p. 1431 C
EXTRACT FROM REPORT
OF AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE COAST OF LABRADOR BY THE GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND, (SIR WILLIAM MACGREGOR) DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 1905.
(JOURNAL OF THE ASSEMBLY, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1907, p. 366.)
“Although merchants declared to Mr. Rendell that they would not pay dues unless a Labrador Court was established, no permanent arrangement seems to have been made for administering justice, for on the 15th March, 1854, the Governor in a message to the House said: ‘In the latter part of the year 1852 reliable information reached the Admiral Commander-in-Chief on this station, as well as the Governor of the Colony, that parties possessing fishing privileges on the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador contemplated to disregard the laws in existence, or hereafter to be passed by the Colonial Legislature for regulating the mode of conducting the fisheries, provided such laws interfered with the mode usually in practice.’”