p. 1576 N
29th August, 1879—DISPATCH FROM GOVERNOR GLOVER TO SIR M. E. HICKS BEACH, BART.
Vide Part VIII A, No. 380, p. 1261.
No. 625. N
MINUTE RESPECTING APPREHENDED DISTRESS IN RIGOLET.
Page 220, No. 6 RECORD BOOK, 1874 to 1883.
Sept. 15th, 1879.
The following proceedings were confirmed. His Excellency having on the 27th August last received a letter from Mr. Fortescue, Rigolet, on matters concerning Labrador, but more particularly with reference to apprehended distress in Rigolet and its neighbourhood from the total failure of the Salmon Fishery, stated that, not having yet visited Labrador he was desirous of doing so and proposed to proceed there in H.M.S. Druid, which would take provisions if it was decided to forward them for purposes of relief on the representations of Mr. Fortescue. It was then ordered that Fifty Brs. Flour & two punchs. Molasses be sent to tho charge of Mr. Fortescue for Rigolet and twenty five brls. Flour for other parts of Labrador where relief might be found to be most required. Mr. Fortescue to obtain some return for Gov. account, wherever it might be practicable from recipients of relief.