CO 194/36 [B-677]

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1 14 March, 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notes the receipt of a piece of correspondence from the governor of St. Pierre and requests instructions.
3 23 March, 1785 Thomas Townshend Gov. Campbell notice of the enclosure of a letter.
5-5v 24 March, 1785 Gov. Campbell Thomas Townshend discussion of actions relative to the enclosure of 24 March, not included here. Somehow deals with a ship taken into St. John’s.
7 10 April, 1785 Gov. Campbell Thomas Townshend Notes the enclosure of a recent Act of Parliament regarding restrictions to trade between the United States and Newfoundland.
9-10 13 April, 1785 Lord Sydney Gov. Campbell discussion of the cutting of wood by resident of St. Pierre/Miquelon on Newfoundland. Apparently, Parliament has agreed to allow it to some extent.
11 14 April, 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney Confirms that the residents of St. Pierre/Miquelon will be allowed to cut wood in the Bay of Despair for the course of the year.
13-16 14 May, 1785 Lt. Gov. Jillford Lord Sydney discusses poverty in Newfoundland, notes that a petition is enclosed regarding similar matters. Proposes that garrison provisions be transferred for use by the population. An Irish Catholic priest has recently begun construction on a church. Provides some details about the situation at St. John’s.
17 28 Oct., 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notice of enclosure of correspondence with Governor of St. Pierre and Miquelon as well as a complaint lodged by a fishing vessel.
19-19v 8 July, 1785 Gov. Danseville Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] Expresses gratitude over the permission of cutting wood in order to rebuild houses that were destroyed during past war.
21-21v 23 July, 1785 Gov. Danseville (Saint Pierre) Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] Concerning the complaint of a French captain who was forced to stop his fishing activity by an English vessel. Request for compensation is included.
23-23v 10 Aug., 1785 Gov. Campbell Gov. Danseville [enclosed with above] John Sheldon of the Joyce, will be apprehended and prosecuted. Congratulates Danseville on gaining office.
25 20 Oct., 1785 Gov. Campbell Gov. Danesville [enclosed with above] notice of enclosure of documents pertaining to the case of the brigs Joyce and L’Espiégle. Compensation was given to the owner of L’Espiégle.
28-30 14 Oct., 1785     [enclosed with above] court documents of the above mentioned case.
31   Thomas Anquetil    [enclosed with above] statement given by a master of a brig claiming that a French man-of-war forced them not to fish in the Humber River
32-33 5 Nov., 1785 Lt. Gov. Jillford Evan Nepean discussion of French confrontations over the fishery.
34-34v 16 Nov., 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notes the enclosure of some documents and that "every thing was in a quiet state when I left St. John’s"
36-44v 31 Aug., 1785     [enclosed with above] "Remain of Ordnance, and Ordnance Stores, at St. John’s"
46-47v 31 Aug., 1785     [enclosed with above] "Remain of Ordnance Carriages Small Arms Ammunition etc. in his Majesty’s Magazines at Placentia"
48-48v 20 Oct., 1785     [enclosed with above] "Report of the Fortifications in the Island of Newfoundland"
50-50v 25 Oct., 1785     [enclosed with above] "Return of Bedding . . . and all other Species of Barrack Stores at present in charge of the Barrack Master at St. John’s"
52 29 Oct., 1785     [enclosed with above] "Return of the Royal Artillery and 37th Regiment doing Duty in Newfoundland"
54 28 Oct., 1785     [enclosed with above] "Return of Officers, Artificers and Labourers Employed in His Majesty’s Ordnance in the Island of Newfoundland"
56v-57 28 Oct., 1785     [enclosed with above] "General Return of the Newfoundland Fishery for the Year 1785"
58 19 Nov., 1785 Lord Sydney Gov. Campbell brief discussion of the problems with the Joyce and L’Espiégle.
60 25 Nov., 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notice of an enclosure.
62-66v 29 July, 1785 George Lumsdaines   [enclosed with above] report of the fishery between Cape St. John and Cape Ray.
68-69 26 Nov., 1785 Evan Nepean Gov. Campbell notice of enclosures, briefly describes each.
70 19 July, 1785 William Fraser Evan Nepean [enclosed with above] notes that complaints have been lodged that after the French ship Actif was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland, the inhabitants pillaged it. Requests an inquiry.
72-72v 13 Aug., 1785 Barthelemy (London)   [enclosed with above] Letter regarding a demand for compensation in the amount of 160, 000 pounds for the damages incurred by Deslandes and Perrée.
74-75 26 Nov., 1785 Mr. Nepean Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] Account addressed to Mr. Le Marechal de Castries. Regarding the Deslandes and Perrée case. Fishing at the Treaty Shore (Petit Nord). They had built shacks and stages in 1783 and had found them destroyed in 1784. The shacks had been lived in by English inhabitants. The French lost time rebuilding.
76 27 Nov., 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notice of the enclosure of reports on the seal and salmon fisheries in Labrador.
78       [enclosed with above] "An Account of the Seal Fishery in the Fall of 1784 and the Salmon Fishery of 1785 upon the Coast of Labrador"
80-81 28 Nov., 1785 Gov. Campbell Evan Nepean Discussion of the French ship Actif; some citizens have been charged with pillaging the ship.
82 3 Oct., 1784 Y. Le Pommellee, Louis Guillon, Francis G. Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] Letter from crew of the Actif; notice that a man accused with concealing articles taken from the ship has been sentenced to death.
84-84v 5 Sept., 1784 Capt. Granchain (La Nymphe) Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] In charge of patrolling Treaty Shore. He witnessed damages done to fishing shacks and stages. He is requesting that English inhabitants that are going to spend the winter on the Treaty Shore not be there the next Spring when the French return.
86-87v 5 Sept., 1784 Capt. Granchain   [enclosed with above] Detailed account of damages done to Fishing gear, ships, and stages on the French Treaty Shore.
88-88v 6 Sept., 1784 Gov. Campbell Capt. Granchain [enclosed with above] response to the above letters. Some discussion of problems faced by a French fisherman.
90-91   Gov. Campbell Capt. Granchain [enclosed with above] description of an encounter between Capt. Nichols aboard he Echo and French merchant ships in 1783.
92-92v 12 Sept., 1784 Gov. Campbell Lt. Robert Carter [enclosed with above] directions to Carter that he must investigate the problems experienced at White Bay by some French fishermen. (mentioned above). Might be something happening that runs contrary to the signed Treaty of Peace.
94 27 Oct., 1784 Robert Carter Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] states that he found evidence of some mischief perpetrated against French fishermen, but has had difficult tracking down who did it.
96-96v 30 Nov., 1785 A. Graham Evan Nepean notice of an American seizure of a French ship in 1783 which was subsequently damaged by fire before it could be sold.
98-98v 7 Dec., 1785 Lord Sydney Gov. Campbell Discussion of a bill of exchange authorized by Gov. Campbell.
100 15 Dec., 1785 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notice of an enclosure.
102v-103       [enclosed with above] an account of imports into St. John’s from 10 Oct. 1784 to 10 Oct. 1785.
104v-105       [enclosed with above] an account of exports from St. John’s between 10 Oct. 1784 and 10 Oct. 1785.
106 9 Feb., 1786 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney notice of an enclosure of a petition by Patrick Murray.
108-108v   Patrick Murray Court of Admiralty [enclosed with above] the above mentioned petition; discussion of what to do with a particular fishing room.
110-110v 17 March, 1786 Evan Nepean Gov. Campbell notice of the enclosure of a letter from a French ambassador regarding the mistreatment of some French fishermen as well as a memorial. Requests that although Campbell has looked at the matter before, Campbell should review the case.
112-112v 21 Feb., 1786 Comte D’Adhémar Lord Carmarthon French copy concerning considerable damages incurred by Mr. Deslandes and Perrée (armateurs from Granville) caused by the island’s English inhabitants. Deslandes and Perrée asked Campbell to bring them to St. John’s for justice, but it was refused. The letter asks that justice be done. (They were Fishing at "la Cramailliere" harbour.)
114-116 22 Jan., 1786 Deslandes et Perrée M. Le Marechal de Castries Copy in French of the incident concerning Deslandes and Perrée. Lists the grievances, the events, and demands reparations. La Marie Louise, La Sophie, La Nymphe. Posné, Campbell, Carter, Pallisser are also mentioned.
117-118 19 Jan., 1786 Bretel de Veaumartin (Greffier)   Affidavit sworn in Granville: witness accounts of events relating to the Deslandes and Perrée event, signed by witnesses Hamel, Bochet and Mulon.
119-120 21 March, 1786 Gov. Campbell Evan Nepean notice of receipt of the above letter and enclosures; states that he has already done what he can to solve the matter of the French fishermen. Evidence isn’t strong enough to justify further action.
121-121v 10 April, 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney discussion of trade between British colonies and the United States. Mentions an Act that will allow for trade in certain areas.
123 5 June, 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of receipt of instructions regarding duties as Governor of Newfoundland.
125-125v 30 June, 1786 Lord Sydney Gov. Elliot mentions the need of a wharf and storehouse at St. John’s, which he has brought before the king. A piece of ground is to be prepared for the said storehouse, and relevant documents have been enclosed.
127-127v 10 Aug., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney discussion of fishing settlements at Sops Arms in White Bay that some fishermen had tried to ‘disposses’ from the owner.
129-130v 2 July, 1786 Nettam Tory Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] letter from the owner of the Sops Arm settlements; says it was French fishermen and a French man-of-war that tried to take the settlements. Discussion of fishing rights in the area.
131-132v 21 July, 1786 Gov. Elliot Nettam Tory [enclosed with above] Gov. Elliot’s response to Tory’s letter above; asks whether Tory and the fishermen have reached a treaty. Says that fixed settlements in the area may not be allowed according to the Treaty of Peace. Mentions that former Gov. Campbell received an appeal from the French to remove the said settlements.
133-134v 12 Aug., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notes the backwardness of the fishery at St. John’s whereas he has received reports from other parts of the island that the fishery is doing well. Reports and accidental fire onboard a boat in the harbour. Citywide efforts made to prevent the fire from spreading to the buildings, but the fire did spread and was eventually extinguished by rain.
135-135v 12 Sept., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney a man, John Pope, and his brother robbed their father and murdered their sister.
137-137v   Thomas Pope   [enclosed with above] deposition of Thomas Pope regarding his robbery by his two sons.
139 13 Sept., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of arrival of a detachment of three companies from Halifax.
141 13 Oct., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of enclosure of documents pertaining to the case of Patrick Murray; little else said.
143 6 Feb., 1786 Lord Sydney Gov. Campbell [enclosed with above] Patrick Murray complained of being deprived of a fishing room.
145-146 8 Feb., 1786   Court of Admiralty [enclosed with above] memorial of Patrick Murray discussing his complaint mentioned above.
147 9 Feb., 1786 Gov. Campbell Lord Sydney [enclosed with above] notice of return of Patrick Murray’s petition. Campbell mentions that he will be leaving the office of Governor of Newfoundland soon.
149 22 July, 1786 Gov. Elliot Reynolds-Echo [enclosed with above] notice of enclosure of the above mentioned petition of Patrick Murray. Mentions a dispute between Murray and William Keen.
149v 12 Sept., 1786 Reynolds (Echo) Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] notes that the man whom Murray had a dispute with, William Keen, drowned on a passage to England and Murray has retained possession of the disputed fishing room since.
151 12 Oct., 1786 Reynolds (Echo) Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] notice of enclosure of his report on the Murray case.
153-152v 15 Oct., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notes the enclosure of a report on the dispute at Sops Arm mentioned in previous letters; as well, the enclosure of some French documents pertaining to ships stationed near the coast of Newfoundland.
155-156 28 Aug., 1786 Pellew   [enclosed with above] Report on the situation at Sops Arm. Recounts the narrative of French fishermen relevant to the case. Notes that Sops Arm cannot be evacuated before the Spring.
157 11 Aug., 1786 Comte de Barbazan Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] Requests that proper justice be done to stop the destruction of French fishing shacks and stages.
158-158v 11 Aug. 1786 Comte de Barbazan Gov. Elliott [enclosed with above] Description of damages incurred by the Favory of Saint Malo (Desjardins-Fichet) at Croque, Grandes Oyes and Petit St. Julien. Signed by Le Pelletier, Vierre Roux Metaine.
159 11 Aug. 1786 Comte de Barbazan Gov. Elliott [enclosed with above] Description of damages incurred by the L’outarde of Painpol (Courouge) at Havre des Pins. Burnt shacks. Signed by Lepomellee, Hypolite Tropet, Jourand.
160 11 Aug. 1786 Comte de Barbazan Gov. Elliott [enclosed with above] Description of damages incurred by the Duc de Penthievre of Binic (Louis Gibert) at Havre de Paquet. Stolen salt and burnt shack. Signed by Denis Meney and J. Le Dentee.
161 11 Aug. 1786 Comte de Barbazan Gov. Elliott [enclosed with above] Description of damages incurred by the L’uranie of Painpol (Courouge) at Havre de la Fleur de Lys. Some stolen salt, some left to the elements, witnesses at Bay Blanche named Kine of Havre de Chouquaux as the thief. Signed by Le Pomellee (Capitaine) Goüet, Jean Carein.
162-162v 11 Aug. 1786 Comte de Barbazan Gov. Elliott [enclosed with above] Description of damages incurred by La Marie Ursule of Gégué (Rouxel de Maisonneuve) at Havre de la Fleur de Lys. His salt was stolen. Accuses [_] Young of Havre Rond. Also accuses Kine, and Nigles of Chouquaux.Signed, Rebour, Jacques Coursont, H Goüard.
169-169v 4 Sept., 1786 Gov. Elliot Comte de Barbazan [enclosed with above] notice of receipt of correspondence on the suspected abuses of French settlements by British fishermen. States that he will take action against the perpetrators.
171 25 Nov., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notes the enclosure of some documents, states that everything is well in Newfoundland.
173-174       [enclosed with above] Newfoundland Report of Salmon Fishery, 1786
175-175v 24 Nov., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of enclosure of documents pertaining to alleged abuses of French settlements in Newfoundland by British fishermen.
177-178 1 Aug., 1786 Comte de Barbazan (Proserpine at Havre au Quirpon) Gov. Elliott [enclosed with above] Cover letter introducing the evidence regarding the obstruction of French Fishing on the Treaty Shore. Reiterates the right of French fishermen to fish and to leave their gear on the coast. Mentions that under the previous governor, justice was done better. Deplores that the lack of punishment encourages that kind of behaviour.
179-179v   Comte de Barbazan   [enclosed with above] Affidavit relating to the fishing gear belonging to the Notre Dame du Bon Secours at Cordroy island signed by Martin Cruchet (Amiral), Jean Benty, Bernard Daguerre, Ager, Dunath.
181   Comte de Barbazan   [enclosed with above] Affidavit relating to 7 stolen ships belonging to Mr Du Prey [?] of St. Malo at Havre du Quirpons. Signed by [?] and Desguets.
182   Comte de Barbazan   [enclosed with above] Affidavit signed by John Mercer certifying that he saw English seamen take 16 paddles. At Pointe Verte.
183-184 21 June, 1786 Terras de Rodeillac (Baie D’ingranachoix)   [enclosed with above] Treaty Shore issue. French obstructing English salmon fishing. (Translation on 184)
185   Commander De Terras   [enclosed with above] Document in French. See translation below.
186   Commander De Terras   [enclosed with above] English translation of the above document; notes that on 24 May he asked Charles Shear not to fish at St. George’s because the English are not allowed to fish in the area.
187-187v 7 July, 1786 Corradin Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] translation of the next document in French. Discusses a dispute over salmon fishing rights in the Humber River between a French and British ship.
188-188v 7 July, 1786 Corradin Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] This document is in French. See 187-187 v for translation.
189-190 19 Sept., 1786 Abraham Le Sueur Edward Pakenham [enclosed with above] report made by a salmon fisher about an encounter with the French over fishing rights; says that he refused to leave when ordered by the French.
191   two signatures; Dimmott and Tucker Edward Pakenham [enclosed with above] more on the fishery dispute.
193 6 Sept., 1786 Thomas Dimmott Edward Pakenham [enclosed with above] sworn statement that he was forced to stop fishing by a French man of war.
194 14 Sept., 1786 John Dennis Edward Pakenham [enclosed with above] sworn statement that the crew of a French man of war forced him to stop fishing and set fire to his house and belongings.
195-196 24 Nov., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney request was made for a report on the condition of the court house/jail at St. John’s which was thought to be in bad shape. Proposal for a new one to be built and request for the necessary funds.
197-197v 20 Oct., 1786 John Caddy Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] engineer’s report on the state of the courthouse/jail.
199-200 13 Oct., 1786 Richard Routh, Mr. Buchanan, and John Livingston. Gov. Elliot [enclosed with above] the abovementioned request for an inspection of the condition of the courthouse/jail.
201-202   John Caddy   [enclosed with above] estimate of expenses for the construction of a new courthouse/jail.
203-204   R. C. Reynolds   "An Account of the Number of Indians Foreign and Native" in Newfoundland for the year 1786.
205       "A General Account of the French Fishery from Point T. to Cape Ray"
206 24 Nov., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of the enclosure documents pertaining to French fishery.
208-210v       [enclosed with above] an account of the French fishery from Cape Norman to Cape St. John for the year 1786.
212-212v   R. C. Reynolds George Higgs and Noah Semon [enclosed with above] More on the debate over English settlements in French fishing grounds; states that all settlements must be moved out of the French area in dispute from Cape St. John to Cape Ray.
213-213v 15 July, 1786 Terras de Rodeillac Captain of the English corvette at Quirpon [enclosed with above] He is warning him that if the English fisherman settled at the Baye aux mauves doesn’t move out, he is going to send some of his staff to remove him. Treaty Shore.
215-215v 24 Nov., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of enclosure of court documents relating to two cases; one in which the man were capitally convicted for the murder of a servant, and another where the possible cause of death was medical mistreatment.
218-241       [enclosed with above] the abovementioned court documents.
242-242v 10 Oct., 1786 various signatures   [enclosed with above] more information on the court case mentioned above.
250 24 Nov., 1786 Gov. Elliot Lord Sydney notice of enclosure of a general return of the Newfoundland fishery.
252v-253       [enclosed with above] a general return of the Newfoundland fishery for the year 1786.
254-264 30 Sept., 1786     [enclosed with above] "A Return of Ordnance, Ammunition, and Stores in His Majesty’s Garrison at St. John’s"
266-267v 25 Aug., 1786     [enclosed with above] list of supplies remaining at Placentia.
268 25 Oct., 1786     [enclosed with above] "General Return of His Majesty’s Forces doing Duty on the Island of Newfoundland"
270 24 Oct., 1786     [enclosed with above] "Return of Officers, Artificers, & Labourers" employed at the fortifications in St. John’s.
272 25 Aug., 1786     [enclosed with above] "State of the Fortifications at Placentia"
274-274v 24 Oct., 1786     [enclosed with above] "Report of the State of the Fortifications, Magazines, Storehouses, Barracks and other Buildings at St. John’s"

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