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COLONIAL SECRETARY, M. FENELON, TO REV. MR. CURLING.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 59, page 10.
8th Sept. 1886.
I am requested by the Honble the Premier to acknowledge receipt of your letter to him of 30th August and in reply beg to say that in view of the destitution which you so strongly represent imminent at Sandwich and Gros Water Bays, the Government have determined to send to your care 60 Brls. Flour, to be placed as you suggest, 30 Barrels at Cartwright and 30 at Rigoullette. The necessity of storing this flour in a safe place will be obvious to you, and as Mr. MacKenzie has offered to take charge of any relief that might be sent, it may be desirable to avail of the Stores of the Hudson Bay Company, but the matter is left in your discretion and I have merely to add that the flour is to be held to meet the claims of those most needy, subject to your order or to the order of the Clergyman or reliable person.
I have, &c.,
Sgd. M. FENELON, Col. Sec.
Rev. Mr. Curling.