p. 1574 C
FORTESCUE TO R. PROWSE & SONS.
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S CORRESPONDENCE (RIGOLET)
LETTER BOOK 1875-1882, p. 298.
Rigolet, 30th Sept. 1878.
Messrs. R. Prowse & Sons,
Your favor of the 14th inst. has just arrived. I have not much news to
give you. The “Labrador” arrived from the North on the 18th inst. and sailed on the 24th for England........................
I mentioned in a former letter that I was going to address you more fully on certain points, but unfortunately I have not had the time. However, they were relative to their being no representative for the coast at all in
Parliament, therefore, to whom can we apply for a redress for grievances or to look to our interests. We have a Collector of Customs to examine our Invoices and take money, but if on the other hand people are indebted, and even give a note of hand, which not being met, we have no court to award judgment, it must go to Newfoundland. This is hardly fair. In winter people also apply to us for relief, the Government, though taking money from here, makes no provision for its poor.
...........................In haste, I remain,