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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning an act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning the Church of England
Great Britain. Privy Council
June 26, 1767
Volume 11, Pages 214-215

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[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind: Vol: 106.]

At the Court at St James's the 26th day of June 1767.
Present.
The King's most Excellent Majesty.
Arch Bishop of Canterbury
Lord President
Duke of Grafton
Duke of Queensberry
Lord Steward
Earl of Huntingdon
Earl of Denbigh
Earl of Litchfield
Earl of Cholmondeley
Earl of Marchmont
Earl of Bristol
Earl of Ashburnham
Earl of Harcourt
Earl of Shelburne
Viscount Townshend
Viscount Howe
Viscount Barrington
Viscount Clare
Viscount Villiers
Lord Sandys
James Stuart Mackenzie Esqre
James Oswald Esqre
Sir Edward Hawke

Whereas by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain the Governor Council and Assembly of his Majesty's Province of North Carolina are authorized and empowered to make constitute and ordain Laws Statutes and Ordinances for the Publick Peace Welfare and good Government of the said Province which Laws Statutes and Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom and to be transmitted for His Majesty's Royal approbation or disallowance. And whereas in pursuance of the said Powers an Act was passed in the said Province in May 1765: and transmitted Entitled as follows vizt

“An Act for establishing an Orthodox Clergy.” Which Act together with a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations thereupon having been referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Lords of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council for Plantation Affairs the said Lords of the Committee did this day report as their opinion to His Majesty that the said Act was proper to be approved—His Majesty taking the same into consideration was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to declare his approbation of the said Act and pursuant to His Majesty's Royal Pleasure thereupon expressed the said Act is hereby confirmed finally enacted and ratified accordingly—Whereof the

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Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's said Province of North Carolina for the time being and all others whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly—

ROBERT WALPOLE.