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GOVERNOR DUCKWORTH TO EARL OF LIVERPOOL.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 21, page 259.
His Majesty's Ship Antelope,
at Spithead, November 25, 1810.
A difference of opinion having arisen whether according to the Act of the 49th of His Majesty's Chapter 27th for establishing Courts of Judicature in Newfoundland, and for re-annexing part of the Coast of Labrador to that Government, it can be considered lawful for the Governor of Newfoundland to institute Surrogate Courts in such part of the Coast of Labrador so re-annexed to his Government. I feel it my duty to request that your Lordship will do me the honor to instruct me on this subject, and to acquaint me whether I am authorised to extend the influence of a Surrogate Court to that remote part of my Government where from the difficulty of a recourse to the Supreme Court it must be most wanted, or whether, in strict application of the terms of the 15th Section I am restrained from doing so.
I have the honor, &c.,
J. T. DUCKWORTH.
To the Earl of Liverpool, &c., &c.