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No. 315.

ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING,

DATED 12TH AUGUST, 1778, PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A       LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OR SUPERINTENDENT OF FISHERIES ON         THE COAST OF LABRADOR.

B.  222,  p.  49.

(G. R.)

      Whereas the Merchants concerned in the Fisheries on the Coast of Labradore on behalf of themselves and their Correspondents in Canada, have represented the great want of a Superintendent or some person with proper powers for the protection and encouragement of the said Fisheries. And Whereas We have taken the same into our royal consideration, and conceiving that a Lieutenant Governor, or Superintendent of the Fisheries on the said Coast, would be of equal Utility there, as at the Bay of Gaspée, where such an Officer is appointed; We have been graciously pleased to consent to the Establishment of a Lieutent. Governor or Superintendent of Fisheries on the said Coast of Labradore. And Whereas a yearly Sallery of Two Hundred Pounds is inserted upon the Establishment of Civil Officers for our Province of Quebec, to the Lieutenant Governor or Superintendent at Gaspée, And we being of Opinion with the advice of the Commissioners of Our Treasury, that a like Sallary shall be annexed to the Office of Lieut. Governor or Superintendent of the Fisheries on the Coast of Labradore. Our will and pleasure is that the Lieutenant Governor or Superintendent of the Fisheries on the Coast of Labradore be established at a Yearly Sallary of Two Hundred Pounds accordingly; and our Will and pleasure further is that out of any revenue arising unto us within our said Province of Quebec, or out of such other Monies, as by an Act intituled an Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America, have been granted, & appropriated to the use & service of our said Province, You do issue & pay, or cause to be issued & payed unto the Lieutenant Governor or Superintendent of the Fisheries on the Coast of Labradore for the time being, or to their Assigns, the Annual Sum of Two hundred Pounds, the same to commence from the day of the date of our Commission, appointing such Lieut. Governor or Superintendent, & to be payable & paid Quarterly or otherwise as the same shall become due, during our pleasure.

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And this shall be as well to you for making such payment, as to our Auditors & all others concerned in passing your Accounts for allowing the same thereupon a sufficient Warrant. Given at our Court at St. James's the Twelfth day of August 1778 in the Eighteenth Year of our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command

(Signed)   NORTH                         
C. W. CORNWALL      
PALMERSTON            

      To our trusty & well-beloved Sir Thos. Mills, Knight Receiver & Collector of our Revenues Arising within our Province of Quebec, & to the Receiver thereof for the time being.

      Establishment of £200 a year for the Lt. Governor & Superintendent of Fisheries on the Coast of Labradore.

[1927lab]

 

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