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Newfoundland 1834: Vol. 3 (Public Offices & A.W.D.)

Admiralty

4-4v

8 Jan 1834

J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

Requests that Hay transmits a copy of a report from the Assistant General of the Navy regarding rates of pilotage.

5-5v

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Attached: The aforementioned report.

8

13 Jan 1834

J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

States that he has laid Stanley= s letter, regarding the Governor of Newfoundland= s request for a second hired vessel for the service of the colony, before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

10

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This brief note is almost entirely illegible.

12-12v

25 Sep 1834

J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that Secretary Spring Rice= s request for the transfer of gubernatorial powers over Newfoundland to Capt. Prescott has been forwarded to his superiors.

14

25 Sep 1834

J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

Informs Spring Rice= s office that HMS Champion has been ordered to set out with Capt. Prescott from Plymouth to Newfoundland.

16-16v

29 Sep 1834

J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

Conveys the Admiralty= s warning that Prescott= s departure should occur as soon as possible in order to avoid the inclement weather of the winter season.

18

17 Dec 1834

J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

Mr. Christopher Ayre has been appointed Marshal of the Vice Admiralty Court at Newfoundland.

20-21

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J. Barrow

R.W. Hay

Replies to letters regarding repairs to the Naval Yard in St. John= s. Forwards copies of a proposal by Vice Admiral Cockburn regarding those repairs.

22

12 Aug 1834

G. Cockburn

Elliot

Transmits copies of two letters with enclosures to be laid before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

24-24v

13 Jul 1834

Capt. Hamilton

G. Cockburn

Attached: Transmits a report regarding the recent survey of the repairs needed at the St. John= s Naval Yard at the behest of Governor Cochrane.

25

1 Jul 1834

Capt. Hamilton

T. Cochrane

Attached: Informs Cochrane that he has forwarded his report to the Commissioners Chief. Recommends that no action be taken regarding the Naval Yard until the Chief has replied.

26-27v

13 Jul 1834

Capt. Hamilton

G. Cockburn

Details efforts to secure the transfer of lands from the Naval Department to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Encloses the Surveyor General= s report on the lands and a copy of the grant.

30

15 Sep 1834

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A copy of a dispatch from Cochrane= s office reminding Hamilton that the expenses associated with the repairs to the Yard stores will be defrayed by the colony.

32-33

17 Oct 1834

G. Cockburn

Elliot

Transmits copies of correspondence between Cochrane and Hamilton. Complains of Cochrane= s interference in the matter of the repairs to the St. John= s Naval Yard. Requests that the matter be taken up by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

34-34v

12 Aug 1834

G. Cockburn

Capt. Hamilton

Approves of Hamilton= s handling of the Naval Yard repairs and grant. States that if a sufficiently responsible person can be found he may transfer the lands to them under several conditions.

35-35v

9 Sep 1834

Capt. Hamilton

T. Cochrane

Informs Cochrane that it has been agreed that some of the stores in the Yard are to be kept for the use of the colony. Requests that Cochrane appoint someone to administer the lands associated with the grant.

36-36v

9 Sep 1834

T. Cochrane

Capt. Hamilton

Acknowledges the previous letter and encloses a copy of a dispatch from the former Secretary of State for the Colonies in which authority over the Naval Yard was entrusted to Cochrane.

37

26 Oct 1832

Viscount Goderich

T. Cochrane

Attached: Goderich= s letter entrusting the premises of the Naval Yard to Cochrane.

40-41

10 Sep 1834

Capt. Hamilton

T. Cochrane

Informs Cochrane that he has Cockburn= s endorsement in requesting that Cochrane relinquish his charge of the Naval Yard.

42-43

11 Sep 1834

T. Cochrane

Capt. Hamilton

Declines to relinquish the Naval Yard on the grounds that it will be needed to serve as a cholera hospital in the event of the cholera epidemic currently affecting the other colonies spreading to Newfoundland.

44-45v

12 Sep 1834

Capt. Hamilton

T. Cochrane

Informs Cochrane that he has forwarded their correspondence to Cockburn for consideration. Refers to a document from the Surveyor General in which it is stated that the Naval Yard lands were to be placed in his (Hamilton= s) charge.

46-49v

11 Oct 1834

Capt. Hamilton

G. Cockburn

Gives his account of the correspondence with Cochrane regarding the controversial transfer of the Naval Yard lands. Complains of interference and misunderstanding on the part of the Governor.

Commander-in-Chief

51-52

12 Feb 1834

Somerset

R.W. Hay

Assures Hay that the person who objected to the embarkation in Halifax of a detachment of troops by order of Sir Colin Campbell for the reinforcement of the garrison in Newfoundland was in A temporary@ charge of the civil administration of Nova Scotia. Brief discussion of the state of the Nfld garrison

53-53v

13 Feb 1834

Somerset

R.W. Hay

Submits copies of a dispatch from Major General Campbell regarding his command of the detachment intended to reinforce the Newfoundland garrison.

55-55v

24 Mar 1834

Somerset

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that the Royal Newfoundland Veteran Companies have been bolstered by volunteers of the 33rd, 46th. 50th, and 61st regiments, and that the 76th regiment, with a complement of NCOs, is awaiting embarkation at Chatham.

Foreign Office

58-59v

21 Apr 1834

J. Backhouse

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that he has delivered Cochrane= s dispatch regarding vandalism against French fishermen to Viscount Palmerston. Notes Palmerston= s and Stanley= s views against Cochrane= s suggestion of allowing some of the fishermen to winter on the island.

60-61

12 Sep 1834

Viscount Palmerston

T. Spring Rice

Informs Rice that he has conveyed Cochrane= s complaints regarding Bishop Fleming to a British official at Florence, who in turn has relayed the complaint to Rome. Encloses the replies and enclosures from the official in Florence.

62-62v

22 Aug 1834

Seymour (Florence)

Viscount Palmerston

Attached: Encloses a letter sent to the contact in Rome and the subsequent reply. Notes that Roman officials have agreed to express their disapproval of Fleming= s actions.

63-63v

13 Aug 1834

Seymour (Florence)

Thomas Aubin

Attached: Conveys Palmerston= s letter and enclosures. Notes the displeasure of the British government at the activities of the Catholic clergy in the colony of Newfoundland.

64-65

19 Aug 1834

Thomas Aubin (Rome)

Seymour

Attached: Acknowledges receipt of the letters and informs Seymour that he has appealed to the Cardinal Secretary of State, who has agreed to take action on the complaint.

68-68v

3 Dec 1834

J. Bidwell

R.W. Hay

Transmits an enclosure from the Secretary of State to the Secretary of State for the Colonial Department containing an address by Monsignor Capaccini to the Roman Catholic bishop at St. John= s.

70-71

12 Nov 1834

(Rome)

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Attached: An extract from a letter comprising part of the correspondence with officials in Rome in which the Monsignor Capaccini proposes to deliver a private letter of complaint to Bishop Fleming, whom he knows personally.

73-74v

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F. Capaccini

Bishop Fleming

Attached: Warns Fleming of using his religious influence to meddle in political affairs.

Home Office

76-76v

9 Oct 1834

F. Phillipps

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that James Lahey, a convicted murderer apprehended in Newfoundland on suspicion of having forged pardon documents, was in fact pardoned for exemplary behaviour after serving nine years of his sentence.

Law Officers

79-80v

23 Aug 1834

J. Campbell & C. LePetrys (?)

T. Spring Rice

Opinions on two cases concerning convicts Malone and Hackett in Newfoundland now under sentence of death; they were asked for opinions on how to proceed. Malone should not have been tried at all but pardoned for lack of evidence; they recommend a pardon. Hackett= s case is A extraordinary@ ; though he confessed to the murder, they believe he is innocent. Chide Chief Justice for interviewing witnesses after the trial but praise him for pursuing the truth

Mr. Stephen

82-84v

11 Jan 1834

J. Stephen (Downing Street)

R.W. Hay

Responds to a request from Stanley that he consider several A questions of law@ raised in a dispatch from the Governor of Newfoundland. Details the history of British customs legislation from the American War to the present and discusses their application to Newfoundland.

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A brief note that appears to discuss a matter of policy of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

87-87v

24 Jun 1834

J. Stephen

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice that he has considered several rules regarding the plea side of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland as per Spring Rice= s request.

Ordnance

90-90v

15 Jan 1834

A. Byham

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that the Master General and Board of Ordnance request gunpowder magazines and storehouses belonging to their department in Newfoundland to be exempted from recent acts of the Colonial Legislature.

92-92v

20 Jan 1834

A. Byham

R.W. Hay

Notes the receipt of a copy of a dispatch made to Governor Cochrane regarding delays in the transfer of granted lands to the Ordnance Board. Transmits copies of the Board= s correspondence on the issue.

94-96

25 Apr 1834

A. Byham

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay of a controversy involving the ejection by the Deputy Ordnance Storekeeper of a woman from lands comprising part of the Ordnance grant. Notes the actions of the Board in response to charges laid against the Storekeeper.

98-101

25 Apr 1834

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R.W. Hay

A letter describing the aforementioned controversy and the legal precedents set by the successful charges laid against the Ordnance Board by Catherine Brown. Requests Stanley= s intervention in the matter.

102-102v

22 Nov 1834

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A. Byham

A document transmitting a number of documents to the Master General and Board of Ordnance regarding the aforementioned legal case.

103-104v

1 Feb 1834

Various Undersigned

A. Byham

Further correspondence with the Ordnance Board regarding the disputed claims to the lands comprising the Ordnance grant. The undersigned contest the legitimacy of the lands being granted outside the Ordnance Board.

106-107

20 Aug 1834

G. Butler

R.W. Hay

Transmits correspondence from Oldfield, the senior engineering officer in Newfoundland, regarding the transfer of lands to the Ordnance Board. Informs Hay that it appears Cochrane has transferred only a portion of the lands involved in the grant.

108

17 Mar 1834

J. Crowdy

John Oldfield

A letter from Cochrane= s office giving permission for the Ordnance Board to take possession of the lands specified in their application of 1832.

110-112

26 Dec 1834

A. Byham

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that the Master General and Board of Ordnance does not object to plans to construct a jail in the area of Fort Townshend. States that the Board will accept the transfer of forty-two acres of land for that purpose. Discusses several other matters regarding construction on the lands adjacent to Fort Townshend.

Treasury

115

1 Jan 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits a copy of a report regarding the appropriation of duties collected in Newfoundland.

117-123v

18 Dec 1833

Custom House

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Attached: The aforementioned report on the appropriation of collected customs duties.

125

20 Jan 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Notifies Hay that the Treasury has directed the Stationery Office to transfer the amount of stationery required by the government of Newfoundland for the year 1834.

127

20 Jan 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

States that the Treasury, in future, will require all funds requested by the government of Newfoundland for the relief of its inhabitants to be paid from the local Legislature.

129

31 Jan 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits a copy of a letter from the Archdeacon of Newfoundland requesting that he be permitted to draw his salary while in England.

130-130v

22 Jan 1834

Archdeacon Wise

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Attached: The copy of the Archdeacon= s letter.

131

3 Dec 1834

J. Crowdy

Archdeacon Wise

Informs the Archdeacon that he has submitted his request to the Governor and secured for him six months leave.

135

7 Feb 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits a copy of the minutes of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury regarding the appropriation of the Newfoundland customs duties.

137-141v

7 Feb 1834

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Attached: The aforementioned copy of the minutes of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

143-143v

13 Feb 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that the Treasury has authorized the payment of the half salary due to the Chief Justice, as per Cochrane= s request.

145-145v

24 Feb 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Affirms that the Treasury authorizes the payment of bills drawn from Agent Gwilt by Cochrane. Requests that Cochrane be reminded he will be held accountable for the payment of all bills and credit.

146

11 Feb 1834

R. Gwilt

J. Stewart

Attached: Gwilt= s letter regarding bills drawn on him by Governor Cochrane, as mentioned in the previous document.

149

17 Mar 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that he has been directed by the Lords Commissioners to transmit a statement of Cochrane= s expenses in establishing the Colonial Legislature. Requests that Stanley review the charges and allow them to be admitted to the Commissioners of Audit.

150-151

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Attached: The aforementioned statement of expenses.

153-153v

Sept 1832

?? (Solent of Portsmouth)

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Possibly a proclamation? Stipulates that candidates must bear expenses of elections

154-155v

20 Mar 1834

Initials - T.F.E.

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Comments on the practice in Newfoundland of defraying the election expenses of candidates. This practice should be sanctioned; unlike A this Country@ (i.e., England), where candidates can afford to pay for their expenses, candidates in a small country cannot afford this. Expenses both A regular and Incidental A (including the Band of Music which was not seen to have been particularly cheap)@ should be covered

156-156v

18 Mar 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits copies of a report by the Commissioners of Audit regarding Thomas Hyde Villiers= salary as agent for Newfoundland. Requests that Stanley forward any information regarding expenses made by Villiers regarding the barque Nelson to the Commissioners.

158-160v

5 Feb 1834

Commissioners of Audit (Somerset House)

Treasury Commissioners

Attached: The Auditors= report. The report finds that the salary paid to the late Mr. Villiers exceeded the sum to which he was due and goes on to detail other expenditures by Villiers.

162-163

17 Sep 1831

J. Campbell

J. Villiers

Attached: A letter to Villiers regarding an exchange drawn by the master of the > Nelson,= which put into St. John= s en route to Quebec from Ireland.

164

19 Mar 1834

J. Steward

R.W. Hay

Transmits a copy of a letter from the Comptroller of the Stationery Office regarding stationery supplied to the colonial government. Requests that Stanley instruct Cochrane to pay the amount charged from the colonial funds.

165

6 Mar 1834

J. Church

J. Stewart

Attached: The aforementioned letter from the Stationery Office.

168-169v

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A very poorly-written note that appears to deal with charges associated with Agent Villiers and the requisition of stationery.

170-171v

21 Mar 1834

R.W. Hay

J. Stewart

A hastily-written letter that appears to be a response to Stewart= s letter regarding the Stationery Office.

172

10 Apr 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits the Treasury= s request that Cochrane appropriate funds from the colonial customs duties for the defraying of certain government salaries.

174

25 Apr 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits a letter from the Archdeacon of Newfoundland requesting that a quarter salary due to him be paid.

176

22 Apr 1834

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Attached: A letter noting the Archdeacon= s request that his letter be laid before the Lords Commissioners.

177

22 Apr 1834

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Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Attached: The Archdeacon= s request for his dues.

180

27 May 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Informs Stanley= s office that Cochrane has continued to draw bills from the Parliamentary Grant. Requests any information from Cochrane regarding his plans to repay those bills.

182-182v

28 May 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Requests that Stanley be informed of the Treasury= s concurrence with the sentiments of a dispatch sent to Cochrane regarding his request for British aid in defraying the Colonial expenses. Requests that Cochrane be reminded of the need to repay his expenses.

184

3 Jun 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Forwards a copy of a letter from the Attorney and Solicitor General regarding the usage of customs duties levied in Newfoundland.

186-193

18 Apr 1834

J. Campbell & C. Le Petrys

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A detailed letter expressing several concerns over the application of the aforementioned customs duties.

194

28 Jun 1834

Baring (Treasury)

R.W. Hay

Forwards a letter from Archdeacon Wix requesting permission to receive another quarter of his salary.

195-195v

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Attached: A letter outlining the Archdeacon= s request.

198

30 Jun 1834

Baring

R.W. Hay

Transmits a letter from Assistant Commissary Laidley and an advance statement from the Military Chest.

199

Apr 1834

Laidley

J. Stewart

Attached: Informs Stewart of the Colonial Secretary= s promise to repay funds drawn from the Military Chest since April of 1833 and the subsequent payment of only part of the sum.

200

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Attached: The statement from the Military Chest.

204

9 Jul 1834

C. Wood

R.W. Hay

Transmits a copy of the minutes of the Lords Commissioners discussing Cochrane= s expenses.

205-206

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Attached: The minutes of the Commissioners= meeting.

208

30 Jul 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits the report of the Commissioners of Audit regarding Villiers= expenses. Notes the desire of the Commissioners to contact Villiers regarding the matter.

209-210v

9 Jul 1834

Auditors

Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Attached: A copy of the Audit report, in which it is recommending a settlement be made with Villiers regarding the expenses of his Agency.

212-215

1 Aug 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits the observations of the Lords Commissioners on a report of bills drawn by Cochrane, some regarding sums owed by Cochrane, and others in connection to Villiers.

216

13 Aug 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Requests that Secretary Spring Rice inform the Treasury of the particular services for which three certificates of payment had been made to the Military Chest.

218

3 Sep 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Notes the arrival of several receipts of sums paid into the Military Chest. Informs Spring Rice that the Commissioners have ordered Sargent to paid the sums to the Colonial Office accountant, Mr. Wilder.

220-220v

15 Sep 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits a document from Cochrane regarding articles released to the poor of Newfoundland in 1832. Outlines the Treasury= s response to the document.

222-222v

15 Sep 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits a copy of a letter from Laidley, in which was enclosed a receipt for a sum of about one thousand five hundred and sixty four pounds.

223

1 Jul 1834

Laidley

J. Stewart

Attached: Laidley= s aforementioned letter.

224

1 Jul 1834

Laidley

C. Ayre

Attached: Laidley= s breakdown of the contents of the receipt from Cochrane.

228

26 Sep 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Informs Spring Rice= s office of a bill drawn by Cochrane from the Parliamentary Grant, and of Cochrane= s total appropriations exceeding the size of the grant

229-229v

3 Oct 1834

T.F.E.

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A brief note regarding the Treasury= s refusal to direct funds to the Colony for the payment of Mr. Westcote= s pension due to Cochrane= s overdrawing of the Parliamentary Grant.

230

26 Sep 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that the Treasury has refused Cochrane= s request for access to the fuel supplies of the Commissariat Stores in exchange for the payment of their value into the Military Chest.

232

2 Oct 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Transmits the Treasury= s request for Spring Rice= s opinion regarding the drawing of a bill by Cochrane for the purpose of paying the salary of Judge Paterson.

233-233v

25 Sep 1834

R. Gwilt (Royal Hospital Chelsea)

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Attached: An extract of a letter regarding the aforementioned drawing of a bill by Cochrane with the intention of paying Paterson= s salary.

236

6 Oct 1834

Barns

R.W. Hay

Transmits a report from the Commissioners of Customs regarding the funds reserved by the Colonial Parliament for the payment of chief officers.

237-237v

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T.F.E.

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Attached: A poorly-written note that appears to deal with the report of the Commissioners of Customs and customs duties levied in Newfoundland.

240-243

26 Sep 1834

Stewart, Richmond, Lushington and Curts (?)

Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Attached: The report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury regarding the reserved funds of the Parliament of Newfoundland.

244-244v

26 Dec 1834

J. Stewart

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay of the attention being given by the Commissioners of Audit to payments made by Judge Tucker to Templeman, the Acting Surveyor General, during his temporary position as Acting Governor. Outlines the details on which the audit has focused.

Miscellaneous Offices

247

12 Feb 1834

Francis Freeling

R.W. Hay

informing Hay that a dispatch arrived too late in Falmouth to catch the February North American packet. Will send by the March packet

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250-251

6 Feb 1834

C.D. Archibald

E.G. Stanley

Informs Stanley, in lieu of communications from the Governor, of the suspension of Judge Des Barres and his temporary replacement with the author= s brother, E.M. Archibald. Details his brother= s qualifications for the position.

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251-255v

1 Mar 1834

E.B. Brenton

E.G. Stanley

Requests that he be discharged from his position of Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court. Describes his forty-year judicial career and states that he desires to retire while his body and mind remain intact.

257

1 Mar 1834

E.B. Brenton

Baillie

References his dispatch to Stanley and encloses an address of the House of Assembly.

259-259v

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House of Assembly

A To the King= s Most Excellent Majesty@

Attached: The aforementioned address of the House of Assembly to Parliament, regarding the A financial embarrassments@ of the colony of Newfoundland and requesting economic relief.

260

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A The Memorial of Mick Brazill.@ The elderly memorialist, writing from Ballylongford, Ireland, inquires as to whether or not his sons, who had emigrated to Newfoundland, are alive.

262

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Capt. Buchan

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Capt. Buchan asks whether any [??] have been adopted for support of King= s College in Nova Scotia

264-265v

23 Sep 1834

E.B. Brenton

T. Spring Rice

Encloses a copies of resolutions passed in the last session of the Colonial Legislature. Notes the House of Assembly= s stance on the payment of the salaries of the Assistant Judges. Discusses and gives his opinion on the issue.

266-267v

18 Sep 1834

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Attached: A copy of the resolutions of the House of Assembly and the attached memorial of its members requesting that handling of the colony= s finances be placed under control of the Legislature. Also attached is a newspaper letter praising Judge Boulton and implicating Mr. Troy and some of the Catholic community with causing dischord.

268

3 Dec 1834

D.H. Buchan (Portsmouth)

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice of the arrival of the colonial vessel Maria and notes that the vessel requires certain repairs before being sent on subsequent dispatches.

270

22 Dec 1834

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A note authorizing Buchan have the Maria undergo whatever repairs are required of her for the coming season.

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272-282

18 Jul 1834

Dr. W. Carson

Secretary of State for the Colonies

A poorly-written letter in which some details were difficult to interpret. The author petitions the Secretary to use whatever powers available to him to relieve certain injustices perpetrated against him, many of which appear to regard Governor Cochrane. He gives a vague outline of his life, including his emigration to Newfoundland, and quotes numerous correspondences with officials and judges regarding his complaints.

283-285

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E.J.H.

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Comments on Carson= s complaints against Governor Cochrane. Affirms that Cochrane was justified in his decision to fill a position formerly held by Carson, which became unavailable, but was subsequently available again, with another person.

287-288

13 May 1834

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Attached: A copy of an article in The Patriot regarding Carson= s case. Also attached are copies of Carson= s speech to the House of Assembly and his correspondences with Cochrane.

289-289v

Jul 1834

W. Carson

J. Crowdy

A copy of Carson= s letter to Cochrane forwarding a petition and requesting that the Governor forward it to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

D

292

6 Feb 1834

F. Danson

Shaw Lefevre

Asks Lefevre to confirm whether or not a vacancy exists on the Supreme Court in wake of Des Barres= resignation.

A.W. Des Barres

293

26 Jun 1834

Des Barres

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay that he has left aboard the brig John Stuart from Newfoundland for England, but that his arrival in London may be delayed a few days.

297-297v

9 Jul 1834

Des Barres

T. Spring Rice

Requests he be allowed to take copies of his correspondence with Governor Cochrane to aid him in explaining his actions.

299

4 Oct 1834

Des Barres

R.W. Hay

Transmits a reply to Hay= s letter of 2 Oct 1834.

301-304

Sep 1834

from the office of T. Spring-Rice (with an annotation by R.W. Hay)

Des Barres

The letter is a response to one from Des Barres of 4 August, in which Des Barres offered a response to the charges laid against him in Newfoundland and which led to his suspension. Conveys Secretary Spring Rice= s observations regarding certain points made by Des Barres.

305-

28 Sep 1834

Des Barres

T. Spring Rice

Notes the receipt of Spring Rice= s letter informing him that his case B and all associated documents B has been forwarded to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Requests the return of certain forwarded documents which had no bearing on the case.

307

9 Oct 1834

Des Barres

T. Spring Rice

Requests that all documents laid before the Judiciary in Newfoundland regarding his case also be forwarded to England for the consideration of the Privy Council.

309

5 Dec 1834

Des Barres

R.W. Hay

Inquires as to whether or not any documents have been forwarded from Newfoundland regarding his case, having been informed at the Privy Council Office that no documents have yet arrived.

311-315

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A lengthy document from the Privy Council taking account of the circumstances surrounding Des Barres, of the case against him, and of the document associated with that case.

316-319v

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Attached: An appendix associated with the above document.

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322-322v

4 Feb 1834

Solicitor General Hugh A. Emerson (St. John= s)

E.G. Stanley

Forwards copies of a memorial and of Governor Cochrane= s correspondence regarding it, in which the Governor declined to act on its request.

324

3 Feb 1834

J. Crowdy

H.A. Emerson

Informs the recipient that he has forwarded the memorial of Cochrane, but that since no vacancy exists on the Bench, the memorial was declined.

326-326

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E.G. Stanley

A The Memorial of Hugh A. Emerson.@ The second page of this document is faded to the point of illegibility. It appears, though, that this document is regarding a request for appointment to fill a vacant position on the bench of the Supreme Court.

328-328v

27 Aug 1834

Elrington

T. Spring Rice

A note requesting Spring Rice= s consideration of the claims of Mr. Stabb.

329-330

30 Aug 1834

F.T.E.

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This note appears to be a reply to the previous document. The author seems to decline Stabb= s claims, stating that it conflicts with the policy of his department. There is an annotation at the end (R.E. to F.T.E., dated September 1834), which indicates that > E= had been informed that it was not usual for gentlemen holding office in the colonies to apply for advancement directly to the Secretary of State, but that should Stabb= s name be brought to Spring Rice= s notice, he would not be overlooked

331-332

Sep 1832

J. Crowdy

Nicholas Stabb

(Harbour Grace)

Attached: Informs Stabb that he has been nominated to the situation of Returning Officer for the District of Conception Bay. Outlines the qualities that make Stabb an ideal choice for the position.

333-334

23 Oct 1833

R.A. Tucker

J. Stark and N. Stabb

Attached: A letter from Judge Tucker to Stark and Stabb thanking them for their letter of appreciation in the wake of his departure from Newfoundland.

335-335v

6 Jun 1834

E.B. Brenton

N. Stabb

Expresses his gratitude, appreciation, and wishes for future success to Stabb upon hearing of his impending departure for England.

336

2 Jun 1834

D= Bruhan

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Attached: Regrets being unable to secure leave to England and having to send his son alone. Much of this document is too sloppily written to pick out, though there is additional material here on Stabb= s efforts to secure a promotion

336v

13 May 1834

D= Bruhan

J. Crowdy

Requests that a letter addressed to him by Stabb be laid before the Governor. Notes that Stabb= s character justifies any honour that may be bestowed upon him.

339

1 Sep 1834

Elrington

T. Spring Rice

Encloses a document to be added to the testimony regarding the consideration of Stabb= s claim.

340

27 Aug 1834

D= Bruhan

-

Attached: Certifies that Stabb held a position as Deputy Sheriff of the Northern Circuit. Notes Stabb= s honourable discharge from that position and credits him with possessing the utmost integrity.

341-341v

12 Dec 1834

-

T. Spring Rice

A The [Second] Memorial of Hugh Alexander Emerson.@ Recounts the memorialist= s experience as Solicitor General and, later, Attorney General. Requests that he be appoint Assistant Judge to fill the vacancy left by Judge Des Barres.

F

344-345

27 Mar 1834

C. Fox

-

A nearly-illegible note. It appears that the author is forwarding a letter on behalf of Capt. Pearl.

346

23 Jun 1831

Pearl

J. Campbell

Attached: Pearl= s reply to Campbell= s letter informing him of an overdue rent payment on lands in the St. John= s area.

346v

1 Jul 1831

Pearl

J. Campbell

Attached: Pleads with Cochrane for leniency regarding the rent, since it was due in the event that Pearl did not build anything on the land, and since a fire had since made any building impossible.

347

5 Jul 1831

J. Campbell

Pearl

Attached: Informs Pearl that Cochrane has assented to his request for remission of his rent and to allow a delay in construction upon the site.

347v

23 Oct 1833

Pearl

J. Crowdy

Attached: Requests certain benefits regarding the price and rents of his land due to him by way of his thirty-five year career in the Royal Navy. Outlines the details of those benefits.

348

28 Oct 1833

J. Crowdy

Pearl

Attached: Relays Cochrane= s statement that the lands Pearl occupies are not subject to many of the benefits cited in his letter, as they are not fresh lands and not intended for agriculture. Adds that Pearl has neglected either to build on his lands or to pay the remitted rent as agreed.

348v

9 Dec 1833

Pearl

J. Crowdy

Attached: Notes that he has been late in receiving Crowdy= s letter. Requests that Cochrane reconsider his requests in light of his years of service, or that he forward the request of the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

349

10 Dec 1833

J. Crowdy

Pearl

Attached: Informs Pearl that Cochrane has declined to reconsider, and will proceed with offering the land at public auction.

349-349v

18 Dec 1833

Pearl

J. Crowdy

Attached: States that he had been to St. John= s with the intention of paying twenty pounds in back rent to the authorities, only to learn his land had been sold. Asks whether or not his rents will be accepted and notes that he will resist the purchaser= s claim.

350-351

29 Mar 1833

Pearl

Stanley

Attached: Complains of the Governor= s handling of his case, which he outlines to Stanley. Requests that Stanley direct Cochrane to release the lot and to deal with the circumstances in a favourable manner.

G

353-353v

23 May 1834

Gaden

E.G. Stanley

Appears to forward a letter to Stanley drawing his attention to a newspaper article regarding the Treasury and his possible appointment to a situation. As the left margin of this document is obscured, it is difficult to determine the context.

354-354v

9 Jan 1834

Gaden

E.G. Stanley

Thanks Stanley for the attention given to his letter, despite being informed that he was unlikely to receive the Treasury position. Requests that he be informed of any vacancies. Inquires about vacancies in the judicial offices of Newfoundland.

355

8 May 1834

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-

An article from The Newfoundlander noting the passage of the Supply Bill and detailing the various charges to be defrayed.

H

357-358v

18 Sep 1834

M. Holbrook

T. Spring Rice

Writes to Spring Rice regarding the application for rent of official apartments by her late husband, the former Surveyor General and her subsequent inability to pay that rent following her husband= s death. Details the financial hardships of her family and requests compensation.

359

18 Mar 1834

J. Crowdy

M. Holbrook

Informs Holbrook of the receipt of her memorial, but that it is beyond the power of the Governor= s office to comply with her request.

361-361v

-

-

-

A brief note outlining the contents of the memorials of Mr. Holbrook (1821) and Mrs. Holbrook (1834).

M

363-364

14 Mar 1834

The Merchants of London

T. Spring Rice

A memorial from a group of London merchants regarding the refusal of merchants vessels from Europe under suspicion of carrying disease. The memorialists appear to complain about the severity of the fees imposed on European shipping entering Newfoundland= s ports.

365-365v

16 Dec 1834

R.W. Hay

E.T.H.

A note supporting the request of Capt. Paterson, RN.

366-367

11 Dec 1834

Paterson

R.W. Hay

Describes the abolition of his former position as Judge of the Labrador Court and the lack of subsequent employment opportunities. Requests appointment to any available situation.

[Vol. 89 Continued on Reel B538]

N

369

19 Aug 1834

Netteman

C. Grey

Encloses a judiciary document pertaining to Cochrane.

O

372-373v

-

Mr. O= Connell

Secretary of State for the Colonies

This document is difficult to read, as many words are clipped at the margins. O= Connell= s letter appears to deal with Bishop Fleming and the Roman Catholic community.

374-374v

-

-

-

Attached: An extract from a letter from Fleming to O= Connell describing the tensions between Dr. Carson and Judge Tucker.

376-379

5 Jan 1834

P. Downey & P. Malone

-

A lengthy petition from Downey and Malone, who are condemned to death in a St. John= s prison.

380-380v

18 Sep 1834

O= Manney

T. Spring Rice

Advocates for Secretary Spring Rice= s favourable consideration of M. Holbrook= s memorial to be granted compensation following the death of her husband.

P

383

13 Mar 1834

Paterson

R.W. Hay

Requests his leave of absence be extended by six months, as he had been unable to leave St. John= s until July due to the icy condition of the coasts.

387-387v

8 Jun 1834

Paterson

R.W. Hay

Complains of having been under the mistaken impression that Cochrane had set aside money from the Home Bills for the payment of salaries to officers on leave. Requests the payment of a portion of his salary before he sets sail for Bristol.

389-389v

-

T.F.E.?

-

While most of this note is illegible, it appears to deal with Paterson= s salary complaints.

390-390v

18 Jun 1834

Paterson

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice of the Colonial Legislature= s abolition of his situation as Judge of the Labrador Coast, and his being told not to return to the colony. Requests confirmation from Spring Rice.

392-393v

18 Jun 1834

Paterson

R.W. Hay

Details his judicial employment history to Hay and requests that he intervene on his behalf to preserve his position as the Labrador Coast judge.

394-395

28 Oct 1833

T. Cochrane

E.G. Stanley

Attached: A communication from Governor Cochrane indicating that he has given Paterson permission to go on leave to England.

Capt. Pearl

397-397v

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-

This note is so faded that it is almost entirely illegible.

399-402v

19 Aug 1934

Pearl

T. Spring Rice

Informs Spring Rice of the receipt of several documents by Cochrane to the Secretary of State for the Colonies in opposition to his claims regarding the lands in St. John= s. Pearl proceeds to offer his refutations of Cochrane= s claims on a point-by-point basis.

404-405

-

-

-

This brief note appears to dismiss Pearl= s letter of 19 Aug 1834.

406-409

4 Nov 1834

E.T.H.

-

A detailed report on the circumstances of Capt. Pearl= s complaints against Governor Cochrane, as well as a brief history of the issue.

410-411

-

-

-

This note appears to be a truncated overview of Pearl= s complaint.

412-413

28 Mar 1834

Pearl

E.G. Stanley

Copies of Pearl= s communications with the Colonial Secretary= s office, constituting the body of the complaint transmitted to Stanley. Pearl outlines the contention from 1830 to the present, and requests that justice be granted to him.

414v-415

Various

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-

Attached: Copies of Pearl= s correspondence with Crowdy on the aforementioned issue of the lands in St. John= s.

416v

10 Dec 1833

Pearl

J. Crowdy

A copy of Pearl= s letter to Crowdy regarding Cochrane= s threat to put his lands up for public auction. In a post-script, Pearl notes that he did not receive a reply to this letter.

418

-

J. Howson

-

Howson= s testimony that he had delivered a letter for Pearl to John Boggan, who claimed to have delivered it to Pearl shortly thereafter. Pearl= s refutation is written in the margin

419

30 May 1834

N. Hoyles

-

Hoyles certifies that he performed a survey of Pearl= s lands at the request of Cochrane. Again, Pearl has provided marginal notes.

420-420v

10 Aug 1834

J. Shaw

-

A document in which Shaw certifies that he was Chairman at the time of Holbrook= s survey of Pearl= s lands. Pearl= s notes are in the left margin.

421-422v

2 Dec 1834

Pearl (Liverpool)

-

A note outlining Pearl= s grievances and the inconveniences suffered by his family as a result of the situation regarding his lands. Complains that A designing, dishonest@ people have been swaying the Governor= s opinion against him.

R

424-426

16 Jul 1834

Fox

R.W. Hay

Fox= s dispatch appears to concern an earlier letter to the Colonial Office from Cochrane

428

18 Aug 1834

B. Robinson & Brooking

-

A faint note indicating that the authors have complained to Hay, possibly regarding Cochrane, and request that a packet be immediately forwarded to the brig > Aurora.=

429-429v

1 Oct 1834

? (Writing for B. Robinson)

T. Spring Rice

Acquaints Spring Rice with circumstances arising from the Colonial Secretary= s situation as Clerk, a position which he maintained in addition to being appoint a member of the Legislature once that body was established in Newfoundland.

430-430v

3 Oct 1834

E.T.H.

-

A note indicating that the Colonial Office has no knowledge of the circumstances regarding the Colonial Secretary= s situations and would have to contact Cochrane for clarification.

432-433v

-

B. Robinson

-

Outlines issues arising from Crowdy= s simultaneous appointments as Colonial Secretary and Clerk of the Legislature. Requests that he (Robinson) be given a permanent appointment at Clerk of the Legislative Council

435

1 Dec 1834

-

-

A brief document noting Robinson= s request for an appointment.

S

438-439v

13 Jun 1834

J. Stark

R.W. Hay

An appeal by Stark for appointment as a local judge, on the grounds that of experience and necessity, given the increasing size of his family. Asks that the Colonial Office forward his request and intervene on his behalf.

440

-

H. Boulton

J. Stark

Informs Stark that he would be happy to nominate him for promotion should a vacancy open in the Courts.

442-443v

26 Dec. 1834

Shepherd

R.W. Hay

A note in which Shepherd points out an alleged flaw in laws regulating damages in Newfoundland. In a post-script, Shepherd thanks Hay for his letter regarding the expiry of the Newfoundland Marriage Act.

T

445-445v

19 Mar 1834

Thompson

E.G. Stanley

A scrawled note that appears to deal with the heavy fees imposed on merchant ships during the quarantine of Newfoundland.

446-449v

15 Jul 1834

R.A. Tucker

E.G. Stanley

Attempts to remedy Stanley= s A unjust prejudices@ against him by attaching papers of affection and gratitude received by Tucker following his resignation. Asks not to be judged by his rank or achievements, but by the strength of his moral fibre. Requests in a post-script that Stanley= s reply be forwarded to his brother, as he has yet to settle permanently.

450-450v

5 Sep 1834

E. Allen??

-

This note appears to pertain to Tucker= s address to Stanley and the documents with which it was enclosed.

451-452

Various

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-

Attached: Newspaper accounts of various addresses and accolades directed toward Tucker before his departure. Appended to the end of this document is a written note from Tucker describing his personal merits.

453-454

19 Aug 1834

William Thomas, Pres. of the Chamber of Commerce

T. Spring Rice

Complaint about duties imposed on tea imported to Nfld from other colonies. Stresses how important tea is to the people of Nfld

V

456-458v

21 Apr 1834

E.E. Villiers

R.W. Hay

Acknowledges having received the report of the Commissioners of Audit regarding the accounts of J.H. Villiers, his late brother. Details several points of contention regarding bills drawn by his brother and offers to provide further information to the auditors.

460-460v

29 May 1834

E.E. Villiers

R.W. Hay

Informs Hay of a legal action against T. Bennett which his late brother had been asked to pursue by the Governor. Notes that his brother was not expected to pay the costs of the proceedings and asks Hay to submit the claim of Villiers= estate to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

462-462v

30 Jun 1834

E.E. Villiers

R.W. Hay

States that he is unable to refute the suspicions of the Commissioners of Audit regarding his brother without certain documents from Governor Cochrane. Requests the transfer of those documents.

W

465-465v

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Archdeacon Wax

R.W. Hay

Thanks Hay for his submitting Wax= s application to the Treasury. Regrets that he has not been assigned a certificate, but that he will apply to Crowdy should one be required to draw his salary.

Chamber of Commerce

467-468

25 Jul 1834

James McBride, President of the Chamber of Commerce

T. Spring Rice

A The Memorial of the President , Vice President, and Members of the Chamber of Commerce of Saint John= s in the Island of Newfoundland.@ Though this document is heavily faded, the memorialist appears to be petitioning the Colonial Office to apply pressure on the Spanish government to reduce duties on British fish.

469-470

-

Thomas

T. Spring Rice

A petition from Thomas regarding interruptions in the supply of tea from the British colonies. [Same document as 453-454]

Index

471-482v

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The index of correspondences for this volume.

End of Volume