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Warrant to appoint John Rutherford as a member of the North Carolina Governor's Council, including memorandum concerning the appointment of other members
Great Britain. Lords Justices
May 13, 1752
Volume 11, Pages 115-116

[B. P. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol. 52. p. 3.]
Warrant appointing John Rutherford Esqre a Councillor in North Carolina in the room of Robert Halton Esqre

13. May 1752.

By their Excellencies the Lords Justices

We being well satisfied of the Loyalty Integrity and Ability of John Rutherford Esqre do hereby in His Majesty's name direct and require you forthwith upon the Receipt hereof to swear and admit him the said John Rutherford to be one of his Majesty's Council in His Majesty's Province of North Carolina in the room of Robt Halton Esqre deceased. And for so doing this shall be your warrant Given at Whitehall the Day of     in the twenty fifth year of His Majesty's reign.

[Note.—James Innes and Robert Halton had served as Captains in the Carthagena Exp., 1740.—W. C.]
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By their Excellencies Command
To Gabriel Johnston Esqre His Majesty's Governor of the Province of North Carolina in America, and in his absence to the Commander in Chief or to the President of His Majesty's Council of the said Province for the time beinge.

A like Warrant was prepared for Francis Corbin in the room of Eleaz: Allen, and

John Swan Esqr
In place of
Edwd Moseley deceased.
John Dawson Esqr
Roger Moon deceased.
James Craven Esqr
Cullen Pollock deceased.
Lewis de Rosset Jr. Esqr
William Forbes deceased.