p. 849 N
EXTRACT FROM COMMISSION TO GOVERNOR CARLETON
PATENT ROLL 26 GEORGE III. pt. 5, NO. 8. NO. 3826. COLONIAL OFFICE RECORDS 42/17.
Sir Guy Carleton George the third, etc., to Sir Guy Carleton (Governor of Quebec) Greeting, etc. WHEREAS we did by our letters patent under our great seal of Great Britain bearing date at Westminster the eighteenth day of September in the seventeenth year of our reign constitute and appoint Frederick Haldimans, esquire, to be our Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the province of Quebec, etc., And further know ye that we reposing especial trust and confidence in the prudence, courage and loyalty of you the said Sir Guy Carleton of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, have thought fit to appoint you the said Sir Guy Carleton to be Our Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over Our Province of Quebec in America comprehending all our Territories, Islands and Countries in North America——Northward to the southern Boundary of the Territory granted to the Merchants, Adventurers of England trading to Hudson's Bay, and also all such Territories, Islands, and Countries, which have since the tenth of February one thousand seven hundred and sixty three been made Part of the Government of Newfoundland, together with all the Rights, Members and Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging.
Witness ourself at Westminster the 22nd day of April in the twenty sixth year of our reign.
BY WRIT OF PRIVY SEAL.