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Proclamation by Thomas Burke concerning foreign trade
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
February 15, 1782
Volume 16, Page 509

BY HIS EXCELLENCY THOMAS BURKE, ESQ., GOVERNOR, CAPTAIN GENERAL AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE SAID STATE.

State of North Carolina.

Pursuant to the powers in me vested by an Act of the last Session of the General Assembly by and with the advice and consent of the Council of State, Permission is hereby granted for the free and unlimited Exporation of all Commodities and Merchandise from the Said State to any Port or Ports, place or places not in the powers or under the Dominion of the Enemies of the United States of America, provided that the Laws and Treaties respecting Commerce and the Intercourse with foreign nations be duly observed.

Given under my hand and Seal at Arms at Halifax, the 15th of February, 1782, and the Sixth year of our Independence.

THOS. BURKE.