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No. 602.

REPORT OF COLLECTOR OF REVENUE ON THE EASTERN COAST OF LABRADOR, 1869.



COLONIAL OFFICE RRECORDS 197/49.  JOURNAL OF THE ASSEMBLY.  Appendix.

Report of the Collector of Revenue on the Eastern Coast of Labrador for the year 1869.

Custom House, St. John's.    
4th November, 1869.       
SIR,

      July 23rd.   Proceeded by Hamilton Inlet towards Rigolette, and at dark anchored in Mullin's Cove. Here I was informed that the S.S. “Labrador” had not yet arrived to the Hon. the Hudson Bay Company, but the schooner “Repeal” of Halifax, was at Mullihawk, some 6 miles from Rigolette, trading for salmon.
      July 24th.   At 7 a.m. wind easterly, left Mullin's Cove and went on to Mullinhawk. Here I found the “Rood” of Halifax and a schooner from Carbonear, both trading; the former entered his vessels and paid the duties demanded of him.
      July 26st.   At Rigolette, no sign of the steamer “Labrador.” The following day went to Mullin's Cove, expecting to find in that neighbourhood the schooner “S.G. Irwin” of Halifax; the next day returned to Rigolette, entered the barque “Ocean Nymph,” which vessel had arrived to the Honble. Hudson Bay Company with coals to be supplied to the steamer “Labrador.”
      July 31st.   Took passage in a boat in Mullin's Cove. At this place I learned that the schooner “S.G. Irwin” was anchored at Nat's Discovery, about three miles distant; proceeded on and got on board at 6 p.m. The master made an entry of his inward cargo and paid duties by bill on his merchant at Halifax. Remained on board this vessel all night and next afternoon returned to Rigolette.
      August 11th.   No appearance of the steamer “Labrador.” Left Rigolette for Black Island and Ice Tickle; at which place the judge had some Court business to transact; anchored at Ice Tickle the same day.
      August 12th.   Walked to Indian Harbor.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,                 
W. T. KNIGHT,             
Collector H.M.C. Labrador.  
John Canning, Esq.,
   Assistant Collector,
         St. John's.

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