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COMMISSION PASSED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF GREAT BRITAIN APPOINTING SIR JAMES WALLACE
TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
PATENT ROLL. 34 GEO. III. PART 9. NO. 11.
Sir James Wallace Knight
Governor of Newfoundland
George the third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faith &c. To our Trusty and Well beloved Sir James Wallace Knight Rear Admiral of the White Squadron of our ffleet Greeting Whereas Wee did by our Letters Patent under our Great Seal of Great Britain bearing date at Westminster the nineteenth day of July in the thirty second year of our Reign Constitute and appoint Sir Richard King Knight (now Baronet) to be our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our Island of Newfoundland and Islands adjacent as also of all our fforts and Garrisons erected and established in our Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent during our will and pleasure as by the said recited Letters Patent relation being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear Now Know you that Wee have revoked and determined and made void and by these* 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 Sir James Wallace of our especial Grace certain knowledge and meer motion have thought fit to constitute and appoint and by these presents do constitute and appoint you the said Sir James Wallace to be our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent including the Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon as also of all our Sorts and Garrisons erected and established in our said Island of Newfoundland and Islands adjacent including the said Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon 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 herewith given you or by such further powers Instructions and authorities as shall at any time hereafter be Granted
or appointed you under our Signet and Sign Manual or by order* in our Privy Council and Wee do further Give and Grant unto you the said Sir James Wallace full power and authority from time to time and at all times hearafter by yourself or by any other to be authorized by you in that behalf to administer and Give the oaths
[Then the same as in Commission to Rear Admiral Sir Richard King, ante p. 577, line 5, to page 678, line 44.]
and wee 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 on 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 this our 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 Sir James Wallace shall and may hold and enjoy the place of our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Islands of Newfoundland and the said Islands adjacent including the said Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon as also of all our fforts and Garrisons erected and Established in our said Islands 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 fourteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.
By Writ of Privy Seal