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COMMISSION PASSED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF GREAT BRITAIN APPOINTING JAMES GAMBIER
TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND, THE COAST OF LABRADOR, ETC.
PATENT ROLL. 42 GEO. III. PART 10. Nº 15.
James Gambier Esquire
Governor of Newfoundland
George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the ffaith To
our Trusty and welbeloved James Gambier Esquire Vice Admiral of the White Squadron of our fleet Greeting Whereas we did by our Letters patent under our Great Seal of Great Britain bearing date at Westminster the third day of June in the fortieth year of our reign constitute and appoint Charles Maurice Pole Esquire to be our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our Island of Newfoundland and Islands adjacent as also of all forts and Garrisons erected and established or that should be erected and established thereon for and 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 we 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 we reposing especial trust and confidence in the prudence courage and loyalty of you the said James Gambier 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 James Gambier to be our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent and also of all our fforts and Garrisons erected and established in our said Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent as aforesaid during our will and pleasure And we 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 we 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 our order in our privy Council And we do further Give and Grant unto you the said James Gambier 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, page 577, line 44.]
And we 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 upon whom the Command of our Ships under your Command shall devolve do take upon him the administration of the Government of the 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 we do hereby declare ordain and appoint that you the said James Gambier shall and may hold and enjoy the place of our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent and also of all our forts and Garrisons erected and established or that shall be erected or 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 etc: Witness etc: the twenty seventh day of May.
By Writ of Privy Seal