The Labrador Boundary

Privy Council Documents

Volume III

[4 Sept.,

Fiat.   Recorded in the Office of Enrollment at Quebec 31st day of October, 1791, in the first Register of Letters Patent and Commissions, folio 142, Geo. Pownall. I do hereby certify that the within Francis Le Maistre, Esq., personally appeared before me this day and took the oath of office of Lieut. Governor and Inspector of Trade and Fisheries in the District of Gaspe and upon the Coast of Labrador in the Province of Lower Canada and likewise took and subscribed the oath of allegiance supremacy and abjuration and made and subscribed the declaration against transubstantiation appointed in this behalf. Quebec, 25th May 1785 by virtue of Deds Protest.
   Geo. Pownall.

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(Signed)    Dorchester,              

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, etc.

      To all to whom these, present letters may come, Greeting.

      Know ye, that we have taken into our royal confidence and reposing special trust in the loyalty, integrity and ability of Francis Le Maistre, Esq., of our special grace and mere motion, have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint him to be Lieutenant Governor of the District of Gaspe and Inspector of Trade and Fisheries on the Coast of Labrador, in our Province of Lower Canada, in the room and place of Nicolas Coxe, Esq., lately deceased.

      To have, hold, exercise and enjoy the said offices, etc., during Our Pleasure with all that rights, privileges, profits, perquisites and advantages to the same belonging or appertaining, and we hereby enjoin, require and constrain our said Francis Le Maistre that he shall obey such orders and directions as you shall from time to time receive from our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our Province of Lower Canada, or from the Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief of our said Province for the time being.

      Witness our trusty well beloved the Rt. Hon Guy, Lord Dorchester our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our said Province and at our castle of St. Louis, in the city of Quebec, the 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, and of Reign the thirty fourth.   (1794.)

(Signed)    DORCHESTER,              
      Geo. Pownall,

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(Endorsement on back.)

Department of the Secretary of State of Canada,     
Registrar's Branch, Ottawa, July 20th, 1921.  

      I hereby certify the within to be a true and faithful copy of the record of the original Commission as entered in Liber "E," Imperial Commissions, 1791 to 1837.   Folio 121.

                  (Signed)    A. G. LEAROYD,
Acting Deputy Registrar General of Canada.  



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