CO 194/54 [Reel B-684]

Page

Date

From whom
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

3

6 Jan. 1813

T. Duckworth
(near Exeter)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a letter reporting a crime committed upon the church of St Johnís.

5-5v

6 Jan. 1813

T. Duckworth
(near Exeter)

Earl Bathurst

Extract of a letter from Thomas Coote, Clerk of the Arraigns at Newfoundland, to Governor Duckworth reporting on a theft made upon the Church of St. Johnís offering a reward for the capture of the felon(s). (St. Johnís, 29 Nov. 1812).

7-8v

30 Jan. 1813

Maj. Gen. Moore

Earl Bathurst

Requesting more empowerment during the time of year in which the governor of Newfoundland is not present.

9

26 Jan. 1813

J. Macbraire
(St. Johnís)

Maj. Gen. Moore

Requesting authority for the ship Berkeley, Captain John Duboix, to detain property belonging to the government of the United States.

11

27 Jan. 1813

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

J. Macbraire

Maj. Gen. Moore informs Macbraire of having no authority to comply with his request to detain property belonging to the United States.

13-13v

13 Oct. 1812

R. C. Sconce

Thomas Tremlett

Concerning the declaration of Martial Law upon the landing of enemies vessels in Newfoundland.

15

2 Feb. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a letter from the Chief Justice requesting legal opinion on an enclosed case.

17-18v

2 Feb. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

From Chief Justice, Thomas Tremlett concerning the case of William Brennan and Hunt Staff Preston, concerning payment of bills with Irish Sterling as opposed to British Sterling. (21 Dec. 1812).

19-19v

8 Feb. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the scarcity of provisions, with suggestions made to send a convoy of new supplies.

21

1 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning payment of bills drawn by Lieut. Buchan of the Schooner Adonis for his expedition in quest of the Native Indians.

23-23v

1 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Regarding the purchasing of Shipsí rooms by Mr. Knight, a respectable inhabitant of St. Johnís.

25

1 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting letters from the Brigade Major at Newfoundland and Maj. Gen. Moore requesting that the Brigade Major be appointed Inspecting Field Officer of the Volunteers.

27-28

7 Sept. 1813

William Morris, Brigade Major
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Requesting to be appointed Inspecting Field Officer of the Volunteers.

29-29v

9 Sept. 1813

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Supporting William Morris, Brigade Major, to be appointed as the Inspecting Field Officer of the Volunteers.

31-31v

23 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Reporting on the production of another "indecent" pamphlet speaking out against the government.

33-33v

29 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Further requests for the continuation of repairs on the Government House.

35

29 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting an abstract on the Returns of the Fishery at Newfoundland.

37-38

29 Mar. 1813

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Report on Imports/Exports of Newfoundland between 11 Oct. 1811 and 10 Oct. 1812; Account of the Seal Fishery for the year 1812; Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of Newfoundland from 11 Oct. 1811 to 10 Oct. 1812.

39

6 Apr. 1813

Richard G. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Appointing Keats as the new Governor of Newfoundland.

41

6 Apr. 1813

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a copy of an order of the Prince Regent in Council, containing a prayer for his Royal Highness.

43-46

7 Apr. 1813

-

R. Keats

Draft communicating further instructions for the conduct of the Governor of Newfoundland: Mentions augmentation of Volunteer forces, confirming Capt. Macbraire with the rank of Major, extra pay to be given to the secretary of the governor, increase in salary for the Magistrates and the Sheriff, securing a more effectual police force, etc.

47-47v

8 Apr. 1813

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of several letters from his Lordship.

49

9 Apr. 1813

-

R. Keats

Draft informing of the transfer of Mr. Tremlett, the Chief Justice, to Prince Edward Island and Mr. Colclough to Newfoundland.

51

9 Apr. 1813

-

R. Keats

Draft transmitting the opinion of the attorney and solicitor general upon the mode to be adopted in proceeding against the persons who encroached upon the Crown.

53-53v

10 Apr. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Spithead)

Earl Bathurst

Informing of the reception of letters sent by his lordship on various topics: appointing Tremlett Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island and Mr. Colclough to Newfoundland.

55

10 Apr. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Spithead)

Henry Goulburn

Informing of the reception of a letter concerning the estimate for the civil establishment of Newfoundland for the year 1813.

57

10 Apr. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Spithead)

Henry Goulburn

Informing of the reception of opinions from His Majestyís Law Servants upon the cases of "Admiralsí Beach" and "Darkusís Room."

59-60

23 June, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Keats informs of his arrival in Newfoundland and tells of the scarcity of provisions and the harsh winter that the inhabitants had to deal with this year.

61-63

23 June, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Tells of the harsh winter that the people of Newfoundland, especially to the north, had to deal with, including a lack of provisions which forced many to sustain themselves on potato seeds.

65-66v

23 June, 1813

Stephen Knight,
President of the Merchants (St. Johnís)

R. Keats

Enclosed letter from the merchants concerning the state of the market and the supply of provisions at the present period.

67

10 July, 1813

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

Henry Goulburn

Informing of the reception of a letter concerning the causes and origin of the war with the United States.

69-71

20 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Reporting on the scarcity of provisions in Newfoundland, writes of the imports and exports of the island, and speaks of the high wages of merchants for servants.

72

20 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Comparative statement of imports into St. Johnís, Newfoundland, in the year 1812 and 1813

73-74

10 July, 1813

Chairman of the Society of Merchants

R. Keats

Report on the present state of provisions. Tells of an accidental supply of provisions that came from an American vessel in the winter. Requests supplies to be sent from Great Britain and Ireland.

75-76

20 July, 1813

Maj. Gen. Moore
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Regarding the declining number of members in the Volunteer Corps.

77-77v

29 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning repairs requested for the Government House in St. Johnís.

79-80

29 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed letter from Thomas Duckworth, former governor of Newfoundland, concerning additional repairs needed for Government House (Antelope, at sea, 4 Nov. 1812).

81-82v

30 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Reporting on expenses incurred from the housing of several passengers from an American Vessel that was taken during the winter.

83

30 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Particulars of four American ships detained and sent into St. Johnís, Newfoundland by His Majestyís ships during the command of Governor Duckworth in the year 1812 with an account of infirm man, women, and children passengers in the said ships.

84

30 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Account of expenses incurred by the Magistrates of the District of St. Johnís for the maintenance, house rent, and passage money of passengers brought into this port in the American ships, William, Johnson, Castor, Eliza, and Arab.

86-92v

30 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Reports on salaries paid to officers and Governor Keats accounts, including rents received for shipsí rooms, with the Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, 21st Nov. 1813).

93

11 June, 1813

D. Buchan

-

Confirming the reception of two vouchers from Governor Keats for Buchanís exploration of the interior of the island. (Dated 6 Apr. 1813).

94

20 Oct. 1813

Stephen Woolcock
(St. Johnís)

-

Receipts for the contracted construction of several wharfs, bridges, and platforms in the town of St. Johnís.

95

20 Oct. 1813

Stephen Woolcock
(St. Johnís)

-

Receipts for the contracted construction of several wharfs, bridges, a platform, and a landing at the bottom of Church Hill in the town of St. Johnís.

96

20 Oct. 1813

Stephen Woolcock
(St. Johnís)

-

Receipt for the building of steps for the Government Wharf.

97

30 June, 1813

Stephen Woolcock

-

For sundry expenses paid and incurred in erecting accommodation steps for the Navy Wharf.

98

27 Apr. 1813

Stephen Woolcock

Thomas Ryall

Concerning accommodation steps at the Government Wharf.

99

30 May, 1813

Stephen Woolcock

Thomas Ryall

Short listing of other expenses.

100

31 May, 1813

Stephen Woolcock

Patrick Melledge

Expenses incurred for the purchasing of nails.

101

11 May, 1813

Stephen Woolcock

?

Another expense sheet for purchasing nails.

102

20 May, 1813

Stephen Woolcock

?

Another short list of expenses.

103

25 Apr. 1813

Stephen Woolcock

?

A slip of paper showing a minor incursion of expenses.

104

29 Apr. 1813

Stephen Woolcock

?

Another slip of paper showing a minor expense.

105

?

Stephen Woolcock

?

Slip of expenses for planks.

106

20 Oct. 1813

Hunt Staff Preston

-

Receipt for tar and brushes supplied for the purpose of paying the fishing ships wharf.

107

20 Oct. 1813

-

William Thomas
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for the lodging of a poor, old man named Patrick Burke.

108

20 Oct. 1813

-

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made for the amount of additional salary.

109

20 Oct. 1813

-

John Broom
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made for the amount of additional salary.

110

20 Oct. 1813

-

James Blaikie
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made for the amount of additional salary.

111

20 Oct. 1813

-

J. Bland, High Sheriff
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made for the amount of additional salary.

112

20 Oct. 1813

-

J. M. Hope
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made for the amount of additional salary as clerk to the secretary.

113

3 Nov. 1813

-

David Tasker, Treasurer
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made in aid of the subscription raised by the inhabitants of St. Johnís for building a hospital.

114

20 Oct. 1813

-

P. C. LeGeyt
(St. Johnís)

Receipt made for job as stationary for Newfoundland.

116

20 Oct. 1813

-

-

Report on Governor Keats in account for rents received for lands leased with Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury.

117

20 Oct. 1813

-

Thomas Marshall
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for salary due as master of the school of industry at St. Johnís.

118

20 Oct. 1813

-

Fred Campbell
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for salary due as master of the school of industry at St. Johnís.

119

20 Oct. 1813

-

Sarah England
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for salary due as assistant to the school of industry at St. Johnís.

120

20 Oct. 1813

-

Charles Hellings
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for performing divine service at Fogo.

121

20 Oct. 1813

-

Mr. Stevenson
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for performing divine service at Mortonís Harbour.

122

20 Oct. 1813

-

David Rowland for John Farrell
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for performing divine service at Twillingate.

123

20 Oct. 1813

-

Mr. Keats
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for performing divine service at Twillingate.

124

20 Oct. 1813

-

James Blaikie
(St. Johnís)

Receipt for collecting and abstracting the returns of the fishery and inhabitants and of the exports and imports from the several districts of Newfoundland.

125

?

-

-

Particulars of four American ships detained and sent into St. Johnís, Newfoundland by his Majestyís Ships during the command of Governor Duckworth in the year 1812 with an account of infirm men, women, and children passengers in the said ships.

126

?

-

-

Account of expenses incurred by the magistrates of the district of St. Johnís for the maintenance, house rent, and passage money of several passengers brought into this port in the American ships: William, Johnson, Castor, Eliza, and Arab.

128-128v

25 Sept. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Mentions a major breakout of the plague in Malta. Keats is given orders to secure the health of the inhabitants and to quarantine any ships from that area.

130

25 Sept. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of a circular concerning the pension given to retired missionaries.

132-132v

25 Sept. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Recommending the building of a small record office for the purpose of storing important documents and protecting them from fire.

134

19 July, 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Estimate of the expense of erecting a fireproof safe in the Government House in order to protect the records of Newfoundland.

136-140

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Providing a copy of the Governorís account current with the Treasury for the sums drawn this year. Gives a detail of various payments including subscription raised by the inhabitants of Mortonís Harbour for building a church, payment made to constables by expenses incurred in a survey of shipsí rooms, construction of churches in Fortune Bay and Trinity, rent from the shipsí rooms, rent incurred from leasing land around St. Johnís, etc.

142-142v

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the refusal of allowing a second weekly newspaper to be printed in St. Johnís.

144-145v

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Provides a short history of requests made to start a second weekly newspaper in St. Johnís, asking for the procedures to be taken to begin another printing press.

146-147

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a memorial from a suitor at the Supreme Court regarding a case for payments due to government for rent.

148-149

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Case concerning a suitor of the Supreme Court who owes money for rent payments due to the government.

150-151v

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning a request from Mr. Joseph Tucker Crawford, a merchant, who wishes to erect dwelling houses intended for the accommodation of persons engaged in the trade and fisheries of St. Johnís.

152-155

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Enclosed letter signed by former Governor Duckworth concerning the building of structures related to the trade and fisheries of Newfoundland. (Antelope, at sea, 3rd Nov. 1812).

156-158

10 Nov. 1813

R. Keats
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting guidance in the cases of Gill and Stewart & Rennie for encroachments on the Rights of the Crown at the Shipsí Rooms named Admiralís Beach and Darkusís Room.

159-174v

18 Dec. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Report from the Governor on the affairs of Newfoundland: the importation of supplies from Great Britain providing food for the Winter, the defence of the island, including the sending of several pieces of artillery to the outports for their defence, the lack of support for the Volunteer Corps, granting of land for cultivation, the publication of pamphlets against the government, etc. Transferring messages from various government offices, like the foreign office, and the merchants.

176-177v

18 Dec. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Attached report on the state of the fortifications at St. Johnís, Newfoundland, 15th Oct. 1813: Detailed report provided for Fort Townshend, William, the batteries, and other defences. (Signed by E. Durnford)

179

18 Dec. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Attached report on the field return of the St. Johnís Volunteer Rangers Commanded by Maj. James Macbraire, 19th Oct. 1813.

181-181v

18 Dec. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Attached message from Maj. Gen. Moore to Governor Keats concerning enlistment and the state of the Volunteer Corps. (Dated 29th Oct. 1813).

183-195v

18 Dec. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Pamphlet from William Carson providing reasons for colonizing the island of Newfoundland in a letter addressed to the inhabitants.

197-197v

18 Dec. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Attached letter from Rev. Patrick Lambert requesting payment for his religious services. (St. Johnís, 10th Nov. 1813).

199

19 Oct. 1813

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Torbay)

Earl Bathurst

Attached letter from Thomas Tremlett, Chief Justice, expressing thanks to Patrick Lambert for religious services. (St. Johnís, 19th Oct. 1813).

Miscellaneous 1813

203

5 Jan. 1813

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the drawing of a bill for assistance towards building a church at Greenspond.

205

12 Jan. 1813

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning a bill drawn towards defraying the expenses of the church recently erected at Brigus in Conception Bay.

207

25 Jan. 1813

G. Harrison
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning a bill drawn towards defraying the expenses of the jail recently erected at Burin.

209-209v

20 Feb. 1813

J. Bullen

-

At the Court at Carlton House: Approving commission and instructions for Sir R. Keats as Governor of Newfoundland.

211

2 Feb. 1813

G. Harrison

Henry Goulburn

Cover letter for the letter that follows.

213-214

27 Oct. 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Lords of the Treasury

Duckworth is transmitting his account current as governor of Newfoundland, specifically concerns expenses incurred by the Volunteer Corps.

215-219

12 Aug. 1812

T. Duckworth

-

Detailed list of Rules and Regulations for the augmentation and improvement of the Corps of Volunteers, called the Loyal Volunteers of St. Johnís, which are to be considered as superseding those formed at the original enrollment of the Corps.

220-220v

11 Feb. 1813

J. Burke
(Admiralty Office)

Viscount Sidmouth

Requesting that present Governor Keats be given the same authority and power as previous governors.

222-222v

17 Feb. 1813

Thomas Plumer

Earl Bathurst

Concerning a case involving payment for a contract either in British or Irish pounds.

224

17 Feb. 1813

J. Barrow
(Admiralty Office)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting that the patent and instructions for Governor Keats be ready for him by the end of the month of March.

226

19 Feb. 1813

R. Whanton

Henry Goulburn

Concerning an account of the St. Johnís Volunteer Rangers.

228-230v

24 Feb. 1813

Capt. Macbraire
(St. Johnís)

Sir Edmond Negle

Suggesting further forces, especially land defence, is needed to protect the island from American invasion. Lists the military forces at St. Johnís. Suggests a local Militia Law in St. Johnís during the American War. Suggests reward of granting land to those who served faithfully. Requesting a raise in military rank.

232-232v

6 Apr. 1813

C. Mennen (?)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting opinion on legal matters, concerning cases mentioned in a letter sent from the Governor of Newfoundland.

234-235

8 Apr. 1813

Mr. Plumer

Earl Bathurst

Opinions given on two legal cases involving encroachments made by the construction of buildings on land designated for shipsí rooms.

236

9 Apr. 1813

-

Thomas Tremlett

Draft acknowledging the appointment of Tremlett as the new Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island.

238

12 Apr. 1813

Thomas Lack
(Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

Transmitting the opinions of His Majestyís Attorney and Solicitor General respecting two cases of encroachments on certain fishing rooms in Newfoundland.

240-240v

21 May, 1813

W. Garrow and R. Walles

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the opinion of His Majestyís Judge Advocate General on legal matters related to the Mutiny Act.

242-243

17 June, 1813

T. Duckworth

Earl Bathurst

Requesting reimbursements for fees paid at the end of Duckworthís term as Governor of Newfoundland.

244-244v

13 Aug. 1813

Thomas Lack
(Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

Signalling the exportation of large supplies of flour and oatmeal from Great Britain to Newfoundland.

246-246v

5 Aug. 1813

Caesar Colclough
(Prince Edward Island)

?

Concerning his transfer from Prince Edward Island to Newfoundland as Chief Justice.

248-248v

13 Aug. 1813

Caesar Colclough
(Prince Edward Island)

?

Concerning proceedings of a Mr. Palmer.

250

26 Aug. 1813

R. Whanton

Capt. Bunbury

Transmitting letters concerning the shipment of articles for the Government House in St. Johnís.

252

12 Aug. 1813

J. Barker, Storekeeper General

G. Harrison

Confirming the transportation of supplies on board the Charlotte Ann to help make the repairs at the Government House.

254

26 Aug. 1813

R. Whanton

Capt. Bunbury

Transmitting a letter from the Lords Commissioners concerning the shipment of supplies for the volunteers.

256

7 Aug. 1813

John Trotter

G. Harrison

Confirming the shipment of supplies for the Volunteer Corps on the Charlotte Anna transport, William Maddick Master.

258-259

1 Sept. 1813

Thomas Lack
(Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

Confirming further shipments of flour, oatmeal, and biscuits are made to supply provisions for the island of Newfoundland.

260

18 Sept. 1813

?

Henry Goulburn

Requesting passage be given to Maj. Gen. Campbell and his family who has just been appointed to the staff on the island.

262

23 Sept. 1813

Caesar Colclough
(St. Johnís)

?

Informing of his arrival at his new station in Newfoundland and requesting an increase in pay to equal that which he received in Prince Edward Island.

264-265

?

Caesar Colclough

Members of His Majestyís Council of Prince Edward Island

Response to message from the members of His Majestyís Council of P. E. I. congratulating Colclough on his appointment as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

266

29 Sept. 1813

J. Whalen

Henry Goulburn

Concerning securing a passage for Maj. Gen. Campbell and his family on a ship of war to Newfoundland.

268-268v

11 Nov. 1813

Caesar Colclough
(St. Johnís)

?

Requesting further pay for the loss of comforts from his transfer from Prince Edward Island to Newfoundland.

270-271

? Nov. 1813

Caesar Colclough
(St. Johnís)

?

Further requests made for the increase of salary to offset the loss of comforts he once had at Prince Edward Island.

272-273

1 Dec. 1813

G. W. Eaststaff
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting to be appointed Civil Surveyor for the island of Newfoundland.

274-274v

22 Dec. 1813

Caesar Colclough
(St. Johnís)

?

Concerning accusations of criminal charges laid against Chief Justice Colclough.

276-276v

28 Dec. 1813

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning a case convicting Xavier Gallant of the murder of his wife.

278

23 Dec. 1813

Caesar Colclough

?

A statement of prices for articles in the market of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, including beef, wheat, potatoes, etc. (Signed by J. DeGoff and John ?).

280

23 Dec. 1813

Caesar Colclough

?

A comparative statement of prices for articles in the market of St. Johnís, Newfoundland, including beef, wheat, bread, etc. (Multiple signatures, including Thomas Coote).

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