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ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL APPROVING DRAFT OF A COMMISSION APPOINTING JOHN ELLIOT
AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND
C.O. 5. VOL. 33.
At the Court at St James's
the 22nd March 1786.
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whereas there was this Day read at the Board, a Report from the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to Trade and Foreign plantations, humbly offering to His Majesty for His Royal Approbation, the Draught of a Commission for John Elliot Esquire to be Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Island of Newfoundland, and of the Islands of Madelaine in the Gulph of St Lawrence; and It appearing that the said Draught is similar to the Commission given by His Majesty to the late Governor of the said Islands. His Majesty is thereupon pleased, with the Advice of His privy Council, to approve of the said Draught of Commission, and to Order, as It is hereby Ordered, That the Right Honorable Lard Sydney, One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, do cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature, for passing a Commission agreable to the said Draught (which is hereunto annexed) under the Great Seal of Great Britain.
Endorsed. Order in Council,
22d March 1786.
Approving the Draft of a Commission for John Elliot Esqr to be Governor of Newfoundland.