[Editor: The official announcement of the appointment of Arthur Phillip as Governor of New South Wales, published in The London Gazette (14-17 April 1787).]
Whitehall, April 17.
The King has been pleased to appoint James Seton, Esq; to be Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of St. Vincent, in the Room of Edmund Lincoln, Esq; deceased.
The King has also been pleased to appoint Arthur Phillip, Esq; to be Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Territory of New South Wales.
The London Gazette (London, UK), number 12847, 14 to 17 April 1787 [“From Saturday April 14, to Tuesday April 17, 1787”], page 181
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