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No. 656.

LETTER FROM H. CONNOLLY, CHIEF OFFICER OF HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AT LABRADOR.



Hamilton Inlet, Labrador,        
Rigolette, October 10, 1872.
TO ROBERT JOHN PINSENT, ESQ.
      Judge of the Labrador Court,
            St. John's.
SIR,
      As it is through you that we can make our wants known to the Newfoundland Government, I take the liberty of addressing you upon a subject of the utmost importance to the public on this Coast, and that is the small pox, which is now so rife everywhere, and sooner or later will make its appearance on the Labrador Coast, and when it does will make a havoc amongst the people, of whom not one-tenth have been vaccinated. I have therefore thought it right to write to you on the subject, so as to bring it under the notice of the Government that they may send a Medical man down next season for the purpose of vaccinating the inhabitants, as is done by the Dominion of Canada.
I have, etc.,                            
HENRY CONNOLLY.  

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