GOVERNOR SIR JOHN HARVEY'S PROCLAMATION OF HIS APPOINTMENT.
GOVERNMENT RECORDS, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND.
Volume 43, page 307.
By His Excellency Major General Sir John Harvey,
L.S. Knight, Commander of the most Honorable
J. Harvey. Military Order of the Bath, Knight Commander
of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order,
Governor and Commander in Chief in and over
the Island of Newfoundland and its depend-
WHEREAS Her Majesty by Her Commission made Letters Patent bearing date at Westminster the twentieth day of July in the Fifth year of Her Reign, hath been graciously pleased to appoint me to be her Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent, and all the Coast of Labrador, from the entrance of Hudson's Straits to a line to be drawn due North and South from Ance Sablon, on the said Coast, to the Fifty-second degree of North Latitude, and all the Islands adjacent to that part of the said Coast of Labrador, as also of all Forts and Garrisons erected and established, or which shall be erected and established within the said Island and its Dependencies aforesaid; I have therefore thought fit, by and with the advice of Her Majesty's Council, to publish this my Proclamation, in order to make known to all Officers and Ministers, Civil and Military and to all. the Inhabitants of this Government that in pursuance of Her Majesty's said Commission I have this day assumed the administration of the Government of the said Island and its Dependencies; and all persons are hereby enjoined and commanded strictly to conform themselves thereunto accordingly.
Given under my Hand and Seal at the Government House at St.
John's, in the aforesaid Island, the 16th day of September,
1841, in the Fifth year of Her Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command,