p. 450 C
REPRESENTATION OF THE LORDS OF TRADE,
SUBMITTING DRAFTS OF A COMMISSION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOHN BYRON TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND, THE COAST OF LABRADOR, ETC.
B.T. NEWFLD., VOL. 33, pp. 1-4.
To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY,
In obedience to Your Majesty's Commands signified to us by one of Your Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, we have prepared and herewith humbly beg leave to lay before Your Majesty Draughts of a Commission and Instructions for John Byron Esquire whom Your Majesty has been pleased to appoint Governor and Commander in Chief in and over Your Majesty's Island of Newfoundland, and the Territories depending thereon in America; in which Draughts we have made no alteration form the Commission and Instructions given by Your Majesty to Hugh Palliser Esquire late Governor of Your Majesty's said Island, save only in the following Particulars.
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We have also added the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty first, twenty second, twenty third, twenty fourth, twenty fifth and twenty eighty Articles, the first nine of which contain Directions for Enquiry into the State of those Territories which have been added to the Government of Newfoundland since the Treaty of Paris, and the last mentioned Article contains the substance of an additional Instruction given to Your Majesty's late Governor in 1765, relative to the Fishery between Bona Vista and Point Riche.
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All which is most humbly submitted.
April 7th 1769.