p. 1843                                  C



No. 760.

ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL,

APPROVING OF REVISED DRAFTS OF A COMMISSION AND INSTRUCTIONS       FOR FRANCIS WM. DRAKE, AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-     CHIEF IN AND OVER THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND.


C.O. 5. VOL.   21
At the Court at St. James's
the 11th day of April 1750.

Present
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.

         Upon reading at the Board a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation dated the 6th of this Instant, Setting forth that they have prepared a Draught of a New Commission for Francis William Drake Esqr Commander in Chief in and over His Majestys Island of Newfoundland, revoking and determining His Majestys former Commission to the said Francis William Drake, and impowering him, together with other Powers usually given to His Majestys Governors of the said Island, to constitute and appoint Judges and in Cases requisite, Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer for the Hearing and Determining of all Criminal Causes, Treason excepted, in the said Island— And further setting forth, that they have also prepared a New Draught of Instructions for the said Francis William Drake, wherein they have made no alterations from the former Instructions to him, excepting, that they have, in Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, added an Article agreable to that prepared for Philip Vanbrugh Esqr His Majesty's Governor of the said Island in the Year 1738 relative to the Clause inserted in his Commission, whereby he is impowered to appoint Judges, and in Cases requisite, Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Criminal Causes — His Majesty this day took the said Representation, together with the said Draughts of a Commission and Instructions into His Royal Consideration, and was pleased, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to approve the said Draughts, And to Order as it is hereby Ordered, that His Grace the Duke of Bedford One of His Majestys Principal Secretarys of State, Do Cause a Warrant to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature in Order to pass the said Draught of a Commission under the Great Seal. And that His Grace do likewise cause the said Draught of Instructions to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature.

W. SHARPE              
O. signed.        

Endorsed :  Order of Council, 11th April 1750,
         Govr of Newfoundland.

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