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No. 982.
[Enclosure in No. 981.]

MESSRS. BRIGHAM & CO. TO SIR EDWARD THORNTON, K.C.B.


Copy.
Boston, Novr. 13th 1874
Mr Lord,
We beg to enclose copy of a letter received at our Customs from the Treasury Department in relation to the refund of duty on a shipment of salmon received from the Coast of Labrador July last. We paid the duty under protest and appeal. The fish were caught in that part of Labrador which has always been considered a part of the Dominion of Canada and even the property of a Montreal Merchant. They were shipped here without the slightest idea that any duty would be imposed. We consider the action of the Treasury Department an injustice to our citizens as well as those of Canada. We trust you will pardon us for troubling you in this matter as we esteem it one which should be brought to your notice.
Very respectfully,
(sd)J. R. BRIGHAM & CO.
Sir E. Thornton, K.C.B.
&c. &c. &c.

[1927lab]


 

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