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       [6 May, 1782.]    


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No. 131.

Newfoundland.

COMMISSION PASSED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF GREAT BRITAIN

APPOINTING JOHN CAMPBELL TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.

PATENT ROLL    22 GEO. III, PART VI, No 14.

John Campbell Esqr
Governor of
Newfoundland

George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the ffaith &c To Our Trusty and Welbeloved John Campbell Esqire Greeting Whereas Wee did by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of Great Britain bearing date at Westminster the ffirst day of April in the nineteenth Year of Our Reign Constitute and appoint Richard Edwards Esquire to be Our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over Our Island of Newfoundland and of the Islands of Madelaine in the Gulph of Saint Lawrence as also of all Our fforts and Garrisons Erected and Established or that should be Erected or Established in Our Islands of Newfoundland and Madelaine for and during Our Will and Pleasure as by the said Letters Patent relation being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear Now Know You that Wee have Revoked Determined and made void and by these presents do Revoke determine and make void the said recited Letters Patent and every Clause Article and thing therein contained And Wee reposing especial Trust and Confidence in the prudence Courage and Loyalty of you the said John Campbell of Our especial Grace certain knowledge and meer Motion Have thought fit to Constitute and appoint and by these presents to Constitute and appoint You the said John Campbell to be Our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over Our said Island of Newfoundland and of the Islands of Madelaine in the Gulph of Saint Lawrence as also of all Our fforts and Garrisons Erected and Established in Our said Islands of Newfoundland and Madelaine as aforesaid And Wee do hereby require and Command you to do and Execute all things in due manner that shall belong to your said Command and the Trust Wee have Reposed in you according to the several powers and directions granted or appointed you by this present Commission and the Instructions either herewith given you or by such further powers Instruction or Authorities

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as shall at any time hereafter be granted or appointed you under Our Signet and Sign Manual or by Our Order in Our Privy Council And Wee do further Give and Grant unto you the said John Campbell full power and Authority from time to time and at all times hereafter by yourself or by any other Authorized by you in that behalf to Administer and give the Oaths

[Then the same as in Commission to Rear Admiral Robert Duff of 20 April 1775, ante p. 475, line 10, to page 476, line 39.]

    And We do hereby require and Command all Officers Civil and Military and all other Inhabitants of Our said Islands to be Obedient Aiding and Assisting unto you in the Execution of this Our Commission and of the Powers and Authorities herein contained And in Case of your Death Our Will and Pleasure is that the person upon whom the Command of Our Ships under Your Command shall devolve do take upon him the Administration of the Government of Our said Islands and Execute Our said Commission and Instructions and the several Powers and Authorities therein contained in the same manner to all Intents and Purposes as you Our said Governor and Commander in Chief might or ought to do for and during Our Will and Pleasure And Wee do hereby declare Ordain and Appoint that you the said John Campbell shall and may hold and enjoy the place of Our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over Our said Island of Newfoundland and of the Islands of Madelaine in the Gulph of Saint Lawrence as also of all Our fforts and Garrisons Erected and Established or that shall be Erected and Established in Our said Islands of Newfoundland and Madelaine as aforesaid with all and singular the Powers and Authorities hereby granted unto you for and during Our Will and Pleasure In Witness &c. Witness Ourself at Westminster the Sixth day of May in the Twenty second Year of our Reign.

By Writ of Privy Seal.  

[1927lab]


 

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