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ADDITIONAL ADMIRALTY INSTRUCTIONS TO HUGH PALLISER,
AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS ON THE NEWFOUNDLAND STATION.
ADM. SEC. OUT LETTERS, VOL. 93, pp. 282-283.
Additional Instructions to Hugh Pallisser Esqr Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships & Vessels, employed and to be employed, at and about the Island of Newfoundland, the Islands Madelaine & Anticosti, and upon the Coast of Labrador, from the River St John to the Entrance of Hudsons Straits.
With respect to the Claim made by the French of exerciseing a Fishery upon the Coast of the Island of Belle Isle, at the Entrance of the Straits of that Name, between the North part of the Island of Newfoundland and the Coast of Labradore, mentioned in your Letters to the Earl of Halifax of the 11th September last; You are hereby required & directed in pursuance of the Kings Pleasure signified to Us by the Duke of Richmond one of His Majesty's Secretaries of State, in his Letter of the 28th past, to examine on your arrival in these parts, whether the said Island is situated nearer to the Coast of Labradore, or to that of Newfoundland, which will determine to which it belongs, and accordingly you are to permit or restrain the French, Fishing on the Coast of that Island.
And with respect to the regulations established by you last Year, for a Fishery on the Coast of Labradore, (which were transmitted with your aforesaid Letter) whereby His Majesty's American Subjects, seem to be precluded from exercising the said fishery, You are in pursuance of the King's farther pleasure signified as aforesaid, not to interupt His Majesty's sd American Subjects in fishing, provided they conform to the established Rules of Fishing.
And with regard to your proposal for building a Blockhouse on the Coast of Labradore, which together with a Plan and an Estimate of the Expence, you laid before us in April last, You are in pursuance of His Majesty's further pleasure signified as aforesaid, to cause one to be built there, in such situation as you shall judge best calculated for the security & Encouragement of the Adventurers to that Coast; taking care that exact Accounts of the Expence, attending the same, with proper Vouchers be transmitted to the proper Office, by the first convenient Opportunity. Given &ca the 2d of June 1766.
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