The Labrador Boundary


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Volume III
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      Friday, Novr
      18, 1763.

[8 Nov.
  1763]  

Quebec.  


p. 928                                  C



No. 210.
EXTRACT FROM JOURNAL OF BOARD OF TRADE.

AT A MEETING OF HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSRS FOR TRADE AND PLANTATIONS.


C.O. 391. VOL. 70, p. 302.

Present.
Earl of Hillsborough.
Mr Jenyns.                 Mr Bacon.
     Mr Rice.                    Mr Gascoyne.
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    Read two Memorials, one of Mr Hugh Finlay, desiring the Island of Miscow¹ may be granted to him, to carry on the Fishery of Sea Cows; and that he may have a Right to lay up his vessels in the River of Karaket,²—the other of Mr Isbister, desiring a Grant of a Tract of Land upon the Labrador Coast, between the River St John and Mount Joli.
    Their Lordships, upon Consideration of the said Memorials, and also of the Requests of Messrs Gray, and Cramahe, for Posts upon the Labrador Coast, as recommended by Governor Murray, were of Opinion, that, as there is yet no Civil Government established in this country, or in the Isles of the Gulph of the River St Lawrence dependent thereon, it would not be adviseable to recommend the making such Grants as are desired.
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¹ Miscou, N.B.                    ² Caraquet, N.B.

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