p. 1943                                  C



No. 790.

1824. IMPERIAL ACT, 5 GEO. IV., CAP. 51.



See Vol. I, page 300.





No. 791.                                  C

EXTRACT FROM LETTER OF EARL OF BATHURST TO THE ATTORNEY AND SOLICITOR-GENERAL

REQUESTING OPINION AS TO ACTS OF PARLIAMENT IN FORCE IN NEWFOUNDLAND.



C.O. 43, VOL. 65, p. 235.
Downing Street,          
4th March 1825.     
    The Att & Solr. Genl.
G
ENTLEMEN
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        You are aware that the Island of Newfoundland was long regarded merely as a Fishing Station, and that in order to prevent Colonization there, various provisions were made by Parliament to insure the Return of the Fishermen to England at the close of the Fishing season. In consequence of this Policy, the Island was for a great number of years destitute of all these civil Institutions which have been generally established in the other Colonial possessions of the Crown. There has never been any internal Legislature, nor, until a comparative recent period, was there even a Court of Civil Justice. Indeed the peculiar system of Maritime Government, and Maritime Jurisdiction, which was so long maintained in Newfoundland, cannot be said to have been abolished before the Enactment of the Acts of the last Session of Parliament, 5 Geo. 4th C. 51, and 67.
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I have &c.                    
BATHURST.     

[1927lab]


 

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