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LORD STANLEY TO GOVERNOR HARVEY.
DESPATCHES RECEIVED, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1842.
No. 46. Downing Street.
20 March, 1842.
(Recd. 24th April.)
I have the honour to transmit to you the copy of a letter which I have received from Mr. Charles Hunt, with its enclosure complaining of an attempt made by the authorities of Newfoundland to levy Colonial duties on the Labrador Coast.
Although I find that my Predecessor investigated a similar complaint, preferred by Mr. Hunt on behalf of the Merchants engaged in the Fisheries on the Coast of Labrador, I am ready to reconsider the subject of the present representation. I have accordingly to desire you to examine into the circumstances of the case; and the Authorities relied on by the Executive Government of Newfoundland, which would justify the collection of the duties in question on the Coast of Labrador, and report to me the result of your enquiry with as little delay as possible.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
Sir John Harvey, K.C.B.