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Warrant to appoint William Smith as the Baron of the Court of Exchequer in North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
May 11, 1732
Volume 11, Pages 17-18

[B. P. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol. 55 p. 86.]
King's Warrant appointing William Smith Esqre Chief Baron in North Carolina.

11th May 1732.
George R,

Trusty and welbeloved we greet you well, Whereas we have taken into our Royal Consideration the integrity and ability of our Trusty and wellbeloved William Smith Esqre Our Chief Justice of and in Our Province of North Carolina in America We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to cause

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Letters Patents to be past under Our Seal of that our said Province for constituting and appointing him the said William Smith, Our Chief Baron of Our Court of Exchequer in our said Province; To have hold and enjoy the said Office during Our Pleasure and his Residence within Our said Province together with all and singular the Rights Profits Privileges and Emoluments unto the said Place belonging or appertaining. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. And so We bid you Farewell. Given at Our Court at St. James's the Eleventh Day of May 1732. In the Fifth year of our Reign

By His Majesty's Command
To our Trusty and Welbeloved George Burrington Esqre Our Captain General and Governor in Chief of Our Province of North Carolina in America And in his Absence to Our Commander in Chief the President of Our said Province for the time being.