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MEMO. TO BE ATTACHED TO MINUTES OF COUNCIL OF 9th JUNE, 1906.
I have approved of these Minutes in the usual way, though I have grave doubts as to the desirability of granting Leases to cut timber over large areas on the Labrador Coast without a Report on the locality to make sure that such leases can with regard to both the present and the future of fishing, shipbuilding, etc., be granted.
A reservation of 5 miles on the coast is I fear not of so much value at some places. From certain stations people have already to go twenty-even forty miles for firewood.
I do not think any further grants should be made on the Labrador Coast till the Timber Areas have been reported on The Honble. Captain Eli Dawe has seen the coast, and is therefore in a position to inform the
Committee of Council what he thinks prudence requires in this matter in the interests of the future of the fishery.
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND.
19 JUNE, 1906.
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4th March, 1926—AFFIDAVIT OF RALPH PARSONS.
Vide Part VIII F, No. 614, p. 1562.