AFFIDAVIT OF H. W. LE MESSURIER C.M.G.
In re the Labrador Boundary.
To Wit :
I, HENRY W. LEMESSURIER, of St. John's, make oath and say as .
1. I am Deputy Minister of Customs for the Colony of Newfoundland, and have held that office since the month of November, 1897.
2. Part of my duties would be the supervision and the control of the collection of Customs Duties, both import and export, in the Dependency of Labrador.
3. Since my appointment to date import duties have been paid yearly by the Hudson's Bay Company to the Newfoundland Customs through the Collector of Customs at Rigolet without any protest having been made to the Departnment of Customs, or as far as I know, to any official of the Department.
4. 1 have examined all the entries bearing on the importation of goods into the Labrador at any time, both prior to my assumption of office, and subsequent thereto, and I have found no protest by the Hudson's Bay Company against the payment of duties written thereon. As far as I can find from the records import duties have always been paid at Labrador Ports by the Hudson's Bay Company without protest.
(Sgd.) H. W. LEMESSURIER.
SWORN at St. John's, this 23rd day of
August, A.D. 1926, before me
(Sgd.) ROBERT ALSOP,