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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL,
APPROVING DRAFT OF AN ADDITIONAL ISNTRUCTION FOR JOHN
MONTAGU, AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND
OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
C.O. 5, VOL. 31.
At the Court at St James's
the 13th of May 1778.
The King's 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 4th of this instant, humbly offering to His Majesty for His Royal Approbation, a Draught of an Additional Instruction for John Montagu Esquire Captain General and Governor of Newfoundland in America, directing and empowering him, or the Commander in Chief for the time being of the said Island, to take and receive one tenth part of all such Metals, Ores and Minerals, as now are or hereafter shall be raised and Extracted from certain Mines and Works, now carrying on at Shoal Bay on the South East side of that Island (in Virtue of a Grant passed in the fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign to John Agnew of Sheucan in the County of Wigtown in North Britain and his Associates) and them to pay and make over to such person or persons as the Commissioners of the Treasury shall appoint for that purpose; His Majesty taking the said Report and Draught of Additional Instruction into Consideration, was pleased with the advice of His privy Council, to Approve of the said Draught of additional Instruction (which is 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 the same to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature.
Endorsed. Order in Council
13th May 1778.
Approving the Drat of an Additional Instruction
for Governor Montagu.