p. 1550 C
EXTRACT FROM MR. D. A. SMITH'S LETTER
DATED 5TH NOVEMBER, 1869, FROM MONTREAL TO MR. WM. G. SMITH AT LONDON.
(HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE.)
“In explanation of the amount paid for duties on imports to the Labrador this year being so much higher than formerly, Chief Trader Connolly writes on 23rd August: ‘The Collector of the Customs arrived here (Rigolet) sometime before the Labrador, he demanded for the Invoices. I had to produce the English one and that of Canada for Hamilton Inlet only and had to draw bill under protest on the Governor and Committee for the same.’ I would have referred to this earlier but as Mr. Connolly intimates that he will report more particularly regarding this and other matters of business, by the ‘Labrador,’ I thought it best to defer until fully in possession of his views, any remarks it might appear necessary to make to the Board on the subject. I shall bear the matter in mind and should it appear desirable to represent the matter to Mr. Kent, Receiver General and Principal Collector of Customs of Newfoundland, will not fail to do so. . . . .”