The State of North Carolina to William Sharpe, Samuel Johnston, Ephraim Brevard and Benjamin Hawkins, Esquires:—
Whereas it appears on Record, that you the said William Sharpe,
These are therefore to make known, that you, the said William Sharpe, Samuel Johnson, Ephraim Brevard and Benjamin Hawkins or any two or more of you are fully and duly authorised as Delegates to represent the said State for one Year from the date of your Election when and wheresoever the said United States shall assemble or be assembled in Congress, and to advise, confer, debate, resolve and determine for and in behalf of the said State, upon all matters and things which shall come before the said United States in Congress assembled agreeably to the Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union made and ratified between the said United States; and not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the said State of North Carolina.
Witness Thomas Burke, esquire, Governor, Captain General and Commander in chief of the state under his hand and the Great Seal of the said State at Williamsborough in the County of Granville the thirteenth day of August, Anno Dom. 1781, and in the Sixth year of our Independence.