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License to William Richardson Davie to practice law in North Carolina
North Carolina
March 24, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 385-386


March 24, 1780.

State of North Carolina:

To the Judges & Justices of the several courts of law & equity within the said State.

Whereas, William Richardson Davie, of Rowan County in the State aforesaid, Esqr., hath applied to us, the Judges of the superior courts of law in the said State, to be admitted to plead & practise as an attorney in the several courts of Law & Equity within the same; and whereas the said William R. Davie hath resided in the said State for the space of about Two years last past, and is sufficiently recommended to us as person of unblemished moral character, and upon examination had before us appears to possess a competent degree of knowledge in the law for the purpose aforesaid.

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We therefore, in pursuance of the power & authority committed to us by the Act of the General Assembly in that case made & provided, do hereby admit the said William R. Davie to plead & practice as an attorney in the said several courts of Law & Equity within the said State, with all and singular the priviledges and emoluments which of right appertain to attornies and practisers of the law in the said courts; he the said William R. Davie taking the several oaths appointed by law for his qualification.

Given under our hand & seal the twenty-fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty, and in the fourth year of the Independence of the said State.

SAM. SPENCER. [seal.]