Surveyor's commission of Richard P. Clements, 1800 November 22

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Surveyor's commission of Richard P. Clements, 1800 November 22

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Surveyor's commission of Richard P. Clements appointing him surveyor of Southampton County, Virginia. Clements was certified to be qualified for the post by the College of William and Mary and his commission bears the signatures of its President, James Madison, and Professors Robert Andrews, St. George Tucker, John Bracken and James Henderson. It is also signed by Virginia Governor James Monroe.

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THE Commonwealth of Virginia to
Richard P. Clements Gentleman, greeting :
KNOW YOU, that our Governor being duly satisfied of your Ability
and good Character, hath constituted you the said Richard
P. Clements Surveyor for the County of Southampton
-, with Authority to execute the said
Office within the said County, and to take for so doing the Fees allowed by
Law : SAVING AND RESERVING to the President and
Professors of the College of William and Mary, one sixth part of the legal
Fees which shall be received by you. IN TESTIMONY whereof
these our Letter are Sealed with the Seal of the Commonwealth and made
patent. Witness James Monroe Esquire,
our said Governor Richmond the 22d
- Day of November - in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand Seven eight Hundred and

Jas. Monroe

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WE the President and Professors of William and Mary College, do here-
by certify that His Excellency the Governor that we have examined Richard P. Clements,
of the county of Southampton - Gentleman, and find him able to
execute the office and fulfil the Duties of a Surveyor of a County. In
Witness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands and caused the Seal of the
said College to be affixed this twenty seventh - Day of October -
in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and eight hundred.

James Madison Pr
Robert Andrews. Math. Prof
St Go Tucker P of L. & police
John Bracken Hum. Profr.
James Henderson 2d Prof: of Hum:

THE within named Richard P. Clements
is hereby required to give Bond before the Court of the said County, with
two sufficient Sureties, in the Sum of fifteen hundred
Thousand Pounds, payable to the Governor and his Successors, for the faith=
ful Execution of his Office.

with Advice of Council.
Jas. Monroe.

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Virginia. Governor (1799-1802 : Monroe), “Surveyor's commission of Richard P. Clements, 1800 November 22,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed February 9, 2023, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/182.

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