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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL,
APPROVING DRAFT OF A COMMISSION APPOINTING RICHARD EDWARDS
TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE
ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
At the Court at St James's
the 19th of March 1779.
The Kings 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 12th, of this Instant, together with a Draught of a Commission prepared by them, appointing Richard Edwards Esquire to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Island of Newfoundland, and the Territories depending thereon in America; And it appearing that the said Lords Commissioners have made no Alteration in the said Draught from the Commission given by His Majesty to John Montagu Esquire late Governor of His 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 Draught of a Commission, 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, in Order to pass the said Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain.
Endorsed. Order in Council
19th March 1779.