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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Warrant to appoint Benjamin Turner as Naval Officer for North Carolina
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
March 02, 1761
Volume 06, Page 522

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

George R,

Trusty and well beloved we greet you well Whereas we have taken unto our Royal Consideration the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of our Trusty and well beloved Benjamin Turner Gent. We have thought fit hereby to Authorize and Require you forthwith to cause Letters Patent to be passed under Our Seal of Our Province of North Carolina in America for Constituting and Appointing him, the said Benjamin Turner, Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office of our said Province; To Have Hold Exercise and enjoy the same unto him the said Benjamin Turner, by himself or his Sufficient Deputy or Deputies during our pleasure; together with all and Singular the Fees, Rights, Privileges, Perquisites and Advantages to the said Office or Place belonging or Appertaining, with a Proviso that nothing in the said Letters Patent contained shall Extend or be construed to Extend to the Prejudice or Disadvantage of the Office of Our High Admiral of Great Britain, or of Our Admiralty of Our Foreign Plantations for the time being or of any of the Rights, Privileges, Jurisdictions, Powers and Authorities to the same in anywise Appertaining. And you are to Cause to be inserted in Our said Letters Patent a Clause for Revoking and determining the Last Letters Patent, whereby the said Benjamin Turner was constituted Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office in Our said Province of North Carolina. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. Given at Our Court at St James's the 2d day of March 1761. In the first year of Our Reign

By His Majesty's Command,
To Our Trusty and Well beloved Arthur Dobbs Esqr. Our Captain General and Governor in Chief in and Over our Province of North Carolina in America, Or, in his Absence to the Commander in Chief of our said Province for the time being.