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PETITION OF NEWFOUNDLAND MERCHANTS FOR A LABRADOR COURT (1852).
[EXTRACT FROM JOURNAL OF HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1852, p. 142-3.]
Mr. Prendergast presented a Petition from William Gordon and others, resident in Conception Bay, which was received and read, setting forth,—That they had invested capital, and employed a great many men, in carrying on the fisheries at Camp Islands, on the Labrador; that from the absence of a Magistrate on the Labrador, they are without the means of redress for damage done to their property by evil-disposed persons; that from the encroachments of the French at Belle Isle, they suffer to a great extent, without having any means within their reach of protecting themselves; and praying either that a Stipendiary magistrate may be appointed for the Labrador, or some other means adopted, as may appear meet to the House.
Ordered,—That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.