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Warrant to appoint Enoch Hall as Chief Justice of North Carolina
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
April 21, 1744
Volume 11, Page 74

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King's Warrant appointing Enoch Hall Esqre Chief Justice of North Carolina.

21st April 1744.
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 welbeloved Enoch Hall Esqre We have thought fit hereby to require and authorize you forthwith to cause Letters Patents to be passed under Our Seal of that Our Province of North Carolina in America for constituting and appointing the said Enoch Hall our Chief Justice of and in Our said Province in the room of William Smith Esqre deceased to have, hold, execute 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 with full power and authority to hold supreme courts of Judicature at such Places and times as the same may and ought to be held within Our said Province And for so doing this shall be our Warrant. And so We bid you Farewell. Given at our Court at St. James's the twenty first Day of April 1744 in the seventeenth Year of our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command
To our Trusty and welbeloved Gabriel Johnston Esqre Our Capt Genl & Govr in Chief for our Province of North Carolina in America and in his absence to our Commander in Chief or to the President of our Council of our said Province for the time being.