Order of William Petty, 1767 May 22.
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George R. Trusty and welbeloved, we greet you well, we being well satisfied of the loyalty, integrity and ability of our trusty and welbeloved George William Fairfax Esqr., have thought fit hereby to signify to you, our will and pleasure, that, forthwith, upon receipt hereof, you swear and admit him, the said George William Fairfax, to be of our council in our colony of Virginia, in the room of Philip Ludwell 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 22d day of May 1767. in the seventh year of our reign. By his majesty’s command
Shelburne George William Fairfax Esqr: to be of the council in the colony of Virginia,} F46 18