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Commission to appoint William Lucas as Auditor of North Carolina
Cholmondeley, Robert, fl. 1804
June 20, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 48-50

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Deput: Robert Cholmondeley Aud: Gen. to William Lucas.

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come—.The Honble & Reverd Robert Cholmondeley Surveyor and Auditor General of all his Majesty's Revenues arising in America Sendeth Greeting. Whereas His Majesty by his Letters Pattent under the Great Seal of Great Britain bearing date the twentieth Day of November in the twenty fifth year of his Reign was graciously pleased to give & grant unto him the said Robert Cholmondeley the office of Surveyor & Auditor General of all His Majesty's Revenues arising in America. To Have & to Hold the Same as therein mentioned with full power and authority to Inspect, Examine, State and Audit and with Allowance and Consent of the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer for the time being to determine all and Singular accounts of all such Rents, Revenues, Prizes, Fines, Escheats, Forfeitures, Seizures, Duties & Profits Whatsoever as are by reason of any matter or thing happened or Fallen and which shall at any time thereafter become due and payable to His Majesty, His Heirs & Successors during the Continuance of the said Letters Patent on or from all or any of his Majesty's Foreign Dominions Islands, Colonies and Plantations in America and by all lawful ways & means to Cause the same to be recovered and paid to his Majesty's use and also to Exercise & Enjoy the said Office to him the Said Robert Chalmondeley by himself or his Sufficient Deputy or Deputies being first approved by

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the Commissioners of the Treasury or Lord High Treasurer for the time being. Now Know Ye that the said Robert Cholmondeley for the more Effectual Execution and Performance for the Premises and for the better expediting and Carrying on His Majesty's Service, Hath Constituted & Appointed William Lucas of the Temple Esq. to be his Deputy in the Room of Alexander McCulloh Esqr within his Majesty's Province of North Carolina for the purposes and to the ends hereafter mentioned and no other, that is to say, that the said William Lucas shall, and the said Robert Cholmondeley doth hereby give and Grant full Power and Authority to the said William Lucas to Inspect, Examine, State & Audit all accounts of all such Rents, Revenues, Prizes, Fines Escheats, Seizures, Forfeitures, Duties & Profits whatsoever as have not already been Examined, stated and finally determined or shall hereafter happen, fall, become due or payable or accruing unto his Majesty, his Heirs & Successors within the said Province with full Power & Authority to and for him the said William Lucas by all lawfull ways and means to Cause to be recovered and paid unto the proper officers to His Majesty's Use—All such Rents, Revenues, Prizes, Fines, Escheats, Seizures, Forfeitures Duties & Profits whatsoever as aforesaid as have accrued or shall hereafter accrue unto His Majesty's His Heirs & Successors as aforesaid within the said Province and have not been or shall not be answered satisfied and paid to the proper Officers to His Majesty's Use, To Have and to Hold the said Office of Deputy Surveyor & Auditor unto the said William Lucas so long as by him the said Robert Cholmondeley shall be thought fit, and the said Robert Cholmondeley doth hereby Require from the said William Lucas, and the said William Lucas doth by his acceptance of this present, Grant Agree to and with the said Robert Cholmondeley that he the said William Lucas shall once in every six months or once in every Year at least, during which he shall be deputy to the said Robert Cholmondeley by virtue of these presents Transmit and send over to him the said Robert Cholmondeley, with Duplicates thereof to the Lord High Treasurer or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being fairly written and by the said William Lucas under his Hand attested all such accounts of the Rents, Revenues, Prizes Fines, Escheats, Seizures, Forfeitures, Duties & Profits aforesaid as he the said William Lucas shall from time to time have Inspected, examined, stated & audited and also Duplicates thereof by the next Conveyance, and shall at the same time certify and make known unto the said Robert Cholmondeley all such sum & sums of money if any such
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shall be as he hath by the Ways and Means aforesaid caused to be recovered & paid to the Proper officers to his Majesty's Use and the said William Lucas shall in all and every other matter and thing relating to the said Office, Observe such Rules and Instructions as the said Robert Cholmondeley shall at any time or times give or Transmit unto him, And lastly the said Robert Cholmondeley doth hereby Ratify Confirm & Allow all & every Act & Acts, thing & things that shall be done & executed by the said William Lucas Deputy to the said Robert Cholmondeley by virtue of these Presents and doth hereby Grant that they and every of them shall be of equal force & authority as if they had been done, executed and performed by the said Robert Cholmondeley himself in his proper person.

In Witness whereof the said Robert Cholmondeley hath hereunto put his Hand & Seal of Arms this 20th day of June 1759. In the 32 Year of His Majesty King George the Second of Great Britain France & Ireland & so forth.


Sealed and Delivered being first duly stampt in the presence of
Thos Child Jurat
Jno. Rutherford

North Carolina Chowan County October Court 1759—

Present His Majesty's Justices.

The within Deputation from Robert Cholmondeley Esqr to William Lucas Esqr was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of Thomas Child Esqr, According to Law & Ordered to be Registered.

Test Thos Jones—Clk

Recorded in the Sect. Office 25. October 1760