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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
APPROVING DRAFT OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR MOLYNEUX SHULDHAM AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF NEWFOUNDLAND, THE COAST OF LABRADOR, ETC.
C.O. 5, VOL. 27, p. 219.
At the Court at St James's
the 25th day of March 1772.
The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and plantations, dated the 18th of this Instant together with a Draught of Instructions prepared by them for Molineux Shuldham Esquire Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland and the Territories depending theron in America. And it appearing that the said Lords Commissioners have made no material Alteration in the said Instructions from those given by His Majesty to John Byron Esquire the late Governor of the said Island;—His Majesty is therefore pleased with the advice of His privy Council to approve of the said Draught of Instructions (which is hereunto annexed) 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 prepare the same for His Majesty's Royal Signature.
STEPH: COTTRELL, D.S.
Order in Council 25 March 1772.
Approving the Drat of Instructs for Molineux
Shuldham Esqr Govr of Newfoundland.