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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
APPROVING DRAFT 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.
C.O. 5 VOL. 26, pp. 41, 42.
At the Court at St James's
the 3rd Day of May 1769.
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas there was this Day read at the Board, a Report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated the 24th of last Month, upon consideration the Draughts of a Commission and Instructions prepared by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and plantations for John Byron Esquire Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majestys Island of Newfoundland, and the Territories depending thereon in America—By which Report it appears that the said Lords Commissioners have made some Alterations and Additions to these Draughts from the Commissions and Instructions given by His Majesty to the late Governor, and which Alterations and Additions the Lords of the Committee have Reported as proper and necessary to be made therein—His Majesty taking the same into Consideration, was pleased, with the Advice of His privy Council to Approve of the said Draughts of a Commission and Instructions, and also of the said Alterations and Additions, and to Order, as it is hereby Ordered, that the Right Honourable the Earl of Hillsborough one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, do cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature, in Order to pass the said Commission under the Great Seal, And that His Lordship do likewise cause the said Draught of Instructions to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature.
Endorsed. Order in Council
3 May 1769.
Approving the Drat of Commission &
Instructions for the Honble John Byron,
Govr of Newfoundland.