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Grants and Warrants. Page 175.
COMMISSION TO JOHN STUART
TO BE AGENT AND SUPERINTENDANT OF THE INDIANS INHABITING THE FRONTIERS OF VIRGINIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA.
5 January 1762.
JOHN STUART, ESQ., to be Agent for Indian Affairs.
George the Third, etc., To our trusty and well-beloved John Stuart, Esq., Greeting. We reposing special trust and confidence in your Loyalty, Fidelity and Ability do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be our agent for and superintendent of the Affairs of our faithful allies, the several nations of Indians inhabiting the frontiers of our Colonies of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia and their Confederates, with the Annual Salary of £600 payable quarterly at the four most usual feasts or days of payment in the Year, out of such sums of money as shall be in the hands of the Commander in Chief of our Forces in America for the time being, applicable to the Service of America, To have, hold, exercise and enjoy, the said office and employment with the salary, perquisites and advantages thereunto belonging during our pleasure. And we do hereby direct our said Commander-in-Chief, of our Forces in America for the time being, whose commands and directions you are punctually to observe in all matters relating to the Affairs of the said Indians to take effectual care that the said salary of £600 be duly paid and satisfied to you according to our will and pleasure herein declared. Given at our Court at St. James's the 5th day of Jan 1762, in the second Year of our Reign.