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COMMISSION PASSED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF
GREAT BRITAIN APPOINTING WILLIAM WALDEGRAVE
TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
PATENT ROLL. 37 GEO. III. PART 9. NO. 12.
George the Third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith &c. To Our Trusty and Welbeloved William Waldegrave Esquire Vice Admiral of the Blue Squadron of Our ffleet Greeting Whereas Wee did by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of Great Britain bearing date at Westminster the fourteenth day of June in the thirty fourth Year of Our Reign constitute and appoint Sir James Wallace Knight Rear Admiral of the White now Vice Admiral of the White Squadron of Our ffleet to be Our Governor and Commander in Chief in And over Our Island of Newfoundland and Islands adjacent including the Islands of St Pierre and Miquelon as also of all Our fforts and Garrisons erected and established in Our Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent including the Islands of St Pierre and Miquelon 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 and 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 William Waldegrave 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 William Waldegrave 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 fforts and Garrisons erected and established in Our said Island of Newfoundland and Islands adjacent including the said Islands of St 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 William Waldegrave full Power and Authority from time to time and at all times hereafter by yourself or by any other to be authorized by you in that behalf to administer and give the Oaths
[Then same as in Commission to Rear Admiral Sir Richard King, ante p. 576 line 5, to p. 577 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 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 William Waldegrave 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 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 &c. the sixteenth day of May in the thirty seventh Year of Our Reign.
By Writ of Privy Seal.