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PRIVY COUNCIL ORDER FOR INSTRUMENT GRANTING MINES AND MINERALS BETWEEN RIVER ST. JOHN'S AND SOUTHERN LIMITS OF HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TO AGNEW &c.
PRIVY COUNCIL 2 / 117. p. 239.
At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 3rd day of July 1773.
By the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs.
Whereas there was this day laid before their Lordships a report from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated the 3rd of June 1773 upon the petition of John Agnew of Sheuchan and associates in the county of Wigtown, North Britain, humbly praying that his Majesty would be graciously pleased to grant unto them all mines, minerals and metals already discovered in the Island of Newfoundland or on the coast or country of Labrador, between the river St. Lawrence and Hudsons Streights, at a certain limited distance, not exceeding sixty miles from the sea or flowing of the sea-water, on any part of the said coast of Labrador, under such reservations and restrictions as have been usual on like occasions:—
The Lords of the Committee having taken the said report into consideration, and are hereby pleased to order that his Majesty's attorney and solicitor general do prepare and lay before the Committee a draft of a proper instrument to be passed under the Great Seal of Great Britain, containing a grant to the petrs., their heirs and assigns, of all mines and minerals which either have or shall hereafter be discovered by them or their associates within the Island of Newfoundland, and upon the coast of Labrador, between the River St. Johns, and the southern limits of the territory granted to the Hudsons Bay Company, inserting in the said draft, the conditions and restrictions proposed in the said Report of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, a copy whereof is hereunto annexed. [See also P.C. 1/60 and 2/118.]