p. 592 C
ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL APPROVING DRAFTS
OF A COMMISSION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR WILLIAM WALDEGRAVE
AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
P.C. 2. VOL. 148, p. 290.
Extracted from Minutes of Council of 3 May 1797.
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Whereas there was this Day read at the Board, a Letter from His Grace The Duke of Portland, One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, to the Lord president of the Council, transmitting the Draught of a Commission appointing The Honorable William Waldegrave, Vice Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet, to be Governor and Commander in Chief of the Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent, in the room of Vice Admiral Sir James Wallace; and also transmitting the Draught of Instructions proposed to be given to the said Governor; And it appearing that the said Draughts are drawn precisely similar to those given to the said late Governor; His Majesty having taken the same into Consideration, was pleased, with the Advice of His privy Council, to approve of the said Draughts of Commission and Instructions, and to Order, as it is hereby Ordered That His Grace the Duke of Portland, 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 conformably to the said Draught (which is hereunto annexed) under the Great Seal of Great Britain, and that His Grace do prepare the said Instructions (which are hereunto also annexed) for His Majesty's Royal Signature.
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