VOLUME II.



PART IV.

No.
Date.  Description of Document.Page.

SECTION II. — CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GOVERNOR OF                 NEWFOUNDLAND AND COLONIAL OFFICE AND GOVERNMENT                 OF CANADA RELATIVE TO BOUNDARY AT COAST OF                  LABRADOR, 1888-1890.
 
 62   18th July 1888  ..                               C  Dispatch from Lord Knutsford to Governor General  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 339 
 63  26th May 1888  ..  C  Dispatch from Governor Blake to Lord Knutsford      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 340 
 64  22nd May 1888 ..  C  Letter from Mr. Justice Pinsent to Governor Blake     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 341 
 65    7th Aug. 1888  ..  C  Memorandum from the Office of the Goveror General's Secretary to the Clerk of the Privy Council.  . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 343 
 66   4th Sept. 1888  ..  C  Memorandum, Clerk of the Privy Council to Deputy Minister of the Interior of Canada 343 
 67  9th April 1889  ..  C  Dispatch from Lord Knutsford to Lord Stanley of Preston  . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 344 

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No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
 68  27th Feb. 1889  ..  C  Dispatch from Sir T. O'Brien to Lord Knutsford       . .     . .      . .       . .     . .      . . 344 
 69  15th Feb. 1889  ..  C  Letter from Mr. Pinsent to Sir T. O'Brien  . . 345 
70 10th May 1889 ..  C  Memorandum by Sir J. A. Macdonald       . . 346 
71 10th June 1889 ..  C  Memorandum, J. Johnston to A. M. Burgess 347 
72       ——            ..  C  Sketch Map prepared by J. Johnston        . .    348A 
73 12th July 1889  ..  C  Imperial Statutes relating to Labrador since the British Conquest of Canada in 1760    . . 349 
74         1864   ..   C  Copies from Governor Bannerman's Commission  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 350 
75 15th Aug. 1889 ..  C  Dispatch from Lord Knustford to Lord Stanley of Preston  . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 350 
76 27th Nov. 1889 ..  C  Certified copy Report of a Committee of
the Honourable the Privy Council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 351 
77 1st Mar. 1890  ..   C  Dispatch from Lord Knutsford to Lord Stanley of Preston  . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 352 
78 9th Jan. 1890  ..   C  Letter from Colonial Office to Mr. Pinsent 353 
79  11th Jan. 1890  ..  C  Letter from Mr. Pinsent to Colonial Office 354 
80  24th Jan. 1890  ..  C  Letter from Colonial Office to Mr. Pinsent 356 
81  18th Feb. 1890  ..  C  Letter from Mr. Pinsent to Colonial Office 357 
82 11th Apr. 1890  ..  C  Dispatch from Sir Terence O'Brien to Lord Stanley of Preston  . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 359 
83 16th Dec. 1890  ..  C  Dispatch, Governor of Newfoundland to Governor General   . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 360 
84 30th Nov. 1895 ..  C  Letter from J. Johnston to A. M. Burgess . . 361 

SECTION III.—DISCUSSION OF THE LABRADOR BOUNDARY QUESTION                 AT THE HALIFAX CONFERENCE, 1892, BETWEEN DELEGATES                 REPRESENTING THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND                 NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
85  9th Dec. 1892  ..   C  Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Privy Council    . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 362 

SECTION IV.—DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE HUDSON'S BAY                 COMPANY.
 
86  2nd May 1670  ..  J  Extracts from Charter of Hudson's Bay Company       . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 367 
87 1865-1883  ..   N  Extracts from Diaries of the Hudson's Bay Company Post at North West River, Labrador         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 371 
88 16th Feb. 1926  ..   N  Affidavit of W. E. Swaffield    . .      . .       . . 384 

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PART V.
 
No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 

COMMISSIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO GOVERNORS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE ADMIRALTY TO COMMANDERS OF THE KING'S SHIPS.
 
89 15th Mar. 1763 ..  C  Representation of the Lords of Trade respecting alterations in Instructions to Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . . 386 
90 24th Mar. 1763 ..  C  Letter, Secretary of State to Lords of Trade, directing draft of new commission     . .      . . 389 
91 29th Mar. 1763 ..   C  Representation of the Lords of Trade, submitting draft      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  390 
92 29th Mar. 1763 ..   C  Draft of Instructions for Thomas Graves   . .  391 
93  25th Apr. 1763 ..  J  Commission appointing Thomas Graves Governor of Newfoundland, etc.       . .      . . 406 
94 2nd May 1763 ..   C  Admiralty Instructions to Captain Thomas Graves   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 406 
95 9th Apr. 1764 ..   J  Commission appointing Hugh Palliser Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland, etc.         . .      . .      . .      . . 411 
96 30th Mar. 1764 ..  C  Additional Instructions for Hugh Palliser  . . 415 
97 10th Apr. 1764 ..  C  Instructions for Hugh Palliser  . .      . .      . . 418 
98 25th Apr. 1764 ..  C  Report of the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade and Plantations, on draft of instructions to Hugh Palliser         . . 435 
99 10th May 1765 ..  C  Additional Instructions for Hugh Palliser   . . 437 
 100   14th May 1765 ..  J  Admiralty Instructions to Admiral Hugh Palliser  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 438 
101  1st Apr. 1766  ..   C  Admiralty Instructions to Hugh Palliser    . . 445 
102 28th May 1766 ..  J  Letter, Duke of Richmond to Lords of the Admiralty      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 446 
103 2nd June 1766 ..   C  Admiralty Instructions to Hugh Palliser    . . 447 
104 2nd June 1766 ..   C  Additional Admiralty Instructions to Hugh Palliser  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 449 
105 7th Apr. 1769 ..   C  Representation of the Lords of Trade, submitting draft Commission and Instructions for John Byron     . .      . .      . .  450 
106 3rd May 1769 ..   C  Order in Council approving drafts     . .      . . 451 

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No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
107  13th May 1769 ..  C  Commission appointing John Byron Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland, etc. . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 452 
108  10th May 1769 ..  J  Extract from Instructions for John Byron as Governor of Newfoundland, etc.       . .      . .  455 
109  23rd May 1769 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to John Byron       . . 458 
110 16th Mar. 1772 ..   C  Commission appointing Molyneux Shuldham Governor of Newfoundland, etc.        . .      . . 466 
111 18th Mar. 1772 ..   C  Instructions for Molyneux Shuldham         . . 469 
112 25th Mar, 1772 ..   C  Order in Council approving draft of Instructions for Molyneux Shuldham         . . 472 
113 5th April 1775 ..   C  Order in Council approving draft Commission and Instructions for Robert Duff         . .      . .     . .      . .      . .      . .     . .  473 
114 20th April 1775 ..  C  Commission appointing Robert Duff Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . . 474 
115 21st April 1775 ..   C  Instructions for Robert Duff     . .      . .      . .  478 
116 22nd May 1775 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Robert Duff       . . 496 
117 8th Mar. 1776 ..   C  Order in Council approving draft Commission and Instructions for John Montagu as Governor of Newfoundland    . . 506 
118 8th Mar. 1776 ..   C  Instructions for John Montagu  . .     . .      . .  507 
119   28th Jan. 1778 ..  C  Order in Council referring report on grant to John Agnew to Committee of Privy Council 508 
120 7th Feb. 1778 ..   C  Committee Order of the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council for Plantation Affairs to the Lords of Trade, directing preparation of draft of additional Instruction to Governor of Newfoundland  . .      . .      . .  509 
121 13th May 1778 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft of additional Instruction for John Montagu    . . 510 
122 19th Mar. 1779 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft of Commission for Richard Edwards as Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . . 511 
123 1st April 1779 ..   C  Commission appointing Richard Edwards Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . .  512 
124 5th May 1779 ..   C  Order in Council approving draft of Instructions for Richard Edwards      . .      . . 514 
125 6th May 1779 ..   C  Instructions for Richard Edwards      . .      . .  516 

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No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
126  30th May 1779 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Richard Edwards 521 
127  27th Mar. 1781 ..  C  Representation of the Lords of Trade submitting draft of additional Instructions 527 
128  27th Mar. 1781 ..  C  Additional Instructions for Richard Edwards 528 
129  26th April 1781 .. C  Order in Council approving draft Instruction for Richard Edwards        . .      . .      . .      . . 529 
130  24th April 1782 .. C  Order in Council approving draft Commission for John Campbell as Governor of Newfoundland    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  530 
131 6th May 1782 ..   C  Commission appointing John Campbell Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . .  531 
132 3rd May 1782 ..   C  Order in Council approving draft Instructions for John Campbell . .      . .      . .  533 
133 10th May 1782 ..  C  Instructions for John Campbell . .      . .      . .  536 
134 25th May 1782 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to John Campbell 542 
135 16th May 1783 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft additional Instruction for John Campbell  . .      . .      . .  544 
136 22nd Mar. 1786 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft Commission appointing John Elliot Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . .  545 
137  2nd June 1786 ..   N  Instructions for John Elliot       . .      . .      . .  546 
138 26th May 1788 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions for John Elliot       . . 556 
139  18th June 1788 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft additional Instruction for John Elliot         . .      . .      . .  561 
140  18th June 1788 ..  C  Additional Instruction for John Elliot         . . 563 [sic]
141 15th May 1789 ..  C  Order in Council approving drafts of Commission and Instructions to Mark Milbanke as Governor of Newfoundland 564 
142 25th May 1789 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Vice-Admiral Milbanke        . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 566 
143   7th Aug. 1790 ..  C  Additional Instructions for Mark Milbanke 571 
144 22nd June 1792 ..  C  Order in Council approving drafts of a Commission and Instructions for Sir Richard King as Governor of Newfoundland  . .      . . 574 
145 19th July 1792 ..  J  Commission appointing Sir Richard King   . .  575 

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No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
146 18th June 1792 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Rear-Admiral King 579 
147 13th June 1794 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft of Instructions for Sir James Wallace as Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . .  588 
148 14th June 1794 ..  C  Commission appointing Sir James Wallace 589 
149 20th June 1794 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Sir James Wallace590 [sic]
150  3rd May 1797 ..  C  Order in Council approving drafts of Commission and Instructions for William Waldegrave as Governor of Newfoundland  592 
151 16th May 1797 ..  C  Commission appointing William Waldegrave 593 
152 23rd May 1797 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Vice-Admiral Waldegrave     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 595 
153 21st May 1800 ..  C  Order in Council approving draft Commission and Instructions for Charles Morrice Pole as Governor of Newfoundland 597 
154 24th May 1800 ..  C  Admiralty Instructions to Rear-Admiral Pole 598 
155  6th April 1802 ..  C  Letter, The Admiralty to the Right Hon. Lord Pelham, requesting His Majesty's Commission for James Gambier        . .      . .  600 
156 27th May 1802 ..  C  Commission appointing James Gambier Governor of Newfoundland, etc.       . .      . . 601 
157 27th May 1802 ..  C  Instructions for James Gambier         . .      . .  603 
158   8th June 1802 ..  C  Extract from Admiralty Instructions to Vice-Admiral James Gambier   . .      . .      . .      . .  616 
159 31st May 1804 ..  C  Commission appointing Sir Erasmus Gower Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . .      . . 618 
160   1st May 1804 ..  C  Instructions for Sir Erasmus Gower   . .      . . 620 
161 25th Mar. 1807 ..  C  Letter, The Admiralty to Earl Spencer, requesting Commission for John Holloway to be Governor of Newfoundland      . .      . . 623 
162   7th May 1807 ..  C  Instructions for John Holloway         . .      . .  624 
163 28th May 1807 ..  C  Letter, W. Fawkener to Edward Cooke, transmitting draft of Instructions for Vice-Admiral Holloway   . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 635 
164  3rd April 1810 ..  C  Letter, The Admiralty to the Earl of Liverpool, requesting His Majesty's Commission for Sir John Duckworth to be Governor of Newfoundland, etc. &    . .      . . 637 

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No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
165  2nd May 1810 ..  C  Order in Council approving drafts of a Commission and Instructions for Sir John Thomas Duckworth         . .      . .      . .      . .  638 
166   4th June 1810 ..  J  Commission appointing Sir John Thomas Duckworth      . .      . .     . .      . .      . .      . .  639 
167   5th June 1810 ..  C  Instructions for Sir John Thomas Duckworth, with his observations     . .      . . 641 
168 11th Feb. 1813 ..  C  Letter, The Admiralty to Viscount
Sidmouth, requesting Commission for Sir Richard Goodwin Keats to be Governor of Newfoundland, etc. . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 674 
169 18th Mar. 1813 ..  C  Commission appointing Sir Richard Goodwin Keats       . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 675 
170 19th Mar. 1813 ..  J  Instructions for Sir Richard Goodwin Keats 677 
171 19th Mar. 1813 ..  C  Extract from Admiralty Instructions to Sir Richard Goodwin Keats   . .      . .      . .      . .  681 
172   6th May 1816 ..  C  Order in Council approving drafts of a Commission and Instructions for Vice-Admiral Francis Pickmore as Governor of Newfoundland, etc.  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  684 
173 18th May 1816 ..  J  Commission appointing Vice-Admiral Francis Pickmore       . .    . .      . .      . .      . . 685 
174 22nd June 1816 ..  C  Extracts from Admiralty Instructions to Francis Pickmore     . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 687 
175    1st June 1817 ..  C  Royal Instructions authorising Governor of Newfoundland to make grants of land         . . 691 
176   9th May 1818 ..  C  Instructions for Sir Charles Hamilton as Governor of Newfoundland, etc., with his observations    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 692 
177 27th May 1818 ..  C  Extract from Admiralty Instructions to Sir Charles Hamilton     . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 715 
178    1st June 1818 ..  C  Commission appointing Sir Charles
Hamilton as Governor of Newfoundland, etc.         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 716 
179 20th Aug. 1825 ..  J  Commission appointing Sir Thomas Cochrane Governor of Newfoundland, etc. 718 
180 28th Mar. 1832 ..  J  Commission appointing Sir Thomas John Cochrane as Governor of Newfoundland,
etc.         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 723 
181 26th July 1832 ..  N  Instructions for Sir Thomas John Cochrane 731 
182 26th July 1832 ..  C  Royal Proclamation establishing Electoral districts  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 745 
183  5th May 1855 ..  C  Extracts from Instructions for Sir Charles Henry Darling as Governor of Newfoundland, etc.  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  749 

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No.         Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
184 14th Feb. 1857 ..  N  Extract from Commission of Governor Sir Alexander Bannerman       . .      . .      . .      . . 753 
185 28th Mar. 1876 ..  J  Extract from Letters Patent constituting the office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Island of Newfoundland and its Dependencies  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  754 

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PART VI.

COMMISSIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO THE GOVERNORS OF QUEBEC (AND LOWER CANADA).

186 21st Nov. 1763 ..  J  Commission appointing James Murray Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Province of Quebec     . .      . .      . .      . .    756 
187   7th Dec. 1763 ..  C  Instructions for James Murray  . .      . .      . .  763 
188 1768 ..    C  Instructions for Guy Carleton as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Quebec, etc.        . .       . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  787 
189 27th Dec. 1774 ..  J  Commission appointing Sir Guy Carleton to be Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Quebec  . .       . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  811 
190    3rd Jan. 1775 ..  J  Instructions for Guy Carleton   . .      . .      . .  820 
191 15th April 1778 ..  C  Instructions for Frederick Haldimand as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Quebec, etc.     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 847 
192 22nd April 1786 ..  N  Extract from Commission to Governor Carleton of Quebec  . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 849 
193 23rd Aug. 1786 ..  C  Instructions for Lord Dorchester as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Quebec, etc.         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 850 
194 12th Sept. 1791 ..  C  Commission appointing Lord Dorchester to be Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada 865 
195 1796-1835 ..   C  Commissions as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Upper and Lower Canada   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 875 
196 16th Sept. 1791 ..  C  Extracts from Instructions for Lord Dorchester as Governor of Lower Canada  . . 877 
197 1791-1839 ..   C  Memorandum on Instructions to Governors of the Province of Lower Canada       . .      . .  882 



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