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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of William Dry and Robert Palmer as members of the North Carolina Governor's Council
Great Britain. Privy Council
August 31, 1763
Volume 11, Pages 155-156

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

At the Court at St James's the 31st day of August 1763.
Present.
The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Upon reading this day at the Board a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations dated the 4th of this Instant setting forth that John Swan and John Dawson Esqres two of His Majesty's Council in the Province of North Carolina are dead and that William Dry and Bobert Palmer Esqres have been

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recommended to them as Persons every way qualified to serve His Majesty in that station, they therefore propose that they may be appointed of His Majesty's Council in the said Province in the room of thesaid John Swan and John Dawson Esqres—decesed—His Majesty in Council approving thereof is pleased to order, as it is hereby ordered that the said William Dry and Robert Palmer Esqres be constituted and appointed Members of His Majesty's said Council in the Province of North Carolina in the room of the said John Swan and John Dawson Esqres deceased—And that the Right Honourable the Earl of Halifax His Majesty's principal Secretary of State do cause the usual Warrants to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature.

W. SHARPE.