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No. 1591.

SIR FREDERICK HALDIMAND TO
VISCOUNT KEPPEL.


(HALDIMAND PAPERS, CANADIAN ARCHIVES, OTTAWA. B. 55, p. 223)

[22 Oct. 1782]
“ My Lord : I have the honor to enclose a petition from several merchants of this place, concerned in the fisheries and Indian Trade on the Labradore coast. In case their Lordships should upon consideration be of opinion that two or three small vessels might be usefully employed in the manner set forth in the petition, I have to recommend that they be sent out so as to arrive in the Gulph of St. Lawrence and be confined solely to that object, and be under the command of the Admiral or Officer Commanding at Newfoundland, who must be better judges of what is fit and necessary than Capt. Schanks or any other officer whose duty obliges them to reside at Quebec or elsewhere within this Province.”

[1927lab]


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