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PRIVY COUNCIL ORDER ABOUT MINERAL GRANT TO AGNEW &c.
PRIVY COUNCIL 2/118, p. 289.
See also C. O. RECORDS 15/29.
At the Court of St. James's, the 2nd day of December 1774.
Whereas there was this day read at the Board, a report from a Committee of the Lords of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council for Plantation affairs dated this day, upon considering the draft of a grant prepared by his Majesty's attorney and solicitor general of all mines, minerals, metals and ores whatsoever within the island of Newfoundland or upon such part of the sea coasts of Labrador, as lie within sixty miles of low water mark of the open sea, between the river St. John and the Southern limits of the territory granted to the Hudson Bay Company unto John Agnew of Sheuchan in the county of Wigtown in Scotland, George Stewart of the county of Wighton and Alexander Dunn, collector of the customs of the Island of Newfoundland Esqre., their executors, administrators and assigns, for the term of nine hundred and ninety nine years, under the reservations and upon the conditions therein expressed and contained.
His Majesty taking the same into consideration, is pleased with the advice of his Privy Council, to approve of the said draft (which is hereunto annexed), and to order as it is hereby ordered, That the Right Honourable, the Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, do cause a warrant to be prepared for passing a grant under the Great Seal of Great Britain conformable to the said draft.