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INSTRUCTIONS TO MR. LUCAS
WITH CARE AND REGARD OF KING'S SHALLOP AND BOATS
AT YORK FORT.
RECORD BOOK, ST JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. VOL. 4.
By His Excellency Hugh Pallisser, &c., Commander in Chief of all His Maj's Forts and Garrisons and Ships and Vessels Employ'd within the said Districts.
Whereas I have judged proper to appoint a Petty Officer, with a Boats Crew, part of the Complement of His Majesty's Ship Guernsey, to stay at York Fort in Pitts Harbour, Labrador, during the Winter, to take care of the King's Shallop and Boats to be left there for the service of the Garrison after the King's Ships leave the Coast.
You are hereby required and directed to proceed with the Six Men named in the margin to the said Fort, and take care of a Yawl and two Wooding Boats, and when the Zephyr leaves the Coast, the King's Shallop, also with all materials belonging to them.
You are to follow the Orders and directions of Lieut. Saml. Davys, the Commanding Officer of the Garrison, in all things for the King's Service, and in case of his Absence or Death, I hereby appoint you to succeed to the Command of the Garrison, and to Execute the Instructions he has from me, and in case of your absence or Death also, Mr. Robt. Baldock is in like manner to succeed to the Command, and after him Newman Serjeant of Marines.
As early in the Spring as the Season will permit, you are to put the Shallop into the best order you can for Service, to be Employ'd on the Coast, as the Commander of the King's Ships Station'd here shall think proper after his arrival.
You are to keep an exact Journal of the Wind and Weather, & of all Occurrences.
Given &c. in Pitts Harbr., Labradore, 2nd August, 1767.