CO 194/88 [Reel B537]

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Newfoundland 1834: Vol. 2 (July to December)

Sir Thomas Cochrane & Captain Prescott

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5 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane, Governor

R.W. Hay, Under-secretary of State

Transmits Treasury certificates for the payment of moneys to the Stationery Office for 1833 and 1834 and for the payment of a pension.

5-7

30 Jul 1834

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Mr. Elliot

A note to Elliot regarding Cochrane= s letter of 5 July, 1834.

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The three certificates submitted by Cochrane.

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A practically illegibly note, possibly regarding duties on fish traded in Spanish ports.

11-11v

7 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley, Sec. Of State for the Colonies

Informs Stanley that the failure of the potato crop in 1832 prevented the payment of monies owed for certain supplies delivered to the colony.

13

8 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Transmits the Blue Book and accompanying explanatory notes for the year 1833.

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Attached: Cochrane= s explanatory observations to the Blue Book of 1833.

19

9 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Transmits the depositions made to the Chief Justice in the cases of Joseph Hackett and Patrick Malone.

21-27v

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Attached: Copies of the aforementioned depositions in the Malone case.

29-30

6 Jan 1831

William Stirling

Chief Justice Boulton

Attached: Stirling= s account of Malone= s confession of guilt in the murder of R.C. Bray and his family as given to the Chief Justice.

31-40v

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Attached: A copy of the depositions and proceedings of the case against Joseph Hackett. Includes concluding remarks by Chief Justice Boulton.

41-42v

19 Jan 1834

Thomas Gibson

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Attached: A copy of Thomas Gibson= s testimony at the trial of Joseph Hackett.

43

19 Jan 1834

John Barron

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Attached: A copy of John Barron= s testimony in the Hackett case.

44

19 Jan 1834

Thomas Heally

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Attached: Heally= s testimony in the Hackett case.

45

10 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Transmits a statement of the colonial finances for the year 1834.

47-49

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Attached: Cochrane= s statement.

51-52v

10 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Transmits a request from Crowdy, the colonial secretary, regarding a conflict between the salaries attached to his situations as Clerk and Secretary of the Executive Council. Requests Crowdy= s salary be placed beyond the control of the Legislature.

53-54v

1 Jul 1834

J. Crowdy

T. Cochrane

Attached: Crowdy= s appeal to Cochrane on the issue of his salary.

55-55v

26 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Forwards a memorial from the Chamber of Commerce to Stanley regarding a recent ordinance of the Portuguese government. Apologizes for being unable to comment on the memorial, but offers it his endorsement.

57

26 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Transmits the minutes of His Majesty= s Council and a return of its members for the half-year ending 30 April.

59

26 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Returns unanswered dispatches from the period between 1 July and 31 December 1833.

60-61v

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Attached: The aforementioned return of dispatches.

63-70v

28 Jul 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Informs Stanley of the slander and intrigues being perpetrated against him by Bishop Fleming and his chaplain, Mr. Troy. Transmits a copy of a handbill being circulated by the bishop for Stanley= s information.

71-73

27 Dec 1833

M.A. Fleming

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Attached: A copy of the handbills in circulation in St. John= s.

74-77v

28 Dec 1833

J. Crowdy

M.A. Fleming

Admonishes Fleming for misrepresenting Cochrane= s words in their previous interview. Corrects Fleming= s account of events regarding the call-up of military forces on Christmas Day.

78-80v

2 Aug 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Informs Stanley of a newspaper article by Troy insinuating misconduct on the part of either the Governor or the Chief Justice in the execution of Catherine Snow. Notes the probability of Fleming= s involvement in the publishing of the article. Transmits a copy of the article.

81-82v

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Attached: Various newspaper articles and letters to the editor by Troy regarding the fate of Catherine Snow and the handling of her case.

84-84v

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E.M.?

T. Cochrane

An illegible scrawl which mentions Cochrane but its contents are difficult to read

85

2 Aug 1834

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Transmits a duplicate of the Blue Book for 1833.

87-87v

6 Aug 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice, Sec. Of State hereafter

Congratulates Spring Rice on his appointment to the Colonial Department. Confirms that future dispatches will be sent to Spring Rice.

89-91v

14 Aug 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a copy of Doctor Carson= s petition, in which several charges are laid against Cochrane. Notes that he has answered those charges on the opposite pages of the attached document. Informs Spring Rice of Carson= s affronts against the Governorship.

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Attached: A note to which Carson= s petition and Cochrane= s remarks on it have been appended.

95-114v

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W. Carson

T. Spring Rice

Attached: Carson= s petition, along with Cochrane= s commentary on various points of contention.

115

14 Aug 1834

John Oldfield

J. Crowdy

Informs Crowdy that a report ordered by Cochrane on the work of Patrick Kough, an employee under Oldfield= s department, has been completed and found to be satisfactory.

117

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This document is a letter to the editor of The Patriot by Sergeant John Niven. Niven requests the insertion of a letter detailing his wife= s eloping with a lieutenant-colonel and her subsequent theft of much of Niven= s property.

118-119v

18 Aug 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Relates to Spring Rice the sighting and questioning of James Lahey, a convicted murderer who had been sentenced to transportation for life to Bermuda in 1827. Outlines suspicions about the legitimacy of Lahey= s release documents.

120-121

22 May 1834

James Simms, Attorney General

J. Crowdy

Attached: Informs Crowdy that he believes Lahey= s documentation may be genuine, but that it is nonetheless suspicious. Recommends Cochrane contact the Governor of Bermuda to confirm Lahey= s release.

121v

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Attached: A facsimile of Lahey= s release documentation. As Cochrane notes in his letter of 18 August 1834, Lahey= s name is misspelt, and there are no details noting the position or authority of the release officer.

122-123

23 May 1834

James Simms

J. Crowdy

Attached: Informs Crowdy of a misunderstanding in the Lahey matter. Notes that Lahey was not pardoned in Bermuda, but in Portsmouth, having been transported there about the Sylva, a prisoner barque. Considers Lahey= s answers to his questions sufficient, but recommends confirming the details with the authorities at Portsmouth.

124

28 Aug 1834

T. Cochrane

R.W. Hay

Confirms the receipt of Spring Rice= s letter requesting that he be forwarded dispatches of all letters sent from Newfoundland to the Secretary of State.

126

20 Sep 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits an address from the House of Assembly to be laid before the King.

128-129

14 Nov 1834

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A poorly-written note which appears to relate to the aforementioned address by the Assembly to the King. Appears to deal with the Assembly= s efforts to gain access to funds and to reduce certain salaries within the colony.

130-133

19 Sep 1834

Bennett & the House of Assembly

A To the King= s Most Excellent Majesty@

Attached: The Assembly= s address to the Imperial Parliament. Requests that the Parliament allow a sum of four-thousand pounds, as opposed to six-thousand, to be set aside for the payment of salaries to the Governor, Attorney General, Colonial Secretary, and Supreme Court justices, given the colony= s inability to provide the sums from its revenue.

134-135v

19 Sep 1834

Bennett & the House of Assembly

A To the King= s Most Excellent Majesty@

Attached: Another copy of the Assembly= s address.

136

20 Sep 1834

T. Cochrane

R.W. Hay

Acknowledges the receipt of Hay= s letter requesting an enquiry into the fate of Michael Bragell= s two sons. Forwards the result of the enquiry.

137-138

20 Aug 1834

Joshua Green (Port de Grave)

J. Crowdy

Attached: The results of the enquiry. States that William Bragell drowned in 1832, leaving no substantial property, and that John Bragell still lives. Notes John Bragell= s intent to remit what small sum he can afford to his father in the coming year.

140-148

22 Sep 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Complains of the actions of the Colonial Legislature in establishing positions and precedents contrary to the instructions of the Crown. Discusses the rights and privileges of various governing bodies in comparison to the Colonial Legislature. Notes the difficulties in extracting an explanation from the Legislature.

149-149v

20 Aug 1834

J. Crowdy

Boulton

Attached: Requests an explanation of various liberties taken by the Legislature in styling its members and proceedings.

150

23 Aug 1834

Boulton

J. Crowdy

Attached: Declines to offer an explanation on the grounds that Cochrane is questioning the privileges of the Assembly.

150v

30 Aug 1834

J. Crowdy

James Simms

Attached: Transmits a copy of the Chief Justice= s letter. Requests information on the best course to pursue in order to receive an explanation from the Legislature.

151-152v

2 Sep 1834

James Simms

J. Crowdy

Confirms receipt of Crowdy= s letter and suggests that Cochrane send a letter to the council requesting an explanation. Cautions that such an approach may raise the issue of the privileges of the Council, as there are precedents for such self-styling in the Colonial constitution.

152v-153

4 Sep 1834

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A message to the Council in which Cochrane registers his opposition to the alterations in style made by the Council and his charge that such changes were made in opposition to the King= s original instructions.

153v-154v

18 Sep 1834

Boulton & the Legislative Council

T. Cochrane

The Council= s reply to Cochrane, in which it is claimed that the Council, as a co-equal branch of the Legislature, must be free of interrogation in order to function effectively. Thus, the Council refuses to explain itself.

156-162

22 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Expresses his regret that Spring Rice has chosen not to reconsider the decision to remove him from the governorship. Recounts that in his nine-year tenure, only five major complaints had been made against him. Notes that he continued his work even after suffering drastic salary cuts and the pressures of introducing a new form of government to the colony.

164

22 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits thirty-six acts passed in the third session of the Legislature, to which he has appended explanatory notes.

166-168v

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Attached: A record of the acts passed in the third session of the Legislature.

170-179v

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T. Cochrane

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Attached: Cochrane= s notes on various acts.

180-182v

22 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Brings Spring Rice= s attention to one of the aforementioned acts, in which the House of Assembly moved to increase the number of its constituent members. Recommends against allowing the act to come into effect, given the lack of necessity for an increase in the Assembly= s numbers.

184-184v

29 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a copy of a dispatch to Stanley to assure Spring Rice of the accuracy of a previous dispatch. Notes that he was unaware of a vote regarding the Roman Catholic bishop until the previous day.

185

30 Sep 1833

E.G. Stanley

T. Cochrane

Attached: A copy of the aforementioned document, in which Stanley transmits an address of the House of Commons and requests further information on the Archdeacon of Newfoundland.

188-191

29 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a copy of a report from the Chief Engineer of the Naval Yard. Recounts efforts to repair buildings in the Naval Yard in preparation to house sufferers of a cholera outbreak. States that the decline of the outbreak rendered such repairs unnecessary, but that some repairs are nonetheless desirable.

192-193v

25 Jun 1834

Lt.Col. John Oldfield (Chief, Royal Engineers, St. John=s)

J. Crowdy

Attached: The Chief Engineer= s detailed report to Cochrane detailing the costs of putting the Naval Yard in A good condition.@

194-194v

25 Jun 1834

John Oldfield

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Attached: The tally of costs associated with the Naval Yard repairs, which the Engineer= s Officer estimates to be about , 261

195-196

25 Jun 1834

John Oldfield

T. Cochrane

Attached: Oldfield= s direct recommendations to Cochrane, in which he states which repairs he believes most pressing.

198

29 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice that he has renewed the High Sheriff= s leave of absence on the grounds that the Sheriff was compelled to return to Newfoundland to settle a public issue with Cochrane, who he had heard was to be relieved.

200-206

[29 Oct] 1834 (Day and month crossed out)

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Writes to correct a misunderstanding amongst the Lord Commissioners of the Treasury regarding the appropriation of the 1833 Parliamentary grant. Claims that had he repaid the amount of the grant advanced, it would be impossible to continue governing.

208-208v

31 Oct 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a letter from the Surveyor General regarding reductions in his salary.

209-211v

31 Oct 1834

Surveyor General

J. Crowdy

Attached: A copy of the Surveyor General= s letter, in which he discusses a dispatch received from the Secretary of State.

212-212v

1 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a memorial from Colonial Secretary J. Crowdy and the Surveyor General J. Noad who have requested a parcel of land in St. John= s. The land is part of the area of the Ordnance grant, but is no longer required for military purposes.

213

12 Dec 1834

Office of Sec. of State Spring-Rice

Mr. Elliot(Ordnance)

asks that the request for the piece of land in St,. John= s be passed over to the Master General & Board of Ordnance for their opinion

216-217v

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J. Crowdy & J. Noad (Surveyor General)

T. Cochrane

Attached: The memorials of Colonial Secretary Crowdy and the Surveyor General petitioning Cochrane to advance their request for a parcel of land in St. John= s. The document is very faint and much of it is unreadable.

218

1 Nov 1834

John Oldfield

Surveyor General

Replies to the Surveyor General= s letter, stating that there would be no problem building on the land since it has already been granted for construction purposes, but that its being granted to the colony is at the discretion of the Master General and the Board.

220-220v

1 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice that he has complied with the instructions of the Lord Commissioners of the Treasury and deposited a sum of 853.6.11 pounds into the Military Chest.

222-222v

1 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a memorial from Chief Magister Broom, requesting the remission of part of the rent for one of his properties. Recommends a reduction in the amount of Broom= s rent.

224-226

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Capt. Prescott

Concerning Cochrane= s despatch of 1 Nov. with the memorial of John Broom seeking a reduction in the ground rent for his property in St. John= s

228-229

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John Broom
(St. John's)

T. Spring Rice

Memorial of John Broom, a former magistrate. He holds a lease to part of A Lady Ship= s Room@ on which he built two tenements that were destroyed by a fire in 1825 that began in an adjacent bake house. Broom pays an excessively high ground rent for the property

230

31 Oct 1834

Patrick Kough & William Freeman

J. Broom

States that Broom= s property has been surveyed; because Broom cannot build on the A passage@ where once a building stood, he is entitled to a remuneration of , 50 compensation.

232v-233

27 Oct 1834

J. Broom

Patrick Kough & William Freeman

regarding the passage to the block of buildings and his request for compensation.

234

1 Nov 1834

J. Broom

J. Crowdy

Attached: Broom transmits a report of the value of the A backledge@ adjacent to his residence along with a letter written to the Surveyors.

235

1 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Forwards a memorial from the inhabitants of the Island requesting a grant of money to the Newfoundland School Society. Gives his endorsement to the memorial.

237-245

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T. Spring Rice

Attached: A The Memorial of the under-signed Merchants, Planters, and other Inhabitants of the Island of Newfoundland.@ The aforementioned memorial petitioning the British government for money toward the building of public schools, bearing the signatures of many prominent officials and citizens.

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James Simms

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Attached: Simms= testimony as to the importance and effectiveness of the Newfoundland School Society.

246v

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Judge Boulton

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Attached: Chief Justice Boulton= s testimony toward the good performed by the Society.

247

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Judge Brenton

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Attached: As above, testimony and advocacy for the Society.

248-249

1834

T. Cochrane (Colonial Vessel Maria, St. John= s Harbour)

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice of the arrival of Capt. Prescott to assume the governorship. States that because of insufficient accommodations aboard the > Champion,= he has elected to return to England aboard the Maria, a smaller colonial vessel.

250-252

27 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane (at sea)

T. Spring Rice

Due to the highly faded state of this document, most of the text is unreadable. The dispatch appears to be a recounting of one of Cochrane= s final days as Governor. A dinner was thrown for him, at which it appears a confrontation began between the Governor and the brother-in-law of the Roman Catholic bishop.

254-257

7 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane (At sea)

T. Spring Rice

Document is very heavily faded. He discusses the case of a convict Hackett, convicted of murder. Hackett appears to have confessed to the murder yet was (should be?) pardoned. Hackett is Roman Catholic, and Cochrane then begins to complain of the abuse of Church privileges and rights by Bishop Fleming

257

Nov 1834

T. Cochrane (at sea)

T. Spring Rice

Looks like a postscript to the previous letter; substance of this prief document is too difficult to decipher

258-260

8 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane (at sea)

T. Spring Rice

A very faintly-written document by Cochrane that appears to elaborate on the situation regarding the Roman Catholic community and Bishop Fleming.

262-264

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Inhabitants of St. John= s

T. Cochrane

A document undersigned by well-wishers of Cochrane= s thanking him for nine years of distinguished service.

266-267

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T. Cochrane

Inhabitants of St. John= s

Responds to the address of the inhabitants with similar wishes of good fortune and prosperity.

268-270

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Inhabitants of Brigus

T. Cochrane

An address signed by one-hundred eighty-six inhabitants lamenting Cochrane= s departure and thanking him for the attention paid by his administration to the outports of Conception Bay.

272-272v

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T. Cochrane

Inhabitants of Brigus

Returns the warm wishes of the previous address and expresses appreciation for the inhabitants= address.

274-274v

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The Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Inhabitants of St. John= s and Vicinity

T. Cochrane

An address from the Wesleyan community to Cochrane on the eve of his departure. The undersigned representatives express gratitude for the benefits and prosperity of Cochrane= s administration and regret his departure from the colony.

276-277v

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T. Cochrane

The Wesleyans

Cochrane= s reply to the address of the Wesleyan community. Expresses his gratitude and respect for the Wesleyan church.

278-279

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The Ministers and Deacons of the Congregational Church

T. Cochrane

The laity= s address of gratitude and thanks upon hearing of Cochrane= s imminent departure for England.

280-281v

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T. Cochrane

The Congregationalists

Extends his gratitude for the above address and expresses his respect for the Congregational Church and its members.

282-283

1 Nov 1834

The Inhabitants of Carbonear and Vicinity

T. Cochrane

An address to Cochrane bearing the signatures of two-hundred and twelve residents of Carbonear and the surrounding area bearing best wishes and gratitude to Cochrane.

284-285

3 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane (Aboard the colonial brig > Maria= )

The Inhabitants of Carbonear and Vicinity

Expresses gratitude that the weather has detained his departure long enough to receive the address of the citizens of Carbonear. Extends his gratitude and best wishes.

286-288v

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The Commercial Society of Harbour Grace

T. Cochrane

Address expressing thanks to Cochrane for his administration and success in the introduction of a new form of government to the island, his building of roads, etc.

290-291

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T. Cochrane

The Commercial Society of Harbour Grace

Thanks the Society and town for their address. Expresses his longstanding interest in the development of commerce in the Conception Bay area.

292-296

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The Archdeacon and Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church

T. Cochrane

A faintly-copied address from the Episcopal Church expressing gratitude for Cochrane= s governance and for lending his ear to the suggestions and requests of various members of the community.

297-298v

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T. Cochrane

The Episcopalians

Thanks the Episcopalians for their address and efforts at creating a sense of community in the region.

300-302

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The Commercial Society of St. John= s

T. Cochrane

The Society thanks Cochrane for his steady leadership during a period of great change and importance within the colony and for being receptive to the suggestions and requests of the public.

304-306v

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T. Cochrane

The Commercial Society of St. John= s

Thanks the Society for honouring him with their address and for promoting the interests of the town of St. John= s.

308-308v

31 Oct 1834

The Ladies of the Dorcas (?) Society

T. Cochrane

The ladies= address to Cochrane in thanks for his governance and support of their society throughout his tenure as governor.

309-308v

1 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane

The Ladies of the Dorcas (?) Society

Thanks the ladies of the Society for their address and expresses his admiration for their efforts.

312-323v

Various

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An array of newspaper articles covering Cochrane= s departure, the various addresses made to him by the citizens of several communities, and his responses to those addresses.

324-325

13 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane

T. Spring Rice

Article extremely dark. Transmits a copy of a correspondence with his successor regarding Mr. Troy, as related in his dispatch of the 28 July.

328-328v

1 Nov 1834

H. Prescott, Governor hereafter

T. Cochrane

Attached: The aforementioned copy of Cochrane= s correspondence with Prescott regarding Troy.

330-331

6 Nov 1834

T. Cochrane (Aboard the Maria)

H. Prescott

Elaborates on his complaints against Mr. Troy and Bishop Fleming, whose hostility he says he has done nothing to deserve.

Captain Prescott

334-334v

20 Sep 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Inquires as to whether, if he were to proceed to Newfoundland immediately and without his family, he would be permitted a leave of absence in the summer to escort them to the colony, and whether he would be permitted use of a vessel for that purpose.

336-336v

4 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice of his arrival and of Cochrane= s appropriation of the colonial yacht > Maria= for his return to England. Notes that the accomodations aboard the > Champion= were inadequate for conveying a family as large as Cochrane= s.

338-339v

7 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a copy of Boulton= s letter to Cochrane regarding the conviction of manslaughter for two men, Fanning and Hennessy. Notes that he has accepted Boulton= s request to have the men shipped to England aboard HMS Champion.

340-341

5 Nov 1834

Boulton

H. Prescott

Attached: An extract from Boulton= s letter to Prescott in which the request for Fanning and Hennessy= s transportation to England was made.

342-345v

14 Jul 1834

Boulton

T. Cochrane

Attached: The copy of Boulton= s aforementioned letter to Cochrane in which he explains the conviction of Fanning and Hennessy on charges of manslaughter.

346

8 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice that the Mr. Haly= s commission to replace the Governor in the event of a vacancy or death in that position applies only to Cochrane. Requests that a new commission be issued if Spring Rice would like Haly to continue in that function under Prescott= s governorship.

348

11 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice that in the interests of commencing his government without controversy he has requested that the Attorney General discontinue prosecution of the libel charge against Mr. Troy.

350-350v

21 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Transmits the four acts passed in the fourth session of the Legislature along with explanatory notes.

352-355

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H. Prescott

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Attached: Prescott= s notes and observations attached to the aforementioned acts of the Legislature.

356

22 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a request from Haly to the Colonial Office.

357-358

3 Jan 1835

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A brief letter, presumably from within the Colonial Office, noting the oversight in failing to extend Col. Haly= s commission to act as provisional governor in cases of the death or absence of the Governor.

359-360

17 Nov 1834

Col. Haly

T. Spring Rice

Haly= s aforementioned request, in which he notes the expiration of his commission upon the removal of Cochrane from government and request the issuing of a new commission.

362-363

24 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Reports the removal of Deputy Ordnance Storekeeper Collins for exhibiting a A violent manner@ and addiction A to habits of intemperance,@ which necessitate the termination of his employment.

364-364v

25 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice that authorities in Halifax have declined to allow troops from their garrisons to be transferred to Newfoundland. Notes that the Newfoundland companies remain undermanned.

366

27 Nov 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Transmits Boulton= s reply to the request for the testimony from the extra-judicial inquiry against Des Barres.

368-377

25 Nov 1834

Boulton

J. Crowdy

Attached: Boulton recalls the circumstances of the case against Des Barres and the details of his own involvement in the trial.

378-378v

4 Feb 1834

Des Barres

Chief Justice Boulton & Judge Brenton

Transmits ten documents pertaining to his trial in the hope that he may dispel any misconceptions that may have been made.

379-381v

7 Mar 1834

J. Crowdy

Boulton

Recounts the correspondence between Cochrane and Des Barres regarding the possible falsification of summons used as evidence at the trial and Cochrane= s subsequent efforts to extract an explanation from Des Barres.

384-384v

1 Dec 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a report of the individuals holding military offices in the colony. Asks whether it would be permissible for an Ordnance Storekeeper to fill the position of Barrack Master.

386-386v

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Attached: The Governor= s report of individuals holding military offices within the colony of Newfoundland.

387-388

2 Dec 1834

H. Prescott

T. Spring Rice

Transmits a copy of an inventory of A public furniture in the Government House of this Colony,@ which had been previously requested by Stanley.

389-394

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Attached: The aforementioned index of furniture in the Government House.

Index

395-402

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The index of correspondences for this volume.

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