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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Arthur Dobbs as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
March 10, 1761
Volume 11, Page 142

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: Vol: 105.]

At the Court at St James's the 10th day of March 1761.
Present
The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations have this day laid before His Majesty at this Board (pursuant to His Majesty's Order for that Purpose) a Draught of a Commission prepared by them for Arthur Dobbs Esqre to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina together with a Warrant for His Majesty's Royal Signature for passing the said Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain-which Draught of a commission and warrant being in the usual form, His Majesty was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve thereof and to order as it is hereby ordered That the Right Honourable William Pitt Esqre One of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State do lay the said Draught of a Commission and Warrant (which are hereunto annexed) before His Majesty for His Royal Signature.

W. SHARPE.