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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
APPROVING DRAFT OF A COMMISSION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOHN
MONTAGU, AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND
OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
C.O. 5, VOL. 30, pp. 85, 86.
At the Court at St James's the 8th day of March 1776.
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whereas there was this day read at the Board, a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated the 5th of this Instant in the words following—vizt
"In Obedience to your Majesty's Commands signified to Us by Lord George Germain, One of Your Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, We have prepared, and herewith humbly beg leave to lay before your Majesty a Draught of a Commission appointing John Montagu Esquire Vice Admiral of the Blue, to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of Your Majesty's Island of Newfoundland, and the Territories depending thereon in America, and also a Draught of Instructions for the Regulation of his Conduct in that Government; in which such Draughts We have made no Alteration from the Commission and Instructions given by Your Majesty to Robert Duff Esquire, late Governor of Your Majesty's said Island of Newfoundland and the Territories depending thereon"
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 (which are hereunto annexed) and to Order as it is hereby ordered, that the Right Honourable Lord George Germain, One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, do cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature, for passing a Commission, agreable to the said Draught under the Great Seal of Great Britain, and that his Lordship do likewise cause the said Instructions to be prepared. for His Majesty's Royal signature.
W. BLAIR. O. signed.