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GOVERNOR EDWARDS OF NEWFOUDLAND
To LORD G. GERMAIN.
St. John's, Newfoundland,
12 Septr 1779.
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Agreeable to your Lordship's Letter to me dated 2nd April last, and in consequence of Petitions from the principal Merchants and Inhabitants I have disposed of the small Arms and Ammunition which was sent out in the Britannia Store Ship, in the following manner: viz. For the defence of Alexis River on the Coast of Labrador 200 Stand, Temple Bay 120 Stand, and Chatteau 80 Stand, with a proportionable quantity of Ammunition. The Cannon I have not been able to send to them, and no Vessel, or party has yet applied to me to receive and carry them away. . . . .
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(Signed) R. EDWARDS.
Endorsed: St. John's, Newfoundland,
12th Septr 1779. Governor Edwards.
R. 12th Octr.