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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
APPROVING DRAFTS OF A COMMISSION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROBERT DUFF AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
C.O. 5, VOL. 30, p. 21.
At the Court an St James's
the 5th of April 1775.
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 16th of last month in the words following—Vizt
"In Obedience to Your Majesty's Commands signified to Us by the Earl of Dartmouth, 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 Robert Duff Esquire, whom Your Majesty has been pleased to appoint Governor of Your Majestys Islands of Newfoundland and Madelaine in America in which Draughts we have made no material alterations from the Commission and Instructions given by Your Majesty to the late Governor, save only, that we have, in consequence of the Act passed in the fourteenth Year of Your Majesty's Reign, intituled—'An Act for making more effectual provision for the Government of the province of Quebec in North America'—omitted all such parts of the said Commission and Instructions, as relate to the Island of Anticosti, and the Coast of Labrador."
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 alterations made therein from the Commission and Instructions given to the late Governor, and to Order, as it is hereby Ordered, that the Right Honourable the Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majestys principal Secretaries of State do cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majestys 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 Majestys Royal Signature
Order in Council
5th April 1775.
Approving the Drat of Commission &
Instructions for Robert Duff Esqr
to be Govr of Newfoundland.