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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Commission to appoint John Vassall as Surveyor General of Clarendon County
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
November 24, 1664
Volume 01, Page 73

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[B. P. R. O. Col: Ent: Book. No. 20. P. 17. 18.]

Edward Earle of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England, George Duke of Albemarle &c. The trew and absolute Lords Propryators of all the Province of Carolina.

To our Trusty and well beloved John Vassall, Greeting;

Wee being well assured of your wisdome, prudence and integrity, have thought fitt and doe by these presents nominate, constitute and appoint you our Surveyor Generall of our County of Clarendon in the Province aforesaid by yourselfe or such as you shall depute and appoint to ley out, bound and survey all allotments of Land, Generall or particuler, publicke or private, wheather relateing to us particculerly or to other persons per graunte from us, according to such warrants and directions as you shall from time to time receave from our Governor and Councell of our said County or the major parte of them, as alsoe trew certificates to make of the scituations, bounds, quantities and Lines of all Lands soe leyd out mentioning the persons for whome, and the order you receaved for your soe doeing, which Certificate you shall direct to our Secrytary, and register of the said County for the time being that he may enter and fyle the same, and these and all other act and acts, thinge and things which doe or shall belong and appertayne to the office of our Surveyor Generall, within the said County, you are faithfully to doe and performe (according to such orders and Instructions as you shall receave from us, or our Governor, or our Governor and Councell, or the major parte of them) to the best of your Judgement and skill and for your doeing the same or any of them, you shall receave such salleryes, fees and perquisites as by us and our Generall Assembly of the said County shalbe appointed and none other. Given under our Greate Seale of our said Province, the fower and twentith day of November, in the yeare of our Lord 1664.