“George III, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, to our trusty and well-beloved James Wright, esquire, greeting:

* * “We did, by our letters-patent, under our great seal of Great Britain, bearing date at Westminster, the 4th day of May, in the first year of our reign, constitute and appoint you, James Wright, esquire, to be our captain-general and governor-in-chief in and over our colony of Georgia, in America, lying from the most northern stream of a river there most commonly called Savannah, all along the sea-coast to the southward, unto the most southern stream of a certain other great water or river called Altamaha, and westward from the heads of the said rivers, respectively, in direct lines to the South Seas.” * *