p. 1548 N
EXTRACT FROM REPORT OF COLLECTOR, 1868.
C.O. RECORDS 197/47.
22nd July at 9 a.m.—The steamer Labrador arrived from London, via Mingan, having on board D. A. Smith, Esq., Chief Factor of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company. The goods received by this vessel, and a small shipment of provisions from Quebec the previous September were entered and duties received by Bill of Exchange on the Governor of the Company in London.
24th July—Having received despatches from Mr. Smith to be forwarded to the Agent of the Company at St. John's, by the first favourable opportunity, we sailed from Rigolette, and the following evening arrived at Indian Harbour.
No. 601 C
HENRY CONNOLLY TO D. A. SMITH.
HUDSON'S BAY CO. CORR. (RIGOLET) LETTER BOOK 1869-1872.
Rigolet, 23rd August, 1869.
D. A. Smith, Esquire,
H. Bay Coy., Montreal.
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The Collector of H.M. Customs arrived here sometime before the Labrador. He demanded the Invoices. I had to produce the English one and that of Canada for Hamilon Inlet only, and had a bill under protest on the Governor and Committee for the same. The warrants &c. I herewith enclose, as well as Mr. Pearce's account, and also the Invoice and Bill of Lading by the Ocean Nymph, which vessel I hope will get up in safety. With best wishes for your health, I remain, dear Sir.
Your most obedient humble servant,