CO 194/67 [Reel B-690]

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Date

From whom(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

Newfoundland 1824 - Sir Charles Hamilton & Sir Thomas Cochrane

3-4

15 Jan 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Defending the Commission of Oyer and Terminer.

5-6

23 Dec 1823

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Further Correspondence; a Newspaper containing the judgment of the Chief Justice concerning the aforementioned case.

7-7v

15 Jan 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Discussing Newfoundlandersí reactions to the proposed Bill.

9

Jan 20 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Complying with a request for certain papers pertaining to Newfoundland.

11

2 Feb 1824
(Rec 7 Feb 1824)

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmitting the remarks he was commanded to make on the Instructions of the Sign Manual given to him on his appointment as Governor.

13-46

9 May 1818(recíd 7 Feb 1824)

Gov. Hamilton

Bathurst

Copy of Hamiltonís original Instructions with Hamiltonís remarks for 1823 on the left-handed pages (even numbered)

47

3 Feb 1824
(recíd 4 Feb 1824)

Hamilton

Mr. Wilmot Horton

Giving an assurance that Hamilton will transmit to Wilmot what information he has collected on the new bill, as requested.

49-53v

5 Feb 1824
(recíd 9 Feb 1824)

Hamilton

Bathurst

encloses the information Hamilton has garnered from confidential correspondence with Newfoundland residents in a position to have an informed on their said opinion over the new Bill proposed in the House of Commons for the better regulation of the Courts there. He here lists and talks about his sources, such as "the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court, who was born in the Island and has always lived in it", and of those who he did not use as sources, such as the Mercantile Interest Ė who live in England, and are anyways not affected by a Bill concerned primarily with Jurisprudence. He also gives his remarks on the Bill itself.

55-58

n.d. (Enclosed with Hamiltonís despatch of 3 Feb 1824)

Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court
(St. Johnís)

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an enclosure of the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Courtís remarks on the Bill and its implications and effects for earlier legislation going back to King Williamís Act.

60-74

ditto

John Bland, High Sheriff of Nfld (St. Johnís)

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the High Sheriffís remarks "on the state of Newfoundland and the political changes proposed by the new Bill"

76-76v

7 Dec 1823

John Bland

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extracts of a letter from the High Sheriff concerning the Bill.

78-81

19 Dec 1823

John Bland

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further remarks by the High Sheriff concerning the Bill.

82-87

n.d.

"Medical practitioners of St. Johnís"[a number of names]

Hamilton

a petition received by Hamilton from the Medical Practitioners of St. Johnís requesting further clause may be entered into the Bill to address their concerns

88-94

n.d.

Roman Catholic clergy and laity of St. Johnís, Nfld[many names]

Hamilton

a petition received by Hamilton from the Catholic clergy and laity of St. Johnís against the new marriage act in the Bill.

95

 

Page 95 is a copy of page 47

97

7 Feb 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Referring to, and speaking against, Mr. Daweís appeal to the King in Council against the Commission of Oyer and Terminer.

99

n.d.

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copy of William Daweís suit as plaintiff against the Commission of Oyer & Terminer

100-101v

19 Feb 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Discussing expenses impacting the balance of Rents, including heavy hospital expenses due to Typhus fever in St. Johnís. For this reason, he opposes granting public monies to the Schools society.

102

20 Feb 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmitting and endorsing the remarks of the Chief Justice on the Bill before Parliament.

104-111

10 Jan 1824

R. Tucker; Chief Justice(St. Johnís)

Hamilton

the aforementioned comments, enclosed by Hamilton, of the Chief Justice on the Bill before Parliament.

112-112v, 115

23 Feb 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Enclosing a petition from the High Sheriff of Newfoundland to retire, and recommending him with praise.

113-114

10 Nov 1823

J. Bland; High Sheriff

Hamilton

the aforementioned petition enclosed by Hamilton from the High Sheriff asking to retire.

116-116v

23 Feb 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmitting, as requested, an estimate for the Civil Establishment of the Island for 1823, with some of his remarks on it.

117-118

18 Feb 1822

R. Wilmot

The Colonial Department

The aforementioned estimate for the civil establishment, enclosed by Hamilton. Amounting to £6273 : 11 : 6.

120-121

n.d.

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Memo concerning the fees charged by the Naval Officer for oil and seal skin exports to Britain "since before 1764".

123

27 Feb 1824
(recíd 28 Feb 1824)

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmitting a petition from the Catholics of Newfoundland respecting the alterations proposed in the Bill before Parliament.

125

Jan 1824

Justin Dwyer; Secretary of the Committee

Hamilton

The aforementioned petition from a committee representing the Catholics of Newfoundland on the alterations proposed in the Bill.

127

15 Mar 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Referring to official opinions given him regarding the appointment of Notaries Public in Newfoundland, and referring also to an action brought against him by Mr. W. Dawe.

129

27 Mar 1824

Hamilton

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Reporting the verdict in the case of Mr. Dawe vs himself.

131

12 Apr 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Discussing Mr. Westcoteís financial requests and situation, and regarding Mr. Westcoteís complaints of ill-treatment after his retirement from office of Attorney General of Newfoundland, and judging Mr. Westcote negatively in his former office.

135-135v

23 Apr 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Regarding the appointment of Thomas Cochrane as new Governor of Newfoundland, and whether he should deliver Records and other official documents to him immediately, or only after he receives his commission, and also asking whether he shall receive his salary until said commission, and whether the actions brought against him will be paid for.

137

8 May 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Returning the Newfoundland papers he was sent to peruse, and adding his remarks to them; encloses some remarks on Mr. Daweís observations

139

n.d.

(Hamilton)

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the aforementioned remarks on Mr. Daweís observation; in future the Colonial auditors should audit the accounts of Newfoundland, and steps taken, and it would be convenient to put he papers with their lands into a report. (Part of text bound into the margin)

140-143v

(recíd 10 May 1824)

Hamilton

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(Writing very faint, difficult to read) This appears to be a commentary by Hamilton on an audit of the Colony.

144

n.d.

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the accounts to which Hamilton refers appear to have been audited up to October 1822 by the Commissioners for the Auditing Public Accounts, and suggests that his letter be sent to them for their report rather instead of to the Colonial Auditors.

145

(recíd 11 May 1824)

Hamilton

Wilmot Horton

Making an appointment to drop by the Colonial Office.

147-149v

10 May 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Discussing the state of the Crown Rents for Newfoundland, and saying that the Governor should have these rents at his disposal, being the chief agent of the Government. Takes opportunity to describe St. Johnís in very poor terms ("uniting many of the disgusting scenes of Wapping and Billingsgate with the additional filth which numberless Hogs and Dogs create. But the offal of the Fish and Oil is so essential for manure that no endeavours of mine or powers I possessed could induce the Inhabitants to adopt more cleanly habits") Chief Justice ended up in legal problems when Hamilton ordered him to remove "putrid fish laid on the Ordnance Land contiguous to the Soldiers Barracks". Hamilton feels Incorporation would help address the situation. This brings Hamilton back to the question of how best to use the Crown Rents

151

n.d.

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Stating Lord Bathurstís disposition, in the event of St. Johnís getting a Royal Charter, to allow rents from lands there to go to the Corporation annually for their use Ė but not made over exclusively to them.

152

(recíd 12 May 1824)

Hamilton

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An account of the Crown Rents accrued in St. Johnís.

154-154v

13 May 1824
(recíd 15 May 1824)

Hamilton

Wilmot

On a proposed intended change to the currency conversion value of the dollar in Newfoundland

156

27 May 1824

Hamilton

(Wilmot) Horton

On Mr. Blandís request to be able to return to Britain ASAP after his superannuation.

158-159

31 May 1824

Hamilton

Wilmot Horton

Discussing the assertion of Mr. J.H. Sparke to certain lands which are marked in the charts as "part of those Ancient fishing Ship rooms, which by the Act 51 Geo 3, the Governors was authorized to dispose of." Desires legal actions be taken against the people who have occupied the land in question

160-161

1 Jun 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

More fall-out from Daweís case against Hamilton, who requests permission to charge his legal fees to the Crown Rents in his hands

162-165

n.d.

Hamilton

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The full account of his legal expenses pertaining to Mr. Daweís action, aforementioned in and enclosed with his former letter. The total comes to £256: 11: 1

166-168

14 Jun 1824

Hamilton

Robert Wilmot Horton

Response to Hortonís letter of 9 June enclosing a letter from the Prince de Polignac "complaining of some depredations committed since 1820 on the East and West Coast of Newfoundland on which the French by Treaty have the privilege of carrying on a Fishery". Concedes that he has indeed received complaints though he is unaware of any previous complaint by M. (Louis) Fichet (armateur of St. Brieuc) concerning his losses. Has attempted to catch the culprits responsible but transgressors flee the Island whenever they learn that the authorities are after them. Encloses one of his proclamations to show the seriousness of his efforts; also refers the French to the authorities at St. Pierre and the C.O. of the French squadron for confirmation of his diligence. If the French leave supplies behind at the end of the season, not much can be done to protect them. Suggests reviving practice of 1783-93 of patrolling the French Shore and destroying any permanent facilities left by the French. Refers to the "indulgence" by which the French of St. Pierre are allowed to cut wood in Fortune Bay and Bay DíEspoir despite complaints from settlers. Compares migratory Nfld fishery in Labrador (where everything is removed) with the French on the Treaty Shore who leave stuff behind. Reference to the French employing British subjects to "watch over the Stages & Effects they leave"

170-171

12 Aug 1822

Hamilton

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A proclamation regarding enforcement of the treaty with France giving them certain fishing rights in and around Newfoundland; magistrates and officers to help protect French in exercise of the fishery. Threatens to force H.M. subjects to depart if they are found interfering with the French

172-173

30 Aug 1823
(recíd 4 Sep 1823)

Capt. Russel de Bedford(French frigate, Croque)

Hamilton

(In French) A letter concerning interference with the French fishery at St. Anthony by the crews of thirty English schooners the previous June; encloses documentation. Accusation refers to Edward & (?) Stuckey of Herring Neck near Twillingate and John Hedde

174-174v

30 Aug 1823

Capt. Russel de Bedford

Hamilton

(In French) Copy of testimony of French fishing captain complaining of interference on 14 June in the harbour of St. Anthony by crew of an English fishing schooner on its way to Labrador; details

175

24 Jun 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmitting a letter from a Mr. T. Brooking, enclosing one by Mr. Hoyles and Mr. Thomas, of St. Johnís Newfoundland.

177-177v

28 Jun 1824

Mr. Brooking

Hamilton

enclosing a letter from the vice presidents of the chamber of commerce of St. Johnís, asking that Hamilton forward it to Lord Bathurst, with any observations he feels he should add.

178-179v

19 May 1824

Mr. Hoyles & Mr. Thomas, vice presidents, Chamber of Commerce for St. Johnís

Bathurst

concerning the decree of the King of Spain on the importation of codfish, declaring it a Royal Monopoly, which was greatly affecting the trade and fisheries of Newfoundland.

180

1 Jul 1824
(recíd 5 Jul 1824)

Hamilton

Bathurst

Forwarding a letter from the Chief Justice and a number of documents pertaining to a case in which two sailors were charged with rape by a woman named Mary Brown while their brig was lying at Torbay in England; seeks directions, as there is no court competent to try the case in Newfoundland.

182

31 May 1824
Rec 5 Jul 1824

Tucker

Hamilton

A letter from the Chief Justice to Hamilton enclosing a number of depositions about the rape of a Mary Brown by two sailors while their vessel lay at Torbay in England.

184

(?) May 1824

John Broom, James Blaikie, Peter Weston Carter, district court of St. Johnís

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Further Correspondence: A summary of the accusation and situation of the crime.

185-188

30 April 1824

Mary Brown

John Broom, James Blaikie, Peter Weston Carter

The sworn testimony of Mary Brown, before John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter.

189-191

26 Apr 1824

William Howard
(brig London)

John Broom, James Blaikie, Peter Weston Carter

The sworn testimony of Mr. Howard, before John Broom and P. W. Carter.

192-193

26 Apr 1824

Frederick Lashan

John Broom, Peter Weston Carter

The sworn testimony of Mr. Lashan, before John Broom and P. W. Carter.

193

28 Apr 1824

Samuel Heath Rowe

Peter Weston Carter

The sworn testimony of Mr. Rowe, before P. W. Carter.

195

28 Apr 1824

Richard Goodridge

P.W. Carter

The sworn testimony of Mr. Goodridge, before P. W. Carter.

196-197

28 Apr 1824

William Tucker

P.W. Carter

The sworn testimony of Mr. Tucker, before P. W. Carter.

197-198

30 Apr 1824

James Mariton Brockinton

John Broom, James Blaikie

The sworn testimony of Mr. Brockinton, before John Broom, and James Blaikie.

199-200

30 April 1824

Mary Brown

John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter

The cross-examination of Mary Brown by John McFarlane, before John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter.

201-202

1 May 1824

John Manaca

John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter

Further Correspondence: Statement of John Manaca respecting Mary Brown taken before sitting magistrates of the Court House of St. Johnís.

203

1 May 1824

Mary Brown

John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter

The cross-examination of Mary Brown by John Manaca, before John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter.

204

1 May 1824

Mr. T. Brown

P.W. Carter

The sworn testimony of the seamen Thomas Brown before P. W. Carter.

206

3 May 1824

Mr. J. McFarlane

John Broom, James Blaikie, P.W. Carter

The sworn testimony of the seaman, John McFarlane, before John Broom, James Blaikie, P.W. Carter

207v

4 May 1824

Mr. J. Errington

John Broom, James Blaikie, P.W. Carter

Further Correspondence: The sworn testimony of John Errington, before John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter.

208v

3 May 1824

Henry Hawson

John Broom, James Blaikie

Further Correspondence: The sworn testimony of H. Hawson, before John Broom, and James Blaikie.

210

4 May 1824

John Broom, James Blaikie, and P. W. Carter.

R. A. Tucker; Chief Justice

summing up the case of Rex vs McFarlane and Manaca, and conceiving that there is no court competent to judge this case, but having decided unanimously that it should go to trial, they await his further instructions.

211-214

5 May 1824

R.A. Tucker

Broom, Blaikie, and Carter.

addressing their concerns, he discusses a number of issues in the case, and giving them several suggestions, ultimately says that the case should be sent to England and tried there, under 39 Geo: III.c.37.

215

22 May 1824

John Broom, Magistrate

R. A. Tucker; Chief Justice

transmitting documents and duplicates under which John McFarlane and John Manaca men are charged with rape and committed for trial.

216-217

3 Jul 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmits a request from M. Fayolle, the Administrator of St. Pierre et Miquelon, to permit British fishing boats to take wood to the French islands for barter there, something that previously was forbidden. Points out that Fayolle is in error in claiming that the French have treaty rights to cut wood; this is at best only an indulgence by the Nfld governor. The only documents to refer to such a practice actually forbid it. Hamilton has no opinion on allowing trade between French and English territories but points out that there is a considerable smuggling trade already in existence, involving Americans trading through St. Pierre. A vessel loaded with tea was seized and condemned last year

218-219

29 Mar 1824

Fayolle; Administrator of St. Pierre et Miquelon

Hamilton

the aforementioned enclosed letter, requesting that he allow ships to come to his islands and barter for firewood. Emphasizes the lasting difficulty caused by 25 years of war. Nfld fishermen trade wood for bait in St. Pierre

220-221

5 Jul 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Transmitting a memorial from people who have leased land that formerly was Ship rooms; seek relief from certain lease fees. Hamilton adds his opinion on how they should be addressed.

222-223

11 Nov 1823

George Winter, George Lilly, John Neville, and John Snellgrove

Hamilton

the aforementioned memorial enclosed by Hamilton to Bathurst, containing a request to relieve them from the rents which the Government is suing them for in the Supreme Court, offering to Surrender their leased land and the building thereon, in exchange for release from their debt.

224-224v

5 Jul 1824

Hamilton

R. Wilmot Horton

Acknowledging and discussing Bathurstís instructions to grant £500 pounds to the School society for building a new school, and £100 annual salary to its schoolmaster.

226-227

26 Jul 1824

Hamilton

Bathurst

Discussing the request from St. Pierre and Miquelon, and suggesting that of the 5 options he was given in a previous letter from the Privy Council for Trade, he prefers that Newfoundlanders be allowed to bring wood to the French isles and barter for money, rather than give the French wood-cutting rights on the island.

228

29 Jul 1824

Hamilton

Wilmot Horton

Enclosing some papers containing correspondence from a Mr. Pat Morris and his colleagues to the Colonial Office.

230-230v

Tuesday, 8 Jun 1824

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copy of "The Royal Gazette And Newfoundland Advertiser" for 8 June 1824; a newspaper printed and published in St. Johnís.

231-231v

Tuesday, 15 Jun 1824

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copy of "The Royal Gazette And Newfoundland Advertiser" for 15 June 1824

232

20 Oct (1824?)

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Hamilton

A note: "Suggests that the Civil Servants should draw on the Agent for and of their Salaries".

233

9 Dec 1824

Hamilton

Wilmot Horton

Referring to the Charter of Incorporation under consideration for St. Johnís; Hamilton has received no representation on the matter from anyone in Nfld.

Sir Thomas Cochrane

237-240

23 Oct 1824

Cochrane

Horton

Discussing his salary, residence, and transportation Ė seeing to the details of his installment as Governor.

Newfoundland: Judicature Bill - Fishery Bill - Marriage Bill

243-250

Anno Quinto Georgi IV Regis
[17 Jun 1824]

Cap. 67

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"An Act for the better Administration of Justice in Newfoundland, and for other Purposes". Key Points will follow.

243

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H.M. may institute a Superior Court in Nfld, which shall be a court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol delivery.

243v

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Supreme Court held by a Chief Judge and two assistant judges, appointed by the King, who may remove them and appoint others.

243v

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The Governor may appoint Judges in certain cases.

243v

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Issues of Fact to be tried by Jury at St. Johnís.

243v

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Appointment of Sessions.

243v-244

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Breaches in trade law to be tried according to proceedings of Courts of Vice Admiralty.

244

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Supreme Court may grant administration of the Effects of Intestates and Probates of Wills.

244

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Supreme Court may appoint Guardians for infants and lunatics.

244

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Governor may divide colony into three districts

244-244v

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The King may institute circuit courts.

244v

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Circuit courts to be courts of record, exercising the same Jurisdiction as the Supreme court, except in cases of treason and felonies not within the benefit of clergy.

244v

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Cases in circuit courts and civil actions to be tried by jury according to the law of England.

244v-245

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Where jury is not formed, cases shall be tried by the circuit judge and three assessors Ė justices of the peace nominated by the Governor, who are liable to be challenged.

245

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Civil actions to be tried by the judge alone, where there is no jury. Where the issue is above £50, evidence to be in writing. On appeal, documents to be produced.

245

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If requested, the judge may permit the evidence to be recorded, even below £50.

245v

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Appeal to the Supreme Court may be made on giving Notice.

245v

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Jury verdicts not open to enquiry.

245v

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Actions may be removed from one court to another.

245v-246

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Defendants not appearing on Summons, their goods to be attached or Persons arrested, etc.

246-246v

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Powers given for making rules and orders for the proceedings in the Supreme and circuit courts.

246v

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Governor has power to institute a court of civil jurisdiction on the Coast of Labrador, to be held by one judge, to hear and determine Complaints of a civil nature.

246v

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Appeal to Supreme Court in certain cases.

247

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Appeal from Supreme Court to King in Council.

247

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How the Governor shall implement this act.

247-247v

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Governor shall appoint times and places of Courts of General and Quarter Sessions. Also, the powers of such courts.

247v

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Proceedings in cases of insolvency.

248

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Handling of insolvents and their property.

248

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Suppliers for the fishery privileged creditors, and be first paid 20 s in the £ of insolvents. Not to affect prior claims of seamen or domestic servants.

248-248v

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Proceedings where persons die insolvent.

248v

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Registrars of deeds appointed.

248v

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Registration of deeds.

248v-249

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verification of deeds before the Registrar.

249

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Registrar to indorse on the deed a certificate of registry.

249

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Registrar to enter in the Book of Registry a Memorial of the Deed acknowledged before him.

249

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Deeds hereafter to be made, conveying Lands, etc not duly registered, declared void.

249-249v

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Supreme Court authorized to make rules and orders for the registry of deeds etc.

249v

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Governor may establish ordinances for the granting of license for the retail of ale and spirits.

249v

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The King may grant Charters for establishing Corporations for the Government of Towns.

249v

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Continuance of Act.

251-254

Anno Quinto Georgii IV Regis
[3 Jun 1824]

Cap. 51

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"An Act to repeal several Laws relating toe the Fisheries . . . and to make Provision for the better Conduct of the said Fisheries".

Key Points will follow.

251-251v

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Repealed: 10 & 11 W.3.c.25; so much of 15 G.3.c.31 as relates to the occupation of vacant spaces in Newfoundland, drying fish, etc; so much of 26 G.3.c.26 as relates to wages, etc; so much of 29 G.3.c.53 as relates to landing and drying fish.

251v

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Aliens not to fish in Newfoundland, except by privilege granted by treaty.

251v-252

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Subjects may freely take, cure, and dry fish, occupy vacant Places, cut down trees for building, and everything useful for their fishing trade.

252

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Certificates to be granted for vessels cleared out for the Fishery, for which 1 s shall be paid.

252

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Report to be made on arrival of such certificate, and for registry thereof a fee not exceeding 5 s shall be paid.

252-252v

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On finally quitting the fishery, the usual clearance shall be obtained.

252v

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Ships carrying goods other than fish, etc, to forfeit the fishing certificate.

252v

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Penalty for throwing out ballast to the detriment of the harbour.

252v

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Preventing annoyances in hauling nets; no person shll take fish out of anotherís net.

252v

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Agreements to be made with seamen or fishermen for wages.

253

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Employers not to advance more than 3/4 of wages during time of service; and the balance at the expiration of agreement. Also, the penalty for and limitation of actions.

253

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Agreements to be produced by hirer in case of dispute concerning wages.

253

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Fish and Oil subject in the first place to payment of wages.

253-253v

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Penalty on persons absenting themselves from duty.

253v

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Governor may be instructed for fulfilling Treaties with foreign states.

253v

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Penalty for neglecting to comply with instructions, £50.

254

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Governor empowered to dispose of Ships Rooms.

254

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The King may grant waste lands, etc.

254

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Penalties imposed may be sued for in Courts of Record in Newfoundland.

254

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Continuance of Act.

255-256v

Anno Quinto Georgii IV Regis
[17 Jun 1824]

Cap. 68

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"An act to repeal an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third . . . and to make further Provision for the Celebration of Marriages"

Key Points to Follow

255

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57 G.3.c.51 repealed.

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Marriages previous to this act still valid.

255v

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"Marriages hereafter to be celebrated by Persons in Orders, except, etc"

255v

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Secretary of state or Governor, etc, may grant licences to a teacher or preacher of Religion to celebrate marriages within the colony. Such persons to take the oath prescribed by 52 G.3.c.155

255v-256

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Such licensed persons may perform marriages where the woman could not otherwise be removed without inconvenience to some Established Church or Chapel. Penalty if they celebrate marriage outside of such a case. Marriage valid notwithstanding.

256

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Such marriages require presence of 2 witnesses. Penalty if not.

256

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Certificates of such Marriages to be delivered by the licensed persons to the minister of some established church in the towns herein mentioned within 12 months on penalty of £5.

256

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Form of Certificate.

256-256v

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Such certificates to be entered in the Register Book of Marriages,

256v

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A copy of the Entry to be Given.

256v

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Book of Register or attested Copy to be Evidence.

256v

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Act does not apply to Quakers or Jews.

256v

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Continuance of Act.

Petition of Roman Catholics

259-260

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[Many, Many names]

The King and the Privy Council

A petition protesting some of the changes in the new laws concerning marriage.

Index to Hamiltonís and Cochraneís Correspondence 1824

263-267

1824

   

An index of Hamiltonís and Cochraneís Correspondences over the year 1824

End of Volume 67