GOVERNOR GLOVER TO SIR M. E. HICKS BEACH.
29th August, 1879.
Having received information from Mr. Fortescue, Justice of the Peace at Rigolette, Labrador, and from the Rev. W. C. Shears, of the total failure of the salmon fishery this season, and the consequent prospect of starvation of the inhabitants of Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, during the approaching winter; and as I have not yet visited this part of my Government which I fear has heretofore been very much neglected, I am this day proceeding in H.M.S. "Druid," accompanied by one of my Ministers to inspect the neighbourhood of that locality and am taking with me fifty barrels of flour and two barrels of molasses, supplied by the Government in case immediate assistance may be needed.
I shall furnish a full report of that part of the Colony on my return to St. John's, on or about the 9th September.
Trusting that this may meet your approval.
I have &c.,
(Sd.) J. H. GLOVER.
The Right Honourable
SIR M. E. HICKS BEACH, BART.