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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Warrant to George Burrington to use the North Carolina Seal
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; Great Britain. Board of Trade
Volume 03, Page 119

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

To our Trusty and welbeloved George Burrington Esqre Our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our Province of North Carolina in America; Or to the Commander in Chief of our said Province for the time being Greeting. With this you will receive a Seal prepared by our order for the use of our said Province the Same being engraven on the one side with our Arms, Garter, Crown, Supporters and Motto and this Inscription round the Circumference. Georgius II D. G. Mag. Bri: Fr et Hib. Rex F. D. Brun. et Lun Dux. S. R. Y. Arc. Th. et Pr. El. on the other Side our Royal Effigies and Liberty represented introducing Plenty to us with this Motto Quæ Sera Flamen Respexit and this Inscription round the Circumference Sigillum Provinciæ Nostræ Carolinæ Septentrionalis. Our Will and Pleasure is, and we do hereby authorize and direct that the said Seal be used in the Sealing all Patents and Grants of Lands and all Publick Instruments which shall be made and passed in our name and for our Service within our said Province and that the Same be to all intents and Purposes of the Same Force and Validity as any other Seal heretofore used within the said Province. And we do further command and require you upon the Receipt of the Said Seal to return the former Seal to our commissioners of Trade and Plantations to be laid before us as usual in order to its being defaced in like manner with other Seals by us in our Privy Council. Given at our Court at St James the Day of 1730, in the fourth year of Our Reign.