Privy Council 1/50.
EXTRACTS FROM REPORT OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS FOR TRADE AND PLANTATIONS
UPON A DRAUGHT OF NEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Received 21 March 1763.
30 Do. Read and approved.
To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
May it please your Majesty.
In obedience to your Majesty's commands signified to us by the Earl of Egremont, one of your Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, in his letter of the 17th instant, We have prepared and humbly beg leave herewith to lay before your Majesty, “a Draught of instructions for the Governor of Newfoundland for this year, with such alterations from or additions to the Instructions which have been formerly given, in time of peace, as we judge necessary or expedient, in order to render them conformable to the stipulations of the definitive Treaty ” which has been transmitted to us by his Lordship.
It may be proper for us to observe to your Majesty that the Draught of Instructions does not extend to the islands of Cape Breton or St. Johns Islands or to any part of the coasts of Acadia, Canada or Labradore ; For those Islands and that tract of country having never been included within the limits of the Commission of the Governor of Newfoundland, to which we are confined by the words of the last reference made to us by your Majesty's Secretary of State,[sic] We have not thought ourselves at liberty to extend our consideration beyond the words of the Reference itself.
All which is most humbly submitted.
March 21, 1763.