The colonial governor was an official sent by the king to the colonies to be a kind of "viceroy". This governor had supreme authority in the colony, being an administrative official with great political power within the colonies. The colonial governor represented the king in the colonies and owned a council that was responsible for advising and helping him to govern.
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