CO 194/51 [Reel B-683]

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Date

From whom
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

3-4

31 Oct. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning claims to the Ordnance Property between Fort Townshend and Fort William.

5-6

31 Oct. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Extract from the Records of Newfoundland: Directions laid down by Capt. Pringle, Chief Engineer, that no buildings shall be allowed near the forts. (Signed by Robert Duff, countersigned by Mr. Cocks, 14 Oct. 1775).

7-9

1 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning the leasing of vacant Ships rooms in St. John’s; plans to build wharves on land at the upper part of the harbour; suggestion for placing a small duty on importing rum.

10

1 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Typed document of conditions for leasing by public auction, certain lots of ground, called fishing ships’ rooms, in the town of St. John’s.

11

1 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Typed, blank form which grants the leasing of ships’ rooms in the town of St. John’s.

12

2 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Granting the Roman Catholic church the right to bury its own dead and providing it with a plot of land for such purposes.

14-14v

3 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning the pardoning of Matthew Reed for a capital offence, who was released after spending the winter in jail.

16

3 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Printed document by Admiralty providing protection for the crew of a ship (Fanny) against impressment

16v-17v

3 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Description of the crew.

18

3 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Calendar (i.i., a list of specific cases) to the Court of Assize and general jail delivery held at the court house in St. John’s, Monday, 2 Sept. 1811.

19

3 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Case from the Court of Assize and general jail delivery held at St. John’s, Monday, 2 Sept. 1811: Lists the members of the Grand Jury; Assault charge laid upon Matthew Reed (late master of Brig Marion) for attacking a youth named William Cowall (accused of intent to commit an "unnatural crime"); Misdemeanour charge laid against James Lannen (late master of Schooner Fanny)for not providing proper provisions to passengers.

19v-23

3 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

A series of articles related to the court case involving Matthew Reed and James Lannen: Petty jury sworn in for James Lannen; Several testimonies are given by John Lynch, Edward Kearney, James Kenhoe, Edward Comerford, etc.; James Lannen was found guilty. Attached is a memorial of James Lannen in his defence.

25-27v

4 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Account current with the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the present year, for bills drawn upon their Lordships for the payment of the civil salaries of Newfoundland; Concerning the churches at Trinity and Greenspond, Jail at Burin, church constructed at Brigus and Morton’s Harbour, money for the Fire Society, building a Hospital, etc.

30-31

4 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Report on the account of T. Duckworth with the Commissioners of his Majesty’s Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, 1 Oct. 1811).

32v-33

4 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Report on the account of T. Duckworth with the Commissioners of his Majesty’s Treasury.

34-35

5 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Transmitting a return of imports and exports at Newfoundland and a return of the fishery and inhabitants at the outports. Discusses the catching of fish on the shores and banks.

36-36v

5 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Report on imports and exports of Newfoundland for the year ending 10 Oct. 1811; Account of the Seal fishery for 1811; Report on the Fishery and the Inhabitants of the outports of Newfoundland for 1811

37-37v

6 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl of Liverpool

Requesting the construction of a jail specifically for the confinement of debtors in St. John’s.

39-39v

8 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, in the Channel)

Earl of Liverpool

Requests that an adequate supply of cash be sent for the expenditure of public departments.

41-41v

9 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Confirming Governor Duckworth’s arrival in Spithead, leaving Newfoundland the 26th of last month; Mentions several attachments regarding the various occurrences that season in Newfoundland.

43-43v

9 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

Requesting new furniture for the Government House.

45

9 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at Spithead)

Earl of Liverpool

List of furniture necessary for the alterations made in the Government House. (Signed by John Swain and Thomas Houlton, 24 Oct. 1811).

47-48

12 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning the importation of bread, flour, Indian corn, and other provisions from British ships only, from any port of Europe south of Cape Finisterre.

49

12 Nov. 1811

T. Duckworth
(London)

H. E. Bunbury

Transmitting directions for taking away public use of certain ship’s rooms and instituting surrogate courts on the coast of Labrador.

51-51v

25 Nov. 1811

His Majesty’s Government
(London)

T. Duckworth

Requesting information regarding the length of services of Mr. Ogden and the nature of the services provided by Rev. D. O’Donnell.

53-53v

10 Dec. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

Earl of Liverpool

Answers to queries relating to the services of Mr. Ogden and Rev. D. O’Donnell.

55-55v

22 Dec. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

?

Response to a request for a meeting between the Earl of Liverpool and Duckworth.

57-58

28 Dec. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning what is to be done with the money earned by the leasing of Ship’s rooms and suggestions for a Board of Police.

59

23 Nov. 1811

J. Macbraire, William Carson, and Richard Robinson
(St. John’s)

T. Duckworth

Copy of a cover letter concerning proceedings that took place at a public meeting in St. John’s.

61-62

23 Nov. 1811

J. Macbraire, William Carson, and Richard Robinson
(St. John’s)

T. Duckworth

Printed document on the proceedings at a general meeting of the merchants and principal inhabitants of St. John’s, held at Merchants’ Hall, on Thursday the 7th November, 1811: petitioning the Prince Regent for the appropriation of Monies arising from the sale of the Ships’ Rooms. (Signed Alex. Boucher, Chairman).

63

28 Dec. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

Robert Peel

Concerning letters sent by Mr. Harrison regarding the furniture for the Government House and a supply of specie.

67

1 Jan. 1811

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Concerning request sent by Mr. Mallet for a copy of the statement or list of salaries received by T. Duckworth from Lord Liverpool’s office for the information and guidance of the auditors in the examination of the governor’s accounts.

69-69v

17 Dec. 1810

John Lewis Mallet
(Audit Office)

G. Harrison

Requesting the transmission of a copy of statements or list of salaries received by T. Duckworth.

71-71v

28 Mar. 1811

Chetwynd

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At the Court of Carlton House: Concerning the importation of provisions and supplies from the United States.

73-74

28 Mar. 1811

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Proclamation concerning the importation of provisions and supplies from the United States.

75-75v

28 Mar. 1811

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Sample of a blank document for the importation of provisions and supplies from the United States.

77-77v

6 May, 1811

C. Marren Salton

Robert Peel

Regarding the enlistment of fishermen and the Mutiny Act.

79-79v

31 May, 1811

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Typed document of an act for taking away the public use of certain Ships Rooms in the Town of St. John’s, and for instituting Surrogate Courts on the Coast of Labrador. (Printed for George Eyre and Andrew Strahan).

81-81v

3 June, 1811

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Regarding furnishing and repairs to the Government House.

83

4 June, 1811

R. M. Crew
(Ordnance Office)

Robert Peel

Concerning the giving up of the Ordnance establishment at Placentia.

85

19 June, 1811

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

Robert Peel

Concerning the complaints laid against the Chief Justice.

87-91v

17 June, 1811

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At the Council Chamber Whitehall: Regarding the charges laid against the Chief Justice with analysis of each individual charge.

93

24 June, 1811

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

Robert Peel

Requests transmission of information relating to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland.

95-98

24 June, 1811

Mr. Fawkener

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At the Council Chamber Whitehall: Regarding instructions and several points related to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland: duty on rum; salary of the High Sheriff; establishment of a survey; restrictions on the governor granting lands; memorial of Roman Catholics at Harbour Grace; etc.

99-100

26 June, 1811

J. Beckett

Robert Peel

Concerning a pardon for Mr. Matthew Reed.

101-101v

29 Aug. 1811

Chetwynd

Robert Peel

Concerning the importation of bread, flour, and other provisions from the United States.

103

28 Sept. 1811

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Cover to a transmission requesting an increase in pay for Mr. William Walsh, Commander of the Government Brig Endeavour.

105

13 Nov. 1811

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Concerning letters from T. Duckworth advising of bills for payment of Civil Officers of Newfoundland.

107-107v

22 Nov. 1811

R. H. Crew

Lt. Col. Bunbury

Authorizing the prevention of Mr. Houston’s departure from the island of Newfoundland.

109

3 Dec. 1811

G. Harrison

Lt. Col. Bunbury

Regarding the reserving of a piece of ground for public purposes near the King’s Wharf.

111-111v

30 Nov. 1811

J. Erskine and J. Drinkwater

Lords of the Treasury

Another letter regarding the reservation of a piece of ground for public purpose near the King’s Wharf.

113-113v

23 Oct. 1811

Maj. Gen. Fras. Moore

G. Harrison

Regarding requests for a piece of land for public use near the King’s Wharf.

115-116

9 Sept. 1811

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. John’s)

T. Duckworth

Concerning the building of a store and enclose a yard on a site of ground near the King’s Wharf.

117-117v

10 Sept. 1811

T. Duckworth
(Ft. Townshend)

Maj. Gen. Moore

Reserving land for the purpose of building a store and enclosed yard near the King’s Wharf.

119

4 Dec. 1811

R. H. Crew

Robert Peel

Concerning the conduct of Mr. Houston, storekeeper of the Office of Ordnance.

121-122v

11 Dec. 1811

R. H. Crew

Lt. Col. Bunbury

Encroachments made upon lands designated for the Office of the Ordnance at Signal Hill.

123-123v

20 Dec. 1811

R. H. Crew

Lt. Col. Bunbury

Ordering no further encroachments on Ordnance land on Signal Hill.

125

20 Dec. 1811

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Regarding a requisition for further articles of furniture for the Government House.

127-127v

20 Dec. 1811

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Requests from Maj. Gen. Moore for cash to pay troops and from T. Duckworth for cash for the expenditure of public departments.

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