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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Warrant to appoint Nathaniel Rice as Secretary of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
February 1730
Volume 03, Page 76

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind. No. 592.]

Our Will and Pleasure is that you prepare a Bill for our Royal signature to pass our Great Seal, containing our Grant of the office or Place of Secretary of our Province of North Carolina in America, unto our Trusty and Welbeloved Rice Esqre To have, hold, exercise and enjoy the same by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies (for whom he will be answerable) during our Pleasure, and his Residence within our said Province with all Fees Rights, Profits, Priviledges & advantages whatsoever thereunto belonging in as full and ample manner as any other Secretary of our said Province hath held or of right ought to have held and enjoyed the same, and for so doing this shall be your Warrant. Given at our Court at St. James the day of February 1729/30 in the third year of our Reign

By his Majtys command
To our Attorney or Solicitor General.