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INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SURROGATES
BY GOVERNOR PICKMORE.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. VOLUME 27, p. 221
By His Excellency, Francis Pickmore, Esquire,
Vice Admiral of the White, Governor and
Commander in Chief in and over the Island
of Newfoundland &c. &c. &c.
In all cases which may be brought before you and that are not provided for in the Acts of Parliament with which you are furnished, you are to take to your Assistance, the Justices of the Peace (where there are any) and
determine them according to the Established Customs and regulations of the
Fishery and as shall appear to you equitable and just. But all cases of
dispute relating to any exclusive right to or property in Fishing Rooms, or
Lands are to be referred to me, and in order to enable me to decide in such
Cases with Justice, you will be very particular in your reports describing in
cases of property the situation, size use and nature of buildings, the limits,
extent, boundaries, admeasurement and situation of Lands.
You will take care to authorise at such places in each District as you may deem necessary a proper Person in the absence of the Surrogate to issue Process, pursuant to the latter part of the 3rd Section of the 49 Geo. 3rd, Cap. 27.
Given under my Hand at Fort Townshend,
St. John's, Newfoundland, the 23rd day
of September, 1816.
To the Surrogates, for the
Island of Newfoundland,
and its Dependencies.
By Command of His Excellency,
P. C. LEGEYT.