THIRD PERIOD: TO CANADA TENURES ACT, 1825.
HAMILTON TO BATHURST,
REPORTING HIS INTENTION TO SEND CAPT . BUCHAN TO GROS WATER INLET, LABRADOR TO INVESTIGATE TIMBER RESOUCES.
RECORD BOOK, ST . JOHN'S, NFLD. VOL. 31, p. 83.
Fort Townshend, St. John's,
Newfoundland, 13 January 1820.
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It has also been represented to me that there is an extensive inlet on the Coast of Labrador called Gross Water which is said to abound with very fine fir Timber fit for Naval purposes, and it is my intention, if the force sent out will admit of it, to employ Captain Buchan whose experience and abilities are well adapted to such an expedition on this service next summer. I have lately heard that he is safely moored and covered over in the River Exploits.
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I have the honor to be with great respect,
My Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient
To the Right Honorable
The Earl Bathurst K.G., &c &c &c.