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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Thomas Child as North Carolina Attorney General
Great Britain. Privy Council
June 26, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 50-51

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. B. D. 52.]

At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 26th day of June 1759.

The Lords of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.

Upon reading this day at the Board a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated the 21st of

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this Instant setting forth that Thomas Child Esqre, whom his Majesty was graciously pleased to appoint in the year 1745 to be Attorney General in the Province of North Carolina, hath been several years absent from that Province by license obtained of the late Governor, for the Settlement of his private Affairs and those of his said Office, & that it appears to the said Lords Commissioners, that upon his return to the said Province (for which he purposes shortly to embark) it may be matter of doubt and dispute whether he can resume the Functions of his said Office under his Majesty's said Appointment, or whether that Appointment may not be deemed to have ceased and determined by its own Limitations. They have therefore proposed, that in order to obviate all such doubt and dispute, His Majesty might be graciously pleased by a new Warrant under his royal sign Manual, to appoint the said Thomas Child to be His Majesty's Attorney General within the said Province of North Carolina which being taken into Consideration & approved It is hereby ordered in Council that for obviating any matter of doubt whether the said Thomas Child, upon his return to the said Province, can resume the Functions of the said Office under His Majesty's said former Appointment, the said Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation do cause a new Warrant to be prepared for Constituting and appointing the said Thos. Child Esqre to be His Majestys Attorney General within the said Province, and that they do lay the same before his Majesty at this Board.