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EXTRACT FROM THOMAS FRASER'S (SECY.) LETTER,
DATED 13TH MAY, 1864, FROM LONDON TO D. A. SMITH, ESQ., AT ESQUIMAUX BAY, LABRADOR.
(HUDSON'S BAY CCOMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE, PRIVATE LETTER BOOK 639, pp. 155-156.)
. . . . “You will see from the enclosed copy of a letter received by Governor Sir Edmund Head from the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonial Department that H.M. Government have consulted the Law Officers of the Crown on the question as to the legality of the duties imposed by the Legislature of Newfoundland on goods imported into Labrador, and that the Colonial Minister is of opinion that the levying of the duties in question is not unjust nor the provisions of the Act under which they are levied unnecessarily oppressive. Consequently the Act is left to its operation. The Governor and Committee think that in these circumstances it would not be right on the part of the Company to resist payment of the duties in question, but on your being applied to for payment, you may, if you think it advisable, enter a protest against the payment.”