p. 1971                                  N



No. 802.

19th March, 1813— INSTRUCTIONS TO GOVERNOR KEATS.



Vide Vol. II, p. 677.



No. 803.                                  N

EXTRACTS FROM DESPATCHES FROM EARL BATHURST, SECRETARY OF STATE, TO GOVERNOR KEATS, ETC. (Re GRANTING OF LANDS).



Downing Street,                   
7th April, 1813.        

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        ON THE SUBJECT OF Provisions for the Inhabitants, I am to acquaint you that such measures will, from time to time be taken by His Majesty's Government to prevent a scarcity, as may be deemed advisable under the existing circumstances of the War with the United States. I cannot however avoid drawing your attention to the propriety which has arisen out of that War of authorising the Cultivation of those Lands of the Colony which may he applicable to that purpose. You will therefore consider yourself authorised to grant Leases of small Portions of Land to industrious individuals for the purpose of cultivation upon the same terms as such Grants of Land have hitherto been made, taking care however to reserve an annual Quit Rent either nominal or real, according to the circumstances of each Individual Case.
I have the honor to be,     
Sir,                  
Your most obedient humble servant,     
(Signed)   BATHURST.
To Sir R. G. Keats, K.B., etc., etc.
October 1812 to October 1813.
Pages 171 and 172.

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