CO 194/80 [Reel B-533]

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1830 Newfoundland Despatches, Public Offices, and Miscellaneous

1

1 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting a copy of the dockets of dispatches addressed by him to the colonial dept during the year 1829.

3-6v

-

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned dockets.

8

1 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting those dockets sent by him at various time to which HM’s pleasure remains unknown.

10-10v

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned dockets.

12-20v

4 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding a dispute that has arisen between him and the Supreme Court judges concerning his not having authorize the payment of the expenses of Assistant Judge Brenton in his last sittings at the town of Harbour Grace. Discussing, with explanation of his actions.

22-26v

26 Dec 1829

Tucker, DesBarres, Brenton

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: relating to the above; Brenton’s request for table money while on circuit, and arrangements which they consider will lessen the expense of the circuits overall. Asking that the matter be referred to Murray.

28-35

29 Dec 1829

Bruce, secretary

Murray

ditto; forwarding the matter to Murray. Discussing. Saying that originally they were given allowances in order to provide meals aboard for them and their court while on board the vessels hired to take them on their circuits. Saying that such an allowance should only be applicable when the whole court should live together, that the Judge need not entertain his court on his own expense, which would be degrading to his position. Yet he agrees that they should not have to bear any expense while on their circuit.

36-39

2 Jan 1830

Tucker, DesBarres, Brenton

Cochrane

ditto; refusing his offer of a daily allowance for their tables while on circuits, as they construe the terms in which he offers it to be "calculated to degrade our situations as Judges and to lessen our respectability as gentlemen". That their retention of said monies must rest on the Auditors of Public Accounts not objecting to charges which, accompanied and supported by the usual vouchers and receipts, fall within the limits of the established rule.

40

25 Aug 1826

Brenton, secretary

DesBarres

ditto; a letter regarding the daily allowance for the tables of the judges while on circuits.

40v-41

1 Sept 1826

DesBarres

Brenton, secretary

ditto; a reply to the above. Asking that the ship be provided as much provisions as should be needed for its public service.

41-41v

10 Jan 1827

Ayre

DesBarres

ditto; saying that the Governor will direct the sum so expended in keeping with the above to be repaid, but that he does not feel authorized to relieve him from any further expense he may incur.

42-42v

27 Nov 1826

Cochrane

Bathurst

ditto; an extract of a letter regarding the allowance he permitted to keep a second table for the judges aboard the vessel, as it could not be expected that the Judges would entertain their courts, but that also it would be derogatory to their situation to join the crew at mess. Asking approval for such an allowance.

43-43v

4 Jan 1830

Bruce, secretary

Cochrane

ditto; regarding Brenton’s statement that if the sum were paid, the Auditor would never notice or question it.

45-45v

12 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the requirement of the commerce of Newfoundland for more small silver currency.

47-48v

13 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the estimate of the Engineer for the repair of two bridges and a public landing wharf, giving explanation as to why it is different from the estimate he had sent, which was made by the town surveyor.

50-51v

13 Jan 1830

Patrick Rough

Bruce, secretary

Further Correspondence: The town surveyor’s enclosed letter upon the new estimate, and the discrepancy between it and his own. Giving explanation.

52-53v

13 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding a plan to turn the small hospital into offices, and the old Governor’s house (once he has removed from it) into a hospital, larger than the old one. The projected cost of such a project is estimated at £409..1 sh..2 3/4.

54-55

18 Nov 1829

Henry Mackessy, asst surgeon, and John Stewart, hospital asst.

Lt. Col. Burke, commanding the troops at Nfld

Giving their medical appraisal of the advantages and disadvantages of moving the present military hospital to the old Government House at Fort Townshend.

56-56v

13 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting the blue book for last year. Also asking what procedure in future to follow, considering the lack of communication with the outports during the winter months.

58

14 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting a copy of a letter from the judges of the SC, along with "Certain additional General Rules and Orders of the Supreme and Circuit Courts".

60

12 Jan 1830

Tucker, DesBarres, Brenton

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: Pursuant to the Provisions of the Charter, they send a copy of "Certain additional General Rules and Orders of the Supreme and Circuit Courts" to be transmitted to Murray "for the signification of the Royal Pleasure thereon".

62-64

12 Jan 1830

ditto

-

Further Correspondence: "General Rules and Orders of the Supreme and Court of Newfoundland".

66-67

ditto

ditto

 

ditto for the Circuit Courts

68-68v

16 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Sending a copy of Tucker’s request for a leave of absence, which, since a reply was not likely to arrive until the spring, he chose to comply with and allow him to leave by one of the only two opportunities likely to offer for a length of time.

70-72

4 Jan 1830

R. A. Tucker

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: his request for a leave of absence.

72-73

13 Nov 1829

H. S. G. Tucker

R. A. Tucker
(Mary)

Saying that the colonial secretary has been induced to grant Richard a leave of absence . Saying that he has admonished Richard "to wait for a good opportunity, as it is not prudent to trust to crazy little vessels at this season of the year".

74-76

16 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting a memorial from the town magistrates on the subject of the reduction of their salaries.

78-80

16 Jan 1830

John Broom, James Blaikie, and Peter Carter

Murray

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned memorial.

82

16 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting the return of the fishery and inhabitants, and an account of the imports and exports of the colony for the year ending 30 June 1829.

84

 -

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants for the year ending 30 June 1829.

85-85v

- 

Account of Imports and Exports for 1829.

86-87

16 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the new Government house and offices, and a letter which the commanding engineer wrote to General Mann thereon.

88-92

16 Jan 1830

Vigoureux

General Mann

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned letter.

94-94v

25 Jan 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the fees of his secretary’s office.

95

- 

Further Correspondence: the scale of fees annexed to Cochrane’s letter which he has devised and proposes for his secretary’s guidance regarding the fees of his office.

96-96v

23 Jan 1830

Bruce, secretary

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: the secretary’s original letter regarding the ambiguity of the former scale of fees which has caused trouble in the past, with variations in fees collected, "or the imputation of being unduly charged", asking that the subject be put under consideration.

97

Further Correspondence: the former scale of fees, annexed to Bruce’s letter.

98-100v

11 Feb 1830

Cochrane

Hay

Regarding the boundary dispute between the colony of New Brunswick and the United States, and the notes of "Doctor Franklin", one of the most prominent negotiators of the treaty of 1783, which appear to support the British claims.

102-103

14 Dec 1782

John Adams, B. Franklin, John Jay, Henry Lamens

R. R. Livingstone

Further Correspondence: a copy of an extract from Franklin’s memoirs remarking on Article 2, relative to the boundary issue.

104–110v

11 March 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the memorial from the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts, and one from the Archdeacon of the island relative to the Ecclesiastical affairs of the Colony, and his sentiments upon them, which Murray has requested to hear.

112

10 Apr 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the matter of the great seal of the colony, and its application to grants of land and the fees to be taken up with its use for that. Enclosing the minutes of HM’s council after having been referred to on the matter.

114

23 March 1830

Ayre, clerk of the Council

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned minutes of the council’s meeting on the above matter.

116-116v

10 Apr 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Asking for further information regarding an officer availing himself of the right of officers to receive grants of land in the American possessions to settle thereupon, not knowing the procedure and details of such a request, no officer ever having availed himself of the right in Newfoundland before.

118-119v

24 Apr 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the drawing of Busteed’s quarter salary which was handed to the High Sheriff during his temporary suspension, which Murray has enquired into.

121-123

25 Apr 1830

Cochrane

Hay

Regarding the non-payment of Villiers salary and his not being furnished with funds which he expended on behalf of the colony, which he gives explanation to.

125-125v

26 Apr 1830

Cochrane

Hay

Regarding and recommending the request for leave by Mr. Archibald to return to England to settle his private affairs. Enclosing a letter from him on the subject.

127-127v

17 Oct 1829

Charles D. Archibald, Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Supreme Court

Capt. Bruce,
secretary

Further Correspondence: His request to return briefly to Nova Scotia to settle his private affairs, which he left unattended in his attempt to present himself before the Governor without delay on receiving news of his appointment.

129-131

3 May 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding Murray’s to the forwarded Judges correspondence and Brenton’s claim.

133-135v

14 June 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Discussing a difficulty arising from the decision of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury on the petition of the magistrates of the town relative to the mode of the payment of their salaries.

137-138v

10 June 1830

James Simms

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: an attached letter relating the abovementioned difficulties.

140-140v

15 June 1830

Cochrane

Hay

Transmitting a statement from Busteed against the claim against him for £123, 3sh & 8 1/2d, with his remarks thereon, with an account of the balance still due by him.

142-144

8 Feb 1830

Busteed (and Cochrane)

Hay

Further Correspondence: the enclosed copy of the above. (With Cochrane’s remarks on the side.) The balance claimed still due from Busteed: £81, 15sh 11d.

146

15 June 1830

-

Hay

A private note: "Wish of visiting Sir James Kempt without formal application for leaves, his desire to improve the Island limited for want of money & industry of Captain Pearl".

147

6 July 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting the minutes of the proceedings of HM’s Council for the colony ending 30 June last, together with the names of the council’s members.

149

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned minutes.

151-152

6 Sept 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Acknowledging the report and instructions, and his carrying out such along with the requisite ceremonials relating to the death of George IV and the accession of William IV.

153

8 Sept 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the use of the Great Seal of Newfoundland on land grant documents, clarifying his letter of April.

155

24 Nov 1830

A note on a "representation of the Chamber of Commerce of the interruption in their fisheries by the French".

156-165v

26 Nov 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding his survey aboard the ship of war granted him for that purpose of the shores used by the French for their Fisheries, to convey information connected with the right claimed by British subjects of taking part therein. Finding a small French ship of war sent with orders to enforce France’s fishing rights, he reminded them that whatever favours may have been granted France for fishing in those waters, Great Britain had not in the least relinquished her sovereignty in that area. Advising him not in future to resort of physical force and coercion.

166-175

Further Correspondence: more on the above. "Report and observations on the French fisheries carried on upon the Coasts of Newfoundland".

176

Further Correspondence: a table, in French , of the particulars of the fishery if St. Pierre et Miquelon for 1829.

178-183v

8 Feb 1831

Further Correspondence: an appendix to the above, in opposition to the French claims to treaty rights to the fishery in exclusion of any British participation.

184-187

8 Feb 1831

Further Correspondence: a second appendix, relating to the fisheries in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which are suffering from the competition of the French and "more particularly of Americans".

188-188v

1 Dec 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Forwarding a representation from the Chamber of Commerce regarding an interruption they met with in their fishery on the part of the French last summer on the North Shore.

190-191

29 Nov 1830

Mr. Thomas, president of the Chamber of Commerce

Murray

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned.

192-193

18 June 1830

William Sweetland

Thomas

Further Correspondence: enclosed with the above, instructions to Mr. Sweetland, showing how the Chamber of Commerce took every precaution to prevent any unfriendly collision with the French fishermen.

194-198v

20 Oct 1830

William Sweetland

Further Correspondence: a further enclosure of Sweetland’s testimony of the incidents which occurred on his voyage, sworn before James Blaikie.

199

13 Oct 1830

Hawson

Further Correspondence: a final enclosure, of a financial account of the voyage, and the losses incurred due to the interference of the French, amounting to £376"17"10.

200-201v

2 Dec 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting a letter from the Chamber of Commerce suggesting an alteration to the manner in which the mail bags reach Newfoundland from Great Britain, which would be a great accommodation to the commerce of the Island.

202-203v

15 Nov 1830

Thomas

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned. Suggesting that the mails be sent by private vessels from Liverpool between the months of February and October, rather than by the mail Packets, which proceed to and are detained at Halifax, before coming finally to the Island.

205-208

10 Dec 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding a board of enquiry set up into the question of whether the fuel allotted to the troops in garrison is insufficient to their needs. While this is not strictly speaking within his jurisdiction as a Civil Governor, he feels that where the comfort of so many individuals is concerned, he will be pardoned for bringing the matter before his attention.

209-209v

12 Nov 1830

T. K. Durkecole

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: forwarding a copy of the proceedings of the abovementioned board.

211-214

1 Nov 1830

-

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned. Saying that there is so little fuel for the troops’ comfortable winter lodgings, he has had to abandon the kitchens and allow the men to cook in their barracks, as otherwise said rooms would be neglected and unfit for occupation. Including an account of the said fuel.

216

27 Dec 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting the report of the Commanding Royal Engineer of the state of the fortifications of the Island.

217v

11 Apr 1831

AB

 -

Further Correspondence: a note saying that the report on the fortifications is merely a copy Inspectional report, which the Commanding Engineer makes annually to the Master General and Board. Also, including an estimate for strengthening Signal Hill, and making it the Citadel of the place, estimating the cost of such a works at £102500. Suggesting that if funds can be allowed, that the towers #1 and #2 should be convenienced first, at an estimate of £14000.

218-218v

29 Dec 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Transmitting a statement of the expense incurred upon an estimate framed in 1827 for repairs to be made to the Courthouse, Gaol, and Sheriffs apartments.

219-219v

29 Dec 1830

Buchan

John Campbell

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned. £67, 11 sh, 3/4d over budget.

222-222v

30 Dec 1830

Cochrane

Murray

Regarding the requests for land by Colonel Haley and Captain Buchan, which because they lie four miles within the town’s land, he does not wish to concede without his approval.

224-225

28 Oct 1830

Haly

Murray

Further Correspondence: Haly’s request for land.

226

25 Dec 1830

Buchan

Cochrane

Further Correspondence: Buchan’s request for land.

226v

23 Dec 1830

Holbrook

Further Correspondence: a comment describing the land requested by Buchan.

House of Commons

229

29 March 1830

J. H. Ley

A resolution and order for an address to be made before the House of any and all copies or extracts of instructions sent to the Governor or Legal Authorities at Newfoundland, relative to the operation of the acts of 5.G.4.c.51 and 5.G.4.c.67, and any answers thereto.

Admiralty

231

6 March 1830

Barrow

Hay

Saying that the admiral commanding on the North American coast has been instructed to give orders in compliance with Cochrane’s request to be escorted by one of the ships of war stationed at Newfoundland in visiting that part of the coast where the French fishery is based.

Colonial Agent

234-236

11 Feb 1830

deVilliers

Hay

Forwarding to him at home (as he is too sick to come into the office but not so sick as to be detained from looking after business), and commenting on the memorial from the Chamber of Commerce at Newfoundland.

237-239

13 Jan 1830

Brooking

Murray

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned memorial. Regarding their suggestions for altering the Fishery and Judicature bills, and also inquiring after the right of British subjects to fish on the French Shore, which is at the moment exclusive to the citizens of France.

241-241v

16 Feb 1830

deVilliers

Hay

Asking on behalf of merchants engaged in the Newfoundland trade after the Government’s intention in the coming session of Parliament to renew the proposition of levying a new duty on Newfoundland imports.

243-243v

18 Feb 1830

deVilliers

Hay

Relaying the request of Cochrane to be granted new copies of the London Gazettes of October 1828, as the ship carrying the November mail that year foundered and the gazettes were lost.

King’s Agent

246-276

20 Oct 1830

deVilliers

Hay

Offering considerations in support to the British claims to a right to the concurrent fishery on French Shore.

277-277v

24 May 1830

Gwilt

Hay

Requesting instructions and permission regarding three bills of £175 each drawn on him by Cochrane for the quarterly salaries of the assistant judges of the Supreme court.

Mr. Stephen

280-281v

1 March 1830

James Stephen Junior

Hay

Giving his opinion on to what extent the Catholic Relief act applies to the colonies. He says it doesn’t, explaining that the laws in the colonies were given not by parliament but by the power of the Royal Commission and instructions, and that only a like act of the Royal prerogative, or an explicit interference by parliament, may remove the ancient restrictions.

Ordnance

283-285

5 May 1830

Byham

Hay

Saying that they cannot condone the proposition of changing the old Government house into a hospital, and the old hospital into a stables and offices for the Governor. Saying that either the stables should remain where they are at Fort Townshend, or else they should convert another unappropriated building, which is only 300 yards from the New Governor’s house, should be turned to that purpose.

286-286v

18 Nov 1829

Henry Mackesey and Jon Stewar

Burke

Further Correspondence: A copy of a former letter, recommending that they not move the hospital.

288-288v

29 May 1830

Downes

Horace Twiss

Transmitting the documents regarding the request of the Chamber of Commerce that a larger calibre of guns be used as signal guns, and that the extra cost for the increased use of powder be defrayed by the colonial establishment rather than by the ordnance department.

290-290v

26 Nov 1830

Byham

Hay

Submitting for Viscount Goderich’s consideration the proposal that the Old Government House, when the new one is completed, should be torn down and its materials sold.

Treasury

293-293v

22 Jan 1830

J Stewart

Hay

Responding to Cochrane’s request that half-pay officers be allowed to keep their half-pay if they apply for the position of sub-collectors in the outports, to encourage recruitment. Saying that they haven’t the authority to direct the payment of half-pay to any military officer while employed in a civil situation under Government.

295-295v

6 Feb 1830

Pinkerton

Hay

Requesting on behalf of a Mr. Dawson that he read a letter from a friend heading out to Newfoundland, and that he include a reply to that part of the letter which alludes to instructions required from the colonial office.

297

16 Feb 1830

Edward Walpole

Hay

Returning, as per Mr. Gouldwin’s desire, a dispatch from Cochrane, and saying that he moreover agrees in the opinion expressed in the accompanying memorandum.

299-300

Further Correspondence: the aforementioned memorandum, regarding Cochrane’s request to build a new road to Portugal Cove, and also a new market house. Regarding the new tax on imports to be introduced, and what the monies thereby accrued are meant to pay for. Recommending a Treasurer be appointed on the passing of said import duties. Also, saying that a more satisfactory estimate should be required of the works recommended by Cochrane before they are approved.

301-301v

25 Feb 1829

Stewart

Hay

The Lords of the Treasury does not consider it advisable to comply with Cochrane’s request for more small silver money to be sent to the colony.

303-303v

25 March 1830

Stewart

Hay

Permitting Cochrane to build two bridges and a wharf, for absolutely not more than the town surveyor’s estimate for the works of £823 13sh 8d.

304-304v

1 March 1830

Byham

Joseph Planted

Further Correspondence: a former letter, regarding the Royal Engineer’s estimate of the above works, which was at £1049 12sh.

307

1 Apr 1830

Stewart

Hay

Forwarding a letter from "the Secretary at War", relative to the conversion of the old Government House into a Hospital.

309-309v

25 March 1830

Hardrige

Stewart

Regarding the objections to moving the hospital to the old Government House.

311-313

3 Apr 1830

Stewart

Hay

Regarding the request of the magistrates of St. John’s to be paid their salaries in dollars at 4/4 each, or in bills of exchange, which they choose to deny, giving reasons.

315

23 July 1829

Stewart

the Officer in Command

Transmitting a copy of section 20 of the acts 1 and 2 of G.4.c.121, and reiterating that they be strictly adhered to.

317

24 June 1830

Stewart

Hay

Transmitting a memorial from the widow and children of the late Caesar Coldough, former Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island, and also of Newfoundland, praying for relief. Asking him to present it to Murray, and request his opinion on it.

319

30 July 1830

Stewart

Hay

Transmitting a letters from Cochrane and Simms concerning the difficulties that will arise if they carry into execution the instructions they have been given regarding the mode of payment for the magistrates of St. John’s.

Miscellaneous Offices

322-3233v

5 Apr 1830

Anthony Hamilton

Hay

Transmitting a statement of the ecclesiastical establishment of Newfoundland during the year 1829, specifying the salaries attached to each individual minister as paid by the Society for te Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and the amount of the Parliamentary grant in aid of the society.

324

Further Correspondence: the aforesaid account.

326

13 Oct 1830

Lemon

Hay

Asking that the whole of the Newfoundland correspondence, which was forwarded to the Colonial Department on the 9th of March last, be returned to the State Paper Office.

A

329-330v

16 July 1830

Charles Archibald

Hay

Giving further explanation of his leave of absence, and asking also that his commission, which is awaiting HM’s signature at Windsor, would if possible be forwarded with Cochrane’s dispatches.

331-332

1 Nov 1830

Archibald

Bailey

Asking that his father (an important man who long has managed a great amount of state business, and was twice elected speaker of the house there without opposition) be appointed attorney general of Nova Scotia, a position which he "considered his, almost as a matter of right; and that the Governor should have departed from the ordinary course, in declining to appoint him immediately to the vacancy, has furnished the second of no little discontent".

333-333v

4 Dec 1830

Archibald

Hay

Thanking him for finding the explanation of his leave of absence satisfactory, and moreover asking that he be considered to fill the position of colonial secretary which Captain Bruce is supposed to be vacating.

335-335v

4 Dec 1830

Archibald

Hay

Further Correspondence: Reiterating the above desire to be considered for colonial secretary.

B

338-338v

8 Feb 1830

Busteed

Hay

Arguing (again) that his "commission granted to me all the fees of the office I held"[emphasis his], and sending a statement of his own to compete with that which demands he refund tot he Agent for Newfoundland £123 3sh 8 1/2d.

339

Further Correspondence: Busteed’s account, which states that in fact he is due another £34,  0sh and 2 1/4d, not including the £100 deposited with the High Sheriff.

339v

 -

Further Correspondence: a further memorandum on Busteed’s account.

340-340v

17 July 1830

Bruce, secretary

Hay

Thanking him for permitting him to receive pay for his leave of absence, and saying that the state will not have to expend any further money due to his absence, as the man filling in his duties receives his pay entirely from himself, and not from the public funds.

342-343v

3 July 1830

Bruce

Hay

Asking that he authorize Gwilt to issue him his full salary for his leave of absence, giving reasons.

344-344v

30 Aug 1830

Busteed

Hay

Finding his previous appeal against the £123"3"8 ½ demanded from him successful, and he now owes only £81"15"11, he finds himself vindicated in "character and integrity, much dearer to me than place emolument or life itself". He hopes he may thereby have merited the approval of Murray, and now asks for some remuneration of the heavy losses he has sustained during this business, which exceeds £800.

346-347v

Busteed

Further Correspondence: A further "account of G. W. Busteed as connected with Newfoundland". With notes in the margins giving explanations of the monetary figures; summing up his story.

348-349

1 Aug 1829

Tucker

Busteed

Further Correspondence: an enclosed letter expressing his gratitude and love for the judges of the Supreme Court, who gave him much advice an leeway, in helping him to adjust to his first public office.

350-352

31 Dec 1830

Busteed

Hay

Recounting his view of events, and further defending his character, as Murray has instructed him to pay the £81"15"11 he still owes, saying that the sum being due implies "an improper application of the public money" on his part, which he considers an attack on his integrity. He argues that he is in fact a creditor of the colony, not a debtor, as certain emoluments due to him have not been issued.

C

354-354v

12 Jan 1830

Cormack

Murray

Requesting a civil appointment in one of the North American colonies , suggesting that there does not yet exist "such officer as that of Inspector or Surveyor General of the North American Fisheries."

356-356v

1 June 1830

Cormack

Murray

Asking for employment, and drawing attention to his past services which qualify him for a position.

358-358v

23 July 1830

A. Cochrane

Murray

Inquiring for the sake of his son whether the new regulation, stating that after a colonial governor holds an appointment for six years is liable to be removed, will be applied retroactively. He is concerned, as his son has held an appointment as governor of Newfoundland for nearly five years. Asking, for various reasons, that the regulations should not apply to him in his present governance.

360

27 Dec 1830

Coults

Hay

Sending them some papers previously left in their custody by Cochrane, which now requests to be forwarded to him in Newfoundland.

F

363-363v

8 Nov 1830

George Furneaux

Murray

Claiming property left to him by his late brother in the island of Sydney, near Newfoundland.

L

366

9 Feb 1830

Thomas Lahiff

Murray

Submitting an enclosure from Bathurst regarding the will of his sister-in-law in Newfoundland. Being now in a state of pauperism he asks how he should go about claiming this property, or else selling the title to some merchant – he gives the names of the executors of the will, in St. John’s, for this purpose.

368

25 May 1830

Patrick Lon[ergan] (hole obscures the name, but in all likelihood, Lonergan.)

Further Correspondence: An enclosed letter, asking that an enclosed letter be transferred according to the enclosed directions, and asking that an answer be sent as soon as the case can be examined.

370

25 May 1830

Patrick Lonergan

the right honourable [?] Doctors in Doctors Commons

Further Correspondence: Understanding that all wills made in the colonies reside in their institution, he presents himself as the legal representative with claims to the abovementioned will.

M

372

14 Feb 1830

"Catherine Murphy – alias Doyle by her former Husband"

"My Dear General"

Asking that he forward an enclosure.

374

2 March 1830

Patrick Morris

Hay

Regarding a petition of the Roman Catholics of Newfoundland to be presented before the Houses of Lords and Commons, which he asks him to lay before Murray, asking that they receive all the rights freedoms and privileges already extended to the Roman Catholics of Britain.

376-376v

Rec Mar 8 1830

600 Roman Catholic Inhabitants of St. John’s

British Parliament

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned petition.

P

379

2 Aug 1830

R & J Pringle

Hay

Regarding Cochrane’s request for further furniture.

381

12 Aug 1830

John Pringle

Hay

Further Correspondence: apologizing for having neglected to send Cochrane’s letter, primary to the above, and sending it now.

383-384v

3 June 1830

Further Correspondence: the above letter, detailing Cochrane’s request for more furniture.

385

Rec: 12 Feb 1831

Ponsonby

Hay

A short note regarding an enclosed letter from Hogsett which he asks him to forward. Note: Difficult legibility

386

17 July 1830

A. Hogsett

Ponsonby

Further Correspondence: the above letter. Regarding the collection of duties in the colony, and also the paying of salaries out of the local funds, for which he has received no remuneration.

R

389

18 Feb 1830

Robinson

 

Requesting an answer to the Chamber of Commerce’s enquiry after British rights to the concurrent fishery on the French Coast.

390-390v

20 Feb 1830

A note regarding the renewal of the laws affecting Nfld which Murray has brought to the attention of Parliament. Note: difficult legibility.

S

394-395

6 June 1830

John Stllrk, chief clerk of the circuit court , northern district of Newfoundland

Hay

Bring back to his attention the fact that he has fulfilled his position for four years, he has not yet received a warrant of appointment under the Royal Sign Manual. He requests one.

396

11 Feb 1830

Staudbridge

A Gordon

Asking that the papers he has received from Bruce, Cochrane’s secretary, regarding the six-penny duty for the Hospital, be delivered to the messenger of this department.

398-399

29 Dec 1830

John Stllck

Hay

A private letter. Reiterating his deep concern over and desire for his warrant of appointment under the Royal Sign Manual.

T

401-402v

24 March 1830

Tucker

Hay

Reporting on his having taken advantage of the grant of leave he received, which Cochrane affirmed. Saying that he will probably not be able to present his compliments to Murray in person, as he will be busy preparing to move his whole family and belongings to Newfoundland. Moreover, he has the last summer assembled a collection of some of the more interesting cases which have passed before him, which he feels may be helpfully representative of the laws and customs of the place, in the coming attention being paid to the renewal of the judicature.

403

2 Apr 1830

Tucker

Hay

Asking that his full salary for the first four months of the present year be allowed to be issued to him, to help him pay for the new furniture and other expenses resulting from his moving his large family to Newfoundland.

405-406v

24 May 1830

Tucker

Hay

Regarding a newspaper clipping, which he encloses, reporting a meeting of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of St. John’s in a chapel to discuss 10.G.4.c.7.

407

31 Dec 1829

"The Newfoundlander"

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned paper clipping, including a record of the above meeting.

409

3 Aug 1830

Tucker

Hay

-Reporting his arrival in Newfoundland, and saying that he will be able to preside at the first session of the Supreme Court that year, and also to go on his autumnal circuits.

W

412-412v

18 June 1830

Anne Westcote

Sir George Murray

Asking that some of her annuity might be given to her in advance.

414-415

9 July 1830

Anne Westcote

Hay

Asking that her annuity be paid with more exact regularity.

416-416v

2 Sept 1830

William Waller

Hay

A protestant Englishman has been married to a catholic Irishwoman in a catholic ceremony in Latin, by a catholic priest. His family feel he has "been duped into a disreputable connexion", and "are desirous to examine the legality of the marriage".

417

Further Correspondence: Saying that the above matter is regulated entirely by the Act of Parliament, and there is (nor could legally be) any instructions issued by the local government regarding the matter.

420-420v

9 Sept 1830

Percival White

Hay

Asking whether any of HM’s ships or transports are leaving for Newfoundland either this month or the next.

422-422v

22 Sept 1830

Anne Westcote

Hay

Asking him to move Murray to order her small annuity to be issued on the next quarter day.

424-424v

27 Sept 1830

Anne Westcote

Enclosing, as requested, a receipt of her quarter’s pension, and asking that it be paid into a particular bank upon its receipt.

Petition for a Legislature

426

23 Nov 1830

F. H Bradshaw, chairman

A clipping from "the Public Ledger", recording the resolutions passed by a general meeting convened by the magistrates as per Cochrane’s instructions, to ascertain the sentiments of the people or certain legislative matters. One of the resolutions is to request the Governor to move the government to obtain a local legislative assembly for the colony.

423-423v

1 Jan 1831

Goderich

Cochrane

Sending him a petition signed by a great many Newfoundlanders asking for a local legislature, and requesting his observations on it.

429

21 Dec 1830

2509 Signatures

The King

Further Correspondence: the abovementioned petition.

Chamber of Commerce = Fisheries

432-434

11 Jan 1830

Brooking, president

Murray

Asking whether British subjects have a right to the concurrent fishery upon the French shore.

Index

437-442

1830

Cochrane

The index to Governor Cochrane’s correspondence for the year 1830.

443-452v

1830

The index to the miscellaneous correspondence for the year 1830.

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