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VOL. LXXVIII. MONDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER, 1950. No. 79.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
WHEREAS by a Commission passed under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet, bearing date
the eighth day of August, 1950, in the fourteenth year of the reign of His Majesty King GEORGE the
Sixth, His Majesty has been pleased to appoint me to be during His pleasure, Governor and
Commander-in-Chief in and over the Colony of the Leeward Islands:
NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby publish and proclaim and make known that I have this day
taken the Oaths prescribed in certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm, bearing date at
Westminster the twenty-eight day of December, 1939, amending the Letters Patent of the seventeenth
day of November, 1936, constituting the office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward
Islands and have entered upon the duties of Governor and Commander-in-Chief as aforesaid.
AND, I do hereby command all and singular His Majesty's Officers and loving subjects in the
Colony of the Leeward Islands, and all others whom it may concern, to take due notice hereof aind to
give their ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the Colony of the Leeward Islands at the
Government House, Antigua, this 18th day of September, 1950, and in the fourteenth
year of His Majesty's reign.
By His Excellency's Command,
P. D. MACDONALD,
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COMMISSION passed under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet, appointing
Kenneth William Blackburne, Esq., C.M.G., O.B.E., to be Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands.
I)ated 8th Auwius, 1950.
GEIIGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British
the Seas King, Defender of the Faith: To Our Trusty
KENNETH WILLIAM BLACKBURNE, Esquire, Companion of Our
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer of Our most
the British Empire, Greeting:
Excellent Order of
WE do, by this Our Commission under Our Sign Manual and Signet, appoint you,
the said KENNETH WILLIAM BLACKBURNE, to be, during Our pleasure, Our Governor and
Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Colony of the Leeward Islands, with all the powers,
rights, privileges, and advantages to the said Office belonging or appertaining.
II. And We do hereby authorise, empower, and command you to exercise and
perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in certain Letters Patent under
the Great Seal of Our Realm, constituting the Office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of Our Colony of the Leeward Islands, bearing date at Westminster the Seventeenth day of
November, 1936, as amended by further Letters Patent under the Great Seal bearing date
Twenty-eighth day of December, 1939, and the Twelfth day of July, 1943, or in any
other Letters Patent adding to, amending, or substituted for the same, according to such
Orders and Instructions as Our said Governor and Commander-in-Chief for the time being
hath already received, and to such further Orders and instructions as you may hereafter
receive from Us.
III. And further We do hereby appoint that, so soon as you shall have taken the
prescribed Oaths and have entered upon duties of your Office, this Our present Commission
shall supersede the Commission under Our Sign Manual and Signet dated the Third day
of March, 1948, appointing Our Iiglht Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin OLIVER
RIDSDALE, The Earl BALlDWIN of Bewdley, to be Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of Our Colony of the Leeward Islands.
IV. And We do hereby command all and singular Our Officers and loving subjects
in Our said Leeward Islands, and all others whom it may concern, to take due notice hereof,
and to give their ready obedience accordingly.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's, this eighth day of August, 1950, in the
Fourteenth year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty's Command,
Kenneth William Blackburne, Esq., C.M.G., O.B.E.,
to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN,
Acting Government Printer-By Authority.
Esq., C.M G.,
SB.E., to be