BISHOP OF QUEBEC TO MGR. SCALLAN, APOSTOLIC VICAR, NEWFOUNDLAND
Québec, 21 october 1820.
A Mgr Scallan, Evêque de Drago,
Vic. Apost. de Terreneuve.
I enclose here an Apostolical Brief I brought from Rome, which adds to your Lordship's jurisdiction the Island of Anticosti with the part of Labrador Coast lying at the north of the St John's river. Hitherto I sent every year a missionary to pay a visit to the Montagnais Indians as far as Mingan & Maskwaru, which ports are both below St John's river. In my quality of your Vicar General I intend to continue the same in the future, as long as you deem it proper and I'll be able to answer the spiritual wants of that part of the coast.
Nothing may be more agreable to me than to hear of your Lordship and the progress of the kingdom of God in your extensive mission.
I remain, &c.,
(sign.) + J. O. EV. DE QUEBEC.
Copie conforme aux Régistres de l'Archev. de Québec, Vol. 16,
B. PH. GARNEAU ptre.