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No 13.
Privy Council 1/50.
Unbound Papers.

REPORT OF LORDS OF TRADE TO THE PRIVY COUNCIL.



25th March 1763.

Report of the Lords of Trade with a Draught of a Commission for Thomas Graves Esqr. to be Governor of Newfoundland and all the coast of Labradore from the entrance of Hudson's Streights to the River St. Johns which discharges itself into the sea, nearly opposite the West end of the island of Anticosti, including that island with any other small islands on the said coast of Labradore, and also the Islands of Madelaines in the Gulph of St. Lawrence.


Received 26 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 24th instant, we have prepared, and beg leave humbly to lay before your Majesty, the Draught of a Commission, appointing Thomas Graves Esqr. to be Governor and Commander in Chief of the island of Newfoundland and all the coast of Labradore from the entrance of Hudson's Streights to the River St. Johns which discharges itself into the sea, nearly opposite the West end of the island of Anticosti, including that island with any other small islands on the said coast of Labradore, and also the islands of Madelaines in the Gulph of St. Lawrence.
And we shall prepare, with the utmost dispatch, such additions to the Draught of Instructions which your Majesty has approved for the Governor of Newfoundland, as shall appear to us to be necessary to render them conformable to the said Commission.

Which is most humbly submitted.
C. TOWNSHEND, 
E. BACON,            
JOHN YORKE,      
GEO. RICE,            
ORNVELL.             

Whitehall,
March 25th 1763.
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