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LETTER, THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY
TO EARL SPENCER,
REQUESTING HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSION FOR JOHN HOLLOWAY TO BE GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
COL. COR : NEWFOUNDLD. VOL. 23.
Admiralty Office, 25th March 1807.
Having appointed John Holloway Esqr Vice Admiral of the Red, to be Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships & Vessels employed & to be employed at & about Newfoundland the Islands of Madelaine and Anticosti, and upon the Coast of Labrador from the River Saint John to the entrance of Hudsons Streights, in the room of Vice Admiral Sir Charles Cotton, who has been forced to resign the Command in consequence of ill health, We desire your Lordship will please to obtain His Majesty's Commission for him to be Governor of Newfoundland &cª 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 Admiral Holloway should in any respect be altered from those under which Vice Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower sailed last year.
Most Obedient Servants
THO. FRA FREMANTLE
The Earl Spencer, K.G.
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