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Certificate from Richard Caswell concerning John Johnson as Clerk of Bertie County Clerk and Colin Clark and James Blake's permission to leave North Carolina
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 01, 1778
Volume 13, Page 373

COPY OF A TESTIMONIAL RELATIVE TO COLIN CLARK & JAMES BLAKE.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

State of North Carolina March 1st 1778.

Richard Caswell Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief of the said State.

To All Whom it May Concern:

These are to certify that John Johnson Esquire who hath attested the Certificates hereunto Annexed was at the Time thereof and now is Clerk of Bertie County Court in the State aforesaid; and that full faith & Credit is and ought to be given to such his attestations in Judgment Court and thereout. I further Certify that Colin Clark and James Blake, the persons whose Names are mentioned in the said Annexed Certificates, in Consequence of the orders of Bertie County Court aforesaid, Have permission to depart this State in the schooner Nancy with their property (provisions and Naval Stores Excepted) which Schooner is shortly to Sail to Port Roanoke bound to some Port of Europe or the West Indies.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Caused the Seal now used for the said State to be affixed at Newington the 2nd day of March Anno. Dom. 1778.

R. CASWELL.