p. 955 JOINT
GOVERNOR PALLISER'S REPORT TO BOARD OF TRADE.
C. O. RECORDS, 194/16 T. 79 & 80.
PRIVY COUNCIL RECORDS, 1/52.
Please to acquaint the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, that before the Date of your Letter of the 1st May last, Inclosing by their directions, heads of enquiry's for me to make respecting that part of the Coast of Labradore within my Government, the King's Ships were sailed for their respective Stations, therefore I had not the Oportunity of giving the Captains the necessary Instructions for Collecting such Accounts as to enable me to give Satisfactory Answers to all their Lordships' Querys.
I therefore could make no other certain Report thereon, than what you will find relative to that Coast in my Letter of the 30th Octr last from Newfoundland, and in the latter part of my General Report upon the Fishery's sent to the Board the 18th Dec last.
But as their Lordships' yesterday seem'd to express a desire to have some farther Information with my Remarks and Opinion respecting that Coast, be pleas'd to lay before their Lordships, the Inclos'd Copy of their Query's with my Answers and Remarks annexed as far as I am able to give any; which I wish may prove of any use for enabling their Lordships to propose such Instructions as may be a proper Encouragement to English Adventurers to carry on the Fishery's and Trade on that Coast.
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Signed: HUGH PALLISSER
P.S.—I also herewith send a draft of the Place where the Esquemeaux's reside, which I beg to have again, as I shall want it for the use of the Captain of ye Ship which I intend to send thither this year.
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London 19th March 1766.