p. 1004 JOINT
ORDER AGAINST FIRING THE WOODS ON THE
COAST OF LABRADOR.
BY HIS EXCELLENCY HUGH PALLISER, ETC., ETC.
Whereas the woods are frequently set on fire upon this coast by the crews of whaling vessels from the plantations and the same is an offence against the Statute of the 10th and 11th of William III., and is equally prejudicial to the public whether done wilfully maliciously or negligently. Notice is hereby given that if any persons by any ways or means whatever, shall set on fire any of the woods within my Government, they will be appre- 10 hended and sent to me at St. John's to be tried for such offence against the Statute.
Given, etc., in Pitt's Harbour, Labrador, 23rd July, 1767.
N.B.—Copies of this order are put up along this Coast where Whaling vessels resort.
N.B.—No fires must be made on shore where there is a possibility of its communicating to the adjacent woods.
By Order of His Excellency,