James Wood County Clerk Commission

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James WOOD
Frederick County Clerk
Recorded: Orange County, Virginia

                To all to whom these presents shall come, Thomas NELSON, Esq., sendeth greetings.     Know ye that I, the said Thomas NELSON, by virtue of the powers and the authorities to me granted by the honorable William ADAIR, Esq., Secretary of his Majesty’s Colony and dominion of Virginia, do by these presents nominate, constitute and appoint James WOOD, gentleman, to be clerk of the County of Frederick, to have and to hold the said place and office of clerk of said county to him, the said James WOOD, all the fees, profits and perquisites whatsoever to the said place and office in anywise appertaining, during pleasure, and I do hereby revoke all former commissions___________.   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal at Williamsburg the 22nd day of October, 1743, in the seventeenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King George the Second.


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