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No 14.
Privy Council Register 2/109.
Page 546.

COMMISSION FOR THOS. GRAVES TO BE GOVERNOR APPROVED.



30 March 1763.
NEWFOUNDLAND.

Upon reading at the Board a representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations dated the 15th of this instant, setting forth that, in obedience to His Majesty's Commands signified to him by the Earl of Egremont, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State, they have prepared the draught of a Commission appointing Thomas Graves, Esqre., to be Governor Commander in Chief of the Island of Newfoundland and all the coast of Labradore from the entrance of Hudsons Streights to the River St. John's 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, His Majesty this day took the said Representation together with the said draught of a Commission into his royal consideration, and was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve the said draught, and to order, as it is hereby ordered that the Right Honourable the Earl of Egremont, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State do cause a warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's royal signature in order to pass the said draught of a commission under the Great Seal.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GOVERNOR GRAVES APPROVED.



NEWFOUNDLAND.

Upon reading at the Board a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for trade and Plantations dated the 29th day of this instant setting forth that in obedience to His Majesty's Commands signified to them by the Earl of Egremont one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State, they have prepared a draught of instructions, for Thomas Graves, Esqre., whom His Majesty hath been pleased to appoint Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland and all the Coast of Labradore, from the entrance of Hudson's Streights to the River St. John's, which
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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 Coast of Labradore, and also the Islands of Madelaines in the Gulph of St. Lawrence and that in this draught the said Lords Commissioners have made such alterations as appeared necessary in order to render the instructions of His Majesty's said Governor conformable to the extent of His Commission— His Majesty this day took the said Representation together with the said draught of instructions into his Royal Consideration, and was pleased with the advice of his Privy Council to approve the said draught, and to order, as it is hereby ordered, that the Right Honourable the Earl of Egremont, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State, do cause the said draught of instructions to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature.



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