p. 1533 C
EXTRACT FROM MR. DONALD A. SMITH'S LETTER
DATED 15TH OCTOBER, 1864, FROM RIGOLET TO MR. THOMAS FRASER AT LONDON.
(HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE.)
. . . . “The Collector of Revenue for the Coast of Labrador, appointed by the Government of Newfoundland, visited North West River on the 20th August and demanded duties on all dutiable goods imported by the Company this season. I consented to pay duty under protest, which I consider merely nominal, on 1041 gallons Molasses from Quebec which was landed at Rigolet, the amount being £8.13.7 stg. for which I have him a bill on the Governor and Committee; but for the other goods from England & Canada, all of which were landed at North West River, the Jacques Cartier being there at the moment, I declined paying, holding that he and the Judge, who accompanied him to this place, had no jurisdiction at North West River. This he argued for some time, of course professing to view the matter differently but finally withdrew without receiving the duties. Our intercourse throughout, was of the most friendly character.
“The small portion of the goods received from Canada, for Ungava, on which duty was exigible is held here in bond as I declined paying for them also . . . .”