CO 194/26  [Reel B-215]

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Enclosures to Egremont regarding the Capture of St. John’s from pages 5-47

5-10 20 Sept. 1762 Lt. Col. Amherst (St. John’s) Earl of Egremont The capture of St. John’s. French raid on the fishery at Kitty Vitty. Details from Louisbourg to on-going war in Newfoundland to the conquest. Movements of the troops on the island at Torbay, Kitty Vitty, St. John’s. Lord Colvill, Capt. Douglas of the Syren accompanied Amherst. Note: A lot of information
11 11 Sept. 1762 Colvill (Northumberland) Lt. Col Amherst. [enclosed with above] Instructions regarding who shall accompany him, distribution of tasks, squadron locations, weapon strength.
13 16 Sept. 1762 Colvill (Northumberland) Colonel Amherst [enclosed with above] Send Capt. Douglas to Torbay, and maybe to the Bay of Bulls. King George was sent to Cape Race for intelligence to stop a possible enemy flight to Placentia.
15-16 17 Sept. 1762 Lieut. Col. Amherst (Camp before St. John’s) Colvill [enclosed with above] Details of attack plan (weapons used, how and where.) Through intelligence by deserters, Amherst learned the location and strength of the enemy (grenadiers and picquets.) Amherst has sent prisoners and wounded on board the transport. Lt. Col. Belcombe, who occupied Signal Hill, is dangerously wounded. Notes: Much more details here.
17 18 Sept. 1762 Colvill (Northumberland) Colonel Amherst [enclosed with above] Colvill sends carpenters. Gives a few notes as to planning, winds conditions, and unsafe positions.
19 19 Sept. 1762 William Amherst (Camp before St. John’s) Officer Commanding in St. John’s [enclosed with above] Letter sent to the Commanding Officer (Enemy) at St. John’s. States his intentions clearly and warns not to blow up the garrison. Note: A very interesting letter.
21 16 Sept. 1762 Le Comte D’Haussonville (Fort Saint Jean) Amherst [enclosed with above] Replies that he will stay and fight to the end. Note: In French.
23 17 Sept. 1762 Le Comte D’Haussonville (Fort Saint Jean) Amherst [enclosed with above] An officer named De Maurival was hurt. He asks that he be taken care of and that he be informed of his condition. Note: In French.
25 17 Sept. 1762 Le Comte D’Haussonville

(Fort Saint Jean)

Amherst [enclosed with above] In light of the uncertainty of reinforcements from France, the Count says that he will fight to the end but in order to save the blood of his men, he will capitulate. Note: In French.
27 18 Sept. 1762 Amherst Le Comte D’Haussonville [enclosed with above] The British Fleet and Army asks for complete surrender as prisoners of war. He does not thirst for blood but warns to act quickly or suffer the consequences.
29 18 Sept. 1762 Le Comte D’Haussonville (St. Jean) Amherst [enclosed with above] He will surrender if his demands are met. Note: In French.
31 18 Sept. 1762 Le Comte d’Haussonville Amherst [enclosed with above] Demands. We will surrender as POW. Officers and non-commissioned officers will keep their weapons to control troops. Officers and wounded and non-wounded soldiers will be brought to the coast of Brittany in a month’s time. The officers can keep their things. Note: In French.
33 18 Sept. 1762 Amherst

D’Haussonville

  [enclosed with above] All the demands were agreed to. "The gate will be taken possession of this afternoon and the garrison will lay down their arms."
35 20 Sept. 1762 Hugh Debbieg Lt. Col. Amherst [enclosed with above] A report of state and condition of Fort William at St. John’s during the French’s stay in it. Detailed description of: palisade, cannon mounted en barbette, ditch, parapet, fascined embrasures, etc. Description of the lower fort, the buildings, drawbridge.
37-39 Sept. 1762 Ferguson, Forman Amherst [enclosed with above] "An account of all the guns, mortars, shot, shells, powder and artillery stores found in the garrison and harbour of St. John’s, on its surrendering..."
41 20 Sept. 1762     [enclosed with above] "État des officiers francois à Saint Jean." List of French Officers. 5 regiments. Here are a few names listed: Dagay, Baillard, Le fevre, Ferlain, Chaponet, Champeau, La Laude (Lieutenant of the Regiment de Royal la marine), Verdul, Leduchat, Laquierte (captain of the Corps Royal)
43 20 Sept. 1762     [enclosed with above] "Etat des troupes francaises au fort Saint Jean." Gives numbers of troops in each of the regiments and ranks. Regiments: "La Marine, Moutreval, Beauvoisis, Royal Marine, Penthierne, Corps Royal" (533 fusiliers)
45 20 Sept. 1762 Amherst (St. John’s) Egremont [enclosed with above] "Embarkation returns" Ranks and numbers of all troops embarked for Aug. 1762.
47 20 Sept. 1762 Amherst (St. John’s) Egremont [enclosed with above] Return of the killed, wounded, and missing, of the troops under the command of Lt. Col. Amherst. 12 killed, 38 wounded, 0 missing. Killed: Lt. Schuyler of the Royal American.
49-50v 5 Nov. 1762 Gov. Thomas Graves Earl of Egremont A letter regarding his governance of Newfoundland. He was appointed that year for the protection of the trade. He is appointed as Commander in Chief of the land, of all inhabitants civil and military. His instructions say that if anything outside of what is laid out in his instructions, he is then the chief commander and has power to determine the affairs of the island. During the capture of St. John’s, Amherst did not take orders from him. Asks for a Court Martial for Capt. Gualy.
51 2 Nov. 1762 Governor Thomas Graves (St. John’s) Capt. Gualy Asks for a list of ordnance at Fort William and the returns.
52-52v 2 Nov. 1762 Gualy (Fort William) Gov. Graves He asked the storekeeper to give him an account but the storekeeper replied it was impossible. His instructions from General Sir Jeffery Amherst are very different and he (Gualy) looks upon Graves as a civil governor. He cannot send him the returns. Civil versus Military authority issue.
54-55 3 Nov. 1762 Gualy (Fort William) Gov. Graves Gualy here tries to explain that he is under Colvill and General Jeffery Amherst’s Command. He knows that Lt. Colonel Amherst is lower in rank than Graves, but he has to obey Colvill. Civil versus military issues.
56-57 3 Nov. 1762 Thomas Graves Capt. Gualy Replies that his command is both Civil and Military. The moment Gualy became commander of the garrison, he was under the command of the governor. Graves has to know what Gualy’s last resolution will be.
58-59 18 Dec. 1762 Gualy (St. John’s) "Lordship" Will give up two months of provisions from the garrison to the inhabitants. Received ninety six and a half barrels of tongues to prevent famine.
60 14 Dec. 1762 Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Stephen Gualy Stephen Gualy The Justices of the Peace ask for provisions to feed the inhabitants.
61 27 Jan. 1763 William Amherst (New York) Egremont Communicated the King’s satisfaction of the men’s bravery.
63-63v 8 March 1763 Whitehall Lords of the Admiralty Peace treaty signed at Paris the 10 Feb.. (Called the Definitive Treaty of Peace.) Articles 5 and 6 relating to the fishery in Newfoundland. Cession of the Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. An extract of the 24 article.
65-65v 17 March 1763 Whitehall Lords of the Trade Sends copies of the Peace Treaty of Paris.
67-67v 12 March 1763 Egremont, Whitehall Lieut. Governor or Commanding Officer at Placentia, Newfoundland Sends copies of the Peace Treaty of Paris. Captain Graves will bring the order in form for the cession of Saint Pierre et Miquelon. Let the French examine the islands safely if they arrive before Graves.
69-71v March 15 1763 C. Townsend, Tenyns, Bacon, Yorke, Thomas, Rice, Orwell (Lords of Trade) King’s most excellent Majesty, Whitehall Letter entitled "A representation of the Lord Commissioners for trade and Plantations upon the alterations and additions expedient to be made in the government of Newfoundland. Instructions in Consequence of the Treaty of Peace." The Repre-sentations of the Fishery made by the governor must continue to be enforced. Clear settlement has to be made regarding the Northeastern Part, Whale fishery in the Straight of Belle Isle, Salmon and Seal Fishery, and Labrador Coast (plus other details). Situation at Saint Pierre and Miquelon calls for caution (illicit trade with North America.) Note: a lot of information here.
73-74 17 March 1763 Egremont, Whitehall Lords of Trade The king does not feel that any steps should be taken until the Lords comply with Directions. Ordered to prepare a Draft of Instructions to be given to the Governor of Newfoundland. Any addition or changes shall comply to former times of peace. ASAP.
75 18 March 1763 Townsend, Thomas, Rice,Tenyns, Bacon,Yorke, Orwell (Lords of Trade) Egremont Reply that they will have the instructions ready for Monday.
77-78 21 March 1763 Lords of Trade King, Whitehall A Draft of instructions for the governor of Newfoundland. The draft does not extend to Cape Breton, or St John’s, or to any other part of the coasts of Acadia, Canada or Labrador. (Draft not included here)
79-80 24 March 1763 King, Whitehall Lords of the Trade The King wants the Coast of Labrador, Anticosti, islands around Labrador, Magdalen Islands to be included in the Draft. Prepare a new commission for Thomas Graves. The King approves the Draft Make the changes. (Draft not included here)
81-82 30 April 1763 Egremont Capt. Gualy Orders Gualy to be obedient in all matters to Governor Graves, civil and military, unless he receives express orders from General Amherst or the Chief Commanding Officer of Forces in North America.
83 27 Sept. 1763 St. James (no signature) Lords of Trade and Plantations A memorial was presented to him by Robert Trail Portsmouth in New Hampshire and Cutt regarding the Cession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. The King wants them to take the memorial into consideration. Let him know what you want to do.
85-94 16 Sept. 1763 Robert Trail and Samuel Cutt King, London Deeds and letters of certification signed by Justices of the Peace attesting to the ownership of Miquelon. In 1722, Rich Philips (Governor of Nova Scotia and Placentia) gave and granted the isle of Miquelon to Capt. Diamond Sarjeant. In 1756, Sarjeant sold 2/3 of Miquelon to Samuel Cutt. In 1758, Sarjeant sold the other third to Trail. Because the island is ceded to France, they request compensation. Deeds provided.
95-96 7 Oct. 1763 Hillsborough, Bacon, Yorke Earl of Halifax Have taken into consideration Trail’s and Cutt’s petition. No authentic evidence has been produced of the grant. They do not have a claim for compensation. But how much he should be favored for a grant of lands is left to your compassion.
97-97v 2 Nov. 1763 Egmont, Howe, Thomas Pitt, (Admiralty Office) Earl of Halifax Regarding an alleged event where a Captain of the King’s Ships drove away French Fishermen (by pretext of a secret Article between the two crowns.) They have not received any letters pertaining to this event from anyone in Newfoundland.
99 28 Nov. 1763 John Pownall (Whitehall) Edward Sedwick Has laid Sedwick’s letter to the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Regarding the French Fishery between Cape Bonavista and Point Riche.
101-101v 20 Oct. 1763 Thomas Graves (St. John’s)   The Islands of St Pierre and Miquelon were delivered to D’Angeac, on the 4 July 1763 by Captain Douglas of the Tweed. The Island of Langley was not included. Warns that the New England traders have found a mart for smuggling. Note: Duplicates of documents appear within these pages. (103-106)
103 4 July 1768 Captain Douglas Monsieur D’Angeac The Cession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon to Monsieur D’Angeac, Certificate.
104 31 July 1763 Captain Douglas (Tweed, Miquelon) The Baron of L’Esperance(Commandant of Miquelon) Cover letter to the certificate of the Cession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
104v 18 June 1763 Gov. Thomas Graves (Placentia)

Captain Douglas (St. Peters)

     Graves gives authority to Douglas to deliver the islands to the French.
106 29 Nov. 1763 Stephen’s (Admiralty Office)   Lord Halifax requested a copy of the instructions given to H.M. ship at Newfoundland in regards to the Treaty of Utrecht and the French Fishing Rights. He sends these instructions to "His Lordship" (Unknown)
108-108v 30 Nov. 1763 Egmont, [ _ ] Earl of Halifax Received a letter from Graves in which he gives an account of the cession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, French fishing in the Northern Parts, Six Four Pounders at St Peters, Louisbourg Indians at Newfoundland, Illicit Trade at St. Peters for New England, a copy of which is included. As for the Count de Guerchy’s complaint, a copy will be sent to Graves.
110-110v 28 June 1763 D’Angeac (Garonne, St Pierre) Gov. Graves [enclosed with above] Copy. Asks Governor Graves to give instructions to Douglas for the cession of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon quickly because of the bad weather and the little time left before they can get to cover. Note: In French
112 30 June 1763 Commodore Graves D’Angeac [enclosed with above] Gives his concern about D’Angeac’s presence at St Peters before having been put in possession of those islands. Reassures him that not a moment will be lost to give him possession of the islands. He was ready but had no notice of anyone authorized to receive them.
114-115 15 Oct. 1763 Commodore Graves Capt. Ruthven The 13th Article of the Treaty of Utrecht in relation to instructions given to Capt Ruthven to destroy any buildings erected by the French other than those allowed by the Treaty and to stop the French from taking timber other than for the purpose of fishing. On the other hand, British Subjects shall not interfere with French fishing.
116-117v 20 Oct. 1763 Captain Graves Mr. Stephen’s He went to St Peters and Miquelon to survey and remove inhabitants. Captain Douglas arrived at St. Peters on the 15th. Mr "Danjac" arrived there with 200 (including 50 soldiers) passengers on the same day. Women, children, Merchants, and fishermen. Mr Cooke did the survey. "Danjac" was impatient to receive his instructions. Graves surrendered the islands on the 4th and on the 5th arrived at St. John’s. Issues of French activity on the Northern parts. Issues of trade between Indians and French. Smuggling.
119 1 Dec. 1763 Hillsborough, Soame Teryns, Eliot, C. Bacon, George Rice Earl of Halifax Send the Earl a copy of a letter written by Graves relating to the French fishing on the Northern Coasts.
121-122v 20 Oct. 1763 Graves Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations [enclosed with above] Copy. St. Peter and Miquelon were delivered to Mr. "Danjac." All communication is forbidden between English subjects and those islands. New England trading issues. The French have settled in great numbers at St. Peters and Miquelon and they will run out of fire wood. He advises that the islands be monitored by Sloops or Cutters to prevent illicit trade. Indians from Louisbourg were looking for a priest at St. Peters. French have stayed longer than the Treaty allows. Captain Ruthven has burned boats. Requests further instructions.
125-126 15 Oct. 1763 Graves Ruthven 13th Article of the Treaty of Utrecht. Instructions given to destroy buildings erected by the French. They are not allowed to fell timber (unless for drying fish). Boats built from the materials of this country should be destroyed. Boats built in France should not be destroyed. None of H.M. subjects shall rob or deprive the French of anything. Instructs him to observe the Treaty. Please send more observations.
127-127v 16 Dec. 1763 D. Halifax (St. James) Lords of Trade and Plantations Regarding Sieur de la Fontaine’s claim to the Post of Mingan and to the island of Mingan, on the Coast of Labrador. Unjust proceedings of Gov. Murray.
129 21 Jan. 1764 Hillsborough, Soame Tenyns, Eliot, Bamber, [ _ ] Earl of Halifax [enclosed with above] Relating to Sieur de la Fontaine’s claim to the Post and island at Mingan.
131-135 21 Jan. 1764 Hillsborough, Soame Tenyns King, Whitehall The Board of Trade reviewed Sieur de la Fontaine’s papers incriminating the Governor of Quebec (Murray) of granting land by his own authority. The Board can not review La Fontaine’s titles to the land but can act on the Governor’s conduct. The following lands are in question: Post and Island Mingan, Anticosti, Post of the Gros Mekatina, and Coast of Labrador.
137 15 June 1761 Jacques Murray Sieur de La Fontaine [enclosed with above] Fishing and hunting License given to La Fontaine signed by Jacques Murray, governor of Québec regarding Noutagamiou, le gros Mekatina, and many islands to the North. Note: In French.
139 25 Feb. 1764 Dunk Halifax (St. James) Board of Trade A memorial delivered by the French Ambassador on behalf of the Sieurs Favry du Ponceau, Favry de Chanteloup, and Foucher regarding their fishing rights at the Baye de Philippeaux on the Coast of Labrador.
141 28 Feb. 1764 Hillsborough, Eliot, Orwell, Rice Earl of Halifax They are ordered to look into preventing difficulties with English and French fishing rights on the Coast of Labrador.
143 6 March 1764 Hillsborough, Eliot, Bacon, Orwell Whitehall Cover letter presenting their conclusions regarding the fishing rights or the French and English on the Coast of Newfoundland.
145-146v 6 March 1764 Hillsborough, Eliot, Bacon, Rice, Orwell Whitehall [enclosed with above] Questions regarding concurrent fishing rights regulations on the Coast of Newfoundland. They judge inadmissible the French claim that Cape Ray and Point Riche are one and the same place. Other questions relate to the Treaty of Utrecht.
147-147v 6 March 1764 Hay, Norton, de Grey Board of Trade A letter confirming that the points emitted by the Board of Trade regarding the French and English fishing rights on the Coast of Newfoundland are correct. Note: These people might be the King’s Advocate, Attorney and Solicitor General.
149-150 8 March 1764 Halifax (St. James) Lords of Trade He has presented the Board’s regulations regarding the fishery on the Coast of Newfoundland and the King has said that some points are contrary to the Act of 10 and 11 William III encouraging the Trade to Newfoundland; the King can not enforce the regulations. The Board is ordered to present a draft of additions that the King can legally pass on to the Governor of Newfoundland. (Copy of this can also be found at CO194/15, 150-150v)
151-151v 13 March 1764 Board of Trade Halifax They prepared a draft of instructions to the Governor to stop anyone from obstructing the French fishing activity on the Coast of Newfoundland, within limits. These instructions are legal.
153-153v 30 March 1764 Board of Trade, Hillsborough, etc. (Whitehall) Halifax Cover letter announcing the draft regarding the French and English fishing rights.
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27 April 1764 Board of Trade Hugh Palliser Additional Instructions to Hugh Palliser regarding the French Fishing rights. Roughly, it allows for fishing from Bonavista to the Northern point of Nfld, and from there to Point Riche. No obstruction shall be tolerated. The Admirals in charge of the harbours shall protect and allow the French to build huts and stages necessary for the purpose. The French shall not in turn interfere with English fishing. Boats left in harbours shall not be burned. The chain of command is clearly explained.

*End of the reel. The Draft continues on the next reel B216

159-160v 21 March 1764 Hay, Norton, De Grey Lords of Trade and Plantations They are of the opinion that the Additions to the Treaties shall be legally made with the alterations that they’ve made. The alterations are conformable to the 13th Article of the Treaty of Utrecht and the 3rd Article of the Treaty of Paris. Fishing had not been rejected or disallowed by the Treaty of 1686 nor by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697, and the Statute of King William was not meant to extend to the parts where the French conducted their fishery. (Copy of this letter can also be found at CO194/15, 154-155)
163-164v 30 March 1764 Hillsborough, Bacon, etc. King They are sending their draft with the alterations given by the Advocate, Attorney and Solicitor General. In order to send the instructions to Palliser, they request the King’s final alterations. Although the fisheries have changed since the Acts of the Statute of King William was passed, they have made fitting alterations. The Board of Trade suggest that the Act be repealed and a new law enacted.
167-168 5 April 1764 Halifax Lords of Trade King gives approval of the Draft, makes two changes. Fishing shall expire 30 Sept.; omit words relating to the burning of boats because the King of France will ask for "reparation". (Copy of this letter can also be found at CO194/15, 156-157)
169 16 April 1765 Hillsborough, Teryns, Eliot...etc. Halifax Presenting Halifax with the same draft regarding the French Fishing rights. The date of this document (1765) appears out of sequence, but it is clearly the date on the document
171-171v 20 April 1764 Hillsborough, Eliot... (Whitehall) Halifax Asks to please present this case to the King : the French Ambassador and the situation of Pointe Riche. We are looking for papers, maps, and charts prior to the Treaty of Utrecht to settle this question.
173-185 20 April 1764 Lords of Trade King Regarding the Pointe Riche situation. The French Ambassador makes claims of exclusive Fishing rights. They claim that Point Riche is the same as Cape Ray. They have researched the case and present a series of evidence to prove to the contrary. Bellin, D’Anville, Roberts place Pointe Riche where the English contend. Herman Moll places Pointe Riche where the French contend. Issues relating to The Petit Nord. Note: A lot of information

The following documents are copies and extracts taken from Board of Trade files as far back as the 1600's; They describe where the French fished according to the French themselves as well as what the English knew through their own records. The English are trying to confirm (among other things) that Cape Ray and Pointe Riche were two quite separate places. Documents are mostly in French and the dates are sometimes not given and must be inferred pp 187-217v.

187-194   Bourgeois de Saint-Malo   "Appendix No.1 Copy of the Regulations for the fishery at Petit Nord" A collection of extracts and documents relating to the French fishery and trade in Newfoundland. The distribution of harbours, the Admiral, issues of protection against Indians, Legal procedures and regulations to insure proper distribution of bays for fishing for all concerned. A list of all the bays and how many men can fish there is provided. [Note: In French]
195-202   Bourgeois de Saint Malo   "Appendix No.2 Copy of the Regulations for the Fishery at Chapeau Rouge" It is forbidden to destroy any of the stages, huts, "cajot" and "clayes" and other things used for fishing and drying according to this Declaration. A lot of abuses have been committed within French fishermen in Newfoundland, on the Coast of the Petit Nord. Another list of bays and beaches is provided (197) with how many men can fish there.
203-204       "Appendix No.3 An Account of the French Trade in Newfoundland" Lists the number of families living at Placentia, St. Peters, Bay of Fortune. And the number of vessels.
205 8 Jan. 1713 Mr Prior (Paris) Lord Bolingbroke "Appendix No.4 Extract of a letter from Mr. Prior to Lord Bolingbroke" Fishing from the Bay of Fortune round by the North to Bonavista. From the Bay of Fortune, they receded to Cape Ray, their liberty begins only from Pointe Riche....etc.
207       "Appendix No.5 Extract of a Memorial of M. Jacqueau relating to the Fishery of Newfoundland." Issues relating to French fishing at Petit Nord/Petty North. How the French can be restrained to that area. Mentions Iroquois who come in canoes and kill the fishermen.
209-209v Feb. 29 1715-6     "Appendix No. 6 Extract of a representation of the Board of Trade to His Majesty upon the State of Newfoundland" Gives a description of borders limiting the French to fishing South of Bonavista, West of Pointe Riche or in any harbour, creek, port, or place between Cape Ray and Cape Race.
210       "Appendix No. 7 Extract of Instructions given to the Governor of Newfoundland in 1716." The French are not allowed to erect any buildings, besides stages, and huts for drying fish. Boats are not allowed to remain the winter.
212-213       "Appendix No. 8 Extract from the Second Report of Captain William Taverner, this Majesty’s Surveyor of the coast of Newfoundland." The French hunt, furr and fish in the areas about Cape Ray and the North West as much as they did before the Treaty. They also fish for Whale and salmon.
214 Aug. 20 1719 Col. Moody Board of Trade "Appendix No.9 Copy of a letter from Col. Moody Lt. Gov. of Placentia, to the Secretary of the Board of Trade." Number of French vessels involved in Fishing between Pointe Riche and Placentia. French from Cape Breton on the Canada side of Nfld.
216 3 Sept. 1719   H.M. Commissaries in Paris "Appendix No.10 Extract of Instructions to His Majesty’s Commissaries at Paris" The Treaty of Utrecht. Pointe Riche is mentioned. Admonishes the French to restrict their fishing to the limits.
The enclosure note on p217v reads: April 20 1764 Representation of the Board of Trade in answer to Count Guerchy’s [French Ambassador?] memorial concerning the situation at Pointe Riche in Newfoundland copy sent to Count Guerchy the 30th April 1764. Heatford the 1st of May 1764. Proving, that according to the best geographers, it lies in the latitude of 50d 30m, and that any fishery carried on by the French to the southward or westward of that point has been always considered and remonstrated against as an encroachment on the British fishery and an infringement on the Treaty of Utrecht.
218 26 April 1764 Halifax (St. James) Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations While the information provided by the Board of Trade is very helpful, the Lords need to find irrefutable evidence shown in maps and charts of the position of Pointe Riche.
220 28 April 1764 Mr. Stephens Admiralty A cover letter indicating that he is sending a list of maps and charts .
222-223 15 March 1764 Thomas Jefferys   [enclosed with above] "A list of Maps and charts in which Cape Ray or Pointe Riche, or both, have been inserted. Here is a list of individuals who have mapped the region and the years of publication of their maps. We find Champlain, Joanne de Lact, Vischer, N.Sanson (who calls it C. Pointu), Jo Bleau, Coronelli, Tilleman, Allard, Hennepin, D’Isle, Dr. Hally, Peter Schenk, Homan, Herman Moll (a quick history accompanies his name), Renard, Jaillot, Bellin, D’Anville, Robert, Mitchells, La Rouge. A map in 1754, by Bellin from Paris, shows that Pointe Riche is erased and renamed Cap de Ray. Note: A lot more here.
224 18 May 1764 Board of Trade: Hillsborough, etc. Halifax The memorial of Sieur Favry de Ponceau, Favry Chanteloup, and Foucher regarding their possession of Bay of Phillipeaux on the Coast of Labrador.
226-227 18 May 1764 Board of Trade King [enclosed with above] Advise that the King does not make any compensations or grants to the subjects of France.
228 13 Dec. 1764 John Pownall (Whitehall) Mr. Sedgwick The governor of Nfld anticipates French reaction to an event which happened between French and British fishermen.

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