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ORDER OF HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL,
DRAFTS OF A
COMMANDER-IN- CHIEF IN AND OVER THE
C.O. 5. VOL.
At the Court at Kensington
the 22 day of May 1729.
The Queen's most Excellent Majesty
Upon reading this day at the Board a Report from the Lords of the
Committee of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Councill with a Draught of Instructions for the Lord Vere Beauclerk,
Commander in Chief of the Convoy appointed for the preservation of the Fishery of Newfoundland— And also with a Draught
of a Blank Commission and Instructions for a Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland in
America, the Fort and Garrison at Placentia, and all other Forts and Garrisons Erected or to be Erected in that Island.
Her Majesty taking the same into Her Consideration, was pleased with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Councill
to approve of the said severall Draughts, and to order, as it is hereby ordered that the said Draught of Instructions for
the Lord Vere Beauclerk be prepared for Her Majesty's Royall signature, And that a Warrant be prepared for passing the said
Draught of a Commission for a Governor of Newfoundland under the Great Seal of Great Britain, and that the Instructions for such
Governor be prepared for Her Majesty's Royall signature.
And Her Majesty doth hereby further order ; that the Blanks left in
the said Draughts of Commission and Instructions for the Name of the Governor be filled up with the Name of Captain Henry
Osborn Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Squirrell— and that in Case of his Death William Coalsea first Lieutenant of His
Majesty's Ship the Oxford or the first Lieutenant of the said Ship for the time being, be appointed to take upon him the
administration of the Government of the said Island— And one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State is to Cause the
necessary Directions to be given therein accordingly :
Endorsed : May 22d 1729.
Order of Council for preparing a Commission and Instructions for a Govr
of the Island of Newfoundland.