Royal Instructions to British Colonial Governors 1670–1776
24. Governor’s Commission and Title: Nova Scotia
With these our instructions you will receive our commission under our great seal of Great Britain constituting you OUR Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over our Province of Nova Scotia or ACADIA in America.
A-After OUR add: “Governor of Placentia in Newfoundland and”.
B-Omit OR ACADIA and substitute: “and the territories thereunto belonging”.
Nova Scotia: 1719-29 A; 1729-64; 1764-Rev. B.”
Labaree, Leonard Woods. “Royal Instructions to British Colonial Governors 1670–1776“. Vol. I and Vol. II. The American Historical Association. (New York : D. Appleton-Century Company, 1935) https://archive.org/details/royalinstruction0001laba, https://archive.org/details/royalinstruction0002laba