p. 1547                                          C



No. 598.

EXTRACT FROM MR. D. A. SMITH'S LETTER

DATED 23RD AUGUST, 1866, FROM RIGOLET TO MR. THOMAS FRASER AT LONDON.



(HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE.)

      . . . . “This letter is to be transmitted to St. John's, Newfoundland, by the Collector of Labrador, to whom I have given a Bill of Exchange on the Receiver General of Newfoundland of date the 22 August for £206.18/stg. being for duties on a portion of the Labrador's Cargo from England and Canada. Duties on goods intended for use in the interior of this Bay and at Ungava I have not paid, and the Collector, this year more moderate in his demands and anxious apparently to be accommodating appears to be well satisfied with what we chose to give him. . . . .”



No. 599                                         C

EXTRACT FROM MR. DONALD A. SMITH'S LETTER

DATED 17TH AUGUST, 1868, FROM S.S. “LABRADOR,” INDIAN HARBOUR, LABRADOR, TO MR. W. G. SMITH AT LONDON.



(HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE.)

      . . . . “I addressed you on the 23rd July intimating the arrival of the “Labrador” at Rigolet and advising draft on the Governor and Committee in favour of the Receiver General of Newfoundland for £151.4/8 stg. for duties on this season's imports. These duties, by an Act passed on the 14th March last, have become very onerous, having on most articles been advanced 100 P. Cent. beyond the rates formerly exacted. The amount of our draft is little more than one fourth of the sum we would have hand to pay, had the entire cargo of the Labrador been subjected to duty, but I deemed it quite justifiable to enter only that portion of the goods and provisions likely to be disposed of in the immediate neighbourhood of Esquimaux Bay, as our competitors to the Northward, the Moravian Brethren, under the plea of being Missionaries, have so far been allowed to bring in their goods duty free, notwithstanding that they are in every sense of the word ordinary traders. . . . .”

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