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to the lat. 22 Geo. II.

But for offences committed on

in temelje for or the twenty-eighth of Henry the Eighth directs, or by commission by commission from our said commiffioners for executing the office of high admiral according of Great Britain, or from our high admiral of Great Britain for the

time being, according to the afore-mentioned act, intituled, “ An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one act of

parliament the laws relating to the government of his Majesty's Thips, vessels, and forces by sea,” and not otherwise.

Provided nevertheless, that all disorders and misdemeanors comfore these per- mitted on shore by any captain, commander, lieutenant, master, tricd and punish- Officer, seaman, soldier, or other person whatsoever belonging to the persone no any of our ships of war, or other vessels, acting by iminediate place where the commission or warrant from our commissioners for executing the edemedital be office of high admiral. of Great Britain, or from our high admiral

of Great Britain for the time being, under the seal of our admiralty, may be tried and punished according to the laws of the place where any such disorders, offences, and misdemeanors shall be committed on shore, notwithstanding fuch offender be in our actual service and borne in our pay on board any of our ships of war, or other vessels, acting by our immediate commission or warrant from our commillioners for executing the office of high admiral of Great Britain, or from our high admiral of Great Britain for the time being as aforesaid, so as he shall not receive any protection for the avoiding of justice for such offences committed on shore from any pretence of his being employed in our service at sea.

And our further will and pleasure is, that all public monies raised, council, to dif- or which shall be raised, by any act hereafter to be made within our money for the said province, be issued out by warrant from you, by and with the fupport of the advice and consent of our council as aforesaid, for the support of

the government, and not otherwise.
And we likewife give and grant unto you

full council , to grant authority, by and with the advice and consent of our faid council,

to settle and agree with the inhabitants of our faid province for such lands, tenements, and hereditaments as now are, or hereafter thall be, in our power to dispose of, and them to grant to any person or persons upon fuch terms and under such moderate quitrents, services, and acknowledgements, to be thereupon reserved unto us, as you, with the advice aforesaid, thall think fit; which


Power, with the coasent of the


Power, with the consent of the

power and

said grants are to pass and be sealed by our public seal of our said The grants to he
province, and, being entered upon record by such officer or officers feal, and to be
as shall be appointed thereunto, Ihall be good and effectual in the registered.
law against us, our heirs and successors.

must be made

Provided the same be conformable to the instructions herewith These grants delivered to you, or to such other instructions as may hereafter be sent conformable to you under our fignet and sign manual, or by our order in our privy fru&tions. council; which instructions, or any articles contained therein, or And these inany such order made in our privy council, so far as the same shall lating to she relate to the granting of lands as aforesaid, shall from time to time francing of be published in the province, and entered on record in like manner published. as the said grants are hereby directed to be entered.

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And we do hereby give you, the said James Murray, full power Power, with the and authority to order fairs, marts, and markets, and also such and council, to apso many ports, harbours, bays, havens, and other places for the point fairs and conveniency or security of shipping, and for the better loading and bours and unloading of goods and merchandizes, in such and so many places as, by and with the advice and consent of our faid council, shall be thought fit and necessary.


And we do hereby require and command all officers and ministers, All officers civil civil and military, and all other inhabitants of our faid province, and minerary to be obedient, aiding, and assisting unto you, the said James Murray, habitants of the in the execution of this our commission and of the powers and be aiding and authorities therein contained; and, in case of your death or absence

affiling to the

governour in from our said province and government, to be obedient, aiding, the execution of and assisting to the commander in chief for the time being; to and in case of whom we do therefore by these presents give and grant all and of the singular the powers and authorities herein granted, to be by him nour, to the executed and enjoyed during our pleasure, or until your arrival chief for the within our faid province.

death or absence

time being

And in case of your death or absence from our faid province, who shall be our

will and pleasure is, that our lieutenant-governour of Montreal chamar de in or Trois Rivieres, according to the priority of their commissions of province in cafe lieutenant-governour, do execute our said commission with all the absence of the powers and authorities therein mentioned, as aforesaid. And in governour. case of the death or absence of our lieutenant-governours of Montreal






and Trois Rivieres from our faid province, and that there shall be no person within our faid province appointed by us to be lieutenantgovernour or commander in chief of our faid province, our will and pleasure is, that the eldest councillor, who shall be, at the time of

your death, or absence, residing within our said province, Ihall take

upon him the administration of the government, and execute our faid commission and instructions, and the several powers and authorities therein contained, in the same manner to all intents and purposes as other our governour or commander in chief should or ought to do, in case of your absence, or until your return, or in all cases until our further pleasure be known.

This office of And we do hereby declare, ordain, and appoint, that you, the captain general and governour said James Murray, shall and may hold, execute, and enjoy the heldoni dubine office and place of our Captain General and Governour in Chief in thie King's plea- and over our faid province of Quebec and all the territories depending

thereon, with all and singular the powers and authorities hereby granted unto you, for and during our will and pleasure. In witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster the twenty-first day of November, in the fourth year of our reign.

By writ of privy seal. (Signed) YORKE & YORKE.

Recorded at the Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, the 28th day of November 1763.

(Signed) T. TOM KYN S.

Recorded in the Register's Office in Quebec, the 7th day of June 1766.

(Signed) J. GOLDFRAP, D. Regr.


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OATHS of Allegiance and Abjuration of the Pope's

Power, and the Pretender's Right to the Crown of

Mentioned in the foregoing Commission of Captain General

and Governour in Chief.


A. B. do sincerely promise and swear, that I will be faithful, and bear trụe allegiance, to his Majesty King George.

So help me GOD.



A. B. do swear, that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and

abjure, as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the fee of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.

And I do declare, that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate, hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm.

So help me GOD.



I A. B. do truely and sincerely acknowledge, profess, testify, and Ackroyectos declare in my conscience, before God and the world, that our King's right to

Sovereign Great Britain.

Sovereign Lord King George is the rightful King of this realm, and all other his Majesty's dominions thereunto belonging.

Declaration au gainst the pre

the crown;

and renunciation

or any

And I do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I do believe in my iender's title to conscience, that the person pretended to be Prince of Wales, during

the life of the late King James, and since his decease pretending to be, and taking upon himself the style and title of, King of England, by the name of James the Third, or of Scotland, by the name of James the Fifth, or the style and title of King of Great Britain, hath not any right or title whatsoever to the crown of this realm,

other the dominions thereto belonging: and I do renounce, of all allegiance op obedience to refuse, and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him.

And I do swear, that I will bear faith and true allegiance to his Majesty King George, and him will defend, to the utmost of my power, against all traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever,

which shall be made against his person, crown, or dignity. And and to disclose, I will do my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to his conspiracics. Majesty, and his successors, all treasons and traitorous conspiracies

which I shall know to be against him, or any of them.


Promise to defend the King against all traitorous conspiracies :

Promise to

cestion to the crown, accord


And I do faithfully promise, to the utmost of my power, to Protectant fac- support, maintain, and defend the succession of the crown against

him the said James, and all other persons whatsoever, which ing to the act of succession, by an act, intituled, “ An Act for the further limitation

“ of the crown and better securing the rights and liberties of the “ subjects,” is and stands limited to the Princess Sophia, electoress and dutchess dowager of Hanover, and the heirs of her body,

being Protestants. Sincerity of all And all these things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and thefe declarat swear, according to these express words by me spoken, and according mises according to the plain and common sense and understanding of the same words, meaning of the without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret reservation

whatsoever. And I do make this recognition, acknowledgement, preiled. abjuration, renunciation, and promise, heartily, willingly, and truly, upon the true faith of a Christian.

So help me GOD.

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