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1 May 2, 1770 Lords of the Admiralty (London) Hillsborough (London) Letter requesting new and/or additional instructions (if required) concerning their voyage to Newfoundland
3 April 5, 1770 Weymouth (London) Hillsborough (London) Cover letter for an enclosed memorial regarding French complaints about the fishery at Newfoundland
5-12 March 29, 1770 French Ambassador   Memorial concerning several French complaints about the fishery at Newfoundland (in French)
13-17v May 4, 1770 Lords of the Admiralty (London) The King Response to the memorial from the French ambassador; defends the English in reference to the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Utrecht
19-25v April 9, 1770 Pallisser and Byron (London)   Selected statements and questions from the French memorial on which Pallisser and Byron both give their opinions and answers
27-28 May 11, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Byron (London) Letter describing French complaints, with advice as to how to deal with these complaints
29 May 11, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Lords of the Admiralty Cover letter in response to the letter on p.1; enclosed is a copy of Hillsborough’s instructions to Byron
31 May 11, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Weymouth (London) Cover letter describing the contents of a package of documents
33-34v May 25, 1770 Office of the Ordnance (London) Hillsborough (London) Response to Debbieg’s request to dismantle Quidi Vidi in order to fortify the harbour at St. John’s
35v Aug. 11, 1769 Boddington (Office of the Ordnance) Debbieg (London) Letter approving Debbieg’s plans for fortifications at St. John’s
36-44 Oct. 28, 1769 Debbieg (London) Office of the Ordnance (London) Letter containing a list of reasons why the St. John’s harbour should be protected
47- 50 July 8, 1770 Byron (St. John’s) Hillsborough (London) Report on complaints concerning customs offices in St. John’s; Byron also emphasizes need for (civil) naval officers in the outports to control illicit trade; includes proposal to include certain officers at various ports
51 July 8, 1170     Table containing the details of the fees of the custom house in St. John’s
53 July 8, 1770     Table containing the details of the fees collected by the customs house in 1766 and 1767
55 June 26, 1770     Table of fees collected by the Naval Officer on
58-60 July 1, 1770     Petition from the merchants and traders in St. Johns (signatures included)
62-62v July 2, 1770 Byron (St. John’s)   Compilation of tables of custom house fees; Byron’s response to the petition from the merchants.
63-63v Sept. 13, 1770 Office of the Ordnance (London) Hillsborough (London) Report stating the predicted costs of fortifying the St. John’s harbour (at Debbieg’s request)
65-65v Sept. 28, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Lords of the Admiralty Letter again concerning the costs of fortifying the harbour at St. John’s
67-67v Oct. 31, 1770 Office of the Ordnance (London) Hillsborough (London) Letter discussing the costs and conditions of fortifying the St. John’s harbour
69-69v Nov. 26, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Office of the Ordnance (London) Letter advising that the building of the fortifications at the St. John’s harbour be started immediately
71-72 Nov. 17, 1770 Byron (Portsmouth)   Letter describing French and English conflicts over the fisheries at Newfoundland
73 May 7, 1769 Byron (St. John’s)   Proclamation to regulate certain types of fishing activities on the French Shore
74-76 Nov. 30, 1770 Office of the Ordnance (London) Hillsborough (London) Response to Hillsborough’s letter of the 26th (see pp.69-69v) discussing final plans for fortification of St. John’s harbour
78 Dec. 3, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Office of the Ordnance (London) Letter giving final approval to the building of fortifications at St. John’s; Hillsborough urges them to begin immediately and work quickly
80 Dec. 28, 1770 Hillsborough (London) Lords of the Admiralty (London) Request for a list of names and rates of England’s warships; Hillsborough advises that the ships be fitted for sea immediately

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