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LETTER, SECRETARY OF STATE TO LORDS OF TRADE,
DIRECTING PREPARATION OF DRAFT OF A NEW COMMISSION, APPOINTING THOMAS GRAVES TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND, THE COAST OF LABRADOR, ETC.
C.O. 194, Vol. 26.
Whitehall, March, 24th 1763.
Lords of Trade.
The King judged it proper, that all the Coast of Labradore, from the Entrance of Hudson's Streights, to the River of St John's, which discharges itself into the Sea, nearly opposite to 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 Madelaine in the Gulph of St Lawrence, should be included in the Government of Newfoundland, I am commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to your Lordships, that you do forthwith prepare, to be laid before the King for His Royal Approbation the Draught of a New Commission for Capt. Thomas Graves, to be Governor of the Island of Newfoundland, & of the Coast of Labradore with the several Islands as above described: And I herewith return to your Lordships the Draught of Instructions for the Governor of Newfoundland, transmitted in your Report of the 21st instt (which The King entirely approves) in order that your Lordships may make such Additions to the same as you shall judge expedient, & necessary, to render Them conformable to the new Commission abovementioned.
I am &ca
Endorsed Drat to the Board of Trade.
March 24th 1763.