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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning instructions to American and West Indian governors concerning land grants and public officials
Great Britain. Privy Council
December 03, 1761
Volume 11, Page 145

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[B. P. R. O. America and West Indies. Vol: 105. p. 361.]

At the Court at St James's the 3rd day of December 1761.
Present
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Upon reading at the Board a Report from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations dated the 2nd of this Instant together with two Draughts of Instructions prepared by them, the One for the Governors of such of His Majesty's Colonies 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 Grants of or encourage Settlements upon any Lands within the said Colonies which may interfere with the Indians bordering thereon—And the other for the Governors of His Majesty's American Islands and for the Governors of those Colonies of the Continent of America which are under His 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 in the said Colonies– His Majesty this day took the said Draughts of Instructions into Considertion and was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve thereof and to order as it is hereby ordered that the Right Honorable the Earl 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 Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Colonies on the Continent of North America and also for the Governors or Commanders in Chief of His Majesty's American Islands and of those Colonies on the Continent of America which are under His Mojesty's immediate Government and lay the same before His Majesty for His Royal Signature.

HEN: FANE.