CO 194/32 [B-675]

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1 March 3, 1774 Shuldham (London) Dartmouth (London) Cover letter for answers to questions presented by the King upon Shuldham’s arrival in Newfoundland
3 No date     Account of all goods imported into St. John’s from the U.S. from April 1771 to April 1772
3v No date     Account for all goods imported into St. John’s from Great Britain, Ireland and Southern Europe from April 1771 to April 1772
4 No date     Account for all goods imported into St. John’s from Great Britain, Ireland and Southern Europe from April 1772 to Oct. 1772
5-6 July 14, 1774 Board of Trade (London) Shuldham (St. John’s) Complaints about the establishment of a Custom House in St. John’s
7-8 Aug. 25, 1774 Shuldham (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Update on the conditions and events at Newfoundland; mentions problems concerning a blockhouse at Chateaux Bay, Labrador
9-10 Aug. 3, 1774 Shuldham (St. John’s) Ged (Chateaux Bay) Order for the blockhouse (York Fort) at Chateaux Bay to continue to protect the fisheries on the Labrador coast
11-12v Oct. 4, 1774 Shuldham (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Update of the state of Shuldham’s government ; mentions a commotion in Boston, and Shuldham’s voyage there
13 Oct. 3, 1774 Winthrop (St. John’)   Return of the detachment of the 65th regiment under Winthrop’s command at St. John’s
14 Oct. 3, 1774 Pitts (St. John’s)   Return of Major Frances James Buchanan’s Company of the 4th battalion of the Royal Regiment of Artillery stationed at St. John’s and Placentia
15-15v Oct. 1, 1774 Shuldham (St. John’s) Sinclair (St. John’s) Order for the detachment of the 65th regiment to proceed to Boston to act as enforcement agents
17-18 Nov. 15, 1774 Shuldham (Spithead) Dartmouth (London) Request for a stay of execution for John Morrisey (convicted of forgery) and Daniel Hogan (convicted of rape)
19-30v Oct. 1774 Jurors at the court in St. John’s   Jury reports describing the crimes of all the criminals in Newfoundland during that year (ie John Morrisey, Daniel Hogan, and many more)
36 Nov. 23, 1774 Shuldham (London) Dartmouth (London) Cover letter for schemes of the fisheries and accounts of the remains of the ordnance stores
39 June 22, 1774     Account of ordnance carriages, small arms, ammunition, and stores at Placentia in 1774
40-52 Aug. 31, 1774     Remain of ordnance and ordnance stores at St. John’s in 1774
53-54 No date     General scheme of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland in 1774
55 No date     General account of the French fishery at St. Pierre-Miquelon, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Grand Banks
56-57 Feb. 15, 1775 Shuldham (London) Dartmouth (London) Cover letter for documents concerning French fishing rights at Bonavista
58 April 28, 1775 Dartmouth (London) Duff (London) Cover letter for instructions from the King concerning the proper way to run a government in Newfoundland
60 May 25, 1778 Duff (Portsmouth) Dartmouth (London) Statement of Duff’s arrival at Portsmouth
62 May 27, 1775 Pownall (London) Duff (Portsmouth) Cover letter for and Act of Parliament concerning the fishery
64-64v June 2, 1775 Dartmouth (London) Duff (Portsmouth) Letter instructing the withdrawal of the seamen and mariners working at York Fort, Labrador
66-66v June 4, 1775 Duff (Plymouth) Dartmouth (London) Reply to the previous document; Duff describes his compliance with the King’s orders
68 June 4, 1775 Duff (Plymouth) Pownall (London) Reply to Pownall’s letter of May 27; Duff assures him that he will respect the newly-passed Act of Parliament
70-72v July 24, 1775 Duff (St. John’s) Dartmouth (London) Announcement of Duff’s arrival at Newfoundland, as well as the orders and proclamations he has issued
74 July 24, 1775 Winthrop (St. John’s)   Return of the party of the detachment from the 65th regiment at Fort William, St. John’s
75 July 24, 1775 Barrett (St. John’s)   Return of Barrett’s company of artillery and commanding officers at Fort William, St. John’s
76-77v Oct. 20, 1775 Pringle (St. John’s)   Concerning protection of the harbours along the coast of Newfoundland against plundering by New England
78-80 Nov. 14, 1775 Duff (Portsmouth) Dartmouth (London) Description of a severe storm (and the damage suffered by it) in Newfoundland; update of the conditions at Newfoundland
82-93 July 13, 1775     Remain of ordnance and ordnance stores at St. John’s in 1775
95 July 24, 1773     Account of ordnance carriage, small arms, ammunition & stores at Placentia in 1775
96 Oct. 22, 1775     Return of Barrett’s detachment of the 65th regiment
98 No date     General Scheme of the Fishery and Inhabitants for Newfoundland in 1775
99 No date     General account of the French fishery at Newfoundland, St. Pierre-Miquelon, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Grand Banks 1775
100 Nov. 14, 1775 Duff (Portsmouth) Dartmouth (London) Letter advising Dartmouth that Duff has granted leave to a member of the 65th regiment
102-102v Nov. 14, 1775 Duff (Portsmouth) Dartmouth (London) Concerning the necessity of the blockhouse (York Fort) on the coast of Labrador; describes procedure by which Duff will clear out Newfoundland for the winter
104-104v Nov. 14, 1775 Duff (Portsmouth) Dartmouth (London) Concerning the assignment of Newfoundlanders to various Squadrons
106-106v Nov. 24, 1775 Duff (London) Germaine (London) Letter advising that Alexander Cameron (convicted of murdering his wife) be granted mercy due to unusual circumstances concerning the crime
108 Oct. 17, 1775 Court document (St. John’s) Duff (St. John’s) Request for Cameron to be granted mercy due to the fact that his character was not consistent with his actions; they assume that there must have been unusual circumstances surrounding the murder
110-114v Oct. 5, 1775 Court document (St. John’s)   Description of Alexander Cameron’s crime and trial
116-116v Nov. 27, 1775 Germaine (London) Duff (London) Cover letter for a warrant issued by the King granting Cameron mercy

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