CO 194/48 [Reel B-682]

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Date

By whom (where)

To whom (where)

Remarks

3-4

January 20, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Edward Cooke

letter agreeing to a request for a new schooner between 120-150 tons. In order to save the government money this vessel should be full of supplies upon delivery and manned with men from one of the ships of war.

5-6

March 18, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

yearly return of the fishery, along with report on number of imports of supplies and exports of produce.

10-11

May 12, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Edward Cooke Esquire

asks that a reminder be given to Lord Castlereagh of a previous letter asking for directions and guidance on a voyage to Nfld

12-13

May 13, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Lord Viscount Castlereagh

refers to the growing population of Nfld. and the need for 3 or 4 more surrogates, as well as a small allowance for the elder magistrates.

17-18

May 25, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

a request to have the salary of the chief Justice in Nfld. raised to the same amount as those in Canada, 650 a year.

23-24

July 19, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

informing that over the winter peace and tranquility prevailed. Also a request for livestock and fruit to be transported due to a lack caused by the situation with the USA together with Nova Scotia’s and PEI’s refusal to export livestock.

29-30

July 20, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

the volunteer corps of St. John’s have been reviewed and are deserving of attention and encouragement. Requests clothing, etc. for them.

31-32

July 23, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

A note saying that major General Moore did not find a letter written by Viscount Castlereagh to pay Justices of the peace, M. Cramer, pounds for maintaining deserters sufficient authority to issue such payments.

35

July 31, 1809

Major Gov. Moores

Gov. Holloway

discusses the claim of Justice Cramer for maintaining two deserters over the winter.

39-41

September 16, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

tells of a good fishing season, but of much wastage due to a lack of salt caused by an embargo in England. It was a harsh winter, lack of provisions, few American vessels present. Seal hunt was less productive than year before; one person convicted of murder and executed

43-44

October 20, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

a report of payment being made to the officers of the Supreme Court, Surrogates of the Island and to Captain James Macbraire (Commander of the Loyal Volunteers)

47-48

October 20, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

Letter requesting disciplinary action on the chief justice for failing to make a decree to a plaintiff.

49-50

October 17, 1809

James Macbraire

Gov. Holloway

Letter provides information of charges, and proof of excessive charges against Henry Phillips, High Sheriff of Nfld.

57-61v

November 25, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

Letter explains the use of funds, asks for allowances for 1, fortifications practically at a stand still, (Signal Hill, Placentia) because of lack of labour; General review of letters sent and received before and the progress being made.

71-75v

October 19, 1809

Durnford C. (Commander, Royal Engineers)

Gov. Holloway

Report on the state of the fortifications at St. John's.

77-78v

September 12, 1809

Craig

Gov. Holloway

Letter acknowledging the act passes by Parliament re-annexing the coast of Labrador to the government of Nfld.

79-80v

November 25, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

Letter gives reason for and encourages the removal of Tremblett from the office of Chief Justice.

87-88v

August 15, 1809

T. Coote, John Harris, John Broom, John Rennell.

Gov. Holloway

Magistrates will resign because of interference by Chief Justice in court proceeding, unless something is done

89-90v

August 18, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Coote, Harris, Broom, Rennell

Recognition of letter above; measures taken to insure that it does not happen again

93-94v

November 25, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

Letter emphasizing the concerns of the society of merchants in St. John's whose oils have been detained at the customs house in England for want of the prescribed certificate required by the new act. Request is made to modify the certificate.

95-96v

October 19, 1809

Macbaire, Knight, Hutton, Robinson

Gov. Holloway

Relates the problems created by the new act of Parliament concerning certificates and the export of oil. And the hope to have the error in the new act corrected.

99-100v

November 25, 1809

Gov. Holloway

Viscount Castlereagh

Trade of Nfld. is under serious difficulty, and request that a renewal of the bounties granted on the importation of fish into the British Empire be renewed.

101-101v

21 October 1809

Macbraire, Knight, Hutton, Robinson and ? (St John's)

Holloway

Trade is hurt by events in Europe. Request the renewal of Bounties that are to expire March next. Also aks to prohibit the exportation of fish to West Indies caught of freighted by any other than British.

103-155

The following pages are entitled "Newfoundland 1809 Miscellaneous"

105

11 May 1808

George Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

Edward Cooke

In regards to the works and fortifications at Newfoundland, the Lords of the Commissioners will order temporary works in case of sudden and unforeseen emergencies.

107

10 March 1809

George Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

Edward Cooke

Estimate of Provisions for 1000 persons. Needs to know if any addition has been made to the Garrison.

109

April 18 1809

Lieut. Colonel Gordon

Edward Cooke

Forces in Newfoundland need a supply of muskets.

111-112

27 January 1809

Grant Moore (St John's)

Lieut. Colonel Gordon

In the event of a war between Great Britain and the USA , Newfoundland will require 1800 muskets. "Camp equipage" is also needed for 3000 men. Could supplies be shipped ASAP? This letter is sent in a single ship, he will not disclose more details in case it is captured.

113

May 1809

George Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

E. Cooke

Requests documents relating to the Accounts of Gov. James Wallace be forwarded to the Auditors Office at the Treasury. Ask Lord Castlereagh to send them.

115

1 May 1809

J. Taylor (Auditor's Office)

George Harrison

[enclosed with above] Mr. Marsh the late executor of Sir James Wallace wants expenses incurred in 1794 and 1795 audited. He needs the accounts delivered to the Auditors Office.

117-120

24 May 1809

(At the Court at the Queen's Palace)

 

Official document relating to the "Trade and Foreign Plantations." The Lords of the Committee in Council state that the Merchants of Poole's permission to import flour, bread, peas, Indian corn, live stock, salted pork and butter from the USA to Newfoundland will be granted. This should be done with licenses. Special care should be taken to prevent contraband between Newfoundland and the USA.

121

27 May 1809

George Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

E. Cooke

The salary augmentation of Mr. Tremblett, Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

123-124

25 May 1809

Adams

George Harrison

The salary augmentation of Mr. Tremblett, Chief Justice of Newfoundland. Praises Mr. Tremblett's good work as a Magistrate. In the last 17 years, he never was absent for one hour. He is now poorer than at the beginning of his commission.

125

May 1803

 

 

 

Note where is written "Mr. Tremblett appointed Chief Justice of Newfoundland in the room of Ogden, 24 May 1803 Ogden allowed pension of 200 pounds per annum."

127-129v

25 November 1808

Mr. Tremblett

Mr. Adams

Mr Tremblett gives an account of his salary and his good record as justification for a salary augmentation. Mainly, he brings to attention the abuses that can happen if justice is not properly administered. Especially in a place "at a distance from government." Therefore, the responsibilities of the Chief Justice in Newfoundland is very great and should be rewarded accordingly.

131-132

3 June 1809

G. Macbean

E. Cooke

Macbean, the governor's Secretary, requests an augmentation of salary. Provides a careful account of why his position merits an augmentation.

133-134

30 May 1809

G. Macbean

Cooke

Questions relating to the business of the island. NOTE: As it would be too long to list each individually, here is a general account of the subjects to which it refers: Payment of lease money, payment of the Volunteer Corps, Survey of Ancient Fishing Ships Rooms, Jail at Bay Bulls, Deserters, Court House at Harbour Grace, Warrant for importation of goods from US, Deputy Sheriff's salaries, Crop Belts and New clothing for the Volunteers, Judge's salary increase, Chief's salary increase..

135-135v

8 June 1809

John Harries (Prospect House)

Lord Viscount Castlereagh

In his capacity as Chaplain, he has been paid 50 per annum. One of his younger children got sick and he had to go to England. Other missionaries get 100 per year. He has 7 children. He requests an augmentation.

137

30 June 1809

Cuthbert (Treasury Chambers)

 

Articles of furniture in the amount of 20 for Government House at Newfoundland. They have directed the Commission of transports to provide the same in the usual manner.

139

8 July 1809

Cuthbert (Treasury Chambers)

Holloway

Mr. Crew=s (Secretary of the Board of Ordnance) letter referring to an encroachment of the Ordnance Laws and requesting information relating to the rents paid by individuals for the said laws.

141-141v

2 February 1807

R.H. Crew (Office of Ordnance)

George Harrison

Encroachments committed on the Ordnance laws in Newfoundland. Rents to be paid by individuals for lands.

143

26 August 1809

Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

 

Further letter by Mr Adams dated 20 August 1809 on the subject of the increase of salary to the Chief Justice of Newfoundland. Transmit this to Lord Castlereagh.

145-146

20 August 1809

Mr Adams

[ _ ]

Salary of Chief Justice to increase to 700. The Chief said that there is a surplus in the hands of the governor to be used for contingencies, which the Chief wants to be given to him.

147

7 September 1809

Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

Lord Castlereagh

Regarding a letter sent from the Commissioners of Transport concerning the purchase of the Endeavour Schooner to replace the Army Schooner at Newfoundland.

149-149v

25 August 1809

Douglas, Boyle, Harness (Transport Office)

Harrison

The replacement of the Army Schooner at Newfoundland. Endeavour (127 tons) was purchased for the sum of 3,000 pounds. Admiral Sir Roger Curtis will place the ship under the protection of the Rattler Sloop of War.

151

30 November 1809

Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

 

Holloway's Bills for the amount of 1,726 pounds for salaries to the Officers of the Civil. Asks Lord Liverpool if those bills can be paid.

153

16 December 1809

Harrison (Treasury Chambers)

Cecil Jenkinson

Holloway's Bills for 1,726. Perhaps they may be provided for with the other salaries upon the Establishment of Newfoundland. If you are of this opinion, the Lords request that measures should be taken to that effect.

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