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COMMITTEE ORDER OF THE LORDS OF HIS MAJESTY'S PRIVY COUNCIL
FOR PLANTATION AFFAIRS TO THE LORDS OF TRADE, DIRECTING PREPA-
RATION OF DRAFT OF ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION TO THE
GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
P. C. 2. VOL. 121.
[Extracted from Privy Council Minutes of 7 February 1778.]
His Majesty having been pleased by His Order in Council of the 28th of last Month, to referr unto this Committee, a Report of Thomas Halse Overseer and Director, and of John Dun Clerk to the Mines and Works now carrying on at Shoal Bay, on the South East Side of Newfoundland, in virtue of a Grant from His Majesty to John Agnew of Sheuchan in the County of Wigtown in North Britain and his Associates, prepared in pursuance of the Directions contained in the said Grant; The Lords of the Committee in Obedience to His Majestys said Order of Reference, this Day took the said Report into Consideration and are hereby pleased to refer the same (a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed) to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations who are forthwith to prepare and lay before this Committee, a Draught of an Additional Instruction to the Governor of Newfoundland directing him to receive the Tenth part of all such Metals Ores and Minerals as shall be extracted from the said Mines, reserved to His Majesty by the said Grant and to pay the same to such person as the Lords Commissioners of
the Treasury shall think proper to appoint.