Letter of Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1733 Apr. 9.
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George R. Trusty and Welbeloved, We Greet you well, Whereas We are well satisfyed of the Loyalty, Integrity and Ability of our Trusty and Welbeloved Philip Lightfoot Esqr:, We have therefore thought fit hereby to signify Our Will and Pleasure to you, that forthwith upon the Receipt hereof, you swear and admit him the said Philip Lightfoot to be One of Our Council of Our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, in the room of Robert Carter Esqr: deceased. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. And so We bid you Farewell. Given at our Court at St. James's the Ninth day of Aprill 1733, in the Sixty year of our Reign. By His Majty's: Command [Holles?]Newcastle Philip Lightfoot Esqr. to be of the Council of Virginia