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Proclamation of the Union of South Africa

By The King.

A Proclamation.

Edward R. & I.

Whereas by an Act of Parliament passed in the ninth year of Our Reign, intituled “An Act to constitute the Union of South Africa,” it is enacted that it shall be lawful for the King, with the advice of the Privy Council, to declare by Proclamation that, on and after a day therein appointed, not being later than one year after the passing of the Act, the Colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony, shall be united in a Legislative Union under one Government under the name of the Union of South Africa.

We, therefore, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, have thought fit to issue this Our Royal Proclamation, and We do hereby declare that on and after the thirty-first day of May, one thousand nine hundred and ten, the Colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony, shall be united in a Legislative Union under one Government under the name of the Union of South Africa.

Given at Our Court at Sandringham, this second day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine, and in the ninth year of Our Reign.

God save the King.

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