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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Josiah Martin as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
December 19, 1770
Volume 08, Page 267

[B. P. R. O. No Carolina. B. T. Vol. 17.]

At the Court at the Queens House the 19th day of December 1770
The Kings most Excellent Majesty
in Council.

Whereas there was this Day read at the Board a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations Dated the 14th of this Instant together with a Draught of a Commission prepared by them for Josiah Martin Esquire to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's Province of North Carolina—And it appearing that the said Lords Commissioners have made the said Draught conformable to the Commission given by his Majesty to the late Governor of the said Province, His Majesty was pleased, with the advice of his Privy Council, to approve of the said Draught of a Commission (which is hereunto annexed) and to order, as it is hereby ordered, that the Right Honorable the Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, do cause a Warrant to be prepared for his Majesty's Royal Signature for passing a Commission agreeable to the said Draught under the Great Seal of Great Britain.