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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning seals for American colonies
Great Britain. Privy Council
April 13, 1767
Volume 11, Page 211

[B. P. R. O. America and West Indies Vol. 106. p. 103.]

At the Court at St James's
the 13th day of April 1767.
The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

His Majesty in Council having this day approved of fourteen new seals for the following Islands and Provinces in America viz:

Leward Islands
Bahama Islands
Nova Scotia
Massachusets Bay
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina

Is hereby pleased to order that the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburne one of His Majesty's principal Secretarys of State do cause Warrants to be prepared for His Royal Signature for transmitting the said Seals to the Governors of the said Island and Provinces empowering them to make use thereof And His Majes ty's said principal Secretary of State is hereby further ordered to cause the said Warrant and New Seals to be transmitted accordingly And to require the said Governors respectively to return the old seals to the Council Office at Whitehall in order to their being defaced by His Majesty at this Board.