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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
APPROVING DRAFT OF A COMMISSION APPOINTING JOHN CAMPBELL TO
BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
C.O. 5. VOL. 32.
At the Court at St James's
the 24th of April 1782.
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 Vice Admiral John Campbell 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 Richard Edwards Esquire the late Governor of the said Island. His Majesty is thereupon pleased, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to Approve of the said Draught of a Commission (which is hereunto annexed) and to Order, as it is hereby Ordered, that the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburne, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, do cause a Warrant to be prepared in the Usual manner for His Majesty's Royal Signature, in Order to pass a Commission conformable to the said Draught under the Great Seal of Great Britain
Endorsed: Order in Council 24th April 1781.
Approving the Drat of a Commn for John Campbell
Esqr to be Govr of Newfoundland.