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No. 682.

MINUTES OF NEWFOUNDLAND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.


May 7th, 1898.    
       At a meeting in the Office of the Surveyor General concerning Labrador timber limits, the following applications were approved:—
        M. P. Gibbs, over 200 square miles, situate on Merry Field River and Merry Field Bay, commencing at a point about 25 miles inland from Kasungatak Island, embracing all sides of Merry Field Bay and Merry Field River for a distance of 50 miles inland.
        A. Le C. Berteau, over 150 square miles on the Southern side of the Grand Lac of the North West River, Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador.
        E. H. Berteau, over 250 square miles on the Northern side of Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, commencing at the mouth of the Sebascachew River, thence along the left bank of said river to a point ten miles from its mouth, thence twelve miles in a north-easterly direction, thence twenty-two miles more or less in an easterly direction to the waters of Lake Melville, thence along the shore of the said Lake to the point of commencement.
         John H. Birkett, over 250 square miles more or less; situate on the North shore of Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, commencing on the east side of Valley's Bight, thence running along the shore of Lake Melville for a distance of 25 miles or thereabouts to the Eastern boundary line of land applied for by E. H. Berteau. The area to extend inland ten miles from the Coast line above defined.
        Edwin H. Berteau, over 150 square miles more or less situate on the south side of the Western end of Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet.
        M. Fortescue, of Ipplepen, Devon, England, over 250 square miles more or less, situate on the South side of Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet, commencing at Elaganlett Bay, thence continuing on a south-westerly direction 14 miles more or less, thence in a north-westerly direction 12 miles more or less, thence northwardly to Kendryakuk Point, Lake Melville, thence along the shore of said lake to point of commencement.
        James T. Hamilton, over 100 square miles situate on the South Arm and tributaries of the Gilbert River, Labrador.

May 7th, 1898.    
         James T. Hamilton, over 300 square miles situated on both sides of the St. Charles River, Labrador, subject to a reservation of five miles from the salt water.
         W. B. Grieve, over 400 square miles, situate at St. Lewis Bay, the said land extending up St. Lewis River 20 miles and for a distance of 10 miles on

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each side of said river, and being in the rear of land under license to the W. C. Edwards Co.
        James A. Crease, over 100 square miles, situate at Jack Lane Bay (Kongikstatok). Labrador, and the river flowing into said Bay, for a distance of 25 miles.
         T. S. Lawrence, over 150 square miles situate at Hawke and Caplin Bay, Labrador.
         T. S. Lawrence, over 100 square miles situate near the mouth of White Bear Arm, Labrador, and extending a distance of 5 miles on each side of a river known as North West River, thence for a distance of 20 miles up said river.
         T. S. Lawrence, over 50 square miles, situate on both sides North River, near Sandy Point, at the North West side of the entrance to Sandwich Bay, Labrador, and extending two and a half miles on each side of said river, thence 10 miles up said river; provided that no right to cut timber within 5 miles of the waters of Sandwich Bay shall be permitted.
        T. S. Lawrence, over 200 miles on the South Side of Sandwich Bay, between the Hopgood and W. C. Edwards Co.'s areas, provided that no right to cut timber within five miles of the waters of Sandwich Bay shall be permitted.
        T. S. Lawrence, over 300 miles square in latitude 55° North, extending along the shore 35 miles in a S.E. Direction inside Dog Islands, and back from the shore 10 miles.
         Duncan A. Storey, over an area of 500 square miles situate at St. Michael's Bay, Labrador, subject to the rights of T. S. Lawrence whose application includes a part of the land herein asked for.
         Duncan A. Storey, over 500 square miles, situate on both sides of the Nasacaupie River, Labrador, and also on the shores of the North West River.
        The Surveyor General to be instructed to reserve all timber rights within a radius of five miles from the Moravian station at Makkovik or Makavick, Labrador.
        The following applications for timber limits on the Labrador were not approved:—

        A. le C. Berteau, over 100 square miles at Sandwich Bay.
        A. Le C. Berteau, over 200 square miles on both sides of the Back-way, south shore of Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet.
        C. C. Carlyle, over 500 square miles at St. Michael's Bay.
        Use of the waters of the Sebascachew River, Labrador, for milling purposes, and also land for a mill site to be granted to E. H. Berteau, St. John's.

Sept. 16th, 1901.    
        The following applications were approved:—

        No. 16. John M. Jackman for the right to cut timber over 120 sq. miles of land situate at Giles Brook and Corner Brook, Sopp's Arm; subject however to a reservation of 3 miles from sea shore; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 19.

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        No. 18. C. E. Willis for the right to cut timber over 8 sq. miles of land situate at Fog Island River, Port au Port, subject to a reservation of 3 miles from the Salt water; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 52.

Minute Book.
May 1901 to Sept. 1902.
Page 97.

        No. 19. James J. Pitman for the right to cut timber over 50 sq. miles of land at Grand Lac, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 37.
        No. 20. James J. Pitman for the right to cut timber over 100 sq. miles of land situate on the river flowing into the North side of Goose Bay, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 38.
        No. 21. T. S. Lawrence for the right to cut timber over 100 sq. miles of land situate at Double Mer Bay, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 35.
        No. 22. James J. Pitman for the right to cut timber over 100 sq. miles of land situate on the Eastern side of Grand Lac, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 39.
        No. 23. Geo. C. Jerrett, for the right to cut timber over 300 sq. miles of land situate North side of Sandwich Bay, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 36. 20
        No. 24. Joseph Outerbridge, for the right to cut timber over 200 sq. miles of land, situate entrance to Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 34.

Minute Book.
May 1901 to Sept. 1902.
Pages 97-8.

Jany. 3rd, 1902.    
        The following applications for the right to cut timber were approved. The licenses to be issued under the provisions of the amendment to the Crown Lands Act, 1901:—

        Isaac Mercer over 30 sq. miles, situate at Bay Brook, Stag Bay, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 2, Fol. 146.
        Fred Armstrong, over 150 sq. miles on the North Side of Goose Bay and Lake Melville, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 135.

        J. C. Crosbie, over 150 sq. miles on both sides of Back Way, opposite Rigolet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 18.
        W. P. Rogerson, over 100 sq. miles situate at Grand Lac, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 1.
        F. C. Berteau, over 100 sq. miles at Lake Melville, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 117.

        The Pulp leases at present held by the Grand River Pulp and Lumber Company Limited on the Labrador to be changed to a timber lease over the

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same area which latter lease shall issue subject to the provisions of the amendment of 1901 to the Crown Lands Act.
Minute Book.
May 1901 to Sept. 1902.
Pages 139, 178 and 179.

May 12th, 1902.    
        The following applications for the right to cut timber over the undermentioned areas were approved:—
        5. Isaac Mercer, over 20 sq. miles at Big Brook, Stag Bay, Labrador Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 56.
        8. Colin Campbell, over 54 sq. miles at Sandwich Bay, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 64.
        9. David Thistle, over 575 sq. miles on the Alexis and Gillexet Rivers, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 70.
        10. Charles Butler, over 50 sq. miles situate at St. Charles River, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 69.
        12. H. A. Calder, over 200 sq. miles, situate on the Kenneman River, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 26.

Sept. 10th, 1902.    
        The Hudson Bay Company to be paid the nominal sum of $30 per annum for carrying the winter mail between Rigolet, N.W. River, and Maccovick, on the Labrador Coast.
Minute Book.
May 1901 to Sept. 1902.
Pages 201, 248, 265, 267, 269 and 317.

May 29th, 1903.    
        The following applications for licenses to cut timber, under the provisions of the Act passed during the last session of the Legislature entitled “An Act Respecting Crown Lands, Timber, Mines and Minerals” were approved:—
        2. P. Burke, over 200 sq. miles, situate at Sandwich Bay and Alexis River, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 3, Fol. 145.
        8. S. J. Foote, over 250 sq. miles, situate North Shore, Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 108.
        9. E. H. Berteau, over 280 sq. miles situate North Shore, Lake Melville, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 113.
        10. Kenneth Lush, over 160 sq. miles situate at Deep Inlet, Labrador Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 117.
        11. A. McLellan, over 360 sq. miles, situate at Merryfield Brook, Canairntok Bay, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 118.
        12. Andrew Gillard, over 750 sq. miles, situate at Daris Inlet, Labrador; 40 Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 119.
        13. John Spence, over 540 sq. miles, situate at Partridge Bay, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 120.

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        15. Robert Bartlett, over 150 sq. miles, situate at Kaipokok Bay, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 128.
        16. Joliffe Quinton, over 360 sq. miles situate on Fraser River, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 129.
        18. Samuel J. Foote, over 120 sq. miles, situate at West Bay, Labrador (with a reservation of three miles from the salt water); Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 136.
Minute Book.
October 1902 to April 1904.
Pages 65, 134 and 135.

June, 3rd, 1903.    
         The following applications for licenses to cut timber, under the provisions of the Act passed during the last session of the Legislature, entitled “An Act Respecting Crown Lands, Timber, Mines and Minerals,” were approved:—
        2. William Muir Son & Co., over 75 sq. miles, situate on North West River of Grand Lac, Lake Melville, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 122. Also over 50 sq. miles situate on Mascaupee River, Lake Melville, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 4, Fol. 123.
        3. S. D. Blandford, over 128 sq. miles, situate at Goose Bay, Lake Melville, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 5, Fol. 1.
        20. Norman Munn and D. Morison, over 420 sq. miles, situate at Gilbert River, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 5, Fol. 59.
        26. Calder & Co., over 70 sq. miles, situate at Kenemiche River, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 5, Fol. 73.
        27. Norman Munn, and D. Morison, over 200 sq. miles, situate at Black Bear Bay River, Labrador (with a reservation of 3 miles from the salt water); Reg. Vol. 5, Fol. 77.
        31. Samuel J. Foote, over 360 sq. miles, situate at Hamilton Inlet, Labrador; Reg. Vol. 5, Fol. 101.
Minute Book.
Oct. 1902 to April 1904.
Pages 138, 139 and 140.

July 17th, 1903.    
        The Committee of Council had under consideration Despatch No. 24 of date the 8th April, received from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and the accompanying copy of a despatch from the Governor General of Canada, on the subject of the issue by the Government of this Colony of a License to cut timber on lands now for the first time claimed to be within the jurisdiction of the Province of Quebec. The Committee are unable to admit the claim set up by the Canadian Government, and deny that there has been any encroachment by this Government upon the territory of the Province of Quebec.
        By the Royal Proclamation of 1763 the River St. John was made the Eastern limit of the Province of Quebec on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence, and all the rest of that shore, and of the Atlantic Coast of Labrador to Hudson's

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