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No. 311.

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR TRADE AND PLANTATION.

COLONIAL  OFFICE  RECORDS  391/85.
      Tuesday, January 27th, 1778.

NEWFOUNDLAND.
      The Secretary laid before the Board certain papers relating to a grant to John Agnew, Esqre., and others, of mines which they shall discover and work within the Island of Newfoundland, and such parts of the sea coast of Labrador as lie within sixty miles of the low water mark, between the River St. John and the Southern Limits of the Territory granted to the Hudsons Bay Company, vizt.
      Copy of the grant to John Agnew, Esqre., and others for 14 years dated December 19th, 1774.
      Report of the State of the copper mine at Shoal Bay dated October 22nd, 1776.
      Letter from Mr. Dunn to Govr. Montagu, dated October 3, 1777, respecting the King's Tenth.
      Their Lordships having considered the said papers were of opinion that as the matters therein contained related to Royal Rights, the sense of the Treasury should be taken, as to the mode of paying the Tenths before any Instruction was prepared for His Majesty Governor of Newfoundland.



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MINUTES OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF TRADE AND PLANTATION.

COLONIAL  OFFICE  RECORDS  391/85.
      Tuesday, March 3rd, 1778.

NEWFOUNDLAND.
      The Draught of an additional Instruction to the Governor of Newfoundland directing him to receive the King's Tenth of all such metals, ores and minerals as shall be extracted from the mines granted to John Agnew, Esqre., and others, having been prepared pursuant to order by the minute of the 24th February last was approved; And a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs, accompanying the same was signed.

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