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Commission to appoint Thomas Child as Attorney General of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
November 06, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 65-66

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
North Carolinas—

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting,

Know ye that we reposing Special Trust and confidance in the loyalty Integrity and Abilities of our trusty and well Beloved Thomas Child Esquire have Constituted & appointed and Do hereby Constitute and appoint him the said Thomas Child our Attorney of and in our Province of North Carolina, To have hold, Exercise and Enjoy during our Pleasure and his Residence within our said Province the office Powers and authorities of Atty General of our Said Province with all and Singular the fees Salaries, Perquisites, Privileges and Emoluments thereto belonging and in all Things whatever relative to the office of our Attorney General of our sd Province to Act and do as to the duty thereof doth really and truely appertain, In Testimony whereof we have Caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

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Witness our Trusty and well Beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr our Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Province under his hand & the Seal of our sd Province at Brunswick the sixth day of November 1759 in the 33rd year of our Reign.

By his Excellency's Commd
Richd Spaight. Sec'y

Recorded the 11th Nov. 1759 at Newbern in the Secty's office & Examd