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Commission to appoint Benjamin Heron as Naval Officer of North Carolina
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
August 31, 1762
Volume 06, Page 734

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

North Carolina

His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esquire &c to Benjamin Heron Esquire Greeting Out of the Assurance I have of your Loyalty &c I do hereby Nominate, constitute, and Appoint you the said Benjamin Heron Naval Officer of the province of North Carolina To have hold Exercise and Enjoy the said Naval office &c during my pleasure in as full and Ample a manner as any Naval Officer of the said Province Hath heretofore held exercised and enjoyed the same &c

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Caused the Seal of the Province aforesaid to be fixed at Brunswick this thirty first day of August 1762 &c

By His Excellencys Command
John Ancrum Dep Sec.