EXTRACT FROM INSTRUCTIONS TO LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1765.
PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE, C.O. 5, Vol. 1295, p. 118.
Instructions to Our Trusty and Well beloved John Penn Esq Lieut. Governor of Our Province of Pennsylvania in America Given at Our Court at St. James the day of 1765 in the year of Our Reign.
Whereas it shall be represented unto Us that several persons from Pennsylvania and the Back Settlements of Virginia have migrated to the Westward of the Alleghenny Mountains, and there have seated themselves on Lands contiguous to the Ohio in express Disobedience to Our Royal Proclamation of the Seventh of October 1763 ; It is therefrom Our Will and Pleasure, and you are hereby strictly enjoined and required to use your best Endeavours to supress such unwarrantable Proceedings and to put a stop to those and all other the like Encroachments for the Future, by causing all persons belonging to the Province under Your Government who have there irregularly seated themselves on Lands to the Westward of the Alleghenny Mountains immediately to evacuate those Settlements and that you do enforce as far as you are able, a more strict Obedience to Our Commands signified in Our said Royal Proclamation, and provide against any future violation thereof.