ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION TO GOVERNOR OF PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA RELATING TO INDIAN AFFAIRS
(C.O. Quebec 1795-1800. Vol. 3.)
16th July, 1800.
In Secy of State's despatch No. 7 of 12 July 1800.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION TO THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, OR THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE GOVERNMENT OF OUR PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA FOR THE TIME BEING. GIVEN AT OUR COURT AT SAINT JAMES'S THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF JULY 1800 IN THE FORTIETH YEAR OF OUR REIGN.—
Whereas We judge it to be conducive to the better Regulation of Our Concerns with the Indian Nations within Our Province of Lower Canada, that the same should be conducted by the Person exercising the Government of Our said Province for the time being ; it is therefore Our Will and Pleasure that you do take upon you the Conduct and Management of Our Concerns with the said Indians within the Province of Lower Canada ; and that you do from time to time give to all Persons whom it may concern such Directions for the due Execution of these Our Instructions as occasion may require, such Directions nevertheless to be subject to any special Orders directed to you from such Person as shall at any time be constituted and appointed by Us to be Governor General of Our Provinces in North America.—And it is Our Will and Pleasure that all Persons holding Commissions in the Indian Department within Our Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, so far as the same relates to the Province of Lower Canada shall follow such Orders and Directions as they shall from time to time receive from you in the Execution of this Our Instruction, any thing in the said Commissions to the contrary notwithstanding.—And you are in case of any vacancy in any Office of Place in the said Indian Department within Our Province of Lower Canada to transmit to Us by the first Opportunity through One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, the name of such Person, with an Account of his Character and services, as you shall esteem to be best qualified for fulfiling the Duties of such Office, for Our further Directions therein.