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Proclamation by Richard Caswell concerning clerks of the District Superior Courts [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
January 14, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 363-364

North Carolina Gazette January 16, 1778.

State of North Carolina.

His Excellency Richard Caswell, Esq., Governor, Captain General and Commander in Chief of the said State.


Whereas it hath been certified to me that the following persons have been appointed clerks of the superior courts of law within this State, to-wit: John Cook, Esq., for the District of Newbern; George Hooper, Esq., for the district of Wilmington; Henry Giffard, Esq., for the district of Salisbury; Joseph Taylor, Esq., for the district of Hillsborough; Eaton Haynes for the district of Halifax, and Charles Bonfield, Esq., for the district of Edenton, in consequence of which appointment, the said John Cook, George Hooper, Joseph Taylor, Eaton Haynes, Charles Bonfield and Henry Giffard, have appeared before me and qualified agreeable to law; I do therefore, in pursuance of the directions of the act of Assembly in such case provided, issue this proclamation notifying

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the good people of this State the qualifications of the said John Cook, George Hooper, Henry Giffard, Joseph Taylor, Eaton Haynes, and Charles Bonfield, as clerks of the said Courts respectively: And I do hereby require all persons to pay obedience to all precepts issued by them in consequence of their respective appointments.

Given under my hand, and seal at arms, at Newbern, the fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and in the second year of the independence of the said State.

By His Excellency's Command.
James Glasgow, Sect'y.