Other Commission, 16 July 1703, Edinburgh


Other Commission

Commission to David Prescio to be Livetenent of the Royall Mary

Commission to David Prescio to be Livetenent of her Majesties Shipp the Royall Mary Read voted and approven and Subscribed by a quorum of the Councill in maner underwrittin Of the which Commission the tenor followes.

Anne By the Grace of God Queen of Great Brittain France and Ireland defender of the faith with advice and consent of the Lords of our privy Councill Doe hereby Constitute and appoint yow David Prescio Livetenent of her Majesties Shipp called the Royall Mary; Willing and Requyring yow  the Charge and Command of Livetennent under the Captain of the said Shipp, Strictly Commanding and Charging all the inferior officers Seamen and Souldiers belonging to the said shipp to behave themselves Joyntly and Severally in their respective Stations and Imployments with all due respect and obedience into yow their said Livetennent; and yow Likewayes to observe and execute in absence of the Captain all orders and instructiones That shall be Immediatly directed to yow by our privy Councill attested by their Clerk from time to time or any orders to be given yow from us or your said Captain or any other your Superior officers for our Service; And wee being now ingadged in Warr with the French King and King of Spain and their adherents Wee hereby give yow farder power and Commission Not only to defend against But to attack these our enemies and with all your force to Subdue and Seize them and their Shipps and goods to be declared Lawfull prize; Wherin yow nor non of yow are to faill as yow will answer to the Contrary at your perrill And for so doeing these presents (being recorded in the books of our privy Councill and to continue till recalled) Shall be your Sufficient warrant Given by warrand and under the signet of our Councill Att our pallace of Holyruidhouse the Sixteinth day of July Jajvijc and thrie years Sic Subscribitur Queensberry Commissioner Seafeild Cancelar Annandale P: Athole P:S: Argyle Crafurd: Marr. Leven: Boyle.

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