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[3 Dec., 1761.]

Plantations.
Draught of instruction to the Governor about granting Lands and Judge Commission appointed.



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No. 1222.

ORDER OF THE KING IN COUNCIL OF THE 3rd DECEMBER, 1761.


P.C. 2, VOL. 105, p. 604

At the Court of Saint James' the 3rd Day of December 1761.

PRESENT:

The King's Most Excellent Majesty.
Earl of Cholmondely.
Lord Grantham.
Earl of Egremont.
Robert Nugent, Esq.
Lord Berkely of Stratton.
Wellbore Ellis, Esq.
Lord Melcombe.

Upon reading at the Board a Report from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation Dated the 2nd of this Instant, together with two Draughts of Instructions prepared by them; The one for the Governor of such of His Majesty's Colonys upon the continent of North America as are under His Majesty's immediate Government and where the property of the soil is in His Majesty forbidding them to pass grant of or Encourage Settlements upon any Lands within the said Colonies which may interefere with the Indians bordering thereon; the other for the Governors of His Majesty's American Islands and for the Governors of those Colonies on the Continent of America which are under His Majesty's immediate Government containing direction with respect to the tenure of the Commissions to be by them granted to the Chief Judges and Justices of the Courts of Judicature in the said Colonies.—His Majesty this day took the said draught of Instructions into consideration and was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve thereof and to Order as it is hereby Ordered, That the Right Honourable the Earl of Egremont One of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State do cause instructions to be prepared agreeable to the said Draughts (which are hereunto annexed) for the Governors or Commanders-in-Chief of His Majesty's Colonies on the Continent of North America and also for the Governors or Commanders-in-Chief of His Majestys American Islands and of those Colonies on the Continent of America which are under His Majestys immediate Government and lay the same before His Majesty for the Royal Signature.

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