LORDS OF TRADE TO THE KING.*
[PLANTATIONS GENERAL ENTRIES, XLV., p. 162.]
To the Kings most Excellent Majesty.
May it please your Majesty
In obedience to your Majesty's Order in Council the 23 of last month We have prepared the Draughts of an Instruction for the Governors of such of your Majesty's Colonies upon the Continent of North America as are under your Majesty's immediate Government and where the property of the Soil is in your Majesty, forbidding them to pass Grants of or encourage settlements upon any lands within the said Colonies which may interfere with the Indians bordering thereon.
We have also in obedience to the said Order prepared the Draught of an Instruction for the Governors of your Majesty's American Islands, and for the Governors of those Colonies on the Continent of America, which are under your Majesty's immediate Government containing directions with respect to the tenure of the Commissions to be by them Granted to the Chief Judges and Justices of the Courts of Judicature of the said Colonies both which Draughts, We humbly beg leave to lay before your Majesty for your Royal approbation
Which is most humbly submitted
Dec.: 2, 1761.SOAME JENYNS
*Reproduced from Documents relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, edited by E. B. O'Callaghan, M.D., LL.D. (Albany, 1856). Vol. VII., pp. 477-478.