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ORDERS TO GOVERNOR ANDROS RESPECTING SMUGGLING IN NEWFOUNDLAND.
& W. INDIES,
1685-1688, p. 309.
Commissioners of Customs to Governor Sir Edmund Andros.
We find that under colour of a trade to Newfoundland for fish, great quantities
of European goods are imported into the American Colonies, and particularly
into New England. The Island is become a kind of magazine of contraband
goods. You will give all people to understand that Newfoundland is not
a plantation like other of the King's Plantations, and that all such goods will
be seized ; and you will take effectual care that no goods are introduced from
them into New England, by strict enforcement of the Navigation Acts. Signed,
D. North, Cha. Cheyne, Jo. Werden, N. Butler, William Dickinson, J. Buckworth.
(Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXI., pp. 410-411.)