p. 1615 C
EXTRACT FROM REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE OF HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1874,
RELATIVE TO THE QUESTION OF THE LABRADOR STEAM SERVICE.
JOURNAL OF ASSEMBLY, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1874, p. 159.
The Hon. Mr. Shea, a member of the Select committee, 1874, to whom was referred the question of the Labrador steam service, presented the Report of the Committee to the House of Assembly, April 23, 1874, which reads, in part, as follows : —
“The Select Committee to whom was referred the question of the Labrador Steam Service, with a view to the increase of its efficiency, beg to report to your Honourable House that they have considered the matter in question, and are of opinion that the highly important interests involved in the Labrador Fisheries would be materially benefited by the rapid diffusion of intelligence along the coast during the fishing season. The short time, generally speaking, during which successful fishing continues, makes it most essential that the earliest information should be furnished to those interested, of the localities where the people may be most likely to have their labours rewarded; and when it is considered that some fifteen thousand of our fishermen are concerned in the Labrador fisheries, the importance of giving all practicable facilities to their operations can hardly be too highly estimated.”
No. 661 N
MINUTE RESPECTING APPOINTMENT OF Dr. Wm. ALLEN.
Page 73, No. 6 RECORD BOOK, 1874 to 1883.
July 19th, 1875.
On application from inhabitants of Hr. Grace for a medical man to proceed to Labrador in the Labrador Steamer to attend the sick and disabled during the fishing season it was resolved that the request be complied with and that Dr. Wm. Allen be engaged for this service—to be allowed £175 or $700 & 120 dollars for his expenses.