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EXTRACT FROM MR. D. A. SMITH'S LETTER
DATED 21ST AUGUST, 1865, FROM RIGOLET TO MR. THOMAS FRASER AT LONDON.
(HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE.)
. . . . “The Collector of Customs for Labrador we found waiting our arrival in this Bay, and I beg to say that I have drawn on the Company two bills of date 19th inst. in favour of the Receiver General of Newfoundland for £287.9.11 stg. and £6.10/stg. respectively, for duties on Cargo of Ocean Nymph, and a few days before my arrival another bill for £31.18/4 stg. had been given in favor of the same official by the officer having temporary charge at North West River, the latter amount being for duties on Cargo by Schooner “Jacques Cartier” from Quebec. The whole of the duties exacted have been paid under protest. . . . .”