CO 194/49 [Reel B-682]

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Date

From whom(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

3 - 3v

26 Mar. 1810

John Holloway(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Calling for the removal of the Chief Justice, with a listing of his poor conduct.

5 - 5v

14 Apr. 1810

John Holloway(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning whether the remainder of funds from the leasing of land on the island should be put into the hands of Gov. Hollowayís successor, Sir John Thomas Duckworth.

7v - 9

24 Oct. 1809

John Holloway

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List of accounts for rent received for the leasing of land.

10 - 10v

14 Apr. 1810

John Holloway(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Mentions the payment of 100 pounds for the purpose of purchasing presents to give to the Native Indians, in order to effect good trade; also asks whether the remainder of an account should be put in the hands of Mr. Joseph Smith.

12 - 12v

30 Apr. 1810

John Holloway(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Cover letter to a Return of the Fisheries for 1809 up to Oct. 10.

14

30 Apr. 1810

John Holloway(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants for the year 1809

15

30 Apr. 1810

John Holloway(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Report on the Account of the Winter / Spring Seal Fishery 1809

16

2 May, 1810

Admiral Holloway(London)

Mr. Jenkinson, Under Secretary of State

Request to meet with Mr. Jenkinson concerning what is to be done with the remaining money of the accounts for leasing lands and the Indian account.

18 - 18v

5 May, 1810

John Holloway(London)

Cecil Jenkinson

Concerning the subject of lands claimed by the Board of Ordnance at Newfoundland.

20 - 20v

5 Aug. 1807

John Holloway
(St. Johnís)

Officers of the Ordnance

Concerning the surrendering of land to the Board of Ordnance which had been granted for the erection of forts and public works.

22

14 June, 1810

T. Duckworth

Earl of Liverpool

Confirming the appointment of Mr. Duckworth as the governor and commander in chief of the island of Newfoundland.

24 - 25

24 July, 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, St. Johnís)

Earl of Liverpool

Sir Duckworth speaks of his trip to St. Johnís where announcements and oaths were made confirming him as governor; Duckworth took liberties to release a proclamation to make communication with the Native Indians.

26 - 27

24 July, 1810

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

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A Proclamation to promote friendly relations between the inhabitants of Newfoundland and the Native Indians; rewards are promised for any of those who greatly help in promoting this relationship and prevent harm to any Indians from other persons.

28 - 29

5 Aug. 1810

T. Duckworth

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning a request by Dr. Carson for the patent to a new invention for the easy fishing of whales near the island.

30 - 30v

2 Aug. 1810

Dr. William Carson
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

The enclosed letter from Dr. Carson requesting exclusivity to fishing whales around Newfoundland with his new, easier inventions.

32 - 33

2 Aug. 1810

Dr. William Carson
(St. Johnís)

John Holloway

Copy of a letter from Dr. Carson for a patent on the whale fishery, which he proposes with new inventions will be done with much more ease.

34 - 34v

2 Aug. 1810

Dr. William Carson
(St. Johnís)

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Description of William Carsonís plan of striking, following, and securing the whale: A detailed account of Dr. Carsonís new inventions for capturing whales.

34v - 35

2 Aug. 1810

Dr. William Carson
(St. Johnís)

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Attached diagram of a boat with harpoon and cord attachments for capturing whales.

36 - 46

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Report on Duckworthís proceedings after leaving St. Johnís and arriving in Spithead: Packet A is a report on the fisheries; Packet B contains responses and instructions to various enquiries that were received by Duckworth; Inclosure 1 concerns a memorial from the merchants over the duties on rum; Inclosure 2 concerns letters from the high sheriff; changes in fees paid to persons working in the probate courts; Inclosure No. 3 concerns payments to a surveyor, Mr. Lionel Chancy; Duckworth requests that the government allows a plot of land to be given to the surviving members of Rev. Harrisís family; Inclosure No. 4 concerns a request from Roman Catholics in Conception Bay to construct a church; request for the building of a public hospital in St. Johnís; proposes alterations be made to the church in St. Johnís; Roman Catholics request to be able to bury their own dead; repairs are required for the church in Trinity; the inhabitants of Greenspond ask for the building of a church; Inclosure No. 5 includes a recommendation from Rev. Louis Amadeus Anspach for a reward to be given to Mr. William Lampen for his services; concerning payments for jails and a court house in the outports, including Burin; recommendations for building a church and a jail in Fortune Bay; mention a "fire society" that exists in St. Johnís which enforces fire rules and regulations; concerns over the men who are enlisted in the Volunteer Corps and the condition of their clothing; payments made to individuals (like Charles Hellings) with money from the leasing of land.

47v - 48

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth

Earl of Liverpool

Report on imports to Newfoundland from Oct. 1809 to Oct. 1810.

48v

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth

Earl of Liverpool

Report on the exports of the produce of the Newfoundland Fishery Oct. 1809 - Oct. 1810.

49

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth

Earl of Liverpool

Account of the Seal Fishery for the year 1810.

49v

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth

Earl of Liverpool

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of Newfoundland for 1810

51v - 104v

5 June, 1810

His Majesty

T. Duckworth

Answers to "Heads of Inquiry" (very detailed). Includes such things as : Instructions for Governor Duckworth from Her Majestyís Court: to read aloud to the inhabitants the appointment of Duckworth as governor, to examine all the outports and harbours, to not permit the fishing or curing of fish by unauthorized foreign powers, enforcing the Treaty of Versailles, which allows the United States to fish and cure fish around Newfoundland, changing of older laws regarding the fishery, such as the leasing of shipsí rooms,, to not allow any persons of the garrison to be involved in the fishery trade, make sure fish is properly cured with the right quantity of salt, prevent the monopolizing of the salmon fishery, to ensure the success of the whale and seal fishery, to enforce friendly relations between the Indians and inhabitants and to form an account of the Indians and their trade, to take part of what is mined from a copper mine owned by John Agnew at Shoal Bay, to prevent the destruction of many birds which frequent the island, limit the number of public houses, etc.. Duckworth provides responses concerning his actions towards accomplishing these instructions: He visited the several outports and harbours and recommended fortifications to be put in place against attacks from privateers, requesting the leasing of shipsí rooms to help pay for public services, concerning the hiring of green men on boats, preventing the construction of non-fishery related buildings near the water, no officers are employed in the fishery, explanation given to the catching and curing of fish, mentions "ice islands" which impeded the ships on the seal fishery, Duckworth has appointed Lieut. Buchan of the Schooner Adonis to take great efforts in promoting trade with the Indians, gives an estimation that there are about 500 Indians and explains somewhat about the trade of the Micmac and Eskimos, Duckworth has discovered no significant mining on the island, limits public houses at 36, etc.

106 - 110v

16 Oct. 1810

Capt. E. W. Durnford

T. Duckworth

A Report on the present state of the fortifications at St. Johnís: Fort Townshend and William are reported to be in bad shape; gives some details on the state of defences at Signal Hill and the state of many of the batteries, such as the Quiddy Viddy Battery, Queens Battery, Waldegraves Battery, Chain Rock Battery, Amherst Battery, and Fredericks Battery, etc.

111 - 112v

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T. Duckworth

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Observations upon the Fortifications at St. Johnís: recommendations and requests made by Duckworth on possible defences for St. Johnís.

113 - 114

1 Aug. 1810

T. Duckworth
(countersigned, R. Sconce)

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A Proclamation requesting great efforts be made in promoting trade and good relations with the Indians: offering 100 pound reward to anyone who helps to promote theses relations.

114v - 115v

1 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth
(countersigned, R. Sconce)

Lieut. David Buchan

Orders given to Buchan to travel on his Schooner Adonis to the River Exploits to take great efforts in forming good relations with the Indians.

116 - 117

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Narrative of William Cull of Fogo, employed by Gov. Holloway to obtain information of the Native Indians of Newfoundland: On January 1, 1810, Cull travelled along with John Cull, Joseph Mew, John Waddy, William Waddy, Thomas Lewis, James Foster, and two Micmac Indians to find Native Indians in the interior of the country; details are given concerning the deer hunt and two storehouses for deer meat and pelts that were built by the Native Indians.

117v - 118

4 Oct. 1810

William Elliott, commander
(Sloop Hazard, St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

(St. Johnís)

Concerning the trading of articles between Capt. Elliottís men and a group of Native Indians which occurred at Sandwich Bay.

118v

4 Oct. 1810

William Elliott, commander
(Sloop Hazard, St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

(St. Johnís)

An account of what the Indians generally traffic for with the Society of Unitas Fratrum and what they generally receive for their produce. (The letter gives the name of two Indians: Sunoch and Pawna).

119

18 Oct. 1810

William Kay

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Oath signed by William Kay to ensure that the list of items mentioned in trading with the Native Indians is true.

119v - 121

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An account of the Ministers of Religious Worship in Newfoundland. Provides a list of the Places of Worship, of the schools operated by these denominations, and of the salaries of the ministers of each denomination.

121v - 122

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Prices of retail goods charged to fishermen in different periods of the year 1810 and wages paid in 1810.

122v

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T. Duckworth

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A paper concerning old fortifications and guns that remain from a battery that was placed on the Isle of Bois, at the entrance to Ferryland harbour

128 - 129

10 Oct. 1810

Society of Merchants

T. Duckworth

Concerning duties placed on rum imported into Newfoundland.

130 - 130v

23 Oct. 1810

John Bland, High Sheriff
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Concerning the inconveniences of collecting money for the salary of High Sheriff.

131 - 132

20 Oct. 1810

John Bland
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Request made for improvements to be made upon the salary of the High Sheriff.

134 - 135v

23 Oct. 1806

Sir Erasmus Gower

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Proclamation by Gower appointing Lionel Chaucey to survey the buildings erected near the water that are not for the purpose of the fishery. (Attached is an oath from Lionel Chaucey to do the survey to the best of his ability).

136 - 136v

4 Oct. 1810

Patrick Lambert

T. Duckworth

Memorial of Rev. Thomas Ewer (?) of Harbour Grace, and the inhabitants of Holly Rood, Harbour Main and Bacon Cove, in Conception Bay. A request to erect a place of worship for the Roman Catholic community.

137 - 137v

21 Sept. 1810

Amadeus Anspach

T. Duckworth

Request for increase in payments to be made to Mr. William Lampen, schoolmaster and parish clerk, for his services.

138 - 139

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Regarding requests made for further warrants to be given for importations to be made of supplies from the United States to Newfoundland.

140 - 140v

2 Oct. 1810

Society of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Request from the merchants for permission to import goods from the United States, especially bread and flour which is in short supply.

141 - 142

4 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Fort Townshend)

James Macbraire

Response to the request by merchants to import goods from the United States; Duckworth will lay the request before his Majesty.

143 - 143v

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning dissatisfaction of the merchants with the current Chief Justice.

145 - 145v

2 Oct. 1810

Society of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Regarding complaints from the merchants with the current Chief Justice, along with an extract of a letter from William Fawkner, date Dec. 12, 1809.

147 - 152

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Society of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

John Holloway

Memorial of the Society of Merchants of Newfoundland: A list of general complaints from the merchants against the Chief Justice, such as, improper interference with the articles of those who die, rejecting articles of commerce in the accounts of creditors against insolvents, etc.

153 - 153v

4 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Ft. Townshend)

Committee of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

Response to the memorial sent by the merchants complaining against the conduct of the Chief Justice.

155 - 164

15 Oct. 1810

Society of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

A detailed account of specific complaints from the merchants against the Chief Justice laid out in three major categories: illegal exercise of the functions of a judge, illegal interference in the management of an insolventsí effects, and design to conceal a document of importance. (Provides specific examples).

165 - 165v

16 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Fort Townshend)

Committee of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

Response to the merchantsí account of complaints against the Chief Justice, which Duckworth suggests should be placed under investigation.

167 - 168v

18 Oct. 1810

Society of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Suggestions provided by the merchants for the possible investigation, with names of good persons who will account for the bad conduct of the Chief Justice.

169 - 169v

20 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Ft. Townshend)

Society of Merchants
(St. Johnís)

Concerning an enquiry to be made into the complaints placed against the Chief Justice by the merchants.

171 - 172

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Requests information regarding the placement of a surrogate court for the coast of Labrador and matters concerning the Mutiny Act.

173 - 173v

18 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Ft. Townshend)

Justices of the Peace for the Island of Newfoundland

Concerning the relevance of the Mutiny Act to the Newfoundland fishery

175 - 175v

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning account current with the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for salaries paid to the officers of the Courts of Justice.

178

20 Oct. 1810

T. Duckworth

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Report of Duckworthís account with the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

179

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

concerning papers certifying two foreign men (Anspach and Cramer), who have been appointed Magistrates, as been residents of Newfoundland.

181 - 182

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Spithead, Antelope)

Earl of Liverpool

Request made for repairs to be made to the Governorís House, with mention of an attached list requesting certain items of furniture.

183 - 183v

23 Oct. 1810

E. Durnford
(Engineerís Office, St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Estimates for the repairs to the Government House and offices at Fort Townshend, along with suggested additions to be made on the house.

185 - 187

22 Oct. 1810

E. Durnford
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Estimate of the expense necessary to be incurred in performing repairs to the Government House and offices in Fort Townshend

189 - 190

22 Oct. 1810

E. Durnford
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Estimate of the proposed additions to the Government House.

192 - 194

24 Oct. 1810

Lt. Schwartz ?
(St. Johnís)

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Inventory of the Furniture at the Government House, Fort Townshend.

195 - 196v

25 Nov. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning the usage of Shipsí Rooms and what is to be done with regards to the Island of Anticosti.

197 - 198

24 July, 1810

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Sir James Craig, Governor of Quebec

Concerning the providing of provisions to the families of the inhabitants of the Island of Anticosti.

199 - 199v

24 Dec. 1810

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

Earl of Liverpool

Regarding the proceedings of enforcing the sentences of the Supreme Court against criminal actions.

Miscellaneous 1810

203

23 July, 1810

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Cecil Jenkinson

Concerning letters sent by Mr. Fawkener on the subject of an addition to the salary of the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court at Newfoundland.

205 - 205v

3 July, 1809

Mr. Fawkener
(Office of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall)

Treasury Chambers

Regarding recommendations from the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, of adding to the salary of the Judge of the Vice Admiralty.

207 - 207v

25 June, 1809

Mr. Scott

Sir Stephen Cottrell

Recommending increasing the salary of the Judge of the Vice Admiralty by 300 pounds a year.

209 - 209v

6 Jan. 1810

Mr. Fawkener
(Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall)

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Concerning the addition of 300 pounds per year to the salary of the Judge of the Vice Admiralty.

211 - 212

2 Mar. 1810

S. Shepherd

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Case revolving around differences between the Governor of Newfoundland and the Chief Justice over the power of appointing to the office of the clerk of the Probate Court.

214 - 218

2 Mar. 1810

S. Shepherd

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Seeks a legal opinion concerning the appropriate procedure of the Chief Justice in recording a verdict in a particular judgement either with or without the aid of another jury

220

17 Mar. 1810

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

C.  Jenkinson

Concerning a request by Maj. Gen. Skerrett to be recommended to the Colonial Secretary of State.

222 - 223

8 Mar. 1810

Maj. Gen. Skerrett
(England)

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Requesting reward for some mark of His Majestyís favour for services to his country.

224

23 Mar. 1810

?
(Treasury Chambers)

Earl of Liverpool

Regarding a Letter from Mr. E. Bastaid related to the appointment of Sheriff by the Secretary of State.

225 - 226

21 Mar. 1810

E. Bastaid ?

Treasury Chambers

Regarding the appointment of a new Sheriff of Newfoundland by the Governor and Secretary of State.

227 - 230v

30 Mar. 1810

Maj. Gen. Skerrett
(England)

Earl of Liverpool

The Memorial of Maj. Gen. Skerrett: Making a major request to be granted some mark of favour by His Majesty for his services to his country which he lists.

231 - 231v

3 Apr. 1810

Lords of the Admiralty

Earl of Liverpool

Requesting that Governor Duckworth be granted the same manner of office as was granted to the previous governors of Newfoundland.

233

7 Apr. 1810

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Cecil Jenkinson

Cover to a letter sent from Mr. Crew concerning encroachments made upon lands owned by the Ordnance.

235 - 235v

9 Mar. 1810

Mr. Crew
(Office of Ordnance)

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Requesting the removal of obstacles which have prevented the Office of the Ordnance from claiming possession of lands in Newfoundland.

237 - 238

4 Jan. 1810

Respective Officers of the Ordnance
(St. Johnís)

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Extract of a letter from Officers of the Ordnance with respect to the rights of claiming land owned by the offices of the Ordnance.

239 - 239v

5 Apr. 1809

J. Holloway
(Ft. Townshend)

Officers of the Ordnance
(St. Johnís)

Concerning the rendering of lands once granted for the erection of forts and public works to be granted to the office of the Ordnance.

240 - 240v

May, 1810

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Related to the request by the Office of Ordnance for the removal of obstacles to the claiming of land granted to them.

241 - 241v

2 May, 1810

Mr. Fawkener

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Proclamation concerning the signing of a warrant for matters that were put before the court by the Earl of Liverpool and Governor Duckworth.

243 - 243v

10 May, 1810

J. Barrow
(Admiralty Office)

C. Jenkinson

Regarding whether any changes need be made to the instructions of Governor Duckworth to that of previous Governors.

245

12 May, 1810

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

C. Jenkinson

Concerning the furnishing of Mr Walter with vouchers belonging to the accounts of the late Sir James Wallace.

246 - 246v

24 Apr. 1810

Mr. Walter
(Audit Office)

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Requesting an answer concerning vouchers to the accounts of the late Sir James Wallace.

247 - 247v

16 May, 1810

Mr. Fawkener

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Proclamation concerning the allowance of importing supplies, such as bread and flour, from the United States of America.

248 - 248v

16 May, 1810

Mr. Fawkener

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Sample of form of license permitting the importation of supplies from the United States of America.

249 - 249v

8 June, 1810

Mr. Fawkener

C. Jenkinson

Concerning a memorial from the Society of Merchants about complaints against the Chief Justice, requesting information to be gathered with regards to his conduct.

251 - 251v

21 June, 1810

G. Macbean

A. Gordon

Respecting the date of Duckworthís patent, the signature of Admiral Holloway for the payment of officers in Newfoundland.

253

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Sir Tremlett
(Supreme Court)

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Certifying that Charles Augustus Cramer took the necessary oaths before the Justice of the Peace and has resided in Newfoundland for several years.

254

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Sir Tremlett
(Supreme Court)

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Certifying that Reverend Louis Amadeus Anspach took the necessary oaths before the Justice of the Peace and has resided in Newfoundland for several years.

255 - 256v

26 Oct. 1810

Maj. Gen. Skerrett
(Messina)

Colonial Secretary
(London)

Concerning compensation for the great service done for his country; Mentions Muratís arrival at Naples and plans sent by Bonaparte for the subjugation of Sicily.

257

28 Nov. 1810

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Robert Peel

Regarding several bills drawn by Governor Duckworth.

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