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GOVERNOR COCHRANE'S PROCLAMATION
APPOINTING TIMES AND PLACES FOR HOLDING THE
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 35, page 388.
L.S. By His Excellency Sir Thomas John Cochrane,
(Signed) Knight, Governor and Commander in Chief, &c. &c.
Whereas by an Act passed in the 5th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, & intituled “An Act for the better administration of Justice in Newfoundland and for other purposes” it is enacted and declared that it shall and may be lawful for the Governor or Acting Governor of Newfoundland for the time being to institute a Court of Civil Jurisdiction at any such parts or places on the Coast of Labrador or the Islands adjacent thereto which are reannexed to the Government of Newfoundland as occasion shall require.
NOW THEREFORE in pursuance of the power and authority to me given by the said Act of Parliament, and in fulfilment of the requisitions and provisions of the same, I, the said Governor do by this my Proclamation institute a Court of Civil Jurisdiction at be holden at INVUCTOKE on the 22nd day of August at Huntingdon Harbour on the 30th day of August; at VENISON ISLAND on the 5th day of September; at CAPE CHARLES HARBOUR on the 13th day of September; at CAPE ST. FRANCIS on the 9th day of September; CHATEAUX BAY on the 21st day of September and at L'ANSE A LOUP on the 29th day of September next, on the said Coast of Labrador, or at any, or either of the said places, and as nearly on the said days and periods, or at any other place or places on the said Coast of Labrador and at such periods as circumstances will permit, or may render necessary, with Jurisdiction, power and authority to hear, determine all suits and complaints of a civil nature after the manner and form provided by the said Act, and arising within any of the parts or places on the said Coast of Labrador, or the Islands adjacent thereto, which are re-annexed to the Government of Newfoundland,
viz: from the entrance of Hudson's Straits to a line to be drawn due North and South from Anse Sablon on the said Coast, to the fifty-second degree of North Latitude.
And I do authorise, empower and direct the Judge of the said Court of Civil Jurisdiction, hereby instituted, from day to day and from place to place, or for any number of days within the term, session, or continuance of the said Court, to adjourn the said Court, to meet, re-assemble and sit again in the execution and discharge of the duties of the said Court, when, and so often as by the said Judge may be deemed necessary or expedient for the due and proper fulfilment and discharge of such duties.
And of these presents gall Magistrates, the Sheriff and his deputies, all Bailiffs, Constables, Keepers of Gaols, and other Officers of the Coast of Labrador, in the execution of their Offices about the Premises, are desired, and hereby required.and commanded to take due notice and govern themselves accordingly.
Given under my hand at Government House, St. John's, the
second day of January, in the Sixth year of His
By Command of His Excellency the Governor,
E. B. BRENTON.