p. 390 C
REPRESENTATION OF THE LORDS OF TRADE,
SUBMITTING DRAFT OF A 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. 195, Vol. 9, pp. 161, 162.
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 dated the 24th instant, We have prepared, and humbly beg leave to lay before Your Majesty, a Draught of Instructions for Thomas Graves Esquire, whom Your Majesty has 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 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.
In this Draught We have added to that lately approved by Your Majesty, the 1st 3d 10th & 11th Articles, and made such Alterations, as appeared necessary in order to render the Instructions of Your Majesty's said Governor conformable to the Extent of his Commission.
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All which is most humbly submitted,