p. 1352 N
EXTRACTS FROM REPORT.
ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE COAST OF LABRADOR BY THE GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND (SIR WILLIAM MACGREGOR) DURING THE
MONTH OF AUGUST, 1905.
JOURNAL OF THE ASSEMBLY, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1907, pp. 335, 342-343.
Referring to the Moravian Mission stations on the coast, the Governor said:
“Judicial powers have not been granted to the Mission, as seems to have been contemplated in connection with the original grants, and consequently the Missionaries can only expel evil-doers from the stations from which they hold grants; or, in the case of church members, exclude them from Communion or church ceremonies. Expulsion from a station, though rare has not been quite unknown.”
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“It is true that on the Innuit coast there is no prison, no police, no magistrate. But it would not appear that these adjuncts of civilization, necessary elsewhere, are required there, so far as the maintenance of order is concerned. The moral control of the Mission, which has been so effective in the past, would appear to be sufficient at the present time.”
No. 463 N
17th August, 1909—AFFIDAVIT OF C. A. MARTIN.
Vide, Part VIII C, No. 427, p. 1308.