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REFERENCE BACK TO LORDS OF TRADE.
FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF REPORT ON CASE OF LANDOWNERS
B.T. NEWFOUNDLD. VOL. 20, p. 317. 1772. Dec. 19th.
At the Council Chamber Whitehall,
the 19th Day of December, 1772.
By the Right Honble the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs.
His Majesty having been pleased by His Order in Council of the 8th of July last, to refer unto this Committee a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and plantations upon considering the Case of the Landholders in Canada proprietors of Seal Fisheries on the Coast of Labrador and their Lessees, As also of the possessors of certain Seal Fisheries on that Coast under Grants from the Governor of Quebec— The Lords of the Committee in Obedience to His Majesty's said Order of Reference this Day took the said Representation into Consideration and are hereby pleased to Order that the said Representation be referred back to the said Lords Commissioners for Trade and plantations, who are to confer with His Majestys' Governor of Newfoundland on the Subject of the Seal Fisheries carried on upon the Coast of Labrador, and Report their opinion to this Committee, how far the Seal Fisheries on the said Coast may be relieved from the great loss and detriment, which are represented to have ensued by those Fisheries being made Subject to such Rules and Regulations as the Governor of Newfoundland has thought necessary to be laid down for the Fisheries of Cod and Whale, since the said Coast of Labrador has been annexed to that Government, without prejudice to those Considerations of Policy which induced His Majesty by His Royal proclamation of 7th October, 1763 to put all the Coast of Labrador from the River St Johns to Hudsons Streights together with the Islands of Anticosti and Madelaine and all other smaller Islands lying upon the said Coast under the Care and Inspection of the Governor of Newfoundland.