CO 194/43 [Reel B-680]

Page

Date

From whom
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

3

12 Jan., 1801

M. Pole (London)

Duke of Portland

Letter allowing the importation of food goods from the United States to Newfoundland.

5

21 Jan., 1801

M. Pole (London)

Duke of Portland

Report that state of affairs in Newfoundland remains tranquil.

7

29 Jan., 1801

M. Pole (London)

Duke of Portland

Cover letter for a Table of Exports, Imports, and Shipping which follows.

8-9v

29 Jan., 1801

M. Pole

-

Table of Exports, Imports, and Shipping of Newfoundland from 10th of Oct. 1799 to 10th of Oct. 1800.

10-10v

29 Jan., 1801

M. Pole (London)

Duke of Portland

Requests permission to import such things as beef, pork, and butter from America into Newfoundland due to scarcity of food.

12

3 Sept., 1801

-

Capt. Robert Barton

Letter with transmission of a warrant to appoint Barton as Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland.

14

8 Nov., 1801

R. Barton
(HMS La Concorde, St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Barton accepts the position of Lieutenant Governor. (Presumably Pole is not on station and Barton is given command until Pole arrives).

16-16v

29 Nov., 1801

R. Barton  (St. Johnís)

Magistrates
(St. Johnís)

Barton permits the release of James McQuin upon payment of bail for the charge of the manslaughter of Peter Henly.

18-18v

27 Nov., 1801

J. McQuin (St. Johnís)

R. Barton

The petition of James McQuin to be released from jail for the manslaughter of Peter Henly upon the brig. Hunter.

20-20v

6 Dec., 1801

R. Barton (St. Johnís)

Henry Philips
(St. Johnís)

Barton permits the release of Thomas Parsons upon payment of bail. Provides a list of 10 merchant bondsmen to pay 100 pounds each.

22-22v

3 Dec., 1801

Thomas Parsons

R. Barton

The petition of Thomas Parsons to be released from jail for the charge of rape.

26-28v

2 Jan., 1802

R. Barton (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Reports and remarks made by Robert Barton, 1801.

30-31

2 Jan., 1802

R. Barton (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Survey of church yard plot of land. (includes diagram).

32

2 Jan., 1802

R. Barton (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Return of the fishery and inhabitants in Newfoundland for 1801

33

2 Jan., 1802

R. Barton (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Report of an account of bills drawn on the Lords Commissioners of HM Treasury by Robert Barton, 1801.

34

2 Jan., 1802

R. Barton (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Report on the state of his Majestyís Forces in the island of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, 31 Oct., 1801.

35

2 Feb., 1802

M. Pole

Lord Hobart

Transmission from Pole, with the accompanying papers from R. Barton, requesting directions to be taken to fix the "ruinous" state of Government House in Newfoundland.

37

28 Nov., 1801

W. Eppes

R. Barton

Cover letter for estimate of expenses to repair Government House.

39

20 Apr., 1802

R. Barton
(LaConcorde)

Lord Hobart

Bartonís responses to directions given by Hobart.

41

20 Apr., 1802

Admiral Gambier

Lord Hobart

Concerning the replacement of unserviceable furniture for Government House.

43

20 Apr., 1802

Admiral Gambier

Lord Hobart

Extract of a letter from W. Eppes (Commissary) to R. Barton concerning furniture at Government House.

45-46

20 Apr., 1802

Admiral Gambier

Lord Hobart

Extract on the state of furniture in the Government House. (Originally date 31 Oct., 1801) Includes listing of furniture and items in Parlour, Dining Room, Bedroom, etc.

47

May 12, 1802

R. Barton

Lord Hobart

Confirms appointment of Adm. Gambier as new Governor of Newfoundland.

49

6 June, 1802

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Gambierís letter of acceptance of the position of Governor of Newfoundland, along with an order for the restitution of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon (departing on the Falcon).

51

6 June, 1802

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Letter confirming the receiving of the Definitive Treaty of Peace concluding the war.

53

6 June, 1802

Gambier  (London)

John Sullivan

Letter confirming receipt of the Estimate of the Civil Establishment of Newfoundland.

55

3 Sept., 1802

Gambier 
(St. Johnís, Isis)

Lord Hobart

Letter acquainting the exchange of papers between Capt. H.F. Edgelle of the Sloop Pluto and the French government.

57-57v

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Capt. Edgelle

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Papers ordering the delivery of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon to the French Republic (specifically Lieutenant Jocet) and permitting the French to fish off the coast of Newfoundland and to cut wood on Newfoundland coast

59-59v

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M. Jocet

-

French papers confirming the previously mentioned transaction.

61

?

Mr. Jocet

-

Another French paper discussing the delivery of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon to the French Republic.

63

11 Oct., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Chief Justice is absent from his duties due to his state of health.

65-65v

5 Oct., 1802

Jonathan Ogden
(St. Johnís)

Gambier

Copy of letter from the Chief Justice requesting return to England to receive medical assistance.

67

20 Oct., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter of the balance of accounts of the Courts and the appropriation of payment for the salaries of Officers of the courts. (656 pounds, 6 shillings, five pence 3/4).

69v-70

20 Oct., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Balance of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts and District Account.

71

27 Oct., 1802

Gambier
(St. Johnís, Isis)

John Sullivan

Confirms receipt of a letter from Sullivan concerning W. Thorpe.

73-76v

21 Nov., 1802

Gambier  (Isis)

Lord Hobart

Describes Gambierís proceedings while governing Nfld: handing over of St. Pierre and Miquelon; sending Capt. Hill of the Camilla to the Labrador coast where an incident occurred with the French frigate Revanche; one execution of an individual was ordered; renewing collections for the poor; concerns that a cemetery in St. Johnís is getting full; reduction of military forces except for the Sloop Falcon; deploying Trepassey armed tender to prevent illicit trade between Trepassey & Fortune Bay; noticeable increase in fishing quantities.

77-78v

21 Nov., 1802

Capt. Henry Hill

Gambier

Hillís letter relating the dispute between his ship the Camilla and the French Frigate Revanche concerning ownership of Croque Harbour

79-80

21 Nov., 1802

J. Epron

-

French letter from the commander of the Revanche regarding the incident with Capt. Hill of the Camilla.

81-81v

7 Oct., 1802

Capt. Hill
(Croque harbour, Camilla)

-

Another letter expressing Hillís regret over the incident with the French vessel Revanche.

82-83v

21 Nov., 1802

Gambier  (London)

-

Proclamation declaring the resulting effects of the Treaty of Peace with the French, including the return of French fisheries to many harbours and the allowance of wood cutting in the Bay of Fortune.

84

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J. Epron

Capt. Hill

Message expressing Epronís desire to have an amicable rendezvous with Capt. Hill.

86-87

18 Sept., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

-

Proclamation declaring the enforcement of punishment on those involved in harbouring seamen and fishermen in their houses after the fishing season is over. (Also signed by Joseph Trounsell).

88-89

29 Sept., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

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Proclamation prohibiting any buildings to be erected within 200 yards distance from high water mark that is not involved in salting, curing, drying, or harbouring fish. (Also signed by Joseph Trounsell).

90-91

29 Sept., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

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Proclamation declaring a fine of 200 pounds to any persons caught bringing any fishermen and sailors to America without government permission. Any person who reports such an incident will receive 50 pound reward. (Also signed by Joseph Trounsell).

92-92v

21 Oct., 1802

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

-

Proclamation against the illegal selling of liquor smaller than the quantity of 2 gallons shall be fined 10 pounds. Any person who reports such an incident receives a 5 pound reward. (Also signed by Joseph Trounsell).

94-95v

21 Nov., 1802

Gambier 
(Isis, Spithead)

Lord Hobart

Request for a permanent settlement to be made to enable friendly communication with Native Indians to ensure trade. Asks for six small vessels with a collection of items to trade with the Indians.

96-97

11 Sept., 1802

Gambier
(St. Johnís)

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Proclamation declaring harsh punishment for any persons caught in any act of outrage, violence, or robbery against any Indians.

98

21 Nov., 1802

Gambier (Isis)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter for the French fisheries in Newfoundland.

99-100

21, Nov., 1802

Gambier

Lord Hobart

Enclosed report of the French fisheries on the Newfoundland coast and the islands of St. Pierre & Miquelon in 1802.

101-101v

21, Nov., 1802

Gambier (Isis)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter for report on the condition of the forts and batteries in Newfoundland. Also includes a request for more buildings to be erected around Signal Hill for better defence.

103-103v

9 Sept., 1802

Gambier

Lord Hobart

Report on the state of the fortifications at St. Johnís.

105

4 Jan., 1803

Gambier   (London)

Lord Hobart

Acknowledges receipt of a circular letter concerning the regulations to quarantine goods coming from ports where there are no quarantine services

107

11 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Acknowledges receipt of a letter permitting the importation of bread, flour, Indian corn, and live stock from the United States if necessary.

109

11 Jan., 1803

Gambier   (London)

Lord Hobart

Acknowledges receipt of a letter that includes a printed copy of Lord Hobartís speech on opening the session of Parliament, as well as a letter concerning Mediterranean passes.

111

13 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter of an extract from Brigadier General Skerrettís letter recommending Chaplain Harris who replaced the late Chaplain Tickle as Chaplain of the garrison.

113-114

6 Dec., 1802

Brig. Gen. Skerrett

Gambier

Extract of a letter recommending that Mr. Harris, not Mr. Hardwick, be hired to replace the late Mr. Tickle as clergyman

115

13 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter of an extract from Gen. Skerrett, recommending completion of works on Signal Hill as soon as possible.

117-117v

6 Dec., 1802

Brig. Gen. Skerrett

Gambier

Extract of a letter recommending work to be done on the fortifications at Signal Hill, including erection of Officers barracks, a good water supply, etc. Sill awaiting the arrival of a successor to Col. Skinner who was recalled.

119

22 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter for Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants in Newfoundland in the year 1802, with cost of wages and provisions.

121-121v

22 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants in Newfoundland for 1802

122

22 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

List of Prices of Provisions and other articles in Newfoundland in 1802, along with wages of seamen and fishermen

124-126

24 Jan., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Suggests a plan to place a duty on imported rum from the West Indies, in response to the independence of the United States, which would considerably increase revenue from an average of 150 pounds per annum to about 6762 pounds per annum.

129-130v

3 Feb., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Suggest plans to survey the uncharted harbours and coves of Newfoundland. Gambier requests several ships to be employed under his service to stop the illicit fur trade from the United States. (There is mention of a boating accident with the Camilla).

131-132

3 Feb., 1803

Gambier  

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Alterations and additions proposed to be made in the Kingís instructions to the Governor of Newfoundland: leaving the regulations of the curing and salting of fish to the fishermen, encouraging Indian trade, duties on rum, etc.

133-133v

5 Mar., 1803

Gambier

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Response to some suggestions for the Newfoundland fishery and the usage of French Naval maps.

135-136

22 Mar., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Asks for financial assistance for the Reverend Harris (e.g. 500 pounds for a new house).

137-137v

18 Apr., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Asking for provisions to be given to Jonathan Ogden, judge of the Supreme Court in Newfoundland, for his services in consideration of his health.

139-139v

12 Mar., 1803

Jonathan Ogden

Lord Hobart

The Memorial of Jonathan Ogden asking for a pension to be given due to his bad health, which prevents him from doing his job.

141

20 Mar., 1803

M. Pole/Radstock

Lord Hobart

Recommendations from previous governors of Newfoundland to provide financial aid to Jonathan Ogden.

143

18 Apr., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Informing Hobart that a ship will be dispatched to the coast of Labrador and another to Newfoundland.

145

10 May, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Verifies receipt of a letter informing Gambier to observe carefully the undertakings of every department of the service under his government.

147

18 May, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Discusses the recent termination of discussions between His Majesty and the French governments.

149

21 May, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Confirms receipt of a letter relating to discussions between the English and French governments.

151

21 May, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Confirms receipt of a letter ordering the detention of any French and Batavian vessels in British ports.

153-153v

21 May, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Further requests for urgent upgrades to be made for the garrison at St. Johnís. Gambier also recommends Thomas Tremlett to fill the position of Chief Justice.

155-155v

31 May, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Discusses enacting laws for the relief of the poor and raising money for repairs to the churches.

157

8 June, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Informs of payment made to former Chief Justice Jonathan Ogden of 176 pounds, 14 shillings, and three pence.

159

10 June, 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Confirming reception of letter concerning the opinion of his Majestyís attorney on the questions stated in Gambierís letter of the 31 May (laws for the relief of the poor and raising money for repairs to the churches), and a copy of a letter from Mr. Fawkener for Mr. Sullivan.

161-161v

18 June, 1803

Gambier  (Isis)

Lord Hobart

Confirming reception of letter respecting British property coming under the Batavian Flag and the enforcement of letters of Marque and Reprisal against ships of the Batavian Republic.

163

20 Oct., 1803

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter of the payments made for the salaries to the officers of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts.

165

20 Oct., 1803

Gambier  (St. Johnís)

Lord Hobart

Account of payments made for the salaries to the officers of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts.

165v-166v

20 Oct., 1803

Gambier  (St. Johnís

Lord Hobart

Chart of payments made to officers of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts.

167-167v

16 Nov., 1803

Gambier  (Isis)

Lord Hobart

Has departed for Spithead on the Isis; 200 recruits have enlisted for the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

169-170

23 Nov., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Discusses attempts to develop a friendly relation with the native Indians. Discusses a fisherman who brought an Indian woman to St. Johnís under government orders to give her gifts to return to her tribe to create good relations. The fisherman was later paid 50 pounds for this task.

171-172v

3 Dec., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Asks for a warrant to extend allowances for the importation of provisions from the United States to Newfoundland.

173-178

12 Dec., 1803

Gambier  (London)

Lord Hobart

Discusses the urgency of employing magistrates for the out harbours of Newfoundland. Desires more vessels to assist in keeping the peace. Mentions that half the payment for the jail in Placentia shall be paid by the inhabitants while the other half will be paid by the government. Also asks that lands be leased to the inhabitants to graze their cattle and sheep. Asks for more Ministers to be sent to spread the Gospel. A school was established for the children of the poor and plans are made to form Sunday schools in Conception Bay. Requests the establishment of a legislative power similar to that of other foreign dominions. Discusses the leasing of Fishing shipís Rooms. Recommends the appointment of Secretary of the Island as a permanent position. Asks for an increase in military defence to include 600 men available at all times.

179-180

17 Oct., 1803

Chief Justice Thomas Tremlett 
(St. Johnís)

Gambier

Mentions visits to outports of Newfoundland and the lack of good magistrates in these areas. New jails are needed around outports such as Placentia, Fortune Bay, and Hermitage Bay. Repairs are required for the jail in Trepassey partly from public funds. Recommends lease of Shipís Rooms.

183-183v

19 Jan., 1801

Rich Routh  (Bath)

Duke of Portland

Tells of a near ship wreck that had occurred 31 Dec., 1800 with the Frigate Camilla.

185-185v

26 Aug., 1801

Rich Routh  (London)

John Sullivan

Asks for the assistance in receiving an increase in salary. Tells of an incident that occurred involving being captured and brought to France.

187-188

17 June, 1800

Rich Routh  (London)

Duke of Portland

Asks for a raise in salary as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

189-198v

22 Sept. 1801

Brig. Gen. Skerrett

Lord Pelham

Skerrett is concerned over the mass number of Irish immigrants. Discusses a run-in he had with one Father John and forty other Irish men, including an attack on the garrisonís men. Recommends Welshmen be hired to protect the Island. Talks about the courage of these men in a previous battle along with Colonel Sir Watkin Williams. Expresses concern over the growing Irish Catholic population that propagates revolutionary acts. Mentions a previous case where a man killed and wounded nine men, women, and children. Asks for the reconsideration of laws that do not permit building on land. Population of Newfoundland is said to be near 70,000. Talks about the great desire for many Newfoundlanders to leave for America due to harsh laws over land. Estimates the population of Indians at about 600. Talks about the importance of forming good trade relations with the Indians. Mentions efforts of Bishop OíDonel to stop the misbehaviour of his people. Attempt to form a corps of non-Irishmen.

199

11 Jan., 1802

E. Nepean

John Sullivan

Mentions the appointment of Captain Barton of the ship Concorde as Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland.

201

7 Jan., 1802

Thomas Maude

E. Nepean

Concerning the appointment of Captain Barton as Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and his payment for such services.

203

12 Jan., 1802

J. H. Addington

Mr. Sullivan

Permission for payment of various salaries of civil service in St. Johnís.

205-206

10 Feb., 1802

Fawkner

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Recommendations for the importation of food supplies from the United States to Newfoundland.

207-208

10 Feb., 1802

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Proclamation for the recommendation for the importation of food supplies from the United States to Newfoundland.

209-210

10 Feb., 1802

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Sample form to be used by those wishing to import provisions from the USA to Newfoundland.

211

16 Feb., 1802

John Reeves
(office for trade)

Mr. Sullivan

Concerning the absence of Chief Justice Mr. Routh for the current season.

213-213v

10 Dec., 1801

Mr. Robertson et al.

Richard Routh

Addressing the absence of Chief Justice Routh for the current season.

215

3 Apr., 1802

J. H. Addington
(Treasury Chambers)

Mr. Reeves

Cover letter concerning the payment of bills for the salaries of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts to the amount of 572 pounds from Mr. Barton.

217

3 Apr., 1802

J. H. Addington
(Treasury Chambers

Mr Reeves

List of Bills drawn by Mr. Barton for the payment of salaries of Supreme and Surrogate Courts.

219-219v

6 Apr., 1802

T. Troutsill
(Admiralty Office)

Lord Pelham

Concerns the appointment of Admiral Gambier as Governor of Newfoundland.

221

9 Apr., 1802

Mr. Vansittart
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Request for the payment of salary to Capt. Lenoc Thompson for his time as Surrogate to Sir Charles Pole.

223

5 May, 1802

Mr. Fawkner

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Presentation on a draught for the appointment of James Gambier (Vice Adm of the White) as governor of Newfoundland.

225

11 May, 1802

Addington
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Response to a request to repair and refurnish Government House at Newfoundland to be directed by Mr. Eppes.

227

18 June, 1802

Addington
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Request the acceptance of a bill of 943 pounds for fuel and supplies for the garrison in St. Johnís.

229-229v

19 June, 1802

M. Pole

Lord Hobart

Cover letter to a message sent by Chief Magistrate Ogden.

231-234v

19 June, 1802

Jonathan Ogden

M. Pole

Offers recommendations for persons for the position of Governor and suggests changes for the Judicial system (e.g. two assistant judges to be vested with all powers of the chief justice in his absence).

235-236

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Message relating to affairs in Newfoundland, including relations with Indians, appointment of a Bishop, lack of land for planting potatoes, the emigration of seamen to America, etc. Talks about the healthy state of Newfoundland and mentions a woman who lived to be 126 years old, who had a daughter that died of "a broken heart" who lived to be 95. Also mentions the growth of Roman Catholic converts.

237-238v

10 Oct., 1802

Mr. Miles (London)

Addington

Cover to a letter discussing the abilities and duties of Gov. Pole and relating to fisheries matters at the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

239-242

10 Oct., 1802

Mr. Miles  (London)

Addington

Copy of facts respecting the fishery at the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

243-243v

22 Nov., 1802

Mr. Browning

John Sullivan

Concerning the saving made by Brig. Gen. Skerrett in the public expenditure at Newfoundland.

245

25 Nov., 1802

John Sargent

John Sullivan
(Treasury Chambers)

Requesting payment of bill for the salaries of officers of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts.

247

9 Dec., 1802

John Sargent
(Treasury Chambers)

Mr. Sullivan

concerning the payment of bills for the salaries of officers of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts by Gambier.

249-250

22 Dec., 1802

Stephen Poddick

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concerning renewal of request to import provisions from the United States to Newfoundland.

251-252v

22 Dec., 1802

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Proclamation related to the renewed request to import provisions from the United States to Newfoundland.

253-253v

22 Dec., 1802

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Sample form of the license for importing provisions from the United States to Newfoundland.

255-255v

9 Jan., 1803

George Garland  (Poole)

Mr. Addington

Concerns the appointment of a new Chief Justice for the island of Newfoundland, Mr. Blanc (Blom?). Mr. Garland writes that he, along with a Mr. Jeffery, would have preferred a Mr. John Street to have filled that position.

257-260v

14 Feb., 1803

P. F. Thorne  (London)

John Sullivan

Describes the population and layout of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon & the winter inhabitants of Newfoundland; provides a list of vegetables grown on Newfoundland along with the names of different trees, berries, and animals that reside on the island; discusses the difficulties in exploring the interior of the island; suggests the hunting of whales for oil.

261-263v

25 June, 1793

P. F. Thorne  (St. Pierre)

Mr. Dundas

Tells of the providing of provisions along with flats and boats for to the inhabitants of Newfoundland; the construction of a battery and the need for other defensive measures for the island; mentions the good trade relations that the French had with the Indians, and the lack of trade the English have with them.

265-265v

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Asks for a sum of money necessary to provide for the comforts of the troops and inhabitants. Mention of the Ministry of Duke of Castries.

266 - 267

7 Sept, 1793

P. F. Thorne 
(Island of St. Pierre)

Mr. Dundas

Concerns over lack of fuel for the garrison. The author of the letter awaits orders from the Admiral in St. Johnís on what to do for these Islands. Discusses the state of the fishery and the need for military defence at St. Pierre.

268 - 270v

7 Sept., 1793

P. F. Thorne
(Island of St. Pierre)

Mr. Dundas

Attachment to previous letter concerning observation relative to the Fishery of St. Pierre and Miquelon: how to best take advantage of the fishery on the islands?, how much fish can be caught?, what price must the fish fetch? can the fish be exported to other colonies?

272 - 273

12 Oct., 1793

P. F. Thorne
(Island of St. Pierre)

Mr. Dundas

Confirms reception of supplies from Halifax for troops and French inhabitants. Still waiting for instructions on what to do on the islands. Concerns over the need for fuel.

274 - 276

26 July, 1803

P. F. Thorne
(Hillís Court, Exeter)

Mr Dundas

Mentions surveys of St Pierre (attached is a small paper clipping concerning the French Governmentís regulations concerning the fisheries at Newfoundland). Speaks of defences for the island and the expansion of the fisheries and its inhabitants. Discusses possible settlement to be made on Labrador coast for fur trade with the Indians.

277 - 278

Feb., 1803

P. F. Thorne

?

State of the boat fishery near the islands. Report of a salt spring on little Labrador providing advantages for the fishery over the French.

279

12 Oct., 1793

P. F. Thorne

Mr. Dundas

Attached report of the Return of the Fish caught around St. Pierre the summer of 1793

281 - 281v

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Report on the French fishery out of St. Pierre. Interesting details but very messy script. Appears to be an original. Reference to American Privateers and alleged trade with Natives. (Handwriting is very messy, needs patience to decipher; this letter is presenting a justification for keeping the island in British hands).

282

1 Mar., 1803

Mr. Fawkner

John Sullivan

Request for an account of the quantities of articles of provision imported into the Island of Newfoundland from other countries.

284 - 285

2 Mar., 1803

Mr. Fawkner

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Announcement for the request of importing salted provisions such as pork and beef from America, which is cheaper than the current imports from Ireland.

286 - 287

2 Mar., 1803

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Proclamation related to the importation of food supplies from America to the island of Newfoundland.

288 - 288v

2 Mar., 1803

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Sample form of the license for importing food supplies from America to the island of Newfoundland.

290 - 290v

7 Mar., 1803

?

Cooke

Cover letter to an account balance of funds for Newfoundland from 1789 to 1803.

292

7 Mar., 1803

?

Cooke

Account balance of funds for Newfoundland from 1789 - 1803.

293

4 May, 1803

E. Nepean
(Admiralty Office)

John Sullivan

Informing the governor of Newfoundland of the grant of the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Mr. Coffin and his heirs.

295 - 295v

30 Apr., 1803

Isaac Coffin

E. Nepean

Attached letter from Mr. Coffin to inform the governor of Newfoundland of the grant offered to Mr. Coffin of the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

297

27 May, 1803

Mr. Vansittart
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Cover letter to a report concerning the duty placed on rum imported into Newfoundland from the British colonies in America

299 - 299v

25 May, 1803

Mr. Vansittart

John Sullivan

Report concerning the duty placed on rum imported into Newfoundland from the British colonies in North America

301

3 June, 1803

Repal,
Attorney and Solicitor General

Lord Hobart

Concerns the applicability of enforcing poor laws in Newfoundland and the request of Gov. Gambier to charge inhabitants for repairing the churches.

303

12 June, 1803

Chatham   (London)

Lord Hobart

Cover letter to a response from Inspector General Morse relating to the condition of forts and batteries on the island of Newfoundland.

305

11 June, 1803

Morse
(Inspector Generalís Office)

Lt. Col. Hadden

Concerning the recommendation for repairs to the forts and batteries of Newfoundland that must wait another season.

307

13 June, 1803

John Sargent
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Concerns the payment of a bill from governor Gambier for the services provided by the late Jonathan Ogden.

309 - 310v

4 July, 1803

Radstock

?

Attached letter concerning the payment of money to Mr. Jonathan Ogden, former Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

311 - 311v

1 Aug., 1803

Col. Clinton

John Sullivan

Relating to the savings made in the public expenditure of Newfoundland from 1 August, 1799 of no less a sum than 14,387 pounds, 10 shillings, and 7 pence.

313

27 Aug., 1803

Mr. Vansittart
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Concerning the payment of 200 pounds per annum as a provision for the late Chief Justice Jonathan Ogden.

315 - 316v

15 Oct., 1803

John Welsford
(St. Johnís)

Sir George Sherbert

Provides an estimate of the population of Newfoundland at about 37,500 persons. Asking for better means to defend the island against invasion and Irish uprisings. Talk about the money earned from the fisheries and the income of the workers. Includes a request for a weekly market to be set up in St. Johnís for selling meat and vegetables. (side note mentions a lack of available priests from the Church of England).

317

19 Nov., 1803

John Sargent
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Cover letter concerning a bill from Commissioner Cortland for the payment of repairing the government house at St. Johnís Newfoundland.

319

9 Dec., 1803

Mr. Vansittart
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Concerning bills owed to the Supreme and Surrogate court officials and one bill owed to a William Cull for the apprehending of a Native Indian which he brought to St. Johnís.

321

9 Dec., 1803

John Sargent
(Treasury Chambers)

John Sullivan

Cover letter regarding a request made by Brigadier General Skerrett for the cultivation of lands in Newfoundland.

323

26 Oct., 1803

Brig. Gen. Skerrett

John Sargent

Attached extract of a letter from Brig. Gen. Skerrett requesting the cultivation of lands in Newfoundland for providing food to its inhabitants.

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