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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Gabriel Johnston as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
May 10, 1733
Volume 03, Pages 474-475

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 9. A. 31.]

At the Court of St James's the 10th day of May 1733.

The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Councill

Upon reading this day at the Board a representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation together with a draught of a

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Commission prepared by the said Lords Commissioners for Gabriel Johnston Esqr to be Captain Generall and Governor in Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina in America, which draught of a Commission being in the usual form—His Majesty in Councill was pleased to approve thereof and to order, as it is hereby ordered, that His Grace the Duke of Newcastle one of His Majesty's principal Secretarys of State do cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's royal signature in order to pass the said draught of a Commission (which is hereunto annexed) under the Great Seal of Great Britain.

A true copy.