CO 194/62 [Reel B-687 and B-688]

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Date

From whom(where)

To whom(where)

Contents or nature of the document

Newfoundland 1819

Admiral Sir C. Hamilton

3-4v

7 Jan. 1819

C. Hamilton
(St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Giving his opinion of the state of the colony. Appears to be some democratic spirit towards the Army, Navy, and government. Wants to appoint some legal officers to act as attorney general in Mr Cooteís place. Wants a supreme surrogate court properly established. Discusses rebuilding the town. Mentions government officers and some opposition to the government.

5-7

20 Jan. 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Enclosing a piece of a newspaper "containing a scurrilous, if not libellous letter signed Mr. Dawe addressed to me." The letter is "on the subject of the conduct of Mr. Dawe with a letter addressed by him to the Governor in the Public Papers. Hamilton explains the entire situation to Bathurst and asks his opinion on what he should do to deal with the matter.

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15 Feb. 1819(Recíd 31 Mar. 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledges receipt of a letter in which is communicated "the Death of Her Majesty the Queen." He got the information the day before the letter came from an English newspaper. He took the necessary "measures for expressing the Public Grief" on this occasion.

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15 Feb. 1819(Recíd 31 Mar. 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Asks that he be "furnished with the Continuation of the Statutes at Large from the 57 Geo 3 Cap 132, which concludes the last volume received."

13-15

20 Feb. 1819(Recíd 31 Mar. 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

In reply to a letter from Bathurst from 9 Dec. 1818. Enclosing an account of "the [expenses] incurred for necessary repairs and Out Offices partly commenced by the late Vice Admiral Pickmore and the remainder by myself to make this Habitation tenable during the Winter. Knows the sum may be considered large. Transmits a plan of action for rebuilding, repairing, and augmenting, and explains his choices. Also wants permission to have a second horse.

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20 Feb. 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

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Found nine boxes of dollars totalling ^3772 that are a part of Pickmoreís estate.

19-20v

28 Feb. 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Another letter concerning Mr. Dawe "whose conduct becomes daily more insulting." Enclosed a copy of a letter Dawe sent to Lieutenant Colonel Manners. Also enclosed copies of "depositions taken at the time of Daweís conduct during the fire to show the grounds on which [Hamilton has] acted."

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26 Feb. 1819

W. Dawe

Lieutenant Colonel Manners

Copy of this letter enclosed in Hamiltonís last dispatch to Bathurst. Dawe is requesting a copy or explanation of the complaint made towards him to send to his agents in London, as he intends to bring the matter to trial. Indicates he may require Mannersí "presence in London at the trial as a witness" on Daweís behalf.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Lieutenant Colonel Russel Manners concerning the actions of Mr. Dawe. Sworn and signed by Manners and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Ensign Macpherson of the 74th Regiment, concerning the events that occurred with Dawe, with some reference to Manners. Sworn and signed by Macpherson and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Sergeant William Maxwell of the 74th Regiment, concerning the events that occurred with Dawe. Sworn and signed by Maxwell and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

25-26v

1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Sergeant Major John Connon respecting the situation concerning Dawe. Sworn and signed by Connon and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Captain P. Taddy, Royal Artillery, concerning the events involving Dawe. Sworn and signed by Taddy and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Assistant Surgeon Edward McIver concerning the events involving Dawe. Sworn and signed by McIver and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Private William Reed concerning the events involving Dawe. Sworn and signed by Reed and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

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1 Sept. 1818

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Copy of a deposition of Private James Morlow concerning the events involving Dawe. Sworn and signed by Morlow and witnessed by Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote.

32-33v

29 April 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

They began building the new court house as per Bathurstís instructions in hi s letter dated 11 June 1818. The treasury letter had requested that the estimate of ^3029.12.42. Hamilton indicates that the estimate had not included certain things that were necessary. A number of additional sums were required as is outlined in the 3 enclosures. He explains why each sum was needed.

35-36v

30 April 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

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Treaty with America seems to be unpopular in NFLD. Discusses a number of sums used on the squadron, relief after the fire, for the poor, etc. He discusses fishery and government property, etc. A number of general opinions of the state of affairs on the island.

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30 April 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Another dispatch concerning the actions of William Dawe. He is enclosing a "writ which [he has] been served with in a very degrading manner and by which is appears he lays his damages at ^10,000." Continues to summarize the situation.

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William Dawe

C. Hamilton

Enclosure from last dispatch to Bathurst. Copy of the writ from Dawe to Hamilton. Alerting him to the law suit and damages expected. Witnessed by James Kenny.

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22 May 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

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Taking an opportunity to communicate the "great success this spring of the seal fishery." Assures him that the value will "not be less than ^100,000 in value." Further discussions of the fishery.

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30 April 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Wants Bathurst to pass on the enclosed case to "His Majestyís Law Offices" for their opinion.

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Enclosure: The case sent to Bathurst.

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29 May 1819(Recíd 16 Aug 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledging receipt of letter from Bathurst containing a newly ratified convention and instructions for the execution of that convention. He has put those instructions into place.

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23 July 1819
(Recíd 16 Aug 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Detailed report on a fire that broke out in St Johnís 19 July 1819. A number of buildings on one side of Water Street were destroyed, including all of those belonging to Thomas Williams and Messrs Thomas Meagher & Co.. Wind conditions accelerated the progression of the fire on down the street and over to Duckworth Street. It was stopped at the same point that the fire of 21 November 1817 was stopped. The fire was extinguished, but a great deal of damage was done. "120 dwelling houses, storehouse, and wharfs, composed entirely of wood, and containing chiefly dry goods, were totally destroyed in little more than three hours." Nearly ^150,000 estimated in damages. Transmitting a petition from a committee of inhabitants to pass a bill for the safety of inhabitants against fire.

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21 July 1819

John Preston, William Haynes, Newman W. Hoyles
(St. Johnís)

C. Hamilton

Copy of the "petition of John Preston, William Haynes and Newman W. Hoyles of St. Johnís in the Island [of Newfoundland], Merchants." Sent to Lord Bathurst in last dispatch and respecting an Act of Parliament for the better security of the Town of St. Johnís against Fire.

57-58

23 July 1819
(Recíd 16 Aug 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

In May two persons, Henry N. Geaves and John Rogers were convicted of the Capital Crime of Forgery. Circumstance caused Hamilton to take mercy and so he "sanctioned their reprieve." 4 Enclosures of proceedings in both cases.

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11 Aug 1819
(Recíd Oct. ?)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Henry Goulburn

Acknowledging receipt of a letter in March requesting a death certificate of Jeanne Dessain. On trying to obtain the document, discovered that "no Register of Burials has hitherto been kept by the Clergy of the Roman Catholic Church in this Country." Enclosing the best information he could obtain. The document enclosed mentions an American ship called the Emma Matilda bound from Philadelphia to Bordeaux. The person in question was a passenger.

61-64v

27 Sept. 1819(Recíd 25 Oct 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Regarding his instructions as Governor given by HRH the Prince Regent, specifically Article 11 regarding Native Indians on the island [i.e., Beothuk]. Relating occurrences that he tried to take care of, but did not succeed. Discusses the theft and damage of property owned by Mr Peyton by Indians. Discusses the measures that he took. In the process a woman had been taken from her tribe, and when Mr Peyton ascertained that she had a child of 3 or 4 years old, and Hamilton felt the need to return her to her tribe as a result. Enclosing the orders given to Capt. Buchan of the Grasshopper.

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22 Sept. 1819

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Copy of the orders given to Captain David Buchan of the Grasshopper. Signed by Hamilton and countersigned by Hamiltonís secretary P.C. Le Geyt.

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10 Oct. 1819
(Recíd Dec 27 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledging the receipt of the Foreign Enlistment Bill.

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24 Oct. 1819
(Recíd Dec 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Henry Goulburn

Acknowledging the receipt of a letter respecting travelling expenses of people who carry dispatches.

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24 Oct. 1819
(Recíd 27 Dec 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledging the receipt of a letter regarding the admission into Holy Orders for the colonies.

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1 Nov. 1819
(Recíd 27 Dec 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

In reply to letter from Bathurst. On the subject of Mr T.B. Rendellís appointment as Deputy Naval Officer.

77-77v

4 Nov. 1819
(Recíd 27 Dec 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Henry Goulburn

Regarding Hamiltonís salary. Was informed that deductions were made from his salary on Goulburn/Bathurstís command. Discusses money that he will refund if Bathurst says to do so.

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15 Nov. 1819(Recíd 27 Dec 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledging receipt of letter from Bathurst transmitting a duplicate of a "former letter addressed to the Governor of this Island" from 9 Sept. 1814. Discusses a grant of land that was given to Mr. Stewart.

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19 Nov. 1819(Recíd 27 Dec 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Transmitting a report from the commanding engineer of the state of the fortifications at St. Johnís

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Maj. G.G. Lewis (C.O., Royal Engineers)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Copy of report send to Bathurst in last dispatch. A report on the state of the Fortifications at St. Johnís NFLD. Discusses the state of affairs at Ft. Townshend, Ft. William , Ordnance Yard, Kingís Wharf, Sea Batteries, and Signal Hill and Dependencies.

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19 Nov. 1819(Recíd 27 ??? 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Transmitting a copy of his "General Account Current with the Lords of the Treasury for the year ending the 20th October 1819." Includes accounts of two sums not included in the estimate. Also enclosing a copy of an "account with the Treasury showing the Balance received from the Executor of the late Vice Admiral Pickmore of the sum of ^10000." He also submitted an account of the sums he drew on for the erection of the new court house. Also submitting an account of the credit balance that remains with him from Rents of Land. 5 enclosures in total.

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C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

 Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury

Enclosure # 1 from Hamiltonís last dispatch to Bathurst. General Account Current for the Lords of Treasury for the year ending 20 October 1819.

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C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

 Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury

Enclosure # 2 from Hamiltonís last dispatch to Bathurst. Account of accurate current Balances of former accounts.

End of Reel B-687; continued on Reel B-688

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C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury

Enclosure # 3 from Hamiltonís last dispatch to Bathurst. An account of the funds used for the erection of a new court house at St. Johnís.

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C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury

Enclosure # 4 from Hamiltonís last dispatch to Bathurst. An account of the current land rents received by Hamilton.

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20 Oct. 1819

(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

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Enclosure # 5 from Hamiltonís last dispatch to Bathurst. 14 Receipts for money drawn on by Hamilton for the additional duties he performed for the sums of ^15 to ^150, signed by a number of different individuals. All receipts pertain to the payments in the account in enclosure # 4. Receipts are followed by an itemized accounting of certain supplies.

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19 Nov. 1819
(Recíd 27 Dec1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledging receipt of Bathurstís dispatch dated 8 May 1819 requesting Hamiltonís opinion on "the propriety of sanctioning an exchange of ground as proposed in a letter from the Secretary to the Ordnance Board and the relative value of the property in question." Proceeds with a discussion of lands that are available and unavailable. Enclosing a copy of the original boundaries of Ft. William under Pallisser in 1766. Discussing land grants and the land in question. 3 enclosures in total.

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4 Sept. 1766

Hugh Palliser
(St. Johnís)

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Enclosure # 1. Copy of an order dictated by Hugh Palliser in 1766, relating to "the Indulgence that has formerly been allowed" for garrison soldiers and officers "to make Gardens and Potatoe Grounds and to build houses in the vacant Ground about the fort." Practice has led to abuses (e.g., selling liquor) to the detriment of the security of St. Johnís and the morale and quality of the soldiers. Palliser issues orders to put an end to this.

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Enclosure # 2. Plan of part of the precincts of Ft. William in St. Johnís, showing the extent of the Ordnance Yard and the ground now (i.e., 1819) in dispute.

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19 Nov. 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Report on the status of the fishery and the inhabitants of NFLD; incomplete because returns are not available from some districts. Cod fishery much like last year but seal fishery has been exceptional; report on Labrador coast and American infractions (including alleged fishing in Trinity Bay). Extensive discussion of court proceedings and other matters. At least one enclosure. (NB: the enclosure is inserted within the despatch, so the despatch is interrupted and resumes a couple of pages later)

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25 Aug. 1819

Thomas B. & George Garland
(Trinity, NFLD)

Capt. Rowley,

HMS Egeria

Enclosure in previous dispatch to Bathurst. Copy of a letter from Trinity. Two American ships are in the harbour and may prove to be a threat to the fishery.

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19 Nov. 1819(Recíd Dec 27, 1819)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Transmitting a memorial received from Reverend Doctor Scallan Head of the Roman Catholic Church in NFLD. He agrees with the Reverendís "representation." Scallanís predecessors, OíDonnell and Lambert, had received an annual allowance and he wants one as well. Hamilton remarks favourably on his character and abilities. One Enclosure.

143-144

12 Oct. 1819

Thomas Scallan
(St. Johnís)

C. Hamilton (NFLD)

Enclosure in last dispatch to Bathurst. Portions are quite faded. Essentially, a request for more money. Discusses the state of affairs for the church, and how disastrous times have affected his income. Asks Hamilton to help his case.

145

20 Nov. 1819

C. Hamilton
(Gov. House, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

Letter to Bathurst saying that his secretary Legeyt is travelling home on a personal matter and that Bathurst should call on him with any questions regarding "this colony, which he has been secretary for nearly seven years." He believes Legeyt fully capable of answering any questions Bathurst might have.

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4 Dec. 1819
(Recíd 24 Feb. 1820)

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

Lord Bathurst

With regards to his letter of the 19th of November, Hamilton is transmitting a "General Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of the Island of [NFLD], together with Returns of the Imports and Exports for the year ending" 10 Oct. 1819. Two enclosures.

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Enclosure # 1: General Return pf the Fishery and Inhabitants of NFLD.

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Enclosure # 2: An Account of Goods Imported to the Island of Newfoundland, followed by An Account of Goods Exported from the Island of Newfoundland.

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Summary of correspondence from Sir Charles Hamilton as Governor of NFLD for the year 1819

Admiralty

157-158

11 Feb. 1819

R.A. Hay

Goulburn

Letter would be delivered by Capt. Rowley of the Egeria. Rowley is now on leave of absence for a short time and can give Bathurst information for Hamilton

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15 April 1819

Mr. Croker

Mr. Goulburn

Relating that the ship Drake will be sailing for NFLD the next day.

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18 June 1819

Mr. Croker

Mr. Goulburn

Relating that the sloop Grasshopper will be sailing for NFLD and Croker wants Goulburn to send along "the orders founded on the Act for carrying into effect the American Conversion," as well as any other dispatches that they might like to send on.

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22 June 1819

Mr. Croker

Mr. Goulburn

Requesting if there is anything else that Bathurst wished to be sent on to Hamilton when the ship sailed for NFLD. Also suggests that some other orders be transmitted to Hamilton as well.

165-165v

24 June 1819

W. Croker
(Admiralty)

Henry Goulburn

In reference to a letter from Bathurst to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; concerning conduct to be pursued towards inhabitants of the United States. Ref. to the admiral on the Halifax station and behaviour towards Americans (letter is quite faded in places)

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9 July 1819

Mr. Barrow

Mr. Goulburn

Would like a reply to a note sent by Mr. Croker (of 3 July) concerning instructions for the admiral on the Halifax station as soon as possible.

Council Office

170

5 June 1819

Thomas Lack
(Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

In regards to a letter from Hamilton that was sent on by Bathurst respecting the potential for a whale fishery in NFLD. Their answer is that "the Lords of this Committee regret that they cannot undertake to recommend any encouragement of the description."

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A page reading "3 copies for the mail."

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3 copies of an almost completely faded document. You can make out the presence of words, but not much else.

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23 Aug. 1819

Chetwynd
(Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

Regarding a letter and bill from Hamilton and transmitted by Bathurst respecting the aid of those individuals who were turned out of their homes when the new street in St. Johnís needed to be widened. The committee approves of the bill and if Bathurst believes that the details would be suitable to the people in St. Johnís, then what was proposed should be "attended with great benefit.

176-176v

27 Nov. 1819

Chetwynd
(Council Office, Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

Regarding an application received from Philip Beard and Co. Of Dartmouth, asking "that they may be protected from the encroachments of the American fishermen and that a settlement made by the petitioners at Sandwich Bay on the coast of Labrador may be secured to the by a specific grant." Sending a copy of that application to Bathurst and also wants him to request that the governor of NFLD look into the validity of the facts "alledged by the Petitioners and to make a report of the general circumstances of the case."

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Philip Beard & Co.
(Dartmouth)

Prince Regent in Council

Copy sent on to Bathurst is Chetwyndís last dispatch. The application outlines Philip Beard and Co.ís need for aid against American ships and other situations. Also discusses the settlement on the coast of Labrador.

Foreign Department

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22 Feb. 1819

W? Hamilton
(Foreign Office)

Henry Goulburn

Transmitting, on Castlereaghís order, a copy of a request from the French Ambassador, asking for "a certificate of the death of Jeanne Dessain," who died in Plaisance in 1816. Asks that Bathurst do whatever is necessary to grant the French Ambassadorís request.

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20 Feb. 1819

Osmond

Lord Castlereagh

Copy sent on to Bathurst in last dispatch from Foreign office dated 22 Feb. 1819. Letter from French Ambassador requesting a death certificate for a woman recently deceased and born in St. Pierre & Miquelon. Letter is in French.

Home Department

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8 Sept. 1819

Henry Clive

Henry Goulburn

Lord Sidmouth has taken into consideration several papers transmitted to him by Bathurst concerning the "proceedings of the trials of John Rosins (Rogers? See later letter) and Henry Norman Geaves, who have been convicted of forgery" in NFLD. He will bring the cases to the Prince Regent as "objets of the Royal Mercy, so far is to commit their sentences to transportation for life."

Law Officers

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10 Nov. 1819

Christopher Robinson, A. Gifford, I. S. Bowles
(Doctors Commons)

Lord Bathurst

In reply to a "sundry of dispatches from the Governor of Newfoundland relative to the conduct of one William Dawe, who had been appointed by the Governor to act as Notary Public, and whose appointment had been reluctantly recalled on account of his misconduct." They were asked to give their opinion on whether or not the Governor had the power to appoint such a position in the first place and whether he had a right to summarily dismiss such a position. Discusses the authority of such decisions. They say that Hamilton did not have the authority appoint Dawe as a Notary Public in the first place.

Navy Office

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16 Aug. 1819
(Recíd 17 Aug 1819)

??eahe, ? Legge, ? Munn
(Navy Office)

H. Goulburn

Hamilton ordered that the two men convicted of forgery, Henry N. Geaves and John Rogers, should be brought back to England on board the Star. The Navy Office is informing Bathurst that "the "Star" has arrived at [Portsmouth] and that the prisoners have been sent to Portsmouth Gaol."

Ordnance

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28 April 1819
(Recíd 30 Apr. 1819)

R.H. Crewe
(Ordnance Office)

H. Goulburn

The board believes that the ordnance premises at St. Johnís would be better protected from future accidents of fire if "the department in possession of the space of ground adjoining the ordnance yard on which a house was lately burnt" would exchange that piece of land for one on Kingís Beach. They want Bathurst to order that exchange, thereby removing the danger from the Ordnance areas.

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27 Oct. 1819
(Recíd 30 Oct. 1819)

R.H. Crewe
(Ordnance Office)

H. Goulburn

They want Bathurstís opinion on a situation brought up by ordnance officers in NFLD suggesting that the boundaries of the ordnance properties be redrawn.

Treasury

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15 Jan. 1819
(Recíd 16 Jan. 1819)

George Harrison

(Treasury Chambers)

Goulburn

In reference to a letter sent by Goulburn 29 Dec. 1818. Lords Commissioners have "directed the Reverend William Bussell and Captain Hunn to pay over the several balance remaining due upon the accounts of the late Vice Admiral Pickmore as Governor of [NFLD] to Sir Charles Hamilton the present Governor."

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8 Feb. 1819
(Recíd 9 Feb. 1819)

George Harrison

(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Hamilton has drawn a bill for ^250 "for materials and workmanship performed at the Government House." They want Bathurstís opinion on how to pay the bill.

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13 May 1819
(Recíd 17 May 1819)

R. Lushington
(Treasury Chambers)

Goulburn

Regarding the payment of the salary of one Mr Eastaff, as Surveyor of Crown Lands at St. Johnís. Enclosing a copy of a letter from the Secretary of Ordnance at St. Johnís respecting Eastaff. Wants Bathurstís opinion on whether there is a real need for someone to perform those duties and if there is then is there someone better qualified. One Enclosure.

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20 Jan. 1819

R.H. Crewe
(Ordnance Office)

Mr. Harrison

Enclosure # 1. Copy of letter from Ordnance Official to Harrison with regards to Mr. Eastaff. Enclosed in Harrisonís last dispatch to Goulburn.

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13 May 1819

R. Lushington(Treasury Chambers)

H. Goulburn

Lords Commissioners wish to be furnished with a copy of a letter in which Bathurst gave permission for funds to be drawn by Commodore John Bowker when he was Governor of NFLD for the relief of the suffering and poor at St. Johnís.

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14 June 1819

R Lushington(Treasury Chambers)

H. Goulburn

Regarding sums drawn on by Sir C. Hamilton for building and workmanship expenses in St. Johnís for a variety of different items.

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19 July 1819

R Lushington (Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Directions "have been given to Mr. Smith for providing and forwarding for the use of the government at [NFLD]" concerning the statutes from 57 Geo 8 Cap 132.

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11 Dec. 1819

George Harrison(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Letter is a little faded in places. Regarding sums of money drawn on by Hamilton. Sums for various things including labour, costs, etc. Lords Commissioners would like Bathurstís opinion on the manner of payment of these bills.

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24 Dec. 1819

George Harrison(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

More concerning sums drawn on by Hamilton for various reasons and a desire for Bathurstís opinion.

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29 Dec. 1819

(Recíd 29 Dec. 1819)

George Harrison(Treasury Chambers)

H. Goulburn

In response to a letter sent by Goulburn on Bathurstís behalf, pleading the case of the widow of Mr. Ogden, who finds herself in difficult straits (See previous letters). Their answer is that no additional funds "beyond a sum of ^100 for her immediate relief" may be made available to her.

225-226v

11 June 1819

John Bowker

Lord Bathurst

Acknowledges receipt of a letter dated 30 Jan. 1819. Bowker is still trying to get salary that he feels is owed to him. (See previous letters in previous volumes.)

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9 Oct. 1819

Lt. Col. Francis Cockburn
(Master Generalís Office, Quebec)

Lord Bathurst

Enclosing a duplicate of an application made by him last January to "our late lamented Commander of the Forces" Regarding funds owing? One enclosure?

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5 April 1819
(Recíd 15 Apr 1819)

Lewis Desmond
(Dublin)

Lord Bathurst

Regarding orders issued court sessions in NFLD in July 1816 and their consequent effect; great cost to himself; forced to send 44 passengers arrived at St. Johnís on to Halifax because of the order.

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Lord Bathurst

Duplicate of the Memorial of Thomas George William Eaststaff, late of the Corps of Royal Military Surveyors & Draftsmen. Has wife and children to support; served 22 of 35 years in Nfld as Surveyor. Concerning Gov. Hamiltonís disallowance of small land grants. Signed by Eaststaff, 7 Oct. 1819, Quebec, Canada.

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30 April 1819

C. Hamilton
(Ft. Townshend, St. Johnís)

T.G.W. Eaststaff

Copy of his reply to Eaststaffís petition

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Map detailing the issues discussed in Hamiltonís reply to Eaststaff.

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Copy of Thomas George William Eaststaffís proposition for Lot J located in St. Johnís.

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25 Oct. 1816

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Copy of an official printed document detailing permission given to Eaststaff to retain ownership of Lot J for 30 years at a certain price. Signed by Gov. Frances Pickmore and his secretary Le Geyt.

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Another map (same as before) of the land grant

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30 April 1819

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Another copy of Hamiltonís reply to Eaststaffís memorial concerning transfer of two pieces of land by the former governor of Nfld; "I subjoin a Minute of the Answer given by Captain Boulker to the application of Mess. Brines on your account."

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Copies of Le Geytís transcription of Eaststaffís grant

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2 Nov. 1819

John R. Glover, Secretary to Sir George Campbell(Portsmouth)

H. Goulburn

Regarding letters received from Capt. Rowley of the Egeria. Wants to know whether or not any similar letters from the captain have been received by Bathurst "as Capt. Rowley may possibly have forgotten to put the address to them."

247-247v

5 June 1819

Robert Gwilt

Henry Goulburn

In reference to a letter from Goulburn dated 1 April 1819. Sending on a document from Mr. Smith, Agent for NFLD, and asks that copies, as well as any observations he might wish to include, be sent on to Hamilton and Capt. Bowker.

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16 Oct. 1819

Richard Hatt Noble

Henry Goulburn

Forwarding on letters received from a Mr. Rendell. Regarding the appointment of Rendell as Naval Officer, and the subsequent refusal of Mr. Peter Carter (who previously held that post) to regard himself superceded by Rendell. Governor Hamilton backs Carter, claiming the right to make the appointment of Naval Officer. Hamilton apparently defended his position by referencing Gov. Gower of some years before. Right to appoint deputies rests with the Naval Officers. Wants support ("protection") for his actions.

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24 Aug. 1819

T.B. Rendell
(St. Johnís)

Richard H. Noble

Arrived yesterday from England ; sent note to Deputy Naval Officer Peter Carter and received reply which he encloses. Rendell delivered Nobleís note to Mr. Le Geyt (Gov. Hamilton is absent in the Western part of Nfld). Has not had a chance to give Hamilton the letter from Bathurst. "It appears that Mr Carter will not acknowledge [Nobleís] authority to supersede him, although he was appointed by [Noble] to act as [Nobleís] Deputy." Hopes the letter from Bathurst will prompt Hamilton to interfere.

254-254v

23 Aug. 1819

T.B. Rendell(St. Johnís)

Peter Carter

Copy of a letter sent to Carter by Rendell, enclosed in Rendellís last dispatch to Noble. The letter describes the circumstances of Rendellís appointment as Deputy Naval Officer of NFLD, superseding the position of Carter. A copy of Carterís reply is appended (on p. 254v) indicating that he doesnít consider himself superseded. (Originally an enclosure in Rendellís missive to Noble, but it is also the second enclosure in Nobleís missive to Goulburn.)

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3 Sept. 1819

T.B. Rendell

Richard H. Noble

Enclosure # 3. Duplicate of letter sent to Noble. Regarding his letter of 24 Aug. 1819. More regarding Carterís refusal to be superseded Rendell saw Gov. Hamilton upon his return to St. Johnís, but Hamilton is disinclined to interfere, claiming heís had no complaints about Carterís performance as Naval Officer

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1 Sept. 1819

T.B. Rendell

Vice Admiral Sir C. Hamilton

Enclosure # 4. Duplicate of letter sent to Hamilton. Asks Hamilton why he chose not to interfere in the matter of Carter being superseded by Rendellís appointment.

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2 Sept 1819

C. Hamilton

T.B. Rendell

Enclosure # 5. Duplicate of letter from Hamilton to Rendell. Concerning his actions in the matter of Rendell vs Carter. Explains why he did not do as Rendell wished with regards to Carter and the appointment of Deputy Naval Officer of NFLD. (Basically, his position is that Noble did not have the authority to replace Carter)

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24 Oct. 1819

R.H. Noble

Thomas Amyot

Briefly discusses his relationship with customs officials, particularly Mr. Routh, "who was chief justice of [NFLD] and collector of the customs." Then discusses the issue of appointing Deputy Naval Officers at the out harbours of Nfld. Claims his appointment as Naval Officer gave him that authority. Asks for his advice and opinion on the matter. Maintains that "it is a most scandalous proceeding on the part of Mr. Carter the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court supported by Mr LeGeyt ... countenanced by the Governor"

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7 June 1819

J. Reeves

H. Goulburn

Enclosing a letter from Mrs Ogden (widow of the late Chief Justice of Nfld), being forwarded as "the matter is under consideration of the Treasury." Asks that Goulburn will do what ever is necessary to bring the matter to the attention of the Treasury.

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1 June 1819

Mary Ogden(Poole)

John Reeves

Enclosure in above missive from Reeves. Letter is extremely faded. Appears to be pleading her case once again in an attempt to get a larger annuity due to the circumstances she finds herself in following her husbandís death. Very faint copy

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Easter Tuesday 1819

John Reeves

Lord Bathurst

Enclosing another letter from Mrs. Ogden in an attempt to further plead her case among the treasury officials. Note on the back indicates an intention on Bathurstís part to aid Mrs. Ogden in her case.

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2 Sept. 1819

J. Reeves

H. Goulburn

Acknowledges receipt of a letter. Requests that they return the correspondence that he received from Mrs. Ogden and sent on to them as it will aid him in his job.

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24 Aug. 1819(Recíd 25 Aug 1819)

J. Reeves

H. Goulburn

Told Mrs. Ogden what Goulburn communicated to him, "namely the reference of her application to the Treasury." Enclosing a letter from her from after the result. Asks Goulburn to alert him to how her case stands.

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Capt. Robert Rowley

H. Goulburn

Captain Rowley has been trying to get an interview. His leave of absence is up and he will be leaving soon for the Egeria. Wants to discuss certain NFLD concerns. He can be contacted by addressing a letter to the Egeria and to Portsmouth

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21 Aug. 1819(Recíd 21 Aug 1819)

Jonathan Stewart

Henry Goulburn

Wants to know if there has been any word in reply to Bathurstís letter to Hamilton, regarding a grant to be given for a piece of land in St. Johnís where his house resides, and where the Pay Office originally stood. His agent in NFLD has informed him that he can not acquire any information concerning the grant, but that there are rumours of the house being appropriated, while he is even yet paying annual insurance on the property. Asks for Bathurstís assistance in discovering the status of the grant given the circumstance.

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