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Commission to appoint James Hassell, John Dawson, and Robert Palmer as justices for the New Bern District of the Supreme Court of Justice, Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
March 29, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 569-570

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

North Carolina—ss.

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith, &c.

To the Honble Jas Hasell, Jno Dawson and Robert Palmer Esqrs.

We reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Loyalty Integrity skill and ability of you the said James Hasell John Dawson and Robert Palmer Do constitute and appoint you Justices of the Supreme Court of Justice Oyer and Terminer and general Goal Delivery for the Counties of Craven, Carteret, Johnston, Beaufort, and Hyde to be Held at Newbern on the third Tuesdays in March and September yearly Hereby

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giving and Granting to you and each of you full power and Authority with the Chief Justice of our said Province to hold the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery at the Place and times aforesaid and in Case of His Disability or absence or where he shall be a party to any Suit that you the said James Hasell, John Dawson and Robert Palmer or any two of you may hold the said Court at Newbern aforesaid at the times wherein by Law the same ought to be Held in like manner as if the said Chief Justice were present in Court and Generally to act and do in your and Each of your said Offices as to the duty thereof doth Legally appertain. To have Hold Execute and enjoy the said Office During our Pleasure and your residence in our said Province.

Witness our trusty and well beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr our Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Province at Newbern the fifteenth day of March in the twenty ninth year of Our Reign and in the year of our Lord 1756

by His Excellencys Command
Richd Spaight Secy.