CERTIFICATE OF LORDS OF TRADE THAT THE MORAVIAN MISSIONARIES,
APPOINTED TO ESTABLISH A MISSION ON THE COAST OF LABRADOR UNDER THEIR PROTECTION.
B.T. NFLD. VOL. 18. T. 74.
“WHEREAS the Society of Unitas Fratrum under the protection of his Britannic Majesty have from a pious zeal for promoting the knowledge of the true God & of the Religion of our blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ amongst the Heathen; form'd a Resolution of establishing a Mission of their Brethren upon the Coast of Terra Labrador, & for that purpose have appointed John Hill, Christian Drachart, Jens Haven & Christian Andrew Schloezer to effect this their pious Purpose. And whereas the Lords Commissrs. for Trade & Plantations have upon application from the said Society signified their intire approbation of an undertaking so commends able in itself, & that promisses so great Benefit to the public, & are desirous of giving all reasonable encouragement & assistance thereto; these therefore are to certify to all persons whom it may concern, that their Lordships have taken the said John Hill, Christain Drachart, Jens Haven & Christian Andrew Schloezer under their protection & all Officers Civil and Military in his Majesty's service & all his Majesty's Subjects in general are hereby requested to give the said John Hill, Christian Drachart, Jens Haven & Christian Andrew Schloezer all aid comfort and assistance in their Power in the promotion of the Arduous & difficult Service they have so zealously engaged in.
By Order of their Lordships,
J. POWNALL, Secretary.
Whitehall, April 29th, 1765.”
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