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Commission of William Robertson, 1726 June 10.

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Hugh Drysdale His Majestie's Lieutenant Governor and Vice Admiral of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia To William Robertson Gent Greeting By Virtue of the Authority and Power to me given by his Majesty as Commander in Chief of this Colony, I do by these presents Constitute and Appoint you to be Receiver of all the Rates Dutys and Impositions arriving and growing due within the District of York River by virtue of one Act made at a General Assembly held by prorogation at the Capitol the twelfth day of May MDCCXXVI Entituled An Act laying a Duty on Liquors: You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of such Receiver by strictly observing the said Act of Assembly and by duly putting in execution the several Powers and Authoritys therein given you. And for your better Guidance and Direction in your said Office You are to follow and observe such Rules Orders and Instructions as you shall from time to time receive from me or the Commander in Chief of this his Majesties Colony for the time being: Hereby Willing and Requiring all and every his Majestie's Officers and Ministers and all others whom it may concern to be aiding and Assisting unto you in all things as becometh. And I do further give and Grant unto you the said William Roberston that you shall enjoy the said Office during pleasure. Given under my Hand and Seal at Williamsburgh this tenth day of June in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George Hugh Drysdale

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