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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of Arthur Dobbs as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
February 07, 1753
Volume 11, Page 117

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind. Vol: 103.]

At the Court at St James's the 7th day of February 1753.
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Upon reading this day at the Board a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations together with the Draught of a Commission prepared by the said Lords Commissioners for Arthur Dobbs Esqre to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina and it appearing that the said Draught of Commission is drawn in the usual Form His Majesty was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve thereof and to order as it is hereby ordered that the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse One of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State do cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature in order to pass a Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain agreeable to the said Draught which is hereto annexed.