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GOVERNOR PALLISER TO CAPT. JNO. HAMILTON, SURROGATE FOR LABRADOR,
TO APPREHEND SEVEN MEN, SERVANTS TO Mr. NICHs. DARBY, FOR A MURTH ER COMMITTED AT FORTEAUX THE LAST WINTER.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume, 4, page 50.
By His Excellency Hugh Pallisser, &c., &c.
Whereas information upon Oath hath been made before Geo. Robinson Walters Esq., one of His Majesty's Justices for keeping the Peace, that on the 31st day of December, 1766, at a place called Forteaux on this Coast of Labrador, a Quarrel and Affray happen'd amongst a Crew of Eight Men Named John Henley, Thos. Dunfee, Thos. Nosworthy, John Windsor, Jno. Carter, Saml. Wollicott, Richd. Newgent, and Jno. Dellon, in which Richd. Newgent was barbarously murther'd; and there being also strong and probable grounds for suspecting that another man was lately murther'd by some of the said crew at the Island of Bois during the last Summer.
You are hereby authorised and required to search for and apprehend the said Jno. Henley, Thos. Dunfee, Thos. Nosworthy, Jno. Windsor, John Carter, Saml. Wollicott and John Dellon wherever they may be found, & safely secure and convey them to this place, in order to their being sent to St. John's to be try'd at the General Assizes for the said Murther, and such of them as you may not be able to apprehend before I leave this place, you are to secure them till you return to St. John's yourself, for which this shall be your Warrant. In the Execution of which, all His Maj's. Officers and Subjects are hereby required in the King's name to be aiding and assisting to you Jno. Hamilton, Esq., my Deputy or Surrogate on the South Coast of Labrador.
Given under my hand & Seal in Pitts Harbour, Labrador, this
9th day of August, 1767.
By Order of His Excellency,
Jno. Windsor, Is now at the Isle of Bois.
Thos. Nosworthy, Do.
Thos. Dunsee, Do.
Jno. Dellon, Do.
Saml. Wollicot, Now in confinement on board the
Now at Cape Charles and will be apprehended by another Warrant.
Rich. Newgent Is the man Murther'd.