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No. 635.

COLONIAL SECRETARY, M. FENELON, TO REV. J. P. QUINTON.



RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 59, page 148.

Secretary's Office,         
12th Sept. 1887.    
DEAR SIR,
      The Government have had under consideration communications from Rev. F. W. Colley and Rev. Albert Holmes, representing the distressed condition of many families on the Labrador and the further destitution which appears to be imminent, and they have determined to send to your care 60 Barrels of flour for the relief of those most in need.
      30 Barrels will be left in charge of the Hudson's Bay Company's Agent at Cartwright, Sandwich Bay and 30 Barrels with the Agent at Rigoulette.
      The flour will be held subject to your order or to that of Rev. A. Holmes, and the Government trust that you will use every effort to prevent imposition and to minimize so far as possible the evils of an indiscriminate relief.
      It would be desirable to obtain from recipients some return in labour of public advantage for relief afforded.
I am, Dear Sir,
Yours truly,                         
Sgd. M. FENELON, Col. Sec.  
Rev. J. P. Quinton,
      Hamilton Inlet, Labrador.

      Letter similar to above, date same to

Rev. Albert Holmes,
      Hamilton Inlet, Labrador.

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