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GOVERNOR HOLLOWAY TO GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF LOWER CANADA.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 20, page 162.
Fort Townshend, St. John's,
18th July, 1809.
I have the honor to enclose for your Excellency's Information, an Act past this last Session of Parliament, for re-annexing the Coast of Labrador to the Government of Newfoundland, which in the Year —— was annexed to Canada on Account of some Grants of Lands given by Lord Dorchester to a few Canadians; Your Excellency may assure the Possessors of those Grants, that they will not be interrupted in this quiet Enjoyment of them.
A new Commission is made out for the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court at Quebec, excluding that part of the Coast of Labrador now annexed to Newfoundland as mentioned in the said Act.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant,
Lieut.-General Sir J. H. Craig, K.B.,
Governor General & Commander in Chief, &c., &c., &c.