VOLUME IV.



PART IX.

DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF NEWFOUNDLAND.

No.
Date.  Description of Document.Page.
 
 704    — —                                 C Sketch of the History of Newfoundland until 1809 . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 1667 
705 11th June 1578  ..  C  Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Patent     . .      . .      . . 1691 
706 13th Nov. 1578  ..  C Anthony Parckhurst to Richard Hakluyt, containing a report of the true state and commodities of Newfoundland      . .      . .     . . 1696 
707 1583  ..  C Extract, relating to the voyage of Sir Humfrey Gilbert       . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 1698 
708 2nd May 1610  ..  C Charter of the London and Bristol Company. Earl of Northampton and Associates    . .      . .  1701 
709 1610  ..  C Formation of Guy's Settlement    . .      . .      . . 1711 
710 13th Aug. 1611  ..  C Orders issued by John Guy, Governor of Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 1715 
 

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No.
        Date.          Description of Document.Page.
 
711 1618-1620  ..  C  Origin of Disputes between Resident Planters and Western Merchants       . .      . .      . .      . .  1717 
712 10th Feb. 1634  ..  C  Regulations for the Newfoundland Fishery    . .  1719 
713 13th Nov. 1637  ..  C  Grant of Newfoundland to the Marquis of Hamilton, Earl of Pembroke and others . .      . .  1723 
714 8th Apr. 1651  ..  C  Recall of Sir David Kirke     . .      . .      . .      . .  1738 
715 8th Apr. 1651  ..  C  Appointment of Commission to administer affairs in Newfoundland       . .      . .      . .      . .  1738 
716 3rd June 1653  ..  C  Appointment of John Treworgie as Commissioner for Newfoundland          . .      . .  1739 
717 3rd June 1653  ..  C  Instructions to John Treworgie, Commissioner for Newfoundland with annexed laws and ordinances          . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1740 
718 26th Jan. 1660  ..  C  Star Chamber Rules of Charles I. and additions by Charles II.     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1744 
719 27th Nov. 1663  ..  C  Petition from West of England Merchants for enforcement of regulations   . .      . .      . .      . . 1747 
720 4th Dec. 1663  ..  C  Order of His Majesty requiring Mayors and Magistrates of certain English towns to
observe Rules re carrying of men to Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1748 
721 28th Aug. 1667  ..  C  Petition against appointment of a Governor for Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1749 
722 28th Aug. 1667  ..  C  Appointment of Commissioners to examine
into miscarriages of former Governors of Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1750 
723 8th Jan. 1668  ..  C  Memorial respecting occupation of Placentia
by the French    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1751 
724 15th Apr. 1668 (?) C  Memorial for removal of French and establishment of Government      . .      . .      . . 1752 
725 1668  ..  C  Statement of Reasons for settlement of Newfoundland under regular Government     . .  1753 
726 1668  ..  C  Reply of West of England Merchants to plea
for regular Government       . .      . .      . .      . .
 1755 
727 23rd Dec. 1670  ..  C  Petition from Mayors of West of England Towns for observance of existing regulations 1757 
728 10th Mar. 1671  ..  C  Order in Council approving of the Report of
the Council of Plantations   . .      . .      . .      . .
 1759 
729 1670  ..  C  Reply of Captain Robinson to the Answer of the West Country Merchants      . .      . .      . . 1764 
 

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No.
       Date.         Description of Document.Page.
 
730 9th Sept. 1671  ..  C  Report of Captain Davis of H.M.S. “ Success ” 1766 
731 4th Feb. 1672  ..  C  Order for Fortifications in Newfoundland      . .  1767 
732 5th May 1675  ..  C  Order for revival of regulations of 1670-1671 with additions    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1768 
733 24th July 1675  ..  C  Report of Sir John Berry on conditions in Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1772 
734 12th Sept. 1675  ..  C  Report of Sir John Berry on conditions in Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1774 
735 4th Dec. 1675  ..  C  Minutes of the Committee of Trade and Plantations on Berry's Report      . .      . .      . . 1776 
736 27th Jan. 1676  ..  C  Charter of the West Country Adventurers for the Fishery at Newfoundland       . .      . .      . .  1777 
737 19th Apr. 1676  ..  C  Order in Council directing that Information be obtained respecting Newfoundland       . .      . . 1783 
738 8th Aug. 1676  ..  C  Evidence of Sir John Berry and Captain Davis respecting Newfoundland    . .      . .      . .      . .  1784 
739 3rd-4th             
March 1677
 C  Consideration of Newfoundland affairs by Lords of Trade        . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1785 
740 16th Mar. 1677  ..  C  Lord Anglesey to Sir Jos. Williamson, respecting contemplated changes in regulations 1787 
741 15th Sept. 1679  ..  C  Chas. Talbot's Answers to enquiries respecting state of Fishery at Newfoundland         . .      . .  1788 
742 16th Feb 1680  ..  C  Amendments to regulations by Lords of Trade and Plantations  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1791 
743 21st Feb. 1680  ..  C  Memorial of inhabitants of Newfoundland    . .  1792 
744 26th Feb. 1680  ..  C  Further consideration of Newfoundland affairs by Lords of Trade and Plantations        . .      . .  1793 
745 26th Feb. 1679-80 C  Extract from Board of Trade Journal     . .      . . 1794 
746 — — C  The Board of Trade — Account by Charles M. Andrews   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 1795 
747 13th Jan. 1697  ..  C  Report by Council of Trade and Plantations respecting importance of trade of
Newfoundland   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1797 
748 28th June 1697  ..  C  Report of Colonel Gibson on Newfoundland affairs        . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1798 
749 17th Mar. 1698  ..  C  Report of Captain Norris on Newfoundland affairs        . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1800 
750 13th Nov. 1698  ..  C  Further report of Captain Norris           . .      . .  1801 
 

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No.
       Date.         Description of Document.Page.
 
751 27th Oct. 1684  ..  C  Captain Francis Wheler's Report on Newfoundland             . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1806 
752 12th Jan. 1687  ..  C  Orders to Governor Andros respecting smuggling in Newfpundland . .      . .      . .      . .  1809 
753 10th May 1698  ..  C  Observation of Secretary, Board of Trade, respecting conditions in Newfoundland          . . 1810 
754 1699      C  Imperial Act 10 & 11 William III, cap. 25      . .  1810 
755 20th Aug. 1701  ..  C  Report of George Larkin on conditions in Newfoundland    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1811 
756 19th Dec. 1718  ..  C  Representation of the Lords Commissioners
for Trade and Plantations relating to the Newfoundland Trade and Fishery          . .      . .
 1815 
757 22nd May 1729  ..  C  Order in Council approving of drafts of a Commission and Instructions for Captain
Henry Osborne as Governor of Newfoundland
 1837 
758 31st May 1729  ..  C  Commission appointing Henry Osborne Governor of Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .  1838 
759 29th Dec. 1730  ..  C  Attorney General Yorke's opinion on the powers of the several officers at Newfoundland 1841 
760 11th Apr. 1750  ..  C  Order in Council approving of revised drafts of a Commission and Instructions for Francis Wm. Drake as Governor of Newfoundland    . .      . .  1843 
761 23rd Apr. 1750  ..  C  Commission appointing Francis Wm. Drake Governor of Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .  1844 
762 May 1752  ..  C  Extract from " An Examination of the Act of Parliament relative to the Trade and Government of the American Colonies," etc.,
by Ja. Abercrombie     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1847 
763 29th Apr. 1765  ..  C  Extract from a representation of the Lords of Trade relating to the Newfoundland Trade and Fishery      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1848 
764 27th Mar. 1766  ..  C  Extract from a representation of the Lords of Trade relating to the Newfoundland Trade and Fishery      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1856 
765 18th Dec. 1765  ..  J  Copy of Governor Palliser's remarks on the present state and management of the Newfoundland Fishery        . .      . .      . .      . .  1858 
766 1775  ..  C  Sir Hugh Palliser's Act, 15 Geo. III, cap. 31   . .  1868 
767 17th Mar. 1786  ..  C  Report of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade on the subject of the Newfoundland Fishery        . .      . .      . .      . .  1868 
 

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No.
       Date.         Description of Document.Page.
 
768 1786  ..  C An Act to encourage the Newfoundland Fisheries. 26 Geo. III, cap. 26       . .      . .      . .  1875 
769 1789  ..  C An Act further regulating the Newfoundland, Greenland and Southern Whale Fisheries. 29 Geo. III, cap. 53          . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 1875 
770 10th May 1790  ..  C Representation of the Lords of the Privy Council for Trade and Foreign Plantations on the subject of establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in Newfoundland       . .      . .      . .  1876 
771 1793  ..  C Extracts from " History of the Government of the Island of Newfoundland," by John Reeves, Chief Justice of the Island   . .      . .      . .      . .  1882 
772 1793  ..  C Extracts from evidence of William Knox given before Committee appointed to inquire into the state of trade to Newfoundland    . .      . .      . .  1908 
773 1793  ..  C Extracts from evidence of Chief Justice Reeves given before Committee appointed to inquire into the state of trade to Newfoundland         . .  1911 
774 1793  ..  C Extracts from evidence of Aaron Graham before same Committee . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . . 1919 
775 8th Oct. 1788  ..  C Anquetil and Co.'s Grant in Aquafort Harbour 1924 
776 15th Oct. 1790  ..  C Governor Milbanke to George Hutchings       . . 1926 
777 9th May 1795  ..  C Extract of a letter from Duke of Portland to Sir James Wallace, Governor of Newfoundland   . .  1927 
778 14th May 1796  ..  C Extract of a letter from Duke of Portland to Sir James Wallace    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1928 
779 16th Dec. 1797  ..  C Extract of a despatch from Governor Waldegrave to Rt. Hon. Henry Dundas . .      . .  1929 
780 10th Jan. 1798  ..  C Captain Ambrose Crofton's report to Governor Waldegrave         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1929 
781 16th May 1798  ..  N Duke of Portland to Governor Waldegrave     . .  1930 
782 18th Nov. 1808  ..  C Extract of a report by Governor Holloway to Viscount Castlereagh   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1931 
783 1809  ..  C Imperial Act, 49 Geo. III, chap. 27        . .      . .  1932 
784 2nd Nov. 1812  ..  J Governor Duckworth to Earl Bathurst on questions of Colonisation    . .      . .      . .      . .  1933 
785 3rd Nov. 1912  ..  J Governor Duckworth to Earl Bathurst  . .      . .  1936 
 

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No.
       Date.         Description of Document.Page.
 
786 24th Apr. 1817  ..  C Extract from a letter from Board of Trade to Henry Goulburn         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1938 
787 1895  ..  C Extract from " History of Newfoundland," by D. W. Prowse    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1939 
788 1911  ..  C Extract from " Historical Geography of the British Colonies," by J. D. Rodgers      . .      . .  1940 
789 2nd Feb. 1824  ..  C Observations of Sir Charles Hamilton on proposed Act     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1941 
790 1824  ..  C Imperial Act, 5 Geo. IV, cap. 51   . .      . .      . .  1943 
791 4th Mar. 1825  ..  C Extract from letter of Earl of Bathurst to the Attorney and Solicitor-General requesting opinion as to Acts of Parliament in force in Newfoundland    . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1943 
792 14th Apr. 1831  ..  C Sir Thomas Cochrane to Secretary of State for the Colonies on the subject of granting Representative Government to Newfoundland with attached Census return         . .      . .      . .  1944 
793 1827-8  ..  - Census return . .          . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1951 
794 27th July 1832  ..  C Lord Goderich to Sir Thomas Cochrane, transmitting his Commission and Instructions
as Governor of Newfoundland, etc.       . .      . .
 1954 
795 1832  ..  C Imperial Act, 2-3 Wm. IV, cap. 78        . .      . .  1960 
796 1842  ..  C Imperial Act, 5-6 Viet., cap. 120           . .      . .  1960 
797 23rd Feb. 1719-20 N Skeffington's Salmon Fishery       . .      . .      . .  1961 
798 8th Apr. 1720  ..  N Report of Lords of Trade on Skeffington's application for Salmon Fishery    . .      . .      . .  1963 
799 Sept. 1768  ..  N Surrogate's Commission and Instructions by Governor Palliser       . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1964 
800 26th June 1772  ..  N Limited Commission of the Peace, by
Governor Shuldham   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1967 
801 1793  ..  N Further extracts from evidence before Committee appointed to enquire into the state of Trade to Newfoundland  . .      . .      . .      . .  1970 
802 19th Mar. 1813  ..  N Instructions to Governor Keats   . .      . .      . .  1971 
803 7th Apr. 1813  ..  N Extracts from despatches from Secretary of State, to Governor Keats, etc. (re granting of lands)        . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1971 
804 17th June 1813  ..  N Proclamation of Governor Keats as to grant of lands         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1972 
805 30th July 1813  ..  N David Tasker to Thomas Coote, respecting grants of land     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1973 
 

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No.
       Date.         Description of Document.Page.
 
806 1st Apr. 1814  ..  N Earl Bathurst to Governor Keats          . .      . .  1974 
807 12th Nov. 1815  ..  N High Sheriff Bland to Governor Keats  . .      . .  1975 
808 3rd Feb. 1821  ..  N Governor Hamilton to Earl Bathurst ; with Petition of some inhabitants of St. Johns       . .  1979 
809 20th Aug. 1825  ..  N Commission appointing Sir Thomas Cochrane Governor of Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .  1984 
810 2nd Mar. 1832  ..  N Commission appointing Sir Thomas Cochrane Governor of Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .  1984 
811 26th July 1832  ..  N Instructions to Sir Thomas Cochrane as Governor of Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .  1984 
812 21 Feb. 1854  ..  N Duke of Newcastle to Governor Hamilton     . .  1985 

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PART X.

   MISCELLANEOUS  EXTRACTS,  DOCUMENTS, DECIS-
            IONS  AND REPORTS EXHIBITING CONTEMPOR-            ANEOUS  INTERPRETATION  OF IMPERIAL  ACT 
            10-11  WM.  III,  CHAP.  25,  IN  RELATION  TO 
            THE  FISHERY  AT  NEWFOUNDLAND  AND  ON 
            THE  COAST  OF LABRADOR.

 813                    1868  ..   C  Extract from Report of Captain John Parish
of H.M.S. "Sphinx"   . .    . .    . .    . .    . .    . .
 1987 
814 1871  ..   C  Extract from " Report on the Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries," by Russell S. Pasley 1988 
815 1871  ..  C Extract from " Comments on Fishery Treaties and their Interpretations," by Captain and Senior Officer D. Miller    . .      . .      . .      . .  1988 
816 8th May 1871  ..  C Extract from closing argument of Richard H. Dana, Jr.          . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1989 
817 1877  ..  C Extract from " Notes on the Northern Labrador Fishing Grounds," by Professor H. Y. Hind   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1989 
818 1897  ..  C Extract from Stanford's " Compendium of Geography, North America." Vol. I, by S. E. Dawson  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1990 
 

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No.
       Date.            Description of Document.Page.
 
819 1895  ..  C Extract from " Vikings of To-day," by Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell   . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1990 
820 1908  ..  C Extract from " Along the Labrador Coast," by Charles Wendell Townsend, M.D.     . .      . .  1991 
821 1911  ..  C Extract from " A Historical Geography of the British Colonies," Vol. V, Part IV,
" Newfoundland," by J.D. Rodgers    . .      . .
 1992 
822 1920  ..  C Extract from " Labrador," by William B.
Cabot      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .
 1993 
823 1922  ..  C Extract from " Labrador," by W. T. Grenfell and others        . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1994 
824 28th Oct. 1922  ..  C Extract from an Article entitled "King Cod," by George Allan England  . .      . .      . .      . .  1995 
825 June 1848  ..  C Newman v. Row      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  1996 
826 Jan. 1861  ..  C McGrath v. Kavanagh      . .      . .      . .      . .  1999 
827 1699-1792  ..  C A State of the Newfoundland Fishery        . .  2006A 
828 23rd Feb. 1720  ..  C Skeffington's Salmon Fishery.  Referred to Lords of Trade         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2008 
829 8th Apr. 1720  ..  C Mr. Secretary Craggs upon the Petition of
Mr. George Skeffington relating to a Salmon Fishery at Newfoundland . .      . .      . .      . .
 2010 
830 1764  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland      . .      . .  2011 
831 8th Apr. 1765  ..  C Rules, Orders and Regulations to be observed on the Coast of Labrador, etc.   . .      . .      . .  2011 
832 28th Aug. 1765  ..  C Rules, Orders and Regulations, establishing British Fishery on Labrador Coast     . .      . .  2011 
833 1765  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland      . .      . .  2012 
834 1st Aug. 1766  ..  C Proclamation admitting vessels from Plantations to Fishery on Coast of Labrador, etc.         . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2013 
835 10th Aug. 1767  ..  C Regulations for establishment of British Ship Fishery on Coast of Labrador    . .      . .      . .  2013 
836 1767  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .  2014 
837 1768  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .  2015 
 

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No.
        Date.            Description of Document.Page.
 
838 1770  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .  2016 
839 1771  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .  2017 
840 24th June 1772  ..  C Representation of Lords of Trade recommending annexation to Quebec of Labrador Coast between River St. John's and Streights of Belle Isle, with adjacent islands  2018 
841 1772  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .  2019 
842 2nd Mar. 1773  ..  C Representation of Lords of Trade upon memorials presented by Geo. Cartwright, and Noble and Pinson     . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2020 
843 2nd Mar. 1773  ..  C Representation of Lords of Trade to the Committee of Privy Council re consideration of their representation of 24th June, 1772  . .  2020 
844 9th Mar. 1773  ..  C Dispatch from Dartmouth to Shuldham      . .  2020 
845 1773  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the fishery
and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .
 2021 
846 1774  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery
and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .
 2022 
847 1775  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery
and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .
 2023 
848 1775-1839  ..  C Instructions of Governors of Province of Quebec (and Lower Canada)      . .      . .      . .  2024 
849 1775  ..  C Imperial Act, 15 Geo. III., cap. 31 (Sir Hugh Palliser's Act)  . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2024 
850 1776  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery
and inhabitants of Newfoundland       . .      . .
 2025 
851 1779  ..  C Extract from general scheme of the Fishery of Newfoundland . .      . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2026 
852 1785  ..  C Extract from general return of the Newfoundland Fishery     . .      . .      . .      . .  2027 
853 1789  ..  C Imperial Act, 29 Geo. III., cap. 53 (Preamble) 2028 
854 13th Mar. 1820  ..  C Martha Rowe, Administratrix, against the heirs of Thomas Street      . .      . .      . .      . .  2029 
855 12th May 1823  ..  C Hunters & Co., Appellants, and Trustees of John Langdon, Respondents      . .      . .      . .  2030 
 

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No.
        Date.            Description of Document.Page.
 
856 Feb. 1831  ..  C The King v. Cuddihy        . .      . .      . .      . .  2031 
857 Feb. 1831  ..  C The King v. Luke Ryan     . .      . .      . .      . .  2043 
858 1836  ..  C On appeal from the Supreme Court of the Island of Newfoundland. James Simms, Appellant, and John Cuddihy, Respondent 2049 
859 1672  ..  C Denys' description of the Cod Fishery at Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2053 
860 1609  ..  C Lescarbot's description of the Cod Fishery at Newfoundland          . .      . .      . .      . .      . .  2070 



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