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No. 618

AFFIDAVIT OF SIR P. T. McGRATH, K.B.E.


In the Privy Council.

IN THE MATTER of the BOUNDARY between       the   DOMINION   of   CANADA   and   the       COLONY  of   NEWFOUNDLAND  in  the       LABRADOR   PENINSULA.



        I, SIR PATRICK THOMAS MCGRATH, K.B.E., of 6, Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland, President of the Legislative Council of Newfoundland, make Oath and say as follows:—
      On behalf of the Newfoundland Government in 1922 and 1923 I interviewed Captain James G. Joy of St. John's aforesaid, sometime Marine Superintendent for Messrs. Job Brothers & Co. engaged in the catching and export of fish from Newfoundland and Labrador; and William Collingwood of St. John's aforesaid, a storekeeper, sometime in the employ of Messrs. Baine, Johnston & Co. of St. John's aforesaid, another firm which has been for many years engaged in the catching and exporting of fish from Newfoundland and Labrador; and Harry P. Winter of 64, Wall Street, New York City, a sugar merchant.
      2.  I took down in my own hand statements made voluntarily to me by each of the said persons in Paragraph 1 hereof referred to, had these statements typewritten and submitted the said statements to them respectively for revision. They thereupon signed the said statements respectively in my presence and declared the same to be true.
      3.  The said statements so taken down submitted and signed as aforesaid are now produced and shown to me marked P.T.M. 1, 2, 3 respectively.
      4.  It is within my own knowledge that each of the said persons are now dead.
P. T. McGRATH.  
SWORN at St. John's, in the Island of
   Newfoundland this 30th day of March 1926.
             Before me
                     ROBERT ALSOP
A Commissioner for Oaths.

[1927lab]

 

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