To the Sheriff of N. Hanover County, or his Deputy:
Whereas, I have receiv’d Information that six Spanish Prisoners taken at the Capes are now detain’d at Brunswick; whom I have directed to be conveyed to Wilmington, and there detain’d, and there deliver’d into your Custody:
These are in his Majesty’s Name to require and Command you to receive the said Prisoners into your keeping; and to furnish them with convenient, as usual, till you shall receive further orders from me or his Majesty’s Council, how to dispose of them. And for so doing this shall be your Authority. Given under my hand and Seal the 14th day of July, 1748.