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LETTER, THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY TO VISCOUNT SIDMOUTH,
REQUESTING HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSION FOR SIR RICHARD GOODWIN KEATS TO BE G OVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND, ETC.
COL. COR. NEWFLD. VOL. 31.
Admiralty Office, 11th Feby 1813.
Having appointed Sir Richard Goodwin Keats K.B., Vice Admiral of the Blue, to be Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels, employed and to be employed at & about the Island of Newfoundland & upon the Coast of Labrador, from Mount Joli to the Entrance of Hudson's Streights, in the room of Admiral Sir John Thos Duckworth K.B. We desire Your Lordship will please to obtain the Royal 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 the pleasure of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent in the Name & on the behalf of His Majesty, whether the Instructions that are preparing for Sir Richard Goodwin Keats should in any respect be altered from those under which Sir John Thos Duckworth sailed last Year.
Most humble Servants
J. S. YORKE
GEO. J. HOPE
Rt Hble Lord Viscount Sidmouth
&c. &c. &c.