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LETTER, THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY
TO THE EARL OF LIVERPOOL,
REQUESTING HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSION FOR SIR JOHN THOMAS DUCKWORTH TO BE GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND, THE COAST OF LABRADOR, ETC.
COL. COR. NEWFOUNDLD, Vol. 26.
Admiralty Office 3d April 1810.
Having appointed Sir John Thomas Duckworth K:B: Vice Admiral of the Red, 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 Saint John, to the Entrance of Hudson's Streights, in the room of Admiral John Holloway: 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 Sir John Thomas Duckworth, should in any respect be altered from those under which Adml Holloway sailed last year.
We are, My Lord,
Your Lordship's Most Humble Servants,
The Earl of Liverpool
&c. &c. &c.
Admiralty 3d April 1810 Lords Commissioners