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No. 178.

Newfoundland.

COMMISSION PASSED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF GREAT BRITAIN APPOINTING SIR CHARLES HAMILTON

TO BE GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND, THE COAST OF LABRADOR, ETC.

PATENT ROLL.   58 GEO. III.   PART 9.   NO 7.

Sir Charles Hamilton Baronet
Governor of Newfoundland.

George the third by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith To our trusty and welbeloved Sir Charles Hamilton Baronent* Vice Admiral of the Blue Squadron of our Fleet Greeting Know ye that we reposing especial trust and confidence in the prudence courage and loyalty of you the *the said Sir Charles Hamilton of our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion have thought fit to constitute and appoint and by these presents do constitute and appoint you the said Sir Charles Hamilton to be our Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent and all the Coast of Labrador from Mount Joli to the entrance of Hudsons Streights and the Island of Anticosti and all other Islands adjacent to the said Coast (the Islands of Madeline* excepted) according to the provisions of an act passed in the forty ninth year of our reign intituled "An Act for establishing Courts of Judicature in the Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent and for reannexing part of the Coast of Labrador and the Islands lying on the said Coast to the Government of Newfoundland." As also of all our fforts and Garrisons erected and established in the said Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent or on the Coast of Labrador within the limits aforesaid or in the Island of Anticosti and other Islands adjacent to the said Coast 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 Counsel And we do further

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give and grant unto you the said Sir Charles Hamilton full power and authority from time to time and at all times hereafter by yourself or by any other to be authorised by you in that behalf to administer and give the Oaths

[Then the same as in Commission to Rear Admiral Sir Richard King, ante p. 576, line 5, to p. 577, line 45.]

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 on whom the Command of our Ships under your Command shall devolve do take upon him the Administration of the Government of our 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 Sir Charles Hamilton 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 the Coast of Labrador from Mount Joli to the entrance of Hudson's Streights and the Island of Anticosti and all other Islands adjacent to the said Coast (the Islands of Madelaine excepted) according to the provisions of the said Act passed in the forty ninth year of our reign intituled "An Act for establishing Courts of Judicature in the Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent and for reannexing part of the Coast of Labrador and the Islands lying on the said Coast to the Government of Newfoundland" as also of all our forts and Garrisions* erected and established in our said Islands or on the said Coast with all and singular the powers and authorities hereby granted unto you for and during our Will and Pleasure In Witness &c Witness &c the first day of June

By Writ of Privy Seal   

[1927lab]


 

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