EXTRACT FROM SIR FREDERICK HALDIMAND'S PRIVATE DIARY.
(HALDIMAND PAPERS IN CANADIAN ARCHIVES, OTTAWA.)
March 5, 1786. (Extract.) “ Was at the Court with Major Mathews. . . . Met Sir Charles Douglas, whom I did not recognize. He told me that he had driven all the Americans from our posts, that is, that he had prevented them from cutting wood to melt the blubber of the whales they took in the Gulph ; that having received no instructions on the subject, he believed that the only means of proceeding was to be extremely exact in observing the Treaty of Peace ; and that if his successors would follow the example, American fisheries would be considerably embarrassed.”