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Warrant to appoint Benjamin Heron as Clerk of the Pleas for North Carolina
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820; Egremont, Charles Wyndham, Earl of, 1710-1763
January 27, 1762
Volume 06, Pages 698-699

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

George R.

Trusty and well beloved We greet you well. Whereas we have taken into our Royal consideration the Loyalty Integrity and ability of our Trusty and well beloved Benjamin Heron Esqr, We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to Cause Letters patent to be passed under our Seal of That our province of North Carolina for constituting and appointing him the said Benjamin Heron Clerk of the Pleas of our said Province, To have, hold use and exercise during our pleasure the Office of Clerk of the Pleas of and in our said Province of North Carolina, and to Inroll and Record the Pleas and all proceedings at Law to be inrolled and recorded within Our said Province, And to take receive and enjoy the Fees Privileges and Emoluments thereto belonging; and to do and perform every lawfull Act and thing whatsoever which to the duty and execution of the Office of the Clerk of the Pleas aforesaid shall and may appertain; And you are also to take Effectual care that a Clause be inserted in the said Letters patent revoking and annulling all former appointments to the said Office of Clerk of the Pleas

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by any person acting under our Authority; And for so doing this shall be your Warrant.

Given at Our Court at St James's the twenty seventh day of January 1762 in the Second year of our Reign.

By his Majesty's Command
To Governor Dobbs