THE EARL OF EGREMONT TO THE LORDS OF TRADE
Whitehall, March 8th, 1763.
A Definitive Treaty of Peace between His Majesty, the Most Christian King, having been signed at Paris on the 10th February last, I send your Lordships, for your information, the inclosed copies of the fifth and sixth Articles thereof, relating to the Fishery at Newfoundland, and elsewhere in those particulars, and to the Cession of the Islands of St. Peter and Miquelon, as also an extract of the 24th Article of the said Treaty, fixing the Time for the Cession of those Islands ; and I am to signify the King's Pleasure to Your Lordships, that you do forthwith take the same into consideration, and that you do lay before the King in Council, any Alterations or Additions, that may appear to Your Lordships expedient to be made to the Instructions given to the Governor of Newfoundland, in order to conform them to the above-mentioned Stipulations of the Definitive Treaty.
I am, my Lords,
Your Lordships' Most Obedient, Humble Servant,
LORDS OF TRADE.