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EXTRACT FROM MINUTES
OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE COLONY OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
(NO. 4 RECORD BOOK, OCT. 26, 1861, TO AUGUST 3, 1869, p. 64.)
May 17th, 1862.
Present,—His Excellency Sir A. Bannerman, Kt. Gov.
Hon. L. O'Brien, President
H. W. Hoyles, Atty. Genl.
R. Carter (Actg.) Col. Secretary
Nicholas Stabb and John Bemister.
His Excellency having brought under the notice of the Council the neglected condition during the fishing season of the large populations who reside on, or frequent the Labrador in the want of adequate provision for the protection of life and property and the prompt and inexpensive redress of civil injuries; and having referred also to the unfair immunity enjoyed by a large part of that population from contribution of the expense of protecting the fisheries in which all are interested, the following minute was adopted:
“In the next session of the Legislature, let a bill be introduced for the establishment of a Court of limited criminal and civil jurisdiction on the Labrador; and in order to provide for the expense of such establishment and for a fair proportion of the cost of protecting the fisheries in that locality, let the provisions of the Revenue Act be put into operation within the limits of this Government, such notice being first given of the intention of the Government in this respect as His Excellency may consider expedient.”