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No. 608.

AFFIDAVIT OF HENRY WEBB.



IN THE MATTER OF the Enquiry into the New-
foundland Territorial Rights on the Labrador.

District of Labrador, Nain, to wit:

      I, HENRY WEBB, of Nain aforesaid, Fisherman and Hunter, make oath and say as follows:—

      1. I was born in Sandwich Bay in 1856 and lived there for about twenty years. My father was an Englishman and lived on the Coast for about thirty years, and during that time he hunted and trapped in the interior in the winter time, sometimes going 100 miles inland. As far as I know he was subject to the laws of Newfoundland, paid duty to the Government of Newfoundland and recognized its laws. I can remember that about forty years ago the Newfoundland Court was held here. I came to Davis Inlet in 1877 and was there about four years when I came on to Nain. Since then I have been trapping and hunting inland, sometimes going inland about three hundred miles. I have exercised citizenship on the coast under the Newfoundland laws. As far as I know we were never subject to any Canadian authority whatever, never paid any duties to Canadian Customs authorities and never obeyed any laws except those of the Newfoundland Government. I have paid revenue to the Newfoundland Government since the Collector of Customs has come on the Coast and my father did before me.
(Sgd)   HENRY WEBB.

SWORN before me at Nain aforesaid this
     16th day of August A.D. 1909.

          (Sgd)  F. J. MORRIS,
                   Judge, Labrador Court.

[1927lab]

 

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