CO 194/53 [Reel B-684]

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3-8v

2 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Suggestions for changing the laws regarding the fishery due to the increase in the number of inhabitants; the granting of shipsí rooms by the governor; cultivation of the land; questions concerning colonization.

10-12v

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning laws forbidding the building of any structure near the waterfront that does not have to do with the fishery. Provides a specific example of a merchant who tried to bypass the law by erecting a house near the waterline.

13-14

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

A Proclamation from Gov. Duckworth concerning the illegal enclosure of land or erection of buildings. (St. Johnís, 2 Oct. 1812).

15-16

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Memorial of Joseph Crawford, a merchant in St. Johnís, to Gov. Duckworth concerning a threat from the High Sheriff to remove a house that Crawford was building. (15 Oct. 1812).

16v

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Response from Governor Duckworth to Joseph Crawford explaining why the High Sheriff must prevent the house from being built. (Fort Townshend, 15 Oct. 1812).

17-18

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Crawfordís response to Governor Duckworth regarding his rights to build his house. (St. Johnís, 16 Oct. 1812).

18v-19

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Crawfordís second letter to Governor Duckworth requesting that immediate action be taken to allow him to complete the construction of his house. (St. Johnís, 19 Oct. 1812).

19v

3 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Governor Duckworth responds to Crawfordís letter saying that no further action need be taken on the governorís part. (Fort Townshend, 19 Oct. 1812).

21-22

4 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting acceptance of extra payments needed to make repairs to the Government House in St. Johnís.

23-23v

4 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Message from Thomas Forth Winter, Commissariat Office, notifying Governor Duckworth of extra repairs needed to the Government House. (St. Johnís, 10 Aug. 1812).

25v-32

4 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Report on the estimates of sundry improvement necessary to be made to the government house, fences, etc. (St. Johnís, Signed E. Durnford, 17 Oct. 1812).

33-33v

5 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting supplies for the Volunteer Rangers, along with a small supply of medicine.

35-35v

13 Nov. 1812

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T. Duckworth

Draft concerning the protection of property owned by Hill and the appointment of John Durgan as agent for the island of Newfoundland.

37-37v

2 Dec. 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Duckworth mentions his nomination to serve as one of the representatives in Parliament, which clashes with his duty as Governor of Newfoundland.

39-40v

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A Mode of defence for Newfoundland to be raised in the district of St. Johnís: requesting changes to the defence of the island, with laws for all those able to bear arms to do so.

41-43

29 Nov. 1812

Capt. James Macbraire

T. Duckworth

Regarding training and drills for the volunteers; requesting incentives to be made for those in the military, including parcels of land, etc.

45-45v

20 Dec. 1812

Capt. James Macbraire

T. Duckworth

Reporting on the state of the Volunteer Rangers and their training. Requesting a promotion to Field Officer.

Miscellaneous 1812

49

13 Jan. 1812

R. H. Crew
(Office of Ordnance)

Robert Peel

Regarding the dismissal of Mr. Houston, storekeeper of the Ordnance, due to bad conduct.

51

20 Jan. 1812

R. H. Crew
(Office of Ordnance)

Colonel Bunbury

Regarding Maj. Gen. Moore and the Board of Ordnanceís right to the Ordnance Wharf at St. Johnís.

53

7 Nov. 1811

John Houston
(Ordnance Barrack Office)

The Principal Officers of His Majestyís Ordnance

(London)

Concerning the transmission of a letter relating to the affairs of the Barrack Department.

55-56v

5 Nov. 1811

John Houston
(Office of Ordnance)

Respective Officers of His Majestyís Ordnance

(St. Johnís)

Concerning encroachments made by Maj. Gen. Moore on the Ordnance Wharf. Mentions a case involving the docking of the Brig. Harmony.

57

7 Mar. 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Transmitting a letter from the Merchants of Poole regarding the defenceless nature of the island of Newfoundland.

59-59v

7 Mar. 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

The Memorial of the Merchants trading from Poole to the Island of Newfoundland: Requesting better defence of the island with regards to the war against the United States.

61

11 Mar. 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Transmitting a letter from Mr. Mallet regarding observations on the account of Governor Duckworth.

63

11 Mar. 1812

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Robert Peel

Signifying the reception of the memorial of the merchants of Poole regarding the defencelessness of Newfoundland.

65-65v

18 Mar. 1812

J. Beckett
(Whitehall)

Robert Peel

Regarding the case and sentencing of Samuel Barnes, a private of the Newfoundland regiment, charged with murder.

67-67v

19 Mar. 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Concerning rebuilding of offices and the Government House at St. Johnís, which were taken by fire.

69-69v

6 Apr. 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Paying of rates to Deputy Judge Advocates as similar allowances are made in Newfoundland.

71

20 Feb. 1812

Palmerston
(War Office)

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Referring to a letter respecting the allowance to officers acting as deputy judge advocates on foreign stations.

73

26 Dec. 1811

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

Secretary at War

Regarding payments due to Charles Andrews for officiating as deputy judge advocate at two general courts martial.

75-76

6 Apr. 1802

C. Yorke
(War Office)

General Officers Commanding Districts

Regulations for the pay of those who act as deputy judge advocate.

77-77v

24 Apr. 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Concerning the drawing of bills for the payment of the salaries of the officers of the courts.

79-80

11 May, 1812

C. Robinson, V. Gills, and T. Plumer

Earl of Liverpool

Opinions offered on laws and regulations regarding the Marriage Act in Newfoundland.

81-81v

15 May, 1812

Caesar Colclough
(St. Johnís)

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Appears to be a summary of legal cases in which he was involved over the years.

83

29 May, 1812

J. Buller
(Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade)

Robert Peel

Requesting estimates on the expenses for erecting a jail in St. Johnís for the exclusive confinement of debtors.

85

29 May, 1812

J. Buller
(Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade)

Robert Peel

Concerning requests for the building of a hospital, churches, and other places of worship in Newfoundland.

87-89

6 Apr. 1812

Lords of the Committee of Council for trade and foreign Plantations

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Copy of a Minute of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Trade: Concerning contributions of certain sums for the public use; construction of churches at Trinity and Greenspond; near completion of a jail at Burin; building of places of worship at Fortune Bay; completion of churches at Brigus; money raised to build a church at Mortonís Harbour; suggestion for building a public hospital; etc.

91

5 June, 1812

J. Buller

Robert Peel

Concerning the transmission of letters respecting complaints by the Merchants of St. Johnís against the Chief Justice.

93-96

20 June, 1812

At the Council Chamber Whitehall

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Case concerning the complaints laid against the Chief Justice, John Reeves, by the Merchants of St. Johnís.

97-97v

8 June, 1812

Mr. Plumer

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning the constriction of the statute respecting the liability of masters of fishing vessels hiring seamen who have deserted from any other ship.

99

12 June, 1812

G. Harrison

Col. Bunbury

Transmitting reports on the shipment of sundry articles on board the Mineral Spring transport for Newfoundland.

101

22 May, 1812

J. Barker
(Storekeeper General Office, London)

G. Harrison

Regarding the shipment of several supples, including blankets, sheets, and knotted rugs on board the Mineral Spring Transport John Blakey Master for Newfoundland.

103

22 June, 1812

James Buller
(Whitehall)

Robert Peel

Concerning the exportation of ship guns for the express purpose of arming vessels guarding the transports to the coasts of Spain and Portugal.

105-106

23 June, 1812

At the Court at Carlton House

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

107-108v

23 June, 1812

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Warrant authorizing the legal importation of supplies and provisions from the United States to Newfoundland.

110

29 June, 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Concerning the payment of the salary for the High Sheriff of Newfoundland.

112

29 June, 1812

G. Harrison

Robert Peel

Concerning a memorandum from Governor Duckworth regarding a request for more specie to be sent to Newfoundland.

114

30 July, 1812

Chetwynd
(Whitehall)

Robert Peel

Concerning copies of letters regarding complaints against the Chief Justice of Newfoundland from the Merchants of St. Johnís.

116

19 June, 1812

Jonathan Ogden
(Poole)

Thomas Lack

Declaring that John Reeves, Chief Justice, did not directly or indirectly receive any part of Ogdenís salary while he held that respectable office.

118

19 June, 1812

W.E. Routh
(Austen Friars)

Thomas Lack

Denying any payments made by Routhís father to Mr. John Reeves.

120

19 June, 1812

Jonathan Foot Jr.
(Poole)

Thomas Lack

Transmitting an enclosed certificate of Mr. West in respect to the state of mind of Mr. Coke.

122

19 June, 1812

Young West, Surgeon
(Poole)

Thomas Lack

Surgeon certifies that Mr. Coke, late Chief Justice, is in no state of mind to answer any legal questions.

124

23 July, 1812

G. Harrison

Clerk of the Council in Waiting

Denying that any part of the salary of the Chief Justice of Newfoundland who have succeeded Mr. Reeves has been retained or deducted at the Treasury and paid to Mr. Reeves or for his use.

126

7 Aug. 1812

Col. Torrens

Robert Peel

Transmitting a request from Maj. Gen. Moore for the raising of a regular regiment in Newfoundland.

128-128v

14 July, 1812

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

Col. Torrens

Requesting the raising of a regular regiment of the line for the defence of the island of Newfoundland in response to the declaration of war against the United States.

130

7 July, 1812

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St Johnís)

Lt.Gen. Sherbrooke

Requesting to raise a regular regiment of the line for defending the island of Newfoundland.

132

19 Aug. 1812

R. Wharton

Robert Peel

Transmitting a letter from Maj. Gen. Moore.

134-134v

24 July, 1812

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

G. Harrison

Requesting more provisions for the keeping of prisoners of war and extra supplies for the island.

136

22 Aug. 1812

Thomas Lack
(Whitehall)

Robert Peel

Requesting information regarding permission to send provisions from Britain to supply the inhabitants of Newfoundland.

138

25 Aug. 1812

Thomas Plumer

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Giving the opinion that nothing should be done to Dr. Carson, the author of a scandalous pamphlet against the government.

140-141

29 Aug. 1812

Chetwynd
(Whitehall)

H. J. Goulburn

Concerning the importation of provisions and supplies from the United States to Newfoundland on American vessels.

142-142v

1 Sept. 1812

R. Wharton
(Treasury Chambers)

Col. Bunbury

Concerning the scarcity of cash and the drawing of bills and coins.

144

28 Aug. 1812

G. G. Mills
(Pay Office House Guards)

G. Harrison

Transmitting the copy of a letter received from Mr. Stewart, the paymaster generalís deputy at Newfoundland.

146-146v

28 July, 1812

Mr. Stewart
(St. Johnís)

G.G. Mills

Informing of twenty thousand dollars found on board two American vessels taken by the squadron at Newfoundland. (Mentions Sloop Avenger and Frigate Jason).

148

1 Sept. 1812

Col. Torrens

Col. Bunbury

Transmitting a letter from Maj. Gen. Moore requesting an augmentation of the military forces at Newfoundland.

150-150v

18 July, 1812

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

Col. Torrens

Requesting an augmentation of the military forces in Newfoundland to protect the inhabitants and the fishery.

152

9 Sept. 1812

Col. Torrens

Mr. Chapman

Provides a total of the forces stationed at Newfoundland with 591 men.

153

12 Sept. 1812

R. Wharton

Col. Bunbury

Requesting measures be taken to improve the state of defence of Fort Townshend.

156-156v

8 July, 1812

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

G. Harrison

Requesting improvements be made on the defensive state of Fort Townshend due to the departure of ships of war.

158-159

15 Sept. 1812

James Buller

H. Goulburn

Concerning the scarcity of food and supplies which may have to be imported from the United States.

160-161v

8 Apr. 1812

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Proclamation concerning the importation and exportation of articles and commodities between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the United States.

162-164

20 Oct. 1812

William Carson
(St. Johnís)

Sec. of State Viscount Sidmouth

The Memorial of William Carson: Complaining against his loss of position as surgeon for the volunteer corps.

165-165v

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John Holloway

William Carson

Appointing Mr. Carson as the new surgeon of the Volunteer Corps.

166-167v

19 Aug. 1812

William Carson
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Memorial of William Carson: Asking why he is not allowed to continue his position as the surgeon to the Volunteer Corps.

168

20 Aug. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Fort Townshend)

William Carson

Denies any need for an enquiry to be made into the reasons for not keeping William Carson as the surgeon for the Volunteer Rangers.

170-173v

9 Nov. 1812

L. Amadeus Anspach(London)

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Mentions encouragement of missionaries and schools in Newfoundland; use of shipsí rooms; suggests keeping part of the water side for the free use of the people carrying on the fisheries; claims laid on land; etc.

174

1 Dec. 1812

G. Harrison

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the drawing of two bills: One for the enlargement of the church at St. Johnís and the other as the clothing money due to the Volunteer Rangers.

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