p. 1079 C
PETITION OF JOHN AGNEW AND ASSOCIATES
FOR GRANT OF MINERAL RIGHTS IN THE COUNTRY OF LABRADOR.
To the King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.
The Humble Petition of John Agnew of Sheuchan and Associates in the County of Wigtown North Britain.
That your petitioners have particular Information that there are several places in the Island of Newfoundland and Coast or Country of Labrador between the River St Laurence and Hudsons Streights where Copper, Copper Ores, and other Valuable Metals and Minerals may be procured which Your petitioners conceive will be highly advantageous to Your Majesty's Kingdoms if in the hands of proper persons.
That your petitioners are willing to hazard a Share of their private property in working such Mines as now are or hereafter shall be discovered in the Island of Newfoundland, and the said Country of Labrador at a certain limitted distance not exceeding sixty Miles from the Sea or flowing of the Sea Water on any part of the said Coast of Labrador upon Your Majesty's most graciously condescending to patronize Your petitioners by Your Royal Grant or Charter for that purpose.
Your Petitioners therefore most humbly pray Your Majesty that you would be graciously pleased to grant unto them all Mines, Minerals and Metals already discovered or hereafter to be discovered in the said Island of Newfoundland, or in the said Country of Labrador within the Limits aforesaid under such reservations and restrictions as have been usual in like Occasions. And Your petitioners as in all duty bound shall ever pray, & so forth.
For John Agnew Esqr, George Stewart
Esqr & for myself.
Order of the King in Council, dated May 19, 1773, referring to this Board, for their consideration & report to a Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, the petition of John Agnew & his Associates for a grant of all Mines, Minerals & Metals already discovered, or to be discovered in Newfoundland & on the Coast of Labrador within the limits therein specified, and under the usual regulations.
Recd May 26
Read Do. 27.