Proclamation of Queen Anne, 1711 Dec. 22.
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AnneR Trusty and Welbeloved Wee greet you well. Wee being well Satisfied of the Loyalty, Integrity and Ability of Our Trusty and Welbeloved William Fitz-Hugh Esqr. have thought fit hereby to signify Our Will and Pleasure to you that forthwith upon receipt hereof you swear and admitt him the said William Fitz-Hugh to be one of Our Council of that Our Colony and Dominion of Virginia in the room of William Churchill Esqr deceased. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. And so Wee bid you farewell. Given at Our Court at St James's the Two and Twentieth Day of December 1711. In the Tenth Year of Our Reigne. By Her Majty's Command Dartmouth William ffitz Hugh Esqr to be of the Council in Virginia.
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