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1-1v Feb. 17, 1773 Shuldham (London) Dartmouth (London) Letter discussing the lack of money to maintain the forts at Newfoundland; Shuldham requests advice on how to fulfill the demands of the forts
3-7 March 2, 1773 Board of Trade (London) Secretary of State (London) In reference to petition from George Cartwright and from John Noble and Andrew Pinson; the board recommend that ownership of property and permanent posts in Labrador be permitted
11-13v Jan. 6, 1773 Cartwright (London) Dartmouth (London) Memorial requesting that ownership of property and permanent posts be permitted in order to protect his investment
15-15v March 9, 1773 Dartmouth (London) Shuldham (London) Letter granting Shuldham permission to decide how much land the proprietors in Labrador may occupy
17-17v March 9, 1773 Dartmouth (London) Shuldham (London) Instruction to Shuldham to take the necessary steps to protect the Walrus fishery in the Magdalene Islands from interference by New Englanders
19 April 10, 1773 Dartmouth (London) Shuldham (London) Cover letter for a warrant from the king pardoning Mary Power for killing her husband.
21 May 11, 1773 Dartmouth (London) Shuldham (London) Instructions for Shuldham to designate a portion of land in St. John’s upon which the King can build fortifications at his disposal
23 April 12, 1773 Shuldham (London) Dartmouth (London) Letter assuring Dartmouth that the proper steps will be taken in the discharge of Mary Power
25-25v May 15, 1773 Shuldham (London) Dartmouth (London) Letter assuring Dartmouth that he will designate a portion of land in St. John’s for the purpose of building fortifications, as Dartmouth requested in his May 11 letter
27-28 June 26, 1773 Shuldham (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Description of Shuldham’s activities and the conditions at Newfoundland; contains follow-up to all the requests made by Dartmouth (concerning Mary Power, the Walrus fishery at the Magdalene Islands & French fishing encroachments)
29 July 8, 1773 Shuldham (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Update on the conditions at Newfoundland
31-34v Sept. 15, 1773 Shuldham (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Update on developments throughout Newfoundland (ie- French fishery, Moravians in Labrador, the whereabouts of George Cartwright, etc.)
36 Aug. 21 (?), 1773 Shuldham (St. John’s)   Proclamation stating that only Shuldham shall be appointed to judge how much land can be occupied by Labrador proprietors
38-53 No date (enclosed in Shuldham’s Sept. 15 letter) [Lt. Roger Curtis, Otter sloop]   Remarks on all aspects of life on the Northern Coasts of Labrador (ie- commerce, cod fishery, salmon fishery, walrus fishery, fur trade, the presence of Eskimos)
58-65v No date (enclosed in Shuldham’s Sept. 15 letter) [Lt. Roger Curtis, Otter sloop]   Account of the Moravian Mission on the coast of Labrador (describes living conditions, their progress as Missionaries, their teachings, the customs of the Natives, the daily routine, etc).
67-68 Aug. 23, 1773 Capt. J. Morris (Pitt’s Harbour) Shuldham (St. John’s) Description of an incident involving French fishing encroachments at the Labrador Straits
70 Sept. 2, 1773 Figg (Higg?) Shuldham (St. John’s) Return of the state of the garrison at Fort William, St. John’s.
71 Aug. 4, 1773 Goreham (Placentia) Shuldham (St. John’s) Return of the strength of the garrison at Placentia
73 Aug. 3, 1773 LeMercier (St. John’s)   Account of the ordnance carriages, small arms, ammunition, & stores with a state of remains at Placentia
74-86v June 30, 1773 White (St. John’s)   Remain of ordnance and stores at St. John’s in 1773
88-88v Sept. 27, 1773 Shuldham (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Letter regarding Mr. Cartwright at Plymouth and small-pox breaking on board his ship. (Eskimos died) Cartwright was put in possession of two fisheries reserved for him.
90-93 5 Nov., 1773 Shuldham (Spithead) Dartmouth Letter and supporting documents regarding schemes and state of the British and French fisheries for 1773.
94 12 Aug., 1773 Goreham (Placentia) Dartmouth Letter requesting six to twelve months leave of absence.

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