Portrait of Chief Judge John Reeves John Reeves, Esq.
Reeves was appointed "Chief Judge" of His Majesty's Court of Civil Jurisdiction in 1791 and served as "Chief Justice" in 1792 when the court's jurisdiction was expanded. In 1793 he published his History of the Government of the Island of Newfoundland.

Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada (NAC/C-137948). From a bookplate in The European Magazine, July 1798.

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