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Commission to appoint Thomas Eastchurch as Governor of Albemarle County
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.; Colleton, Peter, Sir; Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1621-1683; Craven, William Craven, Earl of, 1606-1697; Carteret, George, 1610-1680; Albemarle, Christopher Monck, Duke of, 1653-1688
November 21, 1676
Volume 01, Page 232

[B. P. R. O. Col: Ent: Book. No. 20. P. 114.]

Wee the Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carrolina doe constitute, authorise and appointe you Tho: Eastchurch Esqre to be our Governor and Commander in Cheife of that parte of our Province called Albemarle, and wee doe hereby grant unto you the said Thomas Eastchurch all the powers and authorities civill and millitary which by virtue of our fundamentall constitutions a Governor and Commander in Cheife ought to have, and this to continue during our pleasure, Given under our hands and seales this 21st of November 1676.

ALBEMARLE.
SHAFTESBURY.
COLLETON.
CRAVEN.
CARTERETT.