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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Proclamation by Thomas Burke concerning exports
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
February 15, 1782
Volume 16, Page 196

[From Executive Letter Book.]

State of North Carolina.

By His Excellency, Thomas Burke, Esquire, Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief of the said State:

Pursuant to the powers in me vested by an Act of the last Session of the General Assembly, permission is hereby granted by and with the advice and consent of the Council of State, for the free and unlimited exportation of all commodities and merchandise from the said State to any port or ports, place or places, not in the power or under the dominion of the Enemies of the United States of America, provided, that the Laws and Treaties respecting Commerce and the intercourse with foreign nations be duly observed.

Given under my hand and seal at Arms at Halifax the 15th of February, 1782, and sixth year of our Independence.