759.
G. R.

Trusty and Wellbeloved We greet you well. Whereas we are well satisfied of the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of our Trusty and Wellbeloved Mr Benjamin Turner We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to cause Letters Patent to be passed under our Seal of our Province of North Carolina for constituting and appointing him the said Benjamin Turner Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office in our said Province in the room of Benjamin Wheatly Esqre deceased to have hold exercise and enjoy the same to him the said Benjamin Turner by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies during our Pleasure together with all and singular the Fees Rights Privileges Perquisets and advantages to the said office or Place belonging or appertaining with a Proviso that Nothing in the said Letters Patent contained shall extend or be construed to extend to the Prejudice or disadvantage of the Office of our High Admiral of Great Britain or of our Admiralty of our Foreign Plantations for the time being or of any of the Rights Privileges Jurisdictions powers and Authorities to the same in any wise appertaining and for so doing this shall be your Warrant. And so we bid you farewell Given at our Court

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at Kensington the 23rd day of May 1759. in the thirty second year of our Reign.

By His Majesty's command.
To our Trusty and Wellbeloved Arthur Dobbs Esqre our Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over our Province of North Carolina in America or in his absence to the Commander in Chief of our said Province for the time being.