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PROCLAMATION OF GOVERNOR KEATS AS TO GRANT OF LANDS.
By His Excellency Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, Knight of the Bath, Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Goveror and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland, &c., &c.
WHEREAS I am authorised to grant Lands in small portions to Industrious Individuals for the purpose of Cultivation. And it being expedient to carry this measure into effect with as little delay as circumstances will permit, and to portion the Disposable Lands in the vicinity of the Town of St. John's in the first place, and being desirous of obviating impediment to the immediate appropriation of such Lands in this Neighbourhood ; I do therefore call upon all persons claiming or possessing Lands (or their Agents) which are situated without the Town of Saint John's, and
To the Northward of the Road from Quidi Vidi to Fort Townshend passing over the King's Bridge.
To the Northward and Westward of the Road which leaves Best's Farm on the left, from Fort Townshend to Monday's Pond.
To the Northward, Westward, or Southward within four miles of the Riverhead; also
On the South Side of the Harbour and Riverhead more than Two Hundred yards from the water side
to make returns of such property or possession to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor, Philip Cateret Le Geyt, Esquire, on or before the first day of August next ensuing, specifying particulars agreeable to a form which may be had at the Secretary's Office. And it is desirable where it can be effected, that a plan or sketch, descriptive of the property, should accompany the return.
Given under my Hand at Fort Townshed,
Sain John's, this 17th day of June, 1813.
(Signed) R. G. KEATS.
By Command of His Excellency,
P. C. Le Geyt.
October 1812 to October 1813.
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