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LETTER, THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY
TO THE RIGHT HON. LORD PELHAM, REQUESTING HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSION FOR JAMES GAMBIER
AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
COR : NEWFOUNDLD. VOL. 20.
Admiralty Office 6th April 1802.
Having appointed James Gambier Esqr Vice Admiral of the White, to be Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels employed and to be employed at and about Newfoundland, the Islands of Madelaine and Anticosti, and upon the Coast of Labrador, from the River St John to the entrance of Hudson's Straits, in the room of Vice Admiral Sir Charles Morice Pole Bart; We desire your Lordship will please to obtain His Majesty's
Commission for him to be Governor of Newfoundland &c. in the same manner
as hath been granted to former Commanders in Chief upon that Station, and also to signify to Us/His Majesty's pleasure whether the Instructions that are preparing for Vice Admiral Gambier, should in any respect be altered from those under which Vice Admiral Sir Charles Morice Pole sailed last year.
most humble Servants,
Right Honble Lord Pelham
&c. &c. &c.
Admiralty 6th April 1802.
The Lords Commissioners.
Apply for Commission of Govr of Nfdld for Vice Adl