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Province of CanadaProvince of Canada

Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great BritainBritain
and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith

To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting

Know Ye that amongst the Rolls and Records in
the Registrar's Office of the Province of CanadaProvince of Canada in Lib: A of General Tracts, Folio
249
it is thus contracted to wit:

By the King

A Proclamation

George R.

Whereas We have taken into our Royal
consideration the extensive and valuable acquisitions in AmericaAmerica secured to our Crown by the late definitive
Treaty of Peace concluded at ParisParis the 10th day of February last and being desirous that all our loving subjects
as well as our Kingdoms as of our Colonies in AmericaAmerica, may avail themselves with all convenient speed of the
great benefits and advantages which must accruce therefore to their commerce, manufactures and Navigation.
We have thought fit with the advice of our Privy Council to issue this our Royal Proclamation, hereby to Publish
and declare to all our loving subjects, that We have with the advice of our said Privy Council granted our setters
patent under our Great Seal of Great BritainBritain to erect within the Countries and Islands ceded and Confirmed to us
by the said Treaty four distinct and separate Governments stiled and called by the names of QuebecQuebec, East
FloridaFlorida, West FloridaFlorida and Grenada and limited and bounded as follows, viz

Firstly The Government of QuebecQuebec, bounded on the Sabrador Coast by the River Saint John and from thence by a
line drawn from the head of the River though the State St. John to the South end of the Lake Nipissim from whence the said

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high lands which divide the Rivers that empty themselves the said River Saint Lawrence from those which fall into the
Sea and also along the north coast of the Bay des Charleurs and the coast of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to Cape Rosieres and
from thence crossing the mouth of the River Saint Lawrence by the West end of the Island of Anticostly tormenates at the
aforesaid River Sant John.

Secondly The Government of West FloridaFlorida bounded to the westward by the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola
River to the northward by a line drawn from that part of the said River where the Catahouchee and Flint Rivers
meet, to the source of St Marys River and by the course of the said River to the Atlantic Ocean and to the East and South
by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Florida including all Islands within six leagues of the sea coast.

Thirdly The Government of West Flroida bounded to the southward by the Gulf of Mexico including all
Islands within six leagues of the coast from the River Apalachicola to Lake Pontehartrain, to the westward by the
said lake, the Lake Maurepas the River MississippiRiver Mississippi to the northward by a line drawn due East from that
part of the River MississippiRiver Mississippi which lies in 31 Degrees North Latitude to the River Apalachicola or Catahouchee
and and to the Eastward by the said River.

Fourthly The Government of Genada comprehending the Islands of that name together with the Grenadines
and the Islands of Dominico, Saint Vincent and Tobago

And to the end that the open and free fishery of our subjects may be extended to and carried on upon the coast of
Labrador and the adjacent Islands We have thought fit with the advice of our said Privy Council to put all that
coast from the River St. Johns to Hudson's streights together with the Islands of Anticostly and Madelaine and
all other smaller Islands lying upon the said coast, under the care and inspection of our Governr of Newfoundland.

We have also with the advice of our Privy Council thought fit to annex the Islands of St. John and cape Breton
or Isle Royale with the lesser Islands adjacent thereto to our Governor of Nova Sestia.

We have also with the advice of our Privy Council aforesaid annexed to our Province of Georgia all the lands
lying between the Rivers Attamaha and Saint Marys

And Whereas it will greatly contribute to the speedy setting of our said new governments that our loving
subjects should be informed of our Paterral care for the security of the liberty and properties of those who are and
shall become inhabitants We have thought fil to publish and declare by this our Proclamation that We have in
the Letters Patent under our Great Seal of Great BritainBritain by which the said Governments are constituted, given
express power and direction to our Governor of our said Colonies respectively that so soon as the state and
circumstances of the said Colonies will admit thereof, they shall with the advice and Consent of the members
of our Council summa and call general assemblies within the said Governments respectively, in such manner
and form as is used and directed in those Colonies and Provinces in AmericaAmerica which are under our immediate
Government. and We have also given power to the said Governors with consent of our said Councils and the