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GOVERNOR COCHRANE'S COMMISSION TO JAMES BLAIKIE
TO BE CLERK OF THE LABRADOR COURT.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 35, page 384.
L.S. By His Excellency Sir Thomas John Cochrane,
(Signed) Knight, Governor and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. Thos. Cochrane.
Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the 5th year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the fourth intituled “An Act for the better administration of Justice in Newfoundland and for other pruposes” It is declared and enacted that it shall and may be lawful for the Governor or Acting Governor of Newfoundland for the time being to institute a Court of Civil Jurisdiction at certain parts or places on the Coast of Labrador, or the Islands adjacent thereto, and that the said Court shall be holden by a Judge who shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor or Acting Governor of Newfoundland, and shall have a Clerk and such other Ministerial Officers as the Governor or Acting Governor shall appoint AND WHEREAS I the said Governor have by virtue of the power and authority so given unto me by the said recited Act of Parliament instituted such Court of Civil Jurisdiction as aforesaid, and have also appointed a Judge of the said Court, and it being necessary and expedient to appoint a Clerk of the said Court, I the said Governor do therefore by these presents nominate and appoint you James Blaikie, Esquire to be Clerk of the said Court of Civil Jurisdiction, Giving and hereby granting unto you the said James Blaikie full power and authority to hold, execute and enjoy the said office of Clerk of the said Court with all and singular the rights, profits, Privileges, Fees, Perquisites and Emoluments unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining during pleasure.
Given under my hand & seal at the Government House, St.
John's, Newfoundland the 18th July, 1826, in the
seventh year of His Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command,
E. B. BRENTON.