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 DOMINION OF/CANADA
.(REPORT
DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC / ARCHIVES
Price, $1.00
OTTAWA
EDMOND CLOUTIER, C.M.G., BJL, L.Ph.,
PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY
CONTROLLER OF STATIONERY
1M8  DOMINION OF CANADA
REPORT
OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
FOR THE YEAR
1947
GUSTAVE LANCTOT
Keeper of Public Records
OTTAWA
EDMOND CLOUTD3R, C.M.G., B.A., L.Ph..
PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY
CONTROLLER OF STATIONERY
1948  TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Letter of Transmittal  v
Report of the Keeper of Public Records  vu
Manuscript Division:
I. Miscellaneous Accessions  xui
II. Documents Brought Back from Europe  xvi
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
The Quebec Council of 1647  xxv
Sentence Against a Naval Captain, 1729  xxviu
First Meat Coupons in Canada, 1757  xxviii
Sidelights on Smith Falls, Perth, BrockvUle, Kingston, Port Hope,
Toronto, St. Catharines, Niagara and Bytown, 1838-40     xxix
Financial and Economic Condition of Canada one hundred years
ago (1847)    xxxvi
APPENDIX
Nova Scotia State Papers—Calendar of Official
Correspondence—
1. Nova Scotia A., 1821-1836  3
89210—A_  LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
Ottawa, December 31, 1947.
To the Honourable Colin W. G. Gibson, P.C., M.C., K.C.,
Secretary of State,
Ottawa.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit to you herewith the Annual Report
of the Department of Public Archives for the year 1947.
The general report of the year's work is followed by a selection of
historical documents; and the appendix is a continuation of the calendar of
the Nova Scotia State Papers, the publishing of which was resumed last
year.
Respectfully yours,
GUSTAVE LANCTOT,
Keeper of Public Records.  REPORT OF
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
FOR THE YEAR 1947
During the year that has just closed, with an appropriation and a staff
sharply reduced by the war, the Archives has succeeded in completing an
extensive technical reorganization. It has also maintained at the maximum its service of research and information for the benefit of specialists,
history students and the public. Lastly, the Department has acquired a
quantity of historical documents and iconographic and topographic
materials.
The Manuscript Division has applied itself to regrouping the collections of -public and private documents into a logical classification which
respects their original formation, and permits a better knowledge of the
particular character of their contents. A more complete and more comprehensive card-index system is now being compiled, which will greatly
facilitate the work of research and documentation.
The Picture Division has systematized and completed the reclassification of its index in order to make consultation easier. An inventory
also has been taken of all items on hand; and all available space in the
buUding has been utilized to hang and display the greatest number of
pictures, which makes them more accessible to students of iconographic
materials. The Division received some important donations: several
hundred negatives and lantern slides from the Lawrence J. Burpee Collection; hundreds of negatives and photographs of the West, given by the
Department of Mines and Resources; and a collection of photographs of
the Governors General and their staffs, donated by Mr. St. Barbe Sladen.
In the Map Division, the card index of maps and marine charts,
engineers' and architects' plans, and surveys of lands and buildings, has
been finished. A start has also been made on an index of maps relating
to Canadian history in important collections in Canada or abroad. During
the year, the division acquired more than two hundred items. Of the
maps and plans received, the following are worthy of mention: a group of
maps taken from Vols. 555, 556 and 557, War Office Series, which contain
excellent plans of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie ports, the environs of Toronto, the Richelieu valley and the Montreal district, dating from 1845 and
1846. There were added also several splendid plans of Canadian towns,
between 1850 and 1860.
Books and other reference materials in the Library have been reclassified and catalogued according to the most modern system in use in the
Library of Congress. A subject index supplementary to the index of
authors has been prepared and incorporated in the general catalogue.
These improvements in methods make the use of materials easier for
students and others, and also make possible a wider and more general use
of our library. During the year, the library has received a considerable
number of books, old and new, including a donation from the Rideau Hall
library. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
This year, resuming the peace-time practice of direct supervision, the
Dominion Archivist went to Europe to inspect and to complete the organization of the London Office, partly immobilized, and the Paris Office,
completely closed, during the war. In London, he had discussions with
the Keeper of the Public Records. As a result, he obtained valuable
privileges, including the use of a permanent office for the Canadian staff,
and special arrangements for the transcription of documents concerning
Canada. Further, in the course of discussions with the Keeper and the
divisional chiefs, he got information about the latest methods of classifying
archives collections and of selecting useless documents for rejection, as
well as concerning the system followed in the transfer of obsolete documents
from the Government departments to the Public Record Office. During his
stay in London, the Dominion Archivist made frequent visists to the many
book-shops specializing in the sale of documents. He examined many
items and acquired, in so far as his funds permitted, a certain number of
manuscripts, pictures and maps. He also interviewed private collectors,
in order to interest them in donating Canadian historical material to the
Archives. The gratitude of the Department should be expressed here to
the British Records Association for its gift of several bundles of documents
of notable historical interest.
In Paris, an enormous amount of work was necessary to re-open the
Archives office, located in the Canadian Legation. In 1940, the extensive
series of index files, and the transcripts of documents, had to be put into
cases, which were placed under the protection of the United States, along
with everything that belonged to the Canadian Legation. When the
United States entered the war, the Swiss Legation took over the custody
of these things. But the Germans seized the Archives cases, hoping to
find information files in them. They examined each document, but
disappointed at finding nothing but documents of the time of Louis XIV
and Louis XV, they tore up part of them and threw the rest into the cases
or on the floor, destroying part of the index. When France was liberated,
everything was picked up hastily just as it was, and part of it transported
to the former office of the Legation on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, the
rest being taken to the storage depot at the Maple House. Later, the
cases were all taken to the present Canadian Embassy at 72 Foch Avenue.
A great deal of work was necessary to put everything in order, set up the
files again and re-copy the missing documents.
The Dominion Archivist looked after the completing of transcriptions,
made arrangements with the French authorities to facilitate the work,
organized the cataloguing of documents and series, and laid out the duties
of the staff, which had been reduced from twelve employees before the
war to only four. In addition, he undertook a search for new documentary
sources, visiting public libraries in all quarters and examining numerous
collections of documents offered by manuscript dealers. Among others,
there were two collections which contained a considerable number of
highly interesting items, but the excessive prices asked—$15,000 and
$110,000—were far beyond the limits of the Archives appropriation. He
finally interviewed representatives of the French Government in order to
obtain for Canada the gift of the earliest official documents pertaining to
its discovery and colonization.
As a result of this visit and these negotiations, a considerable number
of documents, maps and pictures were gathered together and sent in
several cases to the Archives at Ottawa. Further on will be found a summary of them, which fills several pages. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 ix
However, it seems fitting to mention here some of the most interesting
and more curious of these acquisitions: the diary of S. C. Maitland, member
of the staff of Lord Cathcart, Governor General (1846); the diary of an
officer who served in Canada from 1837 to 1841, with some observations
on the 1837 Rebellion; the journal of a traveller who wandered around the
country from 1838 to 1840, of which typical passages on Canadian towns
will be found in the historical documents section of the present report; a
collection of letters addressed to Governor Murray between 1760 and 1763,
several of which are particularly revealing; a group of letters by Pellev6,
Tfrte and Thorn, between 1795 and 1796, plotting the invasion of Canada
by France, with the help of American partisans; a group of documents
in which Sir James W. Montgomery, President of the Exchequer Court of
Scotland, studies the situation of lands and land policy in Prince Edward
Island, between 1791 and 1798; fourteen drawings of Canadian scenes,
around 1850, and water-colours of Windmill Point at Prescott, 1885, and
St. Paul's Church at Woodstock, 1872.
Of the bundles of documents taken from the Public Record Office,
London, containing hundreds of items, it is sufficient to mention the
following volumes in Series Colonial Office 323, which comprises the official
correspondence between the Board of Trade and the colonies: Vols. 12 and
13 (1748-57), containing the correspondence of Governor Shirley, of
Massachusetts, on the Acadian frontier question and on expeditions
against New France; Vols. 15 and 16 (1760-63), containing the reports of
Murray and Burton on the governments of Quebec and Three Rivers,
and the projects for study regarding the conquered colonies; Vol. 18 (1764-
66), containing memoirs on Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen
Islands.
All these documents were brought back from England. But another
worth noting is the letters patent creating Governor Poulett Thompson
Baron Sydenham. This piece was picked up in the street, near the Bank
of England, by Mr. O. Singleton, of Walthamstow, after an air-raid, which
destroyed several neighbouring buddings. A dog was playing with the
document when Mr. Singleton recovered it. He subsequently presented
it to Miss Doris Godfrey, director of the Canadian Archives office in
London.
Regarding the documents brought from Paris, of those taken from
the Clairambault Collection, at the National Library, we note the following
numbers: 555, Journals of events in Acadia and Canada, 1755-56; 704, on a
quarrel between the Bishop of Quebec and the Seminary of Foreign Missions; 794, Memoir of the Compagnie du Nord; 880, Memoir on Acadia;
1015, Narrative on the St. Lawrence; Miscellany on America; Letter and
Memoir of the Intendant de Meules on Acadia, 1685-86. From the
bundles from the Archives of Charente-Inferieure, we single out: Etude
Sacre. Minutes Teuleron, files of the years 1647 to 1666: engagement
contracts of men and women, artisans and domestics, for Acadia and
Canada, and oaths taken before crossing the Atlantic; Etude Menon.
Minutes Riviere, files of the years 1673-84: contracts for fishing and the
renting of ships; engagement contracts of artisans, in particular for Cavelier
de La Salle. From the Departmental Archives of Marseille comes the act
creating a company for the construction of ships at He Royale, in 1735, to
be sold in Spain; and from the Carpentras Library, a letter by de Lisle,
of 30th August, 1636, describing the torture by the Hurons of a prisoner at
Quebec. Lastly, as regards the maps and plans, we must not forget several
items that are invaluable: Archives Nationales, Colonies, CUA, 126, Nos.
42 and 45: Plans of Louisbourg, 1739 and 1756; No. 116: Plan of the fort
of the Fox Indians between the Illinois and the Wabash, 1750; Ministere x PUBLIC ARCHIVES
des Colonies, Dep6t des Fortifications, No. 64: Plan of Port Royal in
Acadia, 1705; Nos. 510, 511, 512: Plans of Fort St. Frederick; Service
Technique du Genie, No. 210e: Plan of Fort Chambly and maps of Lake
Champlain; St. Sulpice Seminary: Plan of the Island of Montreal, with the
situation of lands and the names of inhabitants, 1702. The last item is of
considerable interest both topographically and historically.
As usual, this year's report is accompanied by historical documents,
but rather few owing to the increased cost of printing and the smallness ol
the departmental appropriation. The first document is an order of the
King of France, of March 27, 1647, creating the first Quebec Council,
composed of the Governor, the Superior of the Jesuits, and the Governor
of Montreal. This Council received the right to make rules for everything
that was "necessary for trade and for the good of the country".
Moreover, the order stipulated the election by ballot of syndics
by the inhabitants of Quebec, Montreal and Three Rivers, which syndics
would have the right to sit in the Council, without deliberative voice, in
order to present the views and interests of their own communities. In a
modest and restricted form, this order introduced in the country for the
first time the right of the people to elect representatives: thus it marked
the beginning, three hundred years ago, of representative government in
Canada. As a matter of fact, in later years, following new ordinances of
1648 and 1657, the people finally received the right to elect by ballot four
councillors, who participated with full rights in the administration of the
fur trade and of finance. It was an incomplete participation in the government of the country but effective and real, through the examination of the
budget. The order of 1647, which established the Quebec Council, therefore marked the beginning of the period of the participation of the people
in the administration. This fact is all the more remarkable since New
France received its law from an absolute monarchy and since the Quebec
Council disappeared with the election of its councillors in 1663.
The second document may be classed as a historical curiosity. It is a
sentence by Louis XV, August 31, 1729, which condemns Jean Baptiste
Paul, master of the vessel Notre-Dame du Bon Succes and a prisoner at
Marseille, to deportation to Canada, where he is forbidden to command
a ship, being permitted only to serve in the capacity of sailor between
Quebec and Montreal! For a captain on the high seas, this,certainly was
degradation. The document unfortunately is too brief and does not state
the reason for the conviction. Moreover it has been impossible to find any
trace of Captain Paul in Canada.
Next comes an item which shows indeed that nothing is new under the
sun. An earlier Report, that of 1942, contains documents proving that
food rationing, the pegging of profits, and ceiling prices, including a ceiling
on rents, had existed in Canada in the past. Now we present a short
ordinance which established the first meat-coupon system in Canada, in
December, 1757, almost two hundred years ago.
The document that follows is composed of extracts from the journal
of a traveller, who roamed through Canada during the years 1838-40.
Its pages acquaint us with a number of towns of that period: Smith's Falls,
Perth, Brockville, Kingston, Port Hope, Toronto, St. Catharines, Niagara
and By town. Unfortunately, although he was able to portray the difficulties of travel in those days, as well as the captivating spectacle of primeval nature, he is very miserly with the details concerning the surroundings and the people, except regarding St. Catharines, which he praises for
the prettiness of the village and the hospitality of its inhabitants. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
The final document gives a picture of the economic and financial
situation of Canada a hundred years ago (1847), which allows the reader
to make comparisons that reveal the immense strides made by our country
since that date. It is sufficient to cite: the total Canadian revenue,
£719,895, about $3,450,000, compared with the 1947 revenue for only
eight months (April to November) which reached $1,826,000,000; the total
expenditure in 1847, amounting to £716,052 (about $3,400,000) as against
the 1947 expenditure, also for eight months, which totalled $1,253,000,000.
This produced a surplus of $572,000,000 for eight months of fiscal operation.
It is not less interesting to see, by reading the other tables, what articles
our exports and imports comprised at that time. These various tables
constitute an object lesson which will certainly astonish the reader at the
tremendous progress achieved by our country in the economic and financial
fields.
GUSTAVE LANCTOT,
Keeper of Public Records.  MANUSCRIPT DIVISION
I
MISCELLANEOUS ACCESSIONS
Abjurations of Heresy: made by Huguenots at Quebec, 1662-1759.
Photostat of cards in the Archev^che de Qu6bec.
Audit Office: Declared Accounts.    Transcripts.
A.O. 1 Declared Accounts, 1771-1789, Bundle 2531-2538.
Contains Accounts for fortifications.
A.O. 3 Accounts of Surveys 1763-1789, Vol. 140. Some interesting reports by Samuel Holland are contained in this
volume.
Berthelot, J. G.: Request that he settle an account due to Benjamin,
no date.    Original.    {Miscellaneous Documents, Vol. 16, No. 51).
Borbridge, H. P.: Commission as second lieutenant in the Princess Louise
Dragoon Guards, 20 April, 1899.    Original.
Burritt, Hamlet: Commission as Ensign in the Carleton Militia, 1856;
appointed Lay Reader at Merrickville, 1873; commission in the Court
of Queen's Bench, 1878.
Certificates: of births, marriages, and deaths of Kings of France; the
Royal Family; and of other person?.
Colonial Office: Papers of the Board of Trade. Transcript and
Photostat.
CO.   5/1083.    Colonel  Romer's  report on  the  expedition  to
Onondaga, 1700.
CO. 323. Papers of the Board of Trade, Vols. 1-9, 1689-1733.
Selected material relating to the North American colonies
with special reference to the production of naval stores, the
development of fisheries and fur trade. Reports by John
Nelson as to French activities and on a plan for the conquest
of Canada.
Court of King's Bench, Lower Canada: Table of fees, 1830.   Copy.
De Muy, Charles: Letters to, and certificate of membership in the Freemasons, 1761. Archives du Seminaire de Quebec, Fonds Verreau,
carton 10, No. 131.
Desjardin, Peter: Two letters respecting his estate.    Photostat.
Faillon Collection: Transcript from Seminaire St. Sulpice, Montreal.
A letter on historical sources; three letters from the Missions Etran-
geres, 1761-1765; an unsigned letter, dated 1694; and a journal of
events at Quebec, 21 June, 1757 - 29 August, 1759. xiv PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Fleming, Sir Sandford: Letter from Colonel W. Montagu, R.E., Halifax,
1875, with respect to the road through War Department property.
Original.    {Fleming, Vol. 199, No. 1.)
Franco-Canadian Commercial Negotiations, 1892: Despatch from the
Earl of Roseberry, 17 November, 1892, and explanations offered by
Sir Charles Tupper, 21 November, 1892.    Copies.    (G. 18, Vol. 36.)
Gibson: a few old family letters and documents, presented by the Hon.
Colin Gibson, P.C, M.C, Secretary of State.
Japan : Instrument of Surrender, 1945.    Photostat.
Jonquiere, Marquis de la: Business letter to Gradix and Son, 8 November, 1751.    Duplicate.
Kirkpatrick, George A.: Record of dinners and invitations issued as
Speaker of the House of Commons, 1884-1886.
Kruper, August : Report on the removal of rocks from the channel of the
Richelieu River, 20 December, 1830.    (PW1/11.)
Lamarque, Charles Nolan: Inventaire et description de tous les biens
de, 1754.    Transcript from Chateau de Ramezay.
Lauzon, Seigniory of: Sale of land by Theodore Sureau to Jean Joly,
24 June, 1667.    Original.    {Miscellaneous Documents, Vol. 16, No. 46.)
Manners, Russell: Letter to Henry Dundas, Charlottetown, 5 February,
1810, stating that he is Provost Marshal and offering his services.
Reminds Dundas that they attended the same college. Original.
{Miscellaneous Documents, Vol. 16, No. 52.)
Memoire: Sur la partie occidentale du Canada, 1763. Author unknown.
Transcript from "Ma Saberdache", Viger Papers in Seminaire de
Quebec.    {Viger Papers, Vol. 5.)
Mingan: Agreement between the Sieurs Pachot and Lalande as to their
trade at Mingan, 1690.    Original.     {Miscellaneous Documents, Vol. 16,
No. 45.)
Mondelet, Charles: Lettter from Rev. F. H. Leclerc, Director of Masson
College, Terrebonne, 28 February, 1868, asking Mondelet to present
a silver cross to the college. On reverse is Mondelet's reply that he
is unable to comply with this request, Montreal, 29 February, 1868.
Original.    {Mondelet, No. 1.)
Montreal: Minutes of Synagogue, 1770-1780.    Photostat.
Moody, Lt. Col. Robert: Return of service, filed in accordance with the
circular letter of 22 October, 1828. Transcribed from W.O. 25, Vol.
768, fols. 183, 185.
Morin, P. L.: Voyage en Amerique.    A trip from Paris to Lake Winnipeg.
Nova Scotia: Despatches dealing with responsible government, 15 September and 3 November, 1846.    Transcript from CO. 217, Vol. 193. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xv
Riel, Louis: (1) Statement issued by Riel to a Star reporter who visited
him in prison, 2 August, 1885.    Photostat.    {Riel Papers, Vol. 1.)
(2) Letter to Judge Hugh Richardson, 14 November, 1885, asking
for leave to see a reporter from the Globe. Photostat. {Riel Papers,
Vol. 1, No. 4.)
Shipping: (1) Official Logs of ships registered at Victoria, B.C., 1891-1894:
Thermopylae, 1891; 1893-1894; Vera, 1893; Favourite, 1900. These
"Official Logs" contain the articles of agreement, and information as
to the crew, the tonnage and registry.    They are not daily logs.
(2) Capture of three French ships at Louisburg, 1746. Originals,
and a true copy of the Admiralty condemnation of the Louis Erasme.
(3) Ships Register, Napanee, 1874-1881.
Stewart, J. Application for the office of Collector of Customs in Prince
Edward Island, 40 Charing Cross (London), 3 July, 1820. {Stewart,
No. 1).
Strathcona, Lord: Letter to Robert H. Prowse, Montreal, 15 March,
1894. Typescript signed. Does not feel that a railway across Newfoundland would shorten the voyage from Europe. Canada would
gladly have Newfoundland come into union. Annexation to the
United States is not a practical issue. {Strathcona Papers, Vol. 3,
No. 1.)
Transport, Department of: Miscellaneous documents relating to public
works, 1830-1888.    {P.W.3 Vol. 1.)
Treasury: Transcript and Photostat.
T.l     In-Letters 1689-1712, Vols. 1-157.
Reports and memorials. Contains valuable material for a
study of practical details of colonial administration,
particularly from the financial point of view.
T.46   Victualling lists.
Halifax 1760-1765, Vol. 21.
Quebec and Montreal, 1786-1788, Vol. 23.
Viger, J.: Ma Saberdache. Transcript from Archives du Seminaire de
Quebec. (1) Memoir on "la domination des Francais en Canada
jusqu'en 1706; (2) sermon on respect in churches, Montreal, April,
1760; (3) report by the Sieur d'Aigremont on the forts in Canada,
1708; (4) letters of Vaudreuil, 1708-1724.    {Viger Papers, Vol. 5.)
Ville Marie: Bref Estat et description des biens des ecoles de Ville Marie,
1694. Transcript from Archives du Seminaire de Quebec, Fonds
Verreau, No. 075.    {Fonds Verreau, Vol. 5.)
War Office: Transcripts.
W.O.   1    In-Letters, 1846.   Vols. 554-555.
Despatches relating to militia and defence and to expansion
into the western territories.
W.0.34     Amherst Papers, 1758-1763.    Vols. 59-65.
Quarter Master General; Transport service and masters of
vessels; Hospital service, 1757-1763., xvi PUBLIC ARCHIVES
II
DOCUMENTS BROUGHT BACK FROM EUROPE
Public Records Office:
CO. 323.    Colonies General.    Original correspondence of Board of
Trade:
Vols. 10-11 (1734-1747). Maritime and commercial questions
concerning the American colonies.
Vol. 12 (1748-1750). Correspondence with Shirley. Documents
on the frontier.
Vol. 13 (1750-1757). Correspondence with Shirley. The frontiers of Acadia. Contraband trade. Letters of marque.
Defence of the colonies.
Vol. 14 (1757-1760). Correspondence of Sir William Johnson
concerning Indian relations.
Vol. 15 (1760-1763). Correspondence of Sir William Johnson
concerning Indian relations. Regulations of the Receiver
General.    Appendices to Murray's report on New France.
Vol. 16 (1763). Burton's report on the government of Three
Rivers.    Projects concerning the new colonies.
Vol. 17 (1763-1764). Commercial and Indian materials. Documents regarding the taking possession of Louisiana.
Vol. 18 (1764-1766). Questions concerning the new colonies.
Scheme of Robert Rogers. Madgalen Islands and Prince
Edward Island.
Vol. 19 (1764-1766). Budgets and paper money in the American
colonies.
Vol. 20 (1764). Report of the Governors of the colonies on the
administration of Indian affairs.
Vol. 21-22 (1765-1766).    Requests for land in the colonies.
Vol. 24 (1766). Colonial affairs. Correspondence of Sir William
Johnson.    Memoir on the trade situation and Indian affairs.
Vol. 25-26 (1767). Correspondence of General Gage. Colonization of lands in the West.    Requests for land.
Vol. 27 (1769-1773). Settlements and land concessions. Instructions to Governors.
Miscellaneous:
Canadian Pipe Rolls. Edward Fisher, agent for the province of
Upper Canada for the years 1802-1804.
Manuscript Diary for 1846 of S.C Maitland, of New York, in service
of Government House, Montreal, under Lord Cathcart, Governor
General.
Journal of a traveller in Canada from 1838 to 1840.
Monck, Lord: (1) Letter to the Duke of Buckingham re pamphlet on
Nova Scotia, 29 August, 1868. (2) Unfinished letter to the
Duke of Buckingham regarding the discontent of the inhabitants
of Nova Scotia following the confederation of the English provinces
of North America.    (No date.) REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xvii
Documents donated by the British Record Association:
Memoirs regarding the limits of Nova Scotia or Acadia, 1751.
The Memorials of the English and French Commissaries concerning the
Limits of Nova Scotia or Acadia.    (Printed.)    London, 1755.
Observations of the French Commissaries on the memoir they have
had printed concerning the Commissaries of the King of Great
Britain regarding the limits of Nova Scotia or Acadia, 1756.
(Original.)
Map, 1745.    Western part of New France or Canada by Mr. Bellin.   .
Memoir of the Commissaries of the King in reply to the memoirs of
the Commissaries of His Britannic Majesty, of 21 September,
1750 and 11 January, 1751, concerning Acadia.
Items from various sources:
Six American and Canadian trade tokens.
A series of views, scenes and towns in Canada.
Instructions of John Rose, commander of the sloop Isabella, .14 January, 1818. Letter of the Rev. Henry Caswell, of Brockville, Ont.,
to his mother, relating the fight at Prescott, 22 November, 1838.
Manuscript diary of an English officer who sailed for Canada by way
of New York In May, 1838, in order to rejoin his regiment in
Toronto, 1838-41.
Murray, ten autograph letters:
7 letters from Lord Elibank to General Murray.
1 letter from Lord Lauderdale to General Murray.
2 Letters from Richard Murray to General Murray.
Conveyance and assignment of belongings of the Lady Littler estate
in Prince Edward Island, 28 September, 1858.
Ragueneau, Paul. Contract of marriage between Douairt de Bondy
and Marguerite de Chavigny, 25 July, 1656. Numerous signatures.
Letter of Alexander Johnstone to Governor Murray, 9 July, 1763.
Canada: Eleven letters of Pelleve, Tate and Thorn concerning a plan
to capture Canada by France, with the help of American partisans,
1795-6.
Report of a court martial for General Butler, Halifax, June, 1910.
Appeal of Edmund Waters to the Privy Council, Prince Edward
Island, 1817.
Reconveyance of property of Thomas Benson, Quebec, 1834.
Miscellaneous letters and documents.
Duke of Bedford to the Duke of Newcastle, 9 May, 1761, discussing
the conditions of peace with France.
Address of Welcome to Robert Dinwiddie (c. 1756).
Draft of resolutions to Robert Dinwiddie (c. 1756).
Prince Edward Island. Two letters of Sir James W. Montgomery to
Major Robert Gray, concerning the administration of Governor
Fanning, 8 and 12 March, 1792.
89210—b xviii PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Sir James Montgomery to Governor Edmund Fanning, regarding
lands, 30 April, 1798. Memoir of James Montgomery on the
situation in Prince Edward Island (1791).
Yeo, Sir James Lucas. Signed report of the defeat of the American
expeditions against Kingston and Montreal, 6 December, 1813;
and two letters dated 1813.
Sydenham, Lord. Letters patent granting to Poulett Thompson the
title Lord Sydenham, 1840.
Pictures:
5 views of Montreal, c. 1840.
Water colour of Prescott Mill Point, c. 1865.
Water colour of St. Paul's, Woodstock, 1872.
Water colour of Derrick at Strathroy, c. 1870.
Lithograph: Washington at the Monongahela.
Album of photographs taken in 1864, with views of Montreal, Hamilton,
Quebec, Grimsby, etc.
Canada.    Fourteen drawings of Canadian scenes by F.B., c. 1850.
Group of modern views of Canada; and several views of the descent
of rapids on the St. Lawrence by General Amherst's army, 1760,
by Thos. Davies, artillery officer.
Printed Materials:
Addresses presented to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales during his State
visit to British North America in 1860, with the replies thereto.
Printed by the Duke of Newcastle, 1860.
Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of the Public Record Office,
1938.
Statutes, Rules and Schedules governing the disposal of public records
by destruction or otherwise, 1877-1913, 1 Vol., 1914.
Miscellaneous pamphlets.
BibliothSque Nationale:
Clairambault Collection:
533. Journals of military events in Acadia and Canada, 1755-1756.
578, 580, 599. Marshal D'Estrades; the equipping of ships for Canada;
order of Captain Gargot; loading of guns, 1650.
659. State order-in-Council concerning La Tour, March 6, 1644.
Order for Canada, March 6, 1645. Orders concerning the Quebec
Council, pensions for fathers of large families, a police regulation,
etc., 1647-1672.
660. Orders-in-Council: Frontenac; registry of lands; ships; western
farm; uncleared lands; Duchess d'Aiguillon; beaver hats; the
sale of brandy,  etc.,   1675-1687.
664. Prerogatives of Ministers, of Secretaries of State, 1669.
673. Order to arrest the Crisafys, 1684.
675. Pension of the Bishop of Quebec, 1685. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xix
680, 681. Louis de Beaujeu, 1691; the Bishop of Quebec, 1692.
682, 684. Pension  of  Madame  de Frontenac; stay of  proceedings
against Frontenac.
699. Correspondence regarding the Vaudreuils, 1704.
704. Quarrel between the Bishop of Quebec and the Foreign Missions.
734, 764, 765, 770.    Marquisates.    Courts of Justice.
775. Ships of Canada, 1688.
k 782. Cardinal  Jean   Le  Veneur,   1543.    Pensions   of   Montmagny,
Tracy and Razilly, 1743.
785. Currency Court.
788. Guillaume de Caen, auditor of accounts, 1583.
791. Colbert, regarding large families.
794. Memoir of the Compagnie du Nord.
795, 796. Chevalier de Mariemont.    Admiralty.
801, 810, 812.    Remy de Courcelles, de Jordy de Cabanac, Vaudreuil,
Montcalm.
813 to 838.    Volumes mentioning officers in Canada occupying special
posts.
854 to 856.    Marine ordinances, etc.
858, 859, 863. Miscellaneous.
864. Voyage to Newfoundland and letters, 1672-1678.
879. Fezeret,  Franquelin,  Denis de Fronsac; letters of Frontenac,
1693-1696; Narrative of Champigny,|1692.
880. Memoir on Acadia.
1015. Narrative on the St. Lawrence.
Dossiers bleus, Vol. 558, Razilly.
Cabinet d'Hozier, Vol. 285.    Razilly.
Original documents, Vol. 2443, Razilly.
Mercure Galant, March, 1704.    Razilly.
Nouveau d'Hozier, Vols. 134-256-1147, Fevret de St. Mesmin.
Melanges sur l'Amerique.    Letter and Memoir on Acadia and the
Intendant de Meules, 1685-1686.
Archives de la Charente Inferieure, La Rochelle:
Etude Sacre.    Minutes Teuleron.
Bundles, years 1647-1666: Engagement contracts for men and
women for Canada and Acadia, association contracts and
wills made before departure.
Etude Menon.    Minutes Riviere:
Bundles, years 1673-1684: Contracts for fishing and engagement
contracts of artisans, particularly by La Salle.
fitude Menon.    Minutes Riviere et Soulard:
Bundles, years  1685-1688: Contracts of sale and fishing and
engagement of artisans.
89210—b§ xx PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Bundles, years 1719-1737: Contracts of marriage, of association,
or insurance, as well as of engagements of artisans for Canada
and Prince Edward Island.
Marseille, Archives Departementales:
1. Ordinance   prohibiting  navigation  to  the  Americas   without   a
handwritten permit, 28 November, 1646.
2. Order of the King for the deportation of Captain Paul to Canada,*;
31 August, 1729.
3. Passport of the King for sea trade in Canada, 25 January, 1707.
4. Commission of war and trade for Canada, 10 May, 1707.
5. Company for the construction of vessels at Isle Royale, 18 January,
1735.
Carpentras, Bibliotheque Municipale:
Letter of De Lisle describing  the  torture of an Indian.
30 August, 1636.
Quebec,
Maps
Archives nationales. Colonies C11A: Vol. 126, No. 42, Plan of Louis-
bourg, 1739; Vol. 126, No. 45, Plan of the Town of Louisbourg,
1756; Vol. 126, No. 105, Plan of the Town of Montreal, by Chaus-
segros de Lery, October 4, 1927; Vol. 126, No. 116, Plan of the
fort of the Fox Indians, between the Illinois and the Wabash, by
Chaussegros de Lery, 10 November 1730.
Archives Nationales.    Marine:
B.4., No. 285, Plan of the entrenchment at Lorembec, 1757;
Plan of the entrenchment at Anses, at Ruisseau and at
Sable, 1757.
Ministere des Colonies, Dep6t des Fortifications.    Carte Amerique
Septentrionale:
No. 64. Plan of Fort Royal at Acadia, by Sr. Labat, 25 November,
1705.
70. Plan of the Gut of Port Royal at Acadia, by De Labat,
9 October, 1708.
411. Plan of the Rampart and of the Cove  of  Canoterie by
Chaussegros de Lery, 15 November, 1732.
506. Plan of a redoubt at Pointe a. la Chevelure, by Chaussegros
de Lery, 14 November, 1731.
507. Plan of a little fort at Pointe ci la Chevelure, by Chaussegros
de Lery.
510. New fort at Pointe k la Chevelure, by Chaussegros de Lery,
1733.
511. Fort of Pointe & la Chevelure, by Chaussegros de Lery,
20 September, 1737.
512. Plan of Fort St. Frederick, by Chaussegros de Lery, 30
October, 1737.
514. Plan of the fort and redoubt of Pointe a la Chevelure, by
Chaussegros de Lery.    (No date.) REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Service Technique du Genie.    Canada and Isle Royale :
Memoir on Canada, MSS Series in folio:
No. 210d.    Plan of Fort La Joye, Prince Edward Island.    (No
date.)
No. 210e. Louisbourg Harbour, 1714.
No. 210e. Plan of Fort Chambly.
No. 210e. Map of Lake Champlain, of Fort Chambly at Lake
Saint Sacrement.
.4rticle 14. Places etrangeres.    Louisbourg:
Carton No. 1, Item No. la, General map of Isle Royale, 1714.
St. Sulpice Seminary:
General description of the Island of Montreal, with the situation
of lands and names of inhabitants, 1702.  HISTORICAL  DOCUMENTS  REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xxv
THE QUEBEC COUNCIL OF 1647
First Popular Representation in Canada
Regulation for establishing good order and police in Canada.
March 27, 1647.1
The King in Council, the Queen Regent his Mother being present:
Heard the report made by the sieurs Laisne, de Morangis and de Mesmes,
Members of the said Council, and Commissioners appointed by His Majesty
for the affairs of New France or Canada, by the terms of the decree of
February 22 last, Re the petition presented to him by his subjects dwelling
in the said country containing their complaints of abuses and malversations
committed there in connexion with the fur trade and others, to such an
extent that if not speedily seen to, not only will his Majesty's noble design
of promoting the spread of the faith be wholly deprived of its effect, but
the good of his service, and the growth of the French Colonies hindered,
and the peace of his subjects destroyed, together with the acts, letters and
memoranda entrusted to the said sieurs Commissioners both by the directors and associates of the Company of the sd. New France, and by the sd.
inhabitants and chief officials of the said country, and the articles agreed
upon between the said Directors and the said inhabitants, the fourteenth
January one thousand six hundred and forty five, and the decree homologating the same, of the fifth March following: The whole having been
seen and considered, His Majesty, in his said Council, The Queen Regent
his Mother being present, wishing to provide for the said abuses, and to
cause his subjects in New France to live in peace, good order and police,
has made and ordained the following Regulation.
To wit, That a CouncU shall be established consisting of the governor
of the said country, and until there shall be a Bishop of the Superior of the
house of Jesuits who shall then be in Quebec, together with the separate
Governor of the Island of Montreal. And in the absence of the Governor
of the said country, and of the separate Governor of the said Montreal, of
their Lieutenants; The which Council shall be held in the common House
containing the Store-house of Quebec.
That the said council by a majority of votes, shall provide for the
appointment of the commodore of the fleet, of the Captains and other
snips' officers, the clerks and Controllers of the [fur] Trade, both in the
said country and in France.
That, further, the said Council shall appoint a Secretary who must
not be the Servant of any member of the same, to keep the Registers,
Receive and issue the acts, commissions, and conclusions of the Debates,
and deliver them to those concerned therewith: The said secretary may
also receive all other acts and contracts passed between individuals, such
as Notaries and public persons, causing two witnesses to sign with the
parties, in conformity with the rules observed in France.
The said council shall see, examine all accounts, decide the salaries
and appointments of officers and clerks, and in general provide for all that
may be needful for the Trade and the welfare of the said country, the said
officials and clerks having no claim whatsoever to any profit or indirect
other than the salaries assigned them by the said council, or to be supported
at the cost of the Warehouse, which his Majesty most strictly forbids for
the future.
*F» Vol. 3, p. 169.—Regulation for Canada. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
The Commodore of the sd. fleet, and the Syndics of the inhabitants of
Quebec, of Three Rivers and of Montreal shall have [the right of] entry and
session in the said Council, without deliberative voice, but merely to represent that which concerns their duties, and the interest of their Communities.
The official agents shall be bound to account to the said Council for
their transactions for the years one thousand six hundred and forty five,
and one thousand six hundred and forty six, one month after the arrival
of the ships at Quebec in this present year: This they shall also do each
year in future at the same time, wherein further, all important matters
shall be dealt with and settled, otherwise, and on failing to account, the
said agents shall be constrained thereto by all due and reasonable means,
even corporal, nor may the said official agents be continued in their employments until they shall have rendered and justified their said accounts.
The minutes whereof, and the documents in support of the same shall
remain in the possession of the Registrar who shall furnish the agent with a
copy, and send another to the Commissioners appointed by his Majesty
for the affairs of New France, on paiji of loss of salary.
The said Council shall proceed every year on the return of the ships
to appoint the officials who must not be continued in the same duty for
more than three consecutive years, and cause the said officials to take oath
to the said Council.
All the French inhabitants of the said country shall be allowed in
future to trade and do business with the Indians in skins and furs, by means
of the produce of the said country only, and on condition and not otherwise, of bringing to the public warehouses all the skins and furs received
from the said Indians, for the price that shall be paid for them, as fixed by
the said Council, on pain of confiscation thereof, and of fine at discretion.
All which skins and furs, and others traded to the public advantages
for goods brought from France, shall be sold in France by those whom the
said Council shall appoint, one of whom shall hold good and faithful control
of the sale, to be, when all costs have first been met, the price of the same,
[and] used for the welfare and increase of the French colonies, and the
conversion of the Indians, as shall be decreed by the said Council.
His Majesty therefore, in order to provide for the preservation of the
country and maintenance of the garrisons now there, has decreed that the
Governor of the said country shall be paid yearly by the Commissioner and
Receiver general of Trade in France, the sum of twenty-five thousand livres,
both for his [own] salary and that of his Lieutenants at Quebec, and at Three
Rivers, officers and soldiers, both for their living, and the upkeep of the
Forts in said places, arms, ammunition, and food, and all things needed for
the preservation thereof, the said garrisons to consist of at least seventy
men, distributed among the said places, as he shall see fit.
The separate Governor of Montreal shall likewise be paid yearly by
the said commissioner and Receiver general the sum of ten thousand livres,
both for his [own] salary and his Lieutenant; officers and soldiers, their
living, and for the upkeep of the fort of Villemarie, in Montreal, with all
munitions of war and food, wherein there shall be a garrison of at least
thirty men. There shall also be paid yearly to the Superior of the Jesuits
of the Missions in the said country, the sum of five thousand livres, to
provide for the support and maintenance of those engaged in all the missions
of the said country.
There shall be sent each year by the ships of the fleet of that country,
free of charge, seventy tons of food, munitions and clothes for the Governor and the garrisons of Quebec, and of Three Rivers; thirty tons for the REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
separate Governor and garrison of Montreal: thirty tons for the Jesuit
Fathers, should so much be needed, and that which has hitherto been
granted for the Ursulines and hospital nuns, and all others of what quality
and condition soever they may be, shall pay the freight, save and except
the new inhabitants who shall go from France to the said country to settle
there, for whom during the first two years food and clothing shall be sent
free of charge.
The Syndics of Quebec, Three Rivers and Montreal shall be severally
elected each year by the inhabitants of those places by ballot and may not
continue more than three years consecutively.
# No permit shall hereafter be given by the admiralty to enter the river
Saint Lawrence, save to those belonging to the navy of the said country,
and should any be found there in future, the ships and cargo shall be
confiscated, notwithstanding any permit they may have obtained in
contravention of the present rule. The said Secretary shall send each year
to the said Commissioners appointed by His Majesty, a brief report of the
affairs of the said country, of the number and state of the men in garrison,
and other necessary matters, for the information of his said Majesty, to
provide for the increase or retrenchment of the said garrisons as he shall
deem proper for the. good of the said country.
The present regulation shall be read and published on the arrival of
the ships and entered on the register of the said Council, to be set up at
Quebec, to be kept and observed according to its form and tenor, from the
date of its publication, until His Majesty shall have ordered otherwise.
The garrisons of the said country shall however be maintained at the
cost of the warehouses of the said [fur] Trade, as heretofore, until the
return of the ships to Quebec, next year one thousand six hundred and
forty eight only. Done at the King's Council of State, the King and the
Queen Regent his Mother being present, held at Paris the twenty seventh
day of March one thousand six hundred and forty seven.
Signed: Delomenie.
LOUIS by the grace of God King of France and Navarre: to our very
dear and well-beloved the Sieur Charles Huault de Montmagny, Knight of
the order of Saint John of Jerusalem, governor and our Lieutenant general
throughout the whole extent of the river Saint Lawrence and the lands
adjoining, and to all others our officers of the said country, each as it shall
concern him, Greeting. We by the advice of the Queen Regent our much
honoured Lady and Mother; wUl and command you by these presents
signed by our hands, that the decree the extract whereof is hereto attached
under the counter-seal of our chanceUery, given this day in our Council of
State, we being present, bearing regulation for the affairs of New France,
or Canada: Shall be by you executed and caused to be executed in every
particular according to its form and tenor, [any] oppositions or appeals
whatsoever notwithstanding, for the which it shall not be postponed. For
which purpose we grant you full power, authority, commission and special
command: For such is our pleasure. Given at Paris the twenty seventh
day of March, the year of grace one thousand six hundred and forty seven.
And our reign the fourth. Signed, LOUIS. And below, By The King,
the Queen Regent his Mother present; Signed: De Lomenie. And sealed
with yellow wax on a plain label.
Compared with the originals, by me CouncUlor and Secretary to the
King and of his Treasury.
Lecoq. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
SENTENCE AGAINST A NAVAL CAPTAIN1
Registration of the King's order addressed to Monsieur Gerin, Lieutenant General of the Admiralty which commands that Jean Baptiste
Paul will be held in the prisons of this palace and to have him sent to the
colony of Canada and to come here in the capacity of seaman.
By order of the King — the clerk of the prisons of the city of Marseille
is ordered to retain in the said prisons the said Jean Baptiste Paul formerly
master of the vessel la N-D. de Bon Succes. His Majesty having destined
him to be sent to the Colony of Canada from where he will not be able to
leave without committing disobedience and without which he will not be
able to command any ship, but only to sail in the capacity of seaman on
those ships which navigate at Quebec and Montreal.
Done at Versailles, the 31 August 1729.
Signed Louis, and lower down, Phelypeaux —
The original of the said order above taken and registered by me, put
in the registry the 9 September 1729 — Emerigon.
Arch. dep. d. B. d. Rh.
Fonds de l'amiraute IX B5.
Insinuation 1711-1730.
f°873 v°, 874 R° —
FIRST MEAT COUPONS IN CANADA2
1757, 4 December
By order of the King
and the Lieutenant General of Police
The public is advised that all the fathers of families listed on the
butcher meat roll that it pleases Monsieur the Intendant to have distributed to them at six sous the pound each eight days shall be obliged next
Thursday at two o'clock in the afternoon to repair to the house of Mr.
Labarthe, keeper of the King's stores to get there each one his meat ticket
at the rate of one pound of meat a day according to the number of persons
in each family. And they shall continue each eight days at six o'clock on
the day that will be fixed by the said Sieur LaBarthe, after which day it
shall not be received for the rest of the week. We forbid all individuals
whom it pleases the King to grant this favour to buy either on the market
of this town or anywhere else other beef reserved for the subsistence of the
other residents not on the said roll on pain of being struck from it
themselves. And in order that no one who is on it may plead ignorance
our present ordinance shall be read, published and posted after high mass
of the parish in the usual places in this town and outlying parts. We
instruct etc. at Montreal the fourth December One thousand seven hundred
and fifty-seven signed Guiton Monrepos.
The present ordinance has been read, published and posted after
parish mass in the usual places and locations by the undersigned court
usher today Sunday fourth of December One thousand seven hundred and
fifty seven signed Houillier.
1 Public Archives, Pieces diverses, Marseille.   Order of the King concerning Jean Baptiste Paul, Versailles,
August, 1729.
* Public Archives, Ordonnances, Montreal, Vol. 5.   Ordinance of M. de Monrepos, 4 December, 1757. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xxix
SIDELIGHTS ON
SMITH FALLS, PERTH, BROCKVILLE, KINGSTON, PORT HOPE,
TORONTO, ST. CATHARINES, NIAGARA AND
BYTOWN1
Smithsfalls
It was sunday when I entered this village buried amid immense forests
on the sides of the Rideau River. In consequence of the British government running a canal from Kingston thro' a chain of small lakes as Black
\_t_e, Mud lake & Rideau lake, thro' the Rideau river itself to the Ottawa,
the public works on this canal produced a numerous host of speculators,
and where men congregate villages soon spring up. The Rideau rises in
Leeds County within a day's journey of the St Lawrence at the Lake of a
thousand islands; near the head of the Rideau lake Gannanoqui discharges
its waters into the St Lawrence below Kingston. From the mouth of this
lake to the Ottawa lake the distance is 190 miles and from the mouth of
the Gannonoqui river by the St Lawrence the distance is 160 miles to the
mouth of the Ottawa Nature has done much for this communication and
when obstructions were to be removed British capital and American
enterprise were not wanting. The immense excavations and the solid
chains of locks upon this river are well worth the attention of the curious
while the philosophical observer, too, can contemplate with pleasure the
rapid growth of towns upon its banks and the commercial springs its
navigation opens in the midst of a wilderness.
As the day was a sabbath of rest and the artificers had retired after a
week of labor to the repose of their cabins the village was as mute and as
silent as the tomb. Entering within its precincts I was met by a solitary
old man overwhelmed with age who loitered along the margin of the canal,
musing upon friends from whom he was separated for ever; a young girl
bright in the blossom & beauty of nonage sat by the door of a little rustic
Inn with a younger sister by her side in artless simplicity; while the picture
was completed by a contemplative person whose face tho browned with
the climate bespoke him the native of another hemisphere meditating
alone on a rock above the cascades which tumbled among cliffs and broken
hedges below: Approaching this stranger to enquire about a hotel I was
met by a rustic canaller on a rude bridge who enquired of me if I was from
the old country? Another demanded what wages Canallers got elsewhere
but neither satisfied my enquiries about a hotel—'A hotel? asked a third
"There it is, pointing to a loghut across the river—My enquiries drew upon
me the eyes of the stranger—he started from his seat, he beheld me for a
moment and then threw himself into my arms—it was my brother!
Perth
Following with uncertainty a wood-path I left Smithsfalls accompanied by a friend and a walk of four miles brought us to the village of
Poonamallee on the Rideau. Crossing the river to the west we buried
ourselves in the woods and experienced as we traversed their interlaced
branches that soft melancholy which reigns in their thickest darkness.
The fallen leaves had so accumulated on our path that we were often
compelled to retrace its faint deviations with the eye of a Mengwe. As I
had on a pair of large Indian boots I escaped the mire of many a pool and
the contagious damp of many a marsh to the unacclimated* stranger so
i Manuscript Journal of a Traveller to and through Canada in 1838, 1839-1840.
* Out of 100 laborers 15 died in one day at Mudlake of Malaria. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
deadly. After crossing one or two streams with an occasional ducking we
came upon the old military road which runs from Bytown up to Perth
which we entered as the sun was setting amid the glooms of the trees,
flinging his last red flash on the spires and windows of this lonely village.
Encircled at a little distance with the dense forest, and inhibited by British
veterans retired Perth presents to the eye an imposing appearance which
further inspection annulls; It is situate on the banks of the sluggish Tay a
stream that falls into the Rideau and is connected by two bridges but
withal the place can hardly afford a comfortable Inn to the traveller.
Indeed the surrounding country is such a wilderness that one is surprised
to find any resemblance to civilization in a part so remote. After a good
deal of searching we got a bad bed which had the effect of rousing us early
next morning, and having laid out our plans to navigate the river we
purchased a canoe from an erratic Indian & paddled down the stream as
the houses of Perth disappeared & the eye rested with delight on the broad
blue surface of the water begirt with the impenetrable gloom of the forests.
This was an excursion wild and desolate. The sudden and sweeping-
curves of the river the trees on the flat shores half immerged in the water,
the bright red leaves of the maple just dropping from the branches, the
tawny hue of the poplar, the dark green of the spruce, the livelier emerald
of the willow, the purple of the dog wood, the brown of the birch and the
larch mingled their peculiarities into such masses of light and shade that
pen or pencil could idly attempt to portray their enchanting beauties.
Winding thro such a lovely combination of tints unfolding at every
turn additional novelties hanging on the tresses of Autumn & excluding
every object but itself, the Tay tho' deficient in boldness of outline develops
in its course scenes picturesquely wild still and solitary, the very absence
of the human species adding to its lovely charms. As the stroke of our
paddles awoke the echoes on either bank the startled kingfisher whirred
from the wave with a scream and buried himself with the blue jay or pileated
woodpecker in the woods. Wild ducks were often met in great flocks on
the river; sometimes an old commorant skimmed the water or a fishhawk
was seen to leap from his branch upon his speckled prey. As the sun broke
out in his fiercest fires we felt his rays insufferable and our uneasiness
increased from our own exertions; but to arrive at our post we must pull
for it without intermission. Regardless of heat or fatigue we sped on our
course but our carreer was interrupted by our frail canoe striking fast
upon a snag as our attention was unfortunately directed to an aquatic
flock of birds before us. In this dilemma we saw nothing before us but
despair the water flowed rapidly into our barque I could swim, but my
friend could not, yet even if he could the .shore was so inundated by the
disruptions of the river on the one side and so tangled with trees and reeds
and mud on the other that on either side escape from death became difficult. No one knows the powers of his mind till he x x x tries them
when he will find them more extensive than he had conceived them-
Dashing like Iroquois savages from the enemy we cut the water like
lightning rushing along the bosom of a dark cloud. At every pause we
baled out water till fortune favored us with a place to land where we
capsised the canoe and repaired the rent. Trusting again to the river we
paddled out but our patching was pervious to the oozing element which
now flowed in faster than before. We had now a struggle for life. Our
strength became exhausted but again we found a little inlet into which we
hastened and a second time evacuated the canoe the thought now struck us
that by repeating this dangerous procedure we might get to the end of our
journey, but in contemplating this idea as we floated once more down the
current we were as speedily immersed in the water as before.    The shores REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xxxi
here were marshy and what could we do? But exertion crowns
with success. The smoke of a cabin seen rising amid the trees gave hope of
relief; we approached the friendly beacon and landed on a green bank.
Pursuing a rude track we came to a wild and lone hermitage— As we
approached we were met by young female with her hair loose who upon
seeing us ran screaming like a savage into the woods. On entering the log
hut we perceived by the accent of two or three squalling children who were
sitting naked on the floor that the inmates were Scotch The interior of
the hut exhibited all the emblems of a Hottentot Kraal, cobs of maize,
pieces of skins, strings of fish, and furniture of the most rude construction.
After .searching among a pile of rubbish we discovered a piece of shoemaker^' wax with which we seamed the canoe and with the exception of a
portage encountered no further interruption till we got into the Rideau
lake. Thus as we surmount obstacles we rise in happiness and distant
terrors lose half their influence when nearer approached.
Brockville
After a rough jaunt of a long autumnal day (sep 28) we came to
Brockville. Wheelers was crowded with gentry met for the purpose of
estabUshing a Bank in opposition to that of Little York and my purpose
was to care nothing about them but to proceed to St Regis.
After Breakfast I walked from Brockville to Prescott—Wild plums
grew in abundance on the highway and the orchards, maize fields and
Dutch farms smiled in profusion till a tremendous shower cast a gloom over
the landscape and the sunshine of my imagination as my eye rested on the
St Lawrence rolling its waters between its deep and romantic banks.—
Kingston
We gained the steamer at Brockville at night and passed the Lake of a
thousand Islands but as these appeared too indistinctly for description I
shall leave the moonlight on their borders for imagination In the morning
we arrived at Kingston 70 miles from Prescott It stands upon a bay with a
bridge of 18 or 20 arches and is the entrance of the rout between the Ontario
and the Ottawa. The Indian name of Kingston is Cataraqui. It stood
many a severe ravage by the warlike Iroquois—It is now a spacious town
built of stone with several public edifices, but as the site is low it is subject
to contagious distempers— A Highland regiment was stationed here
during my visit
Lake Ontario
Passing the entrance of the Bay of Quinte which is 90 miles in length
we came into Lake Ontario which appears a wide circle of waters and if a
glimpse be caught of the shore it seems an aerial cloud on the horizon while
a nearer view presents an unbroken line of forest. The land is low and
marshy but the eye is lost upon the immense waters.
Ontario is 180 miles long, 40 wide 500 feet deep and its surface 218 feet
above tide water at Trois Rivieres. At nightfall we came to Cobourg and
stopt till mg. At 10 A M we came to Port Hope 7 miles thence. Between
these two places the mainland rises with a gentle elevation and the village is
pretty in consequence of the high banks behind it with their loftier trees.
In the background is Price lake with its beautiful Islands and in its vicinity
lake Simcoe the rendevouz of the Missasauga Indians from Toronto bay. xxxii PUBLIC ARCHIVES
From Port Hope to Little York the distance is about 70 miles whither
we landed in the evening. This place derives its importance from being
the capital of U. Canada. It stands on the borders of the lake on the bay
of Toronto with a low gut of land running out at some distance in front.
The inhabitants are said to be aristocratic and each family is said to form a
distinct caste: no doubt from the patronage of a redcoat. Galli pavos! to be
caught by a piece of red cloth!
As I entered: the Travellers Room in the principal Inn I was accosted
by a gentleman in a large company by name— and yet he seemed to
interdict himself on a second sight. The Menaechmi again— "How like!
and how is your brother? Come and join us—boy, more wine— we made
ourselves merry at the mistake but I was not so tall as my brother.
A.t night we left York for Fort George a distance of 45 miles Keeping
Burlington bay with its picturesque scenery on our right. In the morning
we came to Fort George being the entrance of the Niagara river at the head
of the lake on the American side is Fort Niagara Here we looked into the
deep blue stream to see if the shadow of Morgan who it is said sleeps in its
bed for unfolding the mysteries of Masonry would rise up and authenticate
the truth of his abduction but no such spirit appeared from the vasty deep.
Getting into a carriage I left this bleak point for Newark or Niagara town
and got a hurried meal at Chryslers. Niagara is a place of some importance. It is built upon a sandy soil with extensive commons on the banks
of the river. Leaving this for St Catharines a distance of 12-miles a carriage
brought me to the village in two hours thro' a most delightful country
rising into gentle swells dissected by low dells covered with the smiles of
agriculture and a judicious preservation of wood to ornament its fields
while its orchards add to the luxuriant scenery. St. Catharines is a very
picturesque village (the houses, frame, of course) are extremely neat, the
principal angle spacious, the gardens numerous & beautiful, with a soil
which unites all the fruits of field & forest. The inhabitants are social
hospitable and polite. Politeness it is true is superficial and only extends
to appearances but when it is combined with kindness it goes to the heart.
I had hardly sitten down at Campbells Hotel to dine on the luxuries of the
place of which roasted maize cobs formed a dish when I got invitations
from several of the good people of the village to join their circles.
Past St Catharines runs the far famed Welland Canal uniting the Erie
with the Ontario by the river Ouse and owing its construction to the
ingenious Hamilton Merritt the De Wit Clinton of Upper Canada.
At the upper end of the village is a negro settlement formed of runaway
slaves some of whom are often decoyed past the lines to their eternal
torment & bondage.    The women make a dressy appearance at church.
Falls of Niagara
Passing the village I got the first glimpse of the rapids above the Falls
of Niagara thro the trees.— What a sight! how my heart throbbed with
pleasure to think that a few more steps after all the toils and dangers of sea
& land would bring me to the end of my pilgrimage & place my foot beside
the noblest shrine ever formed amid the magnificient altars of nature!
that glimpse of the rapids which I at first mistook for the Falls themselves
can be compared to nothing earthly. It is only to be imagined by a look
at the moon in a clear night^thro' a Herschal telescope; the bright incrustations scattered over a blue surface, the inequalities of the current, the lumps
of bright silver tumbling up and down, the fragments of emerald broken REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xxxiii
and scattered among the waves—the trees hiding the real cataracts its
shores and its beauties from the eye— the flash of the sunbeam on the
dazzling waters— What commingling grandeur—! How Uke the bursting
glory from the parting cloud!— But what is this to the Falls themselves?
O for the pencil of whom?   Pshaw!   what could express their sublimity?
"Well, but you will be disappointed," says one
"I have passed the road fifty times without looking at them", says
another Indeed! then I will look at them, astonished at your apathy.
Let me proceed.
Hurrying on I flung myself down on the edge of the celebrated Table
rock *nd gave way to wild wonder. Those beautiful rapids first seen are
divided by two islands which project to the edge of the precipice over
which the water tumbles in three sections— the great Crescent on the
Canada side, the Montmorenci and the Fort Slausser on the American all
describing a semicircle whose curve is a mile & a quarter in length so that
it is not the height but the extent of the Falls that produces so much
surprise. The small Island on the American side is but ten yards wide
while Iris Island is upwards of four hundred and extends up the river three
quarters of a mile, covered with evergreens and having a pleasant walk
round it from which is seen a pretty Fall of sixteen feet with its own bright
vapors to the North. Expansive and rapid as the river is above it contracts
between steep and inaccessible banks of rock below. The altitude of the
Table rock is 148 feet over the edge of which falls the Crescent or Great
Horse shoe. The descent of the rapids above is 58 feet— total from the
head of the rapids to the basin 208 feet.
Leaving the pretty village and hospitable people of St. Catharines
I drove to the Town of Niagara and bidding adieu to its old fort in the land
of the Iroquois I again sailed down the Ontario. On the morning of the
19th Sept. I came to Kingston on the 20th passed Port Hope and arrived
at Cobourg an insignificant vUlage where while a friend at a negro's shop
was getting barbarised I impromptuized— but is there such a paradox
as an impromptu ?
Hilloo! what a sight is here! The Lake of a Thousand Isles! and
the day is fine and sunny— and the waves are dancing around fifteen
hundred of these stars with their cedars cypress junipers and brown rocks!
how romantic! how diversified! how beautiful! Behind them is the high
ridge of land on the American shore
At five in the evening we came to Brockville thro' one of the most
beautiful parts of all the St Lawrence where I left the boat, * * *
***** I stumbled by accident on the hut of an Irishman. True to the character of his nation he treated me with kindness and
conducted me thro the woods to an Inn where I rested for the night. At an
early hour I left King's tavern and proceeded thro a thick mist to Tetuses
when I breakfasted and getting to WUsons by noon I hired a horse which
conveyed me thro the woods by the borders of a marsh pond to Smiths
falls.—
Bidding adieu to very near friends at this place I departed alone on
foot and buried myself in the woods.    After a walk of ten or twelve miles
in which I got an occasional glimpse of the Rideau on my right I came to
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the village of Merricksville. The only being I met with on my way being a
party of Irish emigrants laden with their house hold goods; they thought
there was no end to the bush nor their pilgrimage but I shall never forget
the glee that illuminated their faces when they learned from me the trifling
distance they had now to travel to the place of their destination. Afteii
spending the night with the hospitable Mr Stevens of Merricksville he
drove me at an early hour in his caleche to the forest path a distance of
seven miles where I again left the haunts of man for the retreats of the wild
beast and now indeed began the indescribable toil and loneness of my
pilgrimage.
The sun was setting over the high hemlocks as I entered the village of
Richmond—the palmyra in the desert! It stands on the borders of the
Jacques and takes his name from the Duke who died here in a miserable
hovel of hydrophobia from the rabbid bite of a pet fox. Looking at the
village, then at the declining sun then at the road thro' the trees then at the
village & then at the road again I pursued my journey.
Bytown
"That great lake is the Chaudiere" said the Indian as he left me to
pursue my way; here and there dwellings began to appear but Bytown was
too near to induce me from entering these for refreshment. Grievously
depressed I strove to go on but found myself too faint to proceed— In
the window of a little hut was a sort of labelled sign purporting the sale of
spirits I thought a glass of rum would help me along but I had already not
only passed this but two other little huts with the same thought in my head
and commending myself for my abstinence I passed this third untill overpowered with heat hunger and lasitude I returned to it and calling for a
glass drank it off at a gulp and staggered on. But a few minutes elapsed
till I found myself madly inebriated— I shouted unintelligible nonsense
as I reeled to the earth and lay prostrate beneath the burning sun. The
stomach had been already too empty & enfeebled to receive any violent
liquid and therefore what I had taken was too powerful for the over-worn
system and caused the deathlike stupor that came upon me.
How I got to Bytown I do not recollect but instead of a mouthful of
brown bread and small beer I was entertained with an excellent dinner in
the principal Inn of this little place but be it an apopthegm that no gentleman talks of his belly; it is only your half starved gentry that raise the
outcry about the poverty of Inns in their travels—who cares whether my
stomach was of such fastidious bile as to hiccough at 'tis or 'tother'. who
but the doctor and I would not give a sous for his care!
At within a few miles of the foot of the Chaudiere lake stands the town
of Bytown on the noble Ottawa and 120 miles from Montreal; on the one
side are the Falls of the Chaudiere on the other those of the Rideau, the
lands are hilly and picturesque and the river makes many bays and inlets
which are very pleasant to look at. At an immense distance from the
St Lawrence the Ottawa rises in the Chipewa country and brightens up
scenes which when better known will become the attraction of thousands
of the admirers of Nature to its shores. Forty miles above the Chaudiere
its Jakes, its rapids, its falls its banks and its islands are all so many objects
of intense admiration. The following diagram will give you the best idea
of the scene of the Chaudiere. The river north of the town is a mile in
breadth and has a fall of 32 feet forming a complete circle in the middle of
the stream into the cauldron of which the water tumbles with great violence REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xxxv
and rushes out thro a narrow gut of rocks among several islands and
insolated cliffs and makes its way thro' a very curious wooden bridge which
connects Bytown with Hull on the opposite shore.
At a little distance down the river is seen on the right of the Rideau
pouring its congregated waters as a bright tribute over a perpendicular
rock into the Ottawa. Its descent is 30 feet and its breadth some hundreds
and its FaU is like a broad white curtain the name which it has received in
the French language. A ridge of hills runs south of the town and on the
east bank of the Ottawa can be seen a spur of the range that extends from
Labrador to the Apalachian mountains.
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FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITION
OF CANADA
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO1
YEARLY STATEMENT OF REVENUE
Tax or Duty
Amount collected in the Year
1847 in Pounds Sterling
Customs	
Excise Duties	
Tonnage & Lighthouse Dues	
Territorial	
Revenue for Public Works	
Fines & Forfeitures	
Militia Fines &c	
Bank Imposts	
Casual Revenue	
Interest on Public Deposits	
Produce of Bills of Exchange....
Jesuits Estates	
Duties on Shipping	
Tonnage Duties	
Emigrant Tax	
On acct. Emigration 1845 & 1846
1847...
School Land Fund	
Lunatic Asylum	
Tavern Licenses C E	
CW	
Marriage Licenses C E	
CW	
Total....	
342957
4
8
25938
13
3
779
7
2
23182
0
0
38301
13
6
2022
10
3
39
1
5
14405
14
5
7609
19
2
907
17
4
158740
16
3
6925
5
1
2189
9
11
1742
12
2
17100
8
3
2737
10
|
49822
10
: *^m
1501
17
a
2343
2
10
9914
8
"
8398
9
5
357
3
3
1978
3
7
719895
16
1 Public Archives, Blue Book, Province of Canada, 1847. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 j
YEARLY STATEMENT OF COLONIAL EXPENDITURE
Each separate Head of Expenditure
Expenditure 18
in Pounds Sterling
Payments Schedule A Union Act	
r " " Prov? Act	
" " B Union Act	
I " " Prov? Act	
Expences of Legislature	
Retiring Allowances	
Militia Staff	
Printing Laws	
Other printing	
Support of Charities	
"     "    Education	
"      "     Agriculture	
Expences of Quarantine	
Pensions Wounded Militiamen	
Roads & Bridges	
City Police	
Elections	
Provincial Penitentiary	
Improving Navigation	
Interest on Loans	
Repairs to Public Buildings	
To make up defied of Fee fund D* Co1*.
School Land Fund	
Trinity Fund Montreal	
Medical attend"*,    sick Mariners	
Expences of Immigration	
Lunatic Asylum Toronto	
Expense Board of Works	
Geological Survey	
Salaries of Circuit Judges	
Relief of Sufferers by Fire	
Education C E. Jesuits Estates	
Administration of Justice	
Payments for Tavern Licenses— 1
C U towards Rebellion Claims       f
Payment from tavern Licenses \
C E Municipal purposes /
Marriage License Fund C W	
CE	
Registration	
Miscellaneous	
34036|
7705
18530|
8998
33198
798
2694
7569
2963
14766
55661
7602
2980
23439
1004
1620
11485
18445
136030
4813!
2331
867
1867
2153
114087
2590
140747
1718
3001
Total.
3764
17097
9182
6197
2006
393
1002
12697
716052
10
1
3
11
3
0
10
8
5
0
5
3
tt
1
2
5
6
6
6
5
4
10
9
1
10
11
6 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Agriculture, Manufactures
Mines, Fisheries &c
1847
Agriculture
The progress in both sections of the province in Agriculture is very
great, but as the Census is about being taken no approximate comparison
can be made and the only thing the Compiler can do is t© repeat the same
table year after year which would be calculated to give a very erroneous
idea of the Country and its resources. The present Year it is to be hoped
will furnish a more correct statement and convey something like a true
account of the industrial resources of the province The great benefit
derived from the establishment of agricultural Societies is every day
becoming more known and better understood.—These Societies are fast
gaining ground in Lower Canada and every District and County in Upper
Canada has its organizations and many of the Townships also In the
Western Sections the prospects thus far are of the most promising for a
rich and superabundant Crop— The prices of agricultural produce
seldom vary much unless in the flour market which during the past Year
underwent many fluctuations ©wing to the state of the Market at home.—
In the blue Book for 1846 a return was given of several kinds of produce
based on the Census returns for 1844 as regards Lower and 1842 as respects
Upper Canada in order to arrive at an approximation for 1847 I think we
are safe in adding to tbe former about 7? per Cent and to the latter 10 per
Cent, the difference of 2| pr Cent will arise not only from the difference in
the period but from the obvious fact that the advance of the latter is more
rapid— The Climate being more favorable and till very lately the greater
degree of attention paid to this subject therein, but the difference in the
latter point is fast receding and the example is gaining ground of strict
attention to improvements founded on experiments.—
1847
Upper
Canada
1847
Lower
Canada
1847
Totals
Horses	
Neat Cattle..
Sheep	
Hogs	
Wheat	
Barley	
Oats	
Rye	
Peas	
Indian Com..
BuckWheat.
Potatoes	
Hives of Bees
Maple Sugar.
108,915
362,342
633,183
433,802
3,544,190
1,134,470
5,266,983
322,267
1,312,939
760,094
387,964
8,888,436
23,807
4,069,844
155,369
601,397
646,336
212,330
1,015,777
,313,338
,514,180
365,992
1,535,425
151,518
413,921
10,658,238
8,488
2,522,264
264,284
963,739
1,279,519
646,132
4,560,967
2,447,808
12,781,163
688,259
2,848,364
911,612
801,885
19,546,674
32,295
6,592,108
The above does not give a true Statement indeed I am inclined to
believe that it is fully 10 per Cent under the actual truth but even taking it
as a guide and adopting a lower average value we have the following as the
value of such property in Canada.—   To the cleared Lands of 1842 & 1844 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 xxxix
I add as above 10 and 7\ per Cent while I leave the uncleared lands at the
number of Acres then given the decrease which may have taken place being
fully compensated by new Grants—
Cleared Lands—U C.... 2,560,000 Acres at £1 2,560,000
"      I        LC... 3,392,343 "    |      1 3,392,343
Wild Lands  12,000,000 "   %     7/6 4,500,000
Horses  264,284 £15 3,964,260
Neat Cattle  963,739 £7.10.0 7,228,042
Sheep  1,279,519 slO 639,760
Hogs  646,132 £1.5.0 807,665
Whfsat  4,560,967 3/9 855,181
Ba*ey  2,447,808 1         3/- 367,161
Oats  12,781,163 |         1/3 798,947
Rye & Peas  3,536,623 2/6 442,078
Indian Corn  911,612 2/6 113,951
Buckwheat  801,885 2/- 80,885
Potatoes  19,546,674 1/3 1,221,667
Beehives  32,295 £1.10/- 48,442
Maple Sugar  6,592,108 3d 82,400
£   27,102,782
Average prices of various produce and Merchandise
Wheaten Flour varied very much in the early part of last year it
was high but fell very much-
Wheat This varies in unison with the above
Wheaten Bread in Montreal generally sells 8d for the 4 lb. loaf
Horned Cattle taking the general average of all kinds about
£7.10.0.-
Horses about £15 a piece on an average some sell very
dear particularly in U. Canada-
Sheep 10s to 15s. a piece-
Goats scarcely known in Canada.-
Swine according to weight.-
MUk only sold in Cities generally 1s/- a Gallon
Butter fresh from 6d to 8d pr. lb.
"     salt     "    5 to 7       "   I
Cheese  .from 6 to 9 "   " for good, some sells very
low
Beef-        ]
Mutton     [ These meats are dear in Montreal
Pork J
Rice 3d a lb
Coffee from l8/- to lV3d pr. lb
Tea varies of course according to description
Sugar loaf ld/ a pound
I    Raw 6d to 8d a pound
Salt 78/6d to 10/- the Barrel of 280 lb
Wine varies according to kind
Brandy        " " "
Gin        I " " xl
P UBLIC ARCHIVES
Beer about l8/- pr Gallon
Tobacco varies with quality wholesale cheap except the
very best samples.-
Domestic Servants May be said to average about £12 a Year of course
no correct statement can be given
prediac The usual average Wages of such Servants in
Upper Canada where they are lured only for
certain Seasons is for the best who understand
farming work £2.10.0 a Month
Trades Journeymen in all the handicraft trades get high
Wages.-
Manufactures
Rapid indeed are the advances in manufactures
which have been made in both sections of Canada within the last few
Years and every thing promises a far greater increase l8t as to
Grist Mills—these are not only increasing in number but also
in efficiency and power, several Steam Mills have been erected within
the last year, and others are in the course of being erected, the magni-
ficient privileges afforded by the Canal improvements are also being
taken advantage of, in 1845 there were in both provinces about 1300
Mills they now amount to upwards of 1500 far above the old style of
single run Mills, few Townships are now without this great convenience
and many have several —
Saw Mills—are also rapidly increasing because the exports of
sawed Lumber to the States is becoming every day larger, no returns
of the Exports being kept we cannot arrive at an idea of the Quantity
but as from one section alone that of the Newcastle District upwards
of a Million feet were exported, it must be very great indeed
Potash Factories—These do not increase in the same proportion
as other branches.
Tanneries are increasing very rapidly particularly in the West
and the importation of raw hides is very large.
Glass Factories.—The discovery of large tracts of Land peculiarly adapted for glass has caused the erection of some Glass factories
particularly at S* Johns which has been some Years in operation and a
very extensive one erected last Year on the Ottawa
Paper Mills.—There are several in the province but the very
cheap rate at which papers of the finer kinds have been procured from
England and the States has materially limited their operations to the
coarser kinds of printing and of Wrapping Papers.- -
Starch Factories.—There are now three in the province and it is
. confidently expected from the facility of procuring material that it
will soon become an article of large export
Cloth Factories.—No Branch of Trade in Canada has so much
increased within a few Years as this, several large factories have been
erected and are now in operation, but it is impossible to give a detailed
statement.—The coarse wools in Canada are abundant but the finer
kinds are all imported from the States.—Domestic manufactures of
Woollen and Stuff Goods are carried on in almost every village and
the consumption of home manufactured Articles is very rapidly
increasing. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
xli
Wooden and Earthenware FAcroRiES.-^These are very
numerous and increasing, the Water privileges being very great in
every locality.-
Mines.—The Geological Surveys, conducted under the management of M' Logan have developed the great mineral wealth of Canada,
and reference is given to the report of that Gentleman as published
in the parliamentary papers
Iron is found in great abundance in several localities and Iron
Works are established the chief of which are on the S* Maurice near
Three Rivers-at Marmora in Victoria District and by M? Vanorman
at Toronto-
Copper.—Several Companies have been formed to work the
copper beds on Lakes Superior and Huron and one is in operation with
favorable results, these regions are said to abound in the finest
Minerals- The Americans have large mining establishments on the
south shore of Lake Superior some Silver has also been discovered.-
Lead is found in several places but in small quantities
Coal none discovered
Lithographic Stone.—Beds of this Stone of the finest description
exist in many places, it is quite equal to the German giving a fine clear
impression and is easily worked. The chief deposits are near the
Marmora Iron Works and in the Township of Barrie
Marble.—Large beds of the very finest are found in several places
particularly in the unsurveyed lands to the North of the Colborne
District
Ships.—In Upper Canada Ship building is confined to Steamers
and Schooners for the Lakes, the former range from 50 to 700 Tons,
the latter from 20 to 200 of the large class Steamers there have built
about 60 about 30 of which number are now running and much is
argued in favour of our building that no accident by explosion has yet
occurred on our waters-
The Government has some steamers on the Upper Lakes one of
which is of Iron-
At Quebec and Montreal about 50 Steamers have been registered
their Tonnage ranges from 80 to 500 tons
There are many small Steamers not registered running from Montreal to Kingston and the intermediate places-The improvement of
the navigation by extending the facUities wUl greatly increase the
trade in which many of the boats now engaged are of a very large size
By the Act 8 Vic Chap 5 Vessels have to be registered and the
different Collectors of Customs are authorized to make such registry
and grant a Certificate of ownership provided that the Vessel is
wholly British, built and entirely owned by British subjects-
Fisheries.—There are no regular fisheries, many hundred
Barrels of white fish are annuaUy taken in the Upper Lakes, and along
the North Coast of Lake Ontario and are exported to the States,
Salmon Trout Shad, pike, pickerel, Herring, Black & White Bass,
Maskinonge, Sturgeon Mullet Chub and perch are caught in great
numbers, the value however cannot be ascertained as no impost of any
kind is laid on them the establishment of a bounty on the export of PUBLIC ARCHIVES
fish would materially serve it, as little estimate can be formed of the
great wealth which might be brought to the Country from this source
of industry; on the inland waters on Lake Ontario a large quantity of
fresh fish particularly Salmon & Salmon trout are annually exported
to the States An Act to regulate the inspection of Fish &c was passed
in UC 3 Vic Ch 24 and regulations of a similar nature were made in
Lower Canada 2 Vic Chap 25 and by 4 & 5 Vic Ch 36 In 1843 an
Act was passed for the better preservation of fish. The Gaspe Fishery
Company was chartered & 4 & 5 Vic Ch 36 was passed to regulate
the Gaspe fisheries and 8 Vic Ch 47 consolidated all former Acts of
Upper Canada for the preservation of the Salmon fisheries- REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
TRADE AND COMMERCE 1847 AND 18481
Imports by Sea
ARTICLES.
1847.
1848.
1848.
Inc or Dec
1434
235731
102767
253136
487255
988035
14146013
1090812
3373585
2298926
317999
226990
£2167463
1350
141376
55039
194597
402624
731275
9455723
996787
2203964
1704795
102205
948991
£1721517
84
Wines, gallons	
Rum         "     	
94355
47728
58539
84631
Sugar—
Refined, lbs	
256760
Muscovado and Bastards, lbs..
Coffee, lbs	
4690290
94025
Tea, lbs	
116921
Tobacco—
Manufactured, lbs	
594131
Unmanufact'd.. "	
215794
In.    722001
Value of Goods paying ad
valorem duty, Sterling	
£445946
Imports into Canada by Inland Ports
ARTICLES.
QUANTITIES.
gallons
lbs.
u
bushels
1847.
1848.
Wine	
6136
67769
121805
107730
5426914
829368
2556719
2230335
189715
139110
383781
16813
Spirits	
Rum	
Molasses	
19271
2852
80981
Sugar,
Refined.	
205882
Muscovado	
3455548
Coffee	
761714
Teas	
1720435
Tobacco,—
Manufactured	
1244531
Unmanufactured	
22881
Salt	
533846
Goods pay'g ad valorem duties..
£541243
Sterling
1 Montreal Brokers' Circular, 1849, printed by order of the House of Assembly. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Table Shewing the quantity of United States Produce imported
into Canada by Sea and Inland Navigation, on
which duty was paid
ARTICLES.
1847.
1848.
Flour	
Barrels.
Bushels.
do.
do
do.
Barrels.
Bushels.
Cwt.
do,
do.
Cwt
do
do
do
Feet
do
do
do
do
25533
14590
75328
5704
12280
1385
1168
675
97
3256
388
85601
22437/
1611
33917
97110
142
259279
1652068
4326
Barley	
1240
Maize,	
80528
Oats,	
496
Rye	
Indian Meal,	
4032
877
Wheat	
312
Beans	
2204
Butter,	
23
Cheese	
2569
Bacon	
874
Beef	
20776
Pork	
Fresh Meat	
720
White Pine	
Oak	
2634
2960
Birch	
Ash	
96372
Plank	
746648
Exports by Sea
The Exports by sea, exclusive of Timber, Deals, &c, for the last two
years, compare as follows:—
ARTICLES.
1847.
1848.
1848.
Inc or Dec
Ashes brls	
19243
651030
628001
119252
165805
23012
21999
4674
1899
1036555
18282
383593
238051
88365
6162
3600
6072
2649
3479
923694
961
Flour.. "	
267437
Wheat, bushels	
Pease "	
389950
30887
Oats "	
159643
Barley.... "	
19412
Oatmeal, brls	
15927
Pork "	
2025
Beef "	
In. 1580
Butter, lbs	
Dec  112861 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Exports Timber, &c. by Sea.
1847.
1848.
1848.
Inc or Dec
White Pine, feet.
Red Pine,..
Oak	
Elm	
Ash	
Birch	
Staves—
Standard M	
Puncheon M	
Barrel, M	
Deals—
Pine, Pieces	
Spruce.. "	
Tamarac, feet	
Lath wood, cords.
9626640
4466880
1806080
1591520
91040
108560
990
1740
100
3399529
1372520
4218
10709680
4365560
879040
1171760
59680
92360
1163
1721
159
24850101
361881/
125468
3849
In.     1083040
Dec.    101320
927040
419760
31360
16200
Inc. 173
Dec. 19
Incr. 59
Dec    552638
1247052
369
Exports from Canada by inland Ports in 1848, with the Custom
House Values
Our Exports by Inland Ports (in addition to those above given by
Sea,) we think it advisable to bring prominently into view, inasmuch as
the extent of our direct export trade to the United States, seems to us to
be greatly underrated. It will be seen by the annexed table that it reached
the value of £772,432 5s. 4d. in the year just closed. This table is made
up from returns chiefly furnished by officers of the Custom House Department of the United States, our own Customs' officers being unable to supply
the data, as our laws do not make it compulsory to enter goods exported by
the frontier. It may reasonably be assumed, therefore, that a large
additional quantity of commodities is annually smuggled into the United
States, for which their high tariff holds out a great inducement.
PRODUCE OF THE FOREST.
QUANTITIES.
Boards, feet	
Cedar Posts, Cords	
Hop Poles.	
Laths, Feet	
Lumber (sawn) do	
Do. Walnut, do	
Pine, Pieces	
Do. Feet	
Saw Logs, No
Scantling, Pieces	
Shingles	
Do. Bundles	
Shingle Wood, Feet	
Do. Cords	
Shingle Bolts, Cords	
Spars, Pieces	
378831
128 and Cribs 6|
Quan. not given.
3000
57761196
6000
17133
1760
; Cords, 33
Ft. 1075288
12603
No. 6744000
15644i
1557000
191
612
764
3483;
£10354
I
3
154
0
9
12
125397
1
10
10
127
18
17
10
4901
2
54
19
2638
5
3030
14
390
0
143
5
456
0
955
ol PUBLIC ARCHIVES
PRODUCE OF THE FOREST—Continued
QUANTITIES.
Spruce, do	
Staves, Coopers', cords
Do.   other, Pieces..
Do.   other	
Rail-road Ties	
Wood, Fire, Cords.
Do. not described...
921
1277
377587
W.I. 85; Puns. 16
Quan. not given
6990
Ft.   242700;   Ps.
7460; Crds., 133
7
6
638
10
616
8
585
0
3836
4
2485
7
2742
8
£159551
6
LIVE STOCK.
Animals, not specified	
Cattle, Horned, No. 3652	
Horses, No. 3100	
Sheep, 2234; £594 5s.; Swine 148, £231 10s
SUNDRIES OVER £10,000.
Specie	
Sheep Skins	
Furs	
SUNDRIES OVER £5,000.
Private Effects	
Sundries not classed	
SUNDRIES OVER £1,000.
Skins	
Fish j	
Iron of all kinds	
Hardware	
Rags	
SUNDRIES OVER £500.
Whiskey, 252£ Barrels	
Furniture :	
Salt £
SUNDRIES OVER £100
Bees Wax	
Bricks, 316,000	
Copper, Old	
Carriages	
Lasts	
Candles, 140 Boxes	
Horns	
Lime	
Soap	
Starch, 402 Boxes	
Waggons	
Woollens	
SUNDRIES UNDER £100
£9400
10565
33451
825
£54243
36400
19822
10641
£66864
9365
6727
£16092
4263
3698
3243
2124
1905
£15236
£762
562
510
£1835
100
349
120
168
239
245
249
354
133
341
288
379
£2969
£1289 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIONS, &c.
ARTICLES.
QUANTITIES
Apples, Bushels	
Ashes, Pots	
Do. Pearls	
Do. Leached, Tons..
Barley, Bushels	
Bran, Tons	
Butter	
Cider, Gallons	
Eggs, Dozens	
Flax Seed, Bushels	
Flour, Barrels	
Grass Seed	
Hops, lbs	
Linseed, Bushels	
Lard, Kegs	
Maize, Bushels	
Meal, all kinds, do	
Oats, do	
Onions, do....
Peas, do	
Potatoes, do	
Rape Seed, do	
Rye, do	
Salted Meats	
Salts of Leys	
Timothy Seed, Bushels
Wheat, do...
Wool, lbs	
8591
Brls.  7256;  Bush.
96; Cwt. 85|
Tons,    35;    Cwt.
1138; Brls, 39.
265
11156
195
Lbs. 113237; Fks.
163; Tubs, 118;
Kegs, 2838	
306
8756
1179ft
277031; & Cwt. 14
Bush.,  1712; and
Barrels, 5436.
42978
200
176
2941
986
43234
16
27561
535
15
2703
Cwt. 494^-3—24;
Barrels,  2315;
Packages, 473.
2555
297011
126827
£252
10
41086
9
2014
4
28
13
1027
0
219
0
8722
6
84
6
134
18
3005
15
310695
9
1526
11
348
15
42
0
212
10
442
14
842
7
2517
18
1
10
3514
5
35
9
2
15
159
12
7270
0
797
14
907
10
63127
5
5324
16
£454350
0
RECAPITULATION.
Produce of the F
Agricultural Proc
Live Stock	
£159551
454350
54243
66864
16092
15236
1835
2969
1289
6
0
7
16
18
8
0
6
0
5
9
6
fi
Over £10000	
5
1         5000    	
8
Sundries valued
"         1000...   	
1
"           500	
6
"           100...     	
10
Under     100	
2
Total	
£772432
5
4  APPENDIX
NOVA SCOTIA STATE PAPERS
Nova Scotia A:
This is an artificial series of transcripts taken from the records of the
Board of Trade and the Colonial Office. It also includes copies from
papers in the British Museum and documents at Lambeth Palace. The
main bulk of the material comprises despatches with enclosures from
governors and lieutenant-governors, and the officials of Nova Scotia to
the Board of Trade and Colonial Office, and draft replies. From 1603 to
1801, inclusive, all papers were annexed chronologically irrespective of
contents and sources. From 1802 to 1831, the papers are transcripts from
the Colonial Office series C. O. 217. From 1832 to 1840, the material is in
photostat.
{A continuation of the calendar which was resumed in the Report for
1946.    The first instalment appeared in the 1894 Report.)
89210—1  Nova Scotia A
Nova Scotia, A. 162
LT.-GENERAL SIR JAMES KEMPT, 1821
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 16.    States the division that he has January i,
made of the Naval Officer's salary, as between C. Campbell andHalifax'
J. Black well.
Minute: "This seems quite right." p. 3
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 17.    Asks leave to apply £250, from January e,
the coal revenue, to repair and improve the parish church at Sydney.Halifax-
Minute: Refer to Treasury. p. 4
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 18.    Reminds hi™ of the failure of January u,
attempts to get the Legislature to place the mihtia on a better footing,Halifax-
and suggests that the revenue from the lease of the coal mines be
appUed to this end.
Minute: Refers to the Treasury, and recommends. p. 5
the January 20,
Halifax.
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 19.    Gives information respectinj
coal mines and their management.
Minute: "Send  to  the   Treasury  for  their  information,   and
opinion". p. 7
Kempt to H. Goulburn [Under Secretary], private.    States the January 20,
need for two Inspecting Field Officers for the militia, and urges early HaIifax-
attention to this request. p. 10
Kempt   to   Bathurst,   No.   20.    Transmits   and   recommends January 25,
compliance with an Address from the Legislature on the timber trade. HalifM-
[Enclosure not at this place.]
Minute: Refer to the Board of Trade. p. 11
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 21.    Explains the issues which resulted March 10,
in the Customs enquiry, and gives the reason for which he persuaded Halifax-
the Legislature to refer this question to the British Government.
Minute: Note sent to Harrison. p. 12
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 22.    States that the Legislature has March 11,
voted £500 for two Inspecting Officers, and asks approval of theHaUta'
scheme outlined in his despatch of 14 January.
Minute: Gives directions for urging Treasury approval.       p. 15
Kempt   to   Bathurst,   No.   23.    Acknowledges   despatch   of March 17,
4 November, and gives reasons for which he consented to an Act3®"*"*
to incorporate Dalhousie College.    Asks leave to appropriate £1,000
from the Pictou coal revenue for this purpose.
Minute: "Put by". p. 16
89210—1£ 3 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 162
Enclosed:
(1) BUl.
(2) Disposition of the Castine Duties.
p. 18
p. 24
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 26. Acknowledges despatch of
6 December, respecting the provision to be made for the officials of
the former government of Cape Breton. The return of average
emoluments has not been received as yet. Reports that things go
well under the new arrangements. A vote for roads and bridges has
been made, and no fees have been charged for the necessary new commissions, p. 28
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 27A. Transmits Naval Officer's
returns for both Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. [Enclosures not
at his place.] p. 30
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 24.
12 December to 3 March,
later.
Reports that the Legislature met from
The Acts and Journal wUl be  sent
p. 26
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 25. Transmits the contingent account
of Cape Breton from 1 July to 31 December, 1820. [Enclosure not
at this place.] p. 27
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 27B. Transmits letter from the Solicitor General, S. B. Robie, complaining that he has been deprived of
his fees on Customs prosecutions. The Chief Justice and Attorney
General state that these fees have always been a perquisite of this
office.
Minute: Refer to the Treasury. p. 31
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 28. Acknowledges despatch of 31 October, and transmits a dupUcate of his previous memorandum on the
coal mines, together with a statement by P. H. Clarke which confirms
this.    Urges continuance of the lease.
Minute: "Done with". p. 32
Enclosed:
P. H. Clarke to Kempt, Sydney, 23 January, 1821.
p. 35
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits statement of the revenue
derived from the coal mines, and asks confirmation of the appointment of the Provincial Secretary, R. D. George, to be Secretary and
Treasurer of Mines.    Makes a suggestion as to remuneration.
Minute: Enquires as to George's emoluments as Secretary.
"Put by for the present." p. 38
Enclosed:
Statement.
.40
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits statement of the annual emoluments of the late Secretary and Registrar of Cape Breton, James
Crowdy.
Minute: £300 to be inserted in the next estimate, for
Crowdy. p. 42 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
A. 162
Enclosed:
Statement, Sydney, 29 March, 1821
p. 43
I    Kempt to Bathurst.    Asks for an aUowance of £500 a year, Apra is,
with 10 shillings per day for a secretary, out of the coal mine revenues,HaUfax-
in consideration of the extra work entaUed by the annexation of
Cape Breton. p. 44
Kempt to Goulburn, private,
tion for additional salary.
Asks for support for his applica- April 20,
p. 45 BalUax-
Kempt to Bathurst.    Conveys the thanks of the former Chief Aprapo,
Justice of Cape Breton, for continuance of his salary for the rest of Halifax-
his life.    Transmits a memorial from the former Naval Officer, praying
for compensation for the aboUtion of his position.
Minute: Asks  whether the Naval  Office of New Brunswick
is vacant. p. 47
Enclosed:
Petition of Joseph Noad, 29 March, 1821.
p. 48
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 29. Transmits memorial from the June 4.
former Attorney General of Cape Breton, A. W. DesBarres, praying HaUfax-
for compensation.
Minute: Bathurst sees no reason to change his opinion.       p. 49
Enclosed:
Memorial, 31 May, 1821.
p. 50
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 30.    Transmits Ust of fees due for *™fifls>
escheats by Government and asks that they be paid.    Reports that      ax'
he has established local land boards and asks that the expenses
should be met from the coal revenue fund. p. 54
Enclosed:
List.
Minute: Draft answer to the effect that the individual to whom
the land is granted after escheat should pay the fees unless the
Assembly provides for them. p. 57
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits the Acts and Journal of the last June is,
session. Draws attention to the Act for incorporating DalhousieHaHfax-
CoUege.    [Enclosures not at this place.]
Minute: Acts to be sent to J. Stephen. p. 59
Kempt to Bathurst.    Renews his application for a grant fromjuiyis,
the coal mine revenues, towards the erection of Dalhousie CoUege.    n^**-
Minute: Gives grounds for refusing this. p. 60
Kempt to  Bathurst.    Transmits  appUcation from  E.
Dodd, August 17,
praying for remuneration for the period during which he acted as Halifax-
Attorney General of Cape Breton.
Minute: Denies that Dodd has a claim. p. 62 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 162
Enclosed:
Memorial.
p. 63
Kempt to Bathurst. Reports that he visited Cape Breton,
where all goes quietly. Some time was required to settle certain
claims of long standing. He has visited the whole province and is
satisfied with the improvement. p. 64
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits papers dealing with the claims
of Michael McGowen and John WUson, and asks leave to settle these
accounts.
Minute: Wishes to see papers and asks whether there is any
information with respect to McGowen's claim. p. 66
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial of M. McGowen, Sydney, 27 August, 1821.   p. 68
(2) Minutes of CouncU, 21 August, 1815, and 1 October,
1817. p. 70
(3) Memorial of John WUson, Sydney, 17 September, 1821. p. 72
(4) Minute of CouncU, 21 October, 1806.
(5) Minute of CouncU, 12 AprU, 1810.
p. 74
p. 75
(6) Goulburn to W. R. WUson, Downing St., 23 December,
1816. p. 77
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits and recommends compliance
with a memorial from HaUfax merchants respecting the West Indian
trade.
Minute: Send to the Admiralty for adoption of measures to
guard this trade from depredations. p. 78
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial, HaUfax, 18 October, 1821.
(2) Deposition of Capt. W. Coulson.
p. 80
p. 83
Kempt to Goulburn, private. Acknowledges private note of
21 August, and reports upon the position of Roman Catholics as
respects seats in the Assembly and the holding of office. Declares
his intentions should the Roman Catholic member from Cape Breton
arrive to take his seat.    Asks for Bathurst's instructions. p. 85
Attached:
Bathurst to Kempt, 21 December, 1821, private and
confidential. Instructs him to refer the question to the British
Government, if Lawrence Kavanagh arrives to take his seat. If that
contingency should arise he wUl advise the King to admit him on
taking the oath prescribed in the Act of 1783. p. 89 A. 162
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits petition from the widow of      1821
Col. T. Pearson, praying for assistance.    Recommends this case.        November,
Minute: No fund avaUable for this purpose. p. 91Halifax-
Enclosed:
Memorial of Mrs. Martha Pearson.
Sub-enclosures:
(i) List of losses sustained by Col. T. Pearson.
(n) Testimonials.
p. 92
p. 93
p. 94
Kempt to Bathurst. Acknowledges despatch of 30 August, November a
and states that he caUed upon Rev. J. Inglis to point out such lands H^ax-
as he should think best suited for church and school at Dartmouth.
Transmits letter from Inglis showing that this had already been done.
Had he been consulted this appeal to Bathurst might have been
avoided. Points out that in reaUty the people of Dartmouth did
little towards the erection of their church.
Minute: Copy sent to S. P. G., 12 January. p. 95
Enclosed:
Rev. J. Inglis [Ecclesiastical Commissary] to Kempt, HaUfax,
19 November, 1821. p. 97
Kempt  to   Bathurst.    Renews  his   appUcation  for  increased November a
salary due to the extra duties which have devolved upon him by the Halifax-
annexation   of   Cape   Breton.    Points   out   the   need   of   another
secretary. p. 98
Kempt to Goulburn, private.
tion for increased salary.
Asks for Support for his appUca- November 27,
p. lOO33"1^
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits a memorial from the Presby- December 6,
terian Synod, praying for assistance to found a chair of theology atBamax'
Pictou Academy, in order to secure a regular supply of clergymen.
Minute: Needs of King's CoUege and Dalhousie CoUege preclude
compUance. p. 102
Enclosed:
Memorial.
103
Kempt to Goulburn, confidential.    Discusses the recent appU- December s
cations for assistance which have been made on behalf of King's Bs^ita-
CoUege and Pictou Academy.    Regrets the refusal of his appUcation
on behalf of Dalhousie. p. 107
1819.
Enclosed:
(1) Dalhousie
to   Edward   Mortimer,   HaUfax,
12   March,
p. 110
(2) Memorial from King's CoUege, 7 December, 1821.
Minute: Regrets that there is no money, and holds that nothing
more should be given to dissenting establishments until this can be
provided for. p. 115 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 162
Kempt    to    Bathurst.    Transmits    Naval    Officer's    returns
1 July-30 September, 1821.    [Enclosures not at this place.]      p. Ill
Kempt to  Bathurst.    Transmits  memorial  of  the  widow  of
W. Mackumon, late Secretary and Registrar of Cape Breton,    p. 112
Enclosed:
Memorial of Mrs. Margaret Mackinnon, 3 November, 1821.
113
January 16,
55 Norton St.,
Portland Place.
February 16
55 Upper
Norton St.
July 20,
55 Upper
Norton St.
October 11,
55 Upper
Norton St.
October 27,
55 Upper
Norton St.
MISCELLANEOUS
Agent
W. F. Skerrett [Attorney for T. J. Mathias] to Goulburn. Asks
for authority to pay the salary of the Bishop of Nova Scotia to
1 January, 1821.
Minute: Give authority. p. 122
Skerrett to Goulburn. Transmits extract of a letter from the
Provincial Treasurer, and asks for authority to pay bUls drawn for
salary for the vacant office of Naval Officer, and for Mrs. M. Tonge's
pension.
Minute: Authority to be given if these bills are regularly
drawn. p. 123
Enclosed:
M. Wallace to T. J. Mathias, Halifax, 2 January, 1821.
p. 124
Skerrett to Goulburn.    Asks for authority to pay salary due to
the Bishop of Nova Scotia to 1 June, 1821.
Minute: Authority to be given. p. 125
Skerrett  to  Bathurst.    Asks  for  the  names  of  the  persons
provided for in the warrant for Cape Breton.
Minute: Give him the list. p. 126
Skerrett to Goulburn.   Asks for the certificate of the appointment of J. BlackweU as Naval Officer. p. 127
Asks that papers from the Audit Office
Points out that the name of the
November 12, Skerrett to Goulburn.
Nortcmst.      should be forwarded to Kempt.
former Surveyor General of Cape Breton was omitted from the list
of officers which was sent to him.
Minute: Let this be rectified. p. 128
Commander-in-Chief
Major-General Sir Herbert Taylor [Secretary] to Goulburn.
Transmits petition from two men of the late German Legion to be
aUowed a passage to Halifax, and a grant of land. [Enclosure not
at this place.]
Minute: This cannot be granted. p. 129
August 2, Taylor to Goulburn.    Announces the appointment of Brevet
Horse Guards.  Lt._Cols. Hon. H. L. Dawson and G. Raitt, to be Inspecting Field
Officers of the Militia.
, 130
Minute: Acquaint Kempt. A. 162
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Council Office 1821
T. Lack [Secretary to the Board of Trade] to Goulburn.   Asks January is,
whether any information has been received as to trade betweenwhitehfl11,
Halifax and Bermuda under the recent Act.    If not, such information
is to be secured.
Minute: CaU on Sir W. Lumley. p. 131
Lack to Goulburn.    States that a report has been made upon March 20,
the timber trade, which acted upon by ParUament wUl not be attended WhitehaU-
by the evils feared by those who presented a memorial on the subject
of this trade.
Minute: Acquaint the parties. p. 132
Lack to Goulburn.    States that the Board of Trade has recom-jnnee,
mended the disaUowance of the Act for the improvement of the^***11311-
HaUfax Common, and requests that the Governor should be instructed
not to assent to any Act on this subject, unless it contains a
suspending clause.    Returns W. Sabatier's memorial on this subject.
Minute: Notice to be given. [ p. 133
Memorandum of Order-in-CouncU confirming the Act for buUding June 9.
a bridge between Windsor and Falmouth. p. 134
J. BuUer to Goulburn.    Transmits Orders-in-CouncU disaUowing June 26,
the Halifax Common Act, the Marriage Act, and the Act appointingCouncil 0ffice-
clerks to the Supreme Court, together with extracts from the reports
thereon.
Minute: Communicate. p. 135
Enclosed:
Extracts.
p. 136
Foreign Office
W. HamUton [Under Secretary] to Goulburn.    Transmits note October 19,
from Baron Fagel, requesting copy of the wUl of H. Schuply, whoForeign 0ffice-
died at Halifax about 1774.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
Minute: Refer to Kempt. p. 139
Treasury
G. Harrison [Assistant Secretary] to Goulburn.    Acknowledges February 13,
letter of 17 November, and concurs in directions given by Kempt S^JSSL.
with respect to the Cape Breton mines. p. 140
Harrison to Goulburn.    Transmits letter from Kempt respecting April 4,
the contract which he has entered into for conveying negro refugees cha^bL.
to Trinidad.
Enclosed:
Kempt to Harrison, HaUfax, 26 January, 1821.
p. 141
Harrison to Goulburn
contingent  accounts   of
[Enclosures returned.]
Minute: BUl should be paid.
Transmits letter from Kempt, with the April,
Cape   Breton,   and  requests   an   opinion. cSmbera.
p. 143 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 162
April 16,
Treasury
Chambers.
July 2,
Treasury
Chambers.
August 18,
Treasury jj
Chambers.
Harrison to Goulburn. Acknowledges letter of 20 March, and
gives authority to employ £250 from the coal revenue, towards the
repairs of the parish church at Sydney.
Minute: Acquaint Kempt. p. 144
Harrison to Goulburn. Acknowledges letter of 20 April, and
gives consent to the proposed arrangements for Inspecting Field
Officers of Militia.
Minute: If directions have not been given, do so. p. 145
S. R. Lushington [Secretary] to Goulburn. Transmits copy of a
report from the Commissioners of Customs with respect to alleged
abuses. They have been instructed to prepare a table of fees before
the next session.
Minute: Bathurst approves of directions and asks to see any
Act on this subject before it is submitted to Parliament. p. 146
October 24,
Treasury
Chambers.
November 21,
Treasury
Chambers.
Enclosed:
Report, Custom House, 31 July, 1821.
p. 147
Harrison to Goulburn. Asks whether payment should be made
on a bill drawn by D. Stewart for salary for a private secretary,
17 October-30 December, 1820.
Minute: Pay on account. Supposes that this was for the period
during which he administered the Government of Cape Breton,   p. 151
Harrison to Goulburn. Approves of Kempt's proceedings
respecting the coal mines.    Regular accounts are to be sent.
Minute: Instructions to be issued. p. 152
War Office
W. Merry to Goulburn. Asks whether any provision has been
made for pensions for reduced mUitia adjutants, and whether there is
any reason against doing so. p. 154
Merry to Goulburn. Requests an answer to the foregoing
letter.
Minute: Asks to see previous letter. p. 156
Merry to Goulburn.    Makes a further request for an answer.
Minute: "Has not this been answered?". p. 155
October 30,
16 Buckingham
St., London.
Undated.
9 Russell St.,
Bath.
December 3,
Arthur's Club,
St. James's.
Undated.    ^
Major-Gen. G. R. AinsUe to Goulburn. Asks leave to draw for
the balance of his salary as late Lt.-Gov. of Cape Breton.
Minute: Asks what is known about this. p. 157
AinsUe to Bathurst. Represents the inconvenience he wUl
suffer as a result of the refusal to permit him to draw for salary
claimed by him.
Minute: Put by. p. 158
AinsUe to Goulburn.    Appeals for payment of his salary,    p. 159
Receipt of AinsUe for his salary. p. 160 A. 162
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
B 1821
J. E. Barton to R. WUmot [Under Secretary].   Asks what situa- Undated.
tion is held by A W. DesBarres, who owes him money. lohJsq.8*''
Minute: Does not hold any situation. p. 161
Colin Campbell to Bathurst.    Reports that as a result of his August 15,
removal from the office of Naval Officer he has been put into prison Halifax-
for debt, and lost aU his property.
Minute: Draft of reply expressing regret. p. 162
J. Crowdy to .    Asks that the Agent for Cape Breton October 10,
should be instructed to pay Capt. D. Stewart's bill for the period of T^npie Lane.
his admimstration.
Minute: Enquires as to the state of this case. p. 165
Crowdy   to   Goulburn.   Requests   a   reply   to   his   letter   of October 19,
10 October. iftu*
Minute: Asks whether directions have not been given to pay
this. p. 166
 Donaldson to  BaUUe.    Transmits certificate, in order Apra 13,
to secure half salary due to Major-Gen. G. R. AinsUe.    [Enclosure«Buckingham
not at this place.] p. 167
A. W. DesBarres to F. Kelsey.   Asks for support to his claimjnne4,
for compensation for the loss of his office. p. 168 HaBte-
Gen. John Despard to Bathurst. Transmits memorial praying October 6,
that the land granted to the late Lt.-Col. W. Despard should not begjjgg^
escheated. p. 170
Enclosed:
Memorial of Mrs. Elizabeth Despard.
p. 171
H
■ J. Hyde to Goulburn.    Asks what compensation wiU be made January 6,
for the aboUtion of his office as Provost MarshaU of Cape Breton.      Rai^a*-
Minute: Temporary aUowance will be made. p. 172
Hyde to Goulburn.    Trusts that he wiU be appointed either January 6,
Deputy Surveyor General of the Woods, or Deputy Barrackmaster.        ax'
Minute: These   offices    not    in    patronage   of   this   Department, p. 173
Hyde to Bathurst.    States circumstances which he feels entitle March 20,
him to higher remuneration. ax'
Minute: Bathurst cannot aUow more than £50 per annum, p. 174
Hyde   to   Goulburn.   Asks   him   to   support   his
Bathurst.
tO March 20
p. i76Halifax- PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 162
March 24,
5 Russell Sq.
June 18,
Hanover St.,
Walworth.
August 10,
42 Castle St.,
Leicester Sq.
John HaU to Bathurst. Asks for an introduction to the Lt.-Gov.
for his brother Lt. WUliam Hall, who wUl go to Halifax with the
81st Regiment. p. 177
J. Hyde to Goulburn, private.    Makes a further appeal.
Minute: Cannot promise anything. p. 178
Hyde to Goulburn, private.    Makes a further appeal.       p. 179
W. Harrison to Goulburn. Transmits memorial from Arthur
Smith, praying for a grant of land in Nova Scotia.
Minute: AppUcation should be made to the Lt.-Gov. p. 180
Enclosed:
Memorial, 18 June, 1821. p. 202
Hyde to Bathurst.    Makes a further appeal.
Minute: Cannot be granted. p. 181
Hyde to  Goulburn.    Makes another appeal for  \\_i support.
p. 182
Rev. A. HamUton [Secretary of S. P. G.] to [Bathurst]. Transmits memorial praying for grant of glebe and school lands at
Dartmouth.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
Minute: Directions to be given. p. 183
Hyde to Goulburn. Transmits a memorial. [Enclosure not at
this place.]
Minute: This sent to the Treasury. p. 184
Hyde to Goulburn. States his intention of going to the south
of France, and asks for leave to draw his half pay there. Hopes that
his memorial of 4 October wUl be granted. p. 185
December 10, Hyde   to   	
Halifax? '       instead of half pay or salary.
Minute: NU.
Applies for payment of a lump sum
May 24,
4 Bury St..
St. Mary Axe.
Isaac Levi to .    Asks for a certificate that he served
in the HaUfax mUitia 13 October, 1813-March, 1815. p. 187
M
Petition of A. MaxweU praying for information to enable him
to secure property left by his brother in Nova Scotia.
Minute: Further information required. p. 188
Capt. John Mackay to Goulburn.    Asks for a letter of introduc-
May24,
Cross.ann8      tion to Kempt, as he wishes to take up land in Nova Scotia.
Minute: Give him the letter.
p. 190
Enclosed:
J.   Loch   to
1821.
106   Great   Russell   St.,   24   May,
p. 191 A. 162
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Baron de Maltzahan to Goulburn.    [In French.]    Wishes to      1821
have signatures of HaUfax magistrates legalized for production before September i,
Prussian courts. \]___\_%f_\.
Minute: Enquire whether this can be done.
p. 192
Maltzahan to Goulburn.    [In French.]   Asks for a reply to his December 4,
former letter.    This is necessary in order to prove the death ofjtoSSS/sq
L. de Schmeling.
p. 193
F. NeU to Goulburn.   Asks for the address of Deputy Barrack- March 7,
master General F. Lynn, who has left the HaUfax station.        p. 194 HWeTsq!"
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    Transmits extracts from a May 23,
letter from Rev.  J.  Inglis, his Commissary, respecting Dalhousie BromSton?06'
CoUege, the administration of State oaths to aU Members of the
Legislature, and the issue of marriage Ucences.
Minutes: Notes on what should be done. p. 195
Enclosed:
Extracts. p. 196
Medical certificate for the Bishop of Nova Scotia. p. 199 ap*>i f*
Further certificate. p. 200 Apia 11.
P
Rev. Cyrus Perkins to Bathurst.    Requests authentication of May 7,
certain signatures, in order to obtain passport to Prussia.        p. 201London-
Petition of C. W. Schmidt requesting assistance.
Minute: Regrets lack of means. p. 204 July 19.
Enclosed:
R. H. Crew to Schmidt, Ordnance, 27 April, 1821. p. 206
C. Uniacke to Bathurst.    Certifies the handwriting of J. Stewart, June 11,
R. J. Uniacke, and W. Sternes. p. 207London-
Petition of Sarah [Mrs. WUliam] Urquhart, praying that proof June is,
of her husband's claim may be taken in England. p. 208 _%^oim'a st
Winchester.
Nova Scotia, A. 163
MAJOR-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT, 1822 1822
Kempt to Bathurst, No.  1.    Gives reasons for renewing the January 14,
lease of the Pictou coal mines, and repeats his earUer request f0rHalifax-
general instructions.
Minute: Put by. p. 2 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 163
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 2. Transmits Address from the
Legislative CouncU praying that Roman CathoUcs might be admitted
to the Legislature upon taking the State oaths with the exception of
the declaration against Popery and transubstantiation. Reports
steps leading to this Address, and declares himsetf to be in favour
of this poUcy. p. 4
Enclosed:
(1) Address, 9 March, 1822.
(2) Proposed Act.
p. 6
p. 8
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 4. Transmits Address of Assembly
praying that the ports of Nova Scotia should be put upon the same
footing as those of the West Indies with respect to rum for Canada.
Recommends compUance.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 11
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 5. Transmits Address from the
Lesgislature praying that steps be taken to protect the West Indian
trade from depredations by pirates. [Enclosure sent to the Admiralty.] p. 12
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 6. Expresses the alarm felt at the
rumour of an intention to open the West Indies to United States
trade, and urges the request of the Legislature that no such steps be
taken until Nova Scotia representations shaU have been made and
considered. p. 13
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 7. Reports that the session terminated
10 AprU.    The Acts wiU be sent when printed. p. 14
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 8. Transmits Address from the
Legislature, protesting against the proposal to open the West Indian
ports to American vessels. p. 15
Enclosed:
Address, 4 AprU, 1822.
p. 16
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 9. Transmits letter from W. J. Skerrett
stating that T. J. Mathias has resigned as Agent, and requests that
steps be taken to honour biUs drawn. p. 21
Enclosed:
Skerrett to Kempt, London, 25 February, 1822.
p. 22
Kempt to R. WUmot [Under Secretary], No. 10. States that
there is no record of a wiU by H. Schulpy, nor has he been able to
obtain any information concerning him. p. 23
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 11. Gives reason for delaying payment
due to Major-Gen. G. R. AinsUe. p. 24
Enclosed:
C. R. Ward to R. D. George (Secretary), Sydney, 4 AprU,
1822. p. 25 A. 163
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Sub-enclosure:
Account.
p. 26
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 13.    Acknowledges letter of 10 April, May 27,
and transmits letters from Messrs.  Cunard respecting the armed HaUfax"
vessel  in   the  fishery  service.    States that he wUl advertise for
another vessel but wiU not enter into a new contract until further
instructions shall have been received. p. 27
Enclosed:
(1) A. Cunard & Son to Kempt, Halifax, 19 March, 1822.  p. 28
(2) S. Cunard to Kempt, HaUfax, 28 May [sic], 1822.       p. 28
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 13 [sic].    Reports the wreck of the May 28,
French frigate UAfricaine on Cape Sable.
p. 33'
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 14.    Reports that he has sent letters May 5
from officers and crew of UAfricaine with the dispatches.
p. 351
Kempt to Stephen, No. 15. Transmits Acts passed at the May 28,
last session.    [Enclosure not at this place.] Halifax.
Minute: Sent to Mr. Stephen, July, 1822. p. 36
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 17. Transmits account of the coal June 17,
revenue, and explains certain aUowance made from it. Halifax.
Minute: The Sheriff's 100£ to be sanctioned. p. 39
Enclosed:
Account. p. 42
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 16. Transmits accounts for expenses June is,
incurred for the officers and crew of UAfricaine, who have returned Halifax-
to France.
Minute: Enclosures sent to the Foreign Office. p. 38
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 18.    States that he has transmitted Jnne is,
the money due to Major-Gen. G. R. AinsUe, in currency.    This has3*12**"
been done to save hiTyi from loss due to the heavy premium on bUls
of exchange.
Minute: Inform AinsUe. p. 45
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 19. States that W. HU1 wUl act as June is,
Deputy Secretary and Registrar, during leave granted to R. D. Halifax-
George.    Leave has also been given to Hon. J. Black.
Minute: Give the leave. p. 46
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 20.   States that he has given a five-year September 20
lease of the Sydney coal mines to Messrs. Bown, and gives reasons Halifax-
for accepting this tender. p. 47
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 21.    Acknowledges despatch of 6 July, October 19,
and recommends that B. Tucker should be given a two-year licenseHaUfM-
to search for minerals, but that the Crown should receive one-fifteenth
of the gross products of such mines. p. 48 16
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 163
Kempt to Bathurst. Requests confirmation of the appointment
to CouncU of Enos Collins to succeed James Fraser, who died on
14 October. p. 50
Kempt to Bathurst. Reports on tenders for a vessel for the
fishery service, and requests instructions. p. 51
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 24. Acknowledges despatch of
31 March, and transmits Blue Book. Regrets delay. [Enclosure
not at this place.] p. 53
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits and recommends compliance
with the memorial of J. W. Nutting, to be appointed Clerk of the
Crown and Prothonotary, on the death of the present patentee,
whose deputy he is. p. 54
Enclosed:
Memorial, 21 November, 1822.
p. 55
Kempt to Bathurst. Acknowledges letter of 12 October, and
promises to show every civUity to the Chief Justice of Newfoundland
during his stay.    All naval vessels are at Bermuda. p. 57
MISCELLANEOUS
Admiralty
J. Croker [Secretary] to WUmot. Reports measures taken to
protect Nova Scotia trade from pirates. p. 58
Enclosed:
(1) Rear-Admiral Sir C. Rowley to Croker, Jamaica, 2 January,
1822. j p. 60
(2) Rowley to Don Simon Bolivar, Jamaica, 29 October, 1821.
p. 62
(3) Letter of marque granted by the Government of Buenos
Ayres and Chile. p. 63
(4) WUliam Burge to Rowley, Spanish Town, 11 December, p. 65
(5) L. De Clemente to Rowley, Santa Marta, 27 November,
1821. p. 66
(6) Rowley to Croker, Jamaica, 1 February, 1822, No. 10.    p. 67
(7) F. S. Santander to Rowley, Bogota, 17 December, 1821.  p. 68
Croker to WUmot, immediate. Acknowledges letter of 25 November, and states that if Bathurst approves, the Admiral on the
Halifax station will be asked whether he could not provide for the
fishery service. p. 69
J. Barrow [Second Secretary] to WUmot. Acknowledges letter
of 9 December, and states that the Admiral has been requested to
appropriate a vessel for the fishery service. p. 70 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
A. 163
Colonial Agent 1822
N. Atcheson to WUmot.    Transmits Address from the Legisla-May 23, "
ture,  praying for  remission  of  the  duty  on  rum  imported  f or SjJfcJJ^ten
Canada.
Minute: Refer to the BUls now before ParUament. p. 71
Enclosed:
Address, 21 March, 1822.
p. 72
Atcheson to WUmot.    Transmits Address from the Legislature May 23,
against the West India Intercourse BUl.    [Enclosure not at this place, Westminster
See A. 163, p. 16.] p. 74
Council Office
Minute for warrant for engraving new Seals for Nova Scotia and wbr«.
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island., and Cape Breton.       p. 76
Minute approving of the appointment of Enos Collins to the November 22.
CouncU. p. 77
Board of Trade
J. Porter [Pro. Secretary] to WUmot.    Reports opinion of Board*?**>»
of Trade that the best solution of the appeal from Nova Scotia would
be to impose the duty of 6d. per gaUon on rum imported into Canada,
from whatever part of the Dominions it may be brought. p. 78
T. Lack [Secretary] to WUmot.    Points out that 24 of the November 21,
28 Acts communicated to the Board of Trade have expired, but thatWhltehalL
attention should be drawn to Stephen's report of 17 August, 1821.
Asks for Bathurt's opinion on the remaining four Acts.
Minute: Extract to Governor with Stephen's report. p. 79
Foreign Office
J. Plante, Jr. [Under Secretary] to WUmot. Transmits despatch September 10,
from the Ambassador at Paris, Sir C. Stuart, respecting the wreckForeign 0ffice-
of UAfricaine. p. 80
Enclosed:
(1) Stuart to [Castlereagh] (Secretary of State), Paris, 5 September, 1822.    No. 245. p. 81
(2) Stuart to Vicomtede Montmorency, Paris, 12 July, 1822. p. 82
(3) Stuart to Montmorency, Paris, 24 July, 1822. p.83
(4) Montmorency   to   Stuart,   Paris,   17   August,
French.]
1822.    [In
p. 84
(5) James Drummond (Commissary Genera!) to Stuart, Paris,
3 September, 1822. p. 85
89210—2 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 163
1822      Ordnance
Lord Fitzroy Somerset [Secretary] to WUmot. Asks whether
Bathurst wishes that a sixpounder brigade of field guns should be
sent to Halifax.    Lists artUlery already there.
Minute: Respecting reference on this subject. p. 86
February 9,
Treasury
Chambers.
Treasury
G. Harrison [Assistant Secretary] to WUmot. Transmits report
from the Commissioners of Customs, with respect to loss of fees
claimed by the Solicitor General of Nova Scotia. p. 87
Enclosed:
Report, Custom House, 29 January, 1822.
p. 88
March 7,
Treasury
Chambers.
Harrison to WUmot. Concurs in recommendation of an allowance of £500 out of the coal revenues for a private secretary to
Kempt. p. 89
April 20,
Treasury
Chambers.
Harrison to WUmot. Transmits letter from Mrs. E. H. Hartley,
widow of the former Provost Marshall, and asks if it is intended to
continue this, and why it was not provided for in the estimate,    p. 90
Enclosed:
Mrs.   E.   H.   Hartley   to   W.   HU1,   2   Hales   Place,   South
Lambeth. p. 91
April 20,
Treasury
Chambers.
Harrison to WUmot. States that W. HU1 has been, instructed
to pay Nova Scotia bills, until another agent shaU have been
appointed. p. 92
June 21,
Treasury
Chambers.
Harrison  to  WUmot.    Acknowledges letter of 29  May,  and j
states that the protested bUls have been paid by W. HiU, of the
Treasury, who will act untU a new agent is appointed. p. 92
July 24,
Treasury
Chambers.
Harrison to WUmot.   Asks why provision was not made in the!
estimate for the widow and daughters of the late Rev. Dr. Cox.   p. 94
August 10,
Treasury
Chambers.
Lushington to WUmot.    Transmits estimate for works required, -
and requests an opinion upon future provisions for this service.
Minute: No information on which to form an opinion.       p. 95
Enclosed:
Estimate.
November 9
Treasury
Chambers.
Harrison to WUmot.    Reports that John Kirkland has been|
appointed Agent for Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. p. 97
War Office
W. Merry [Secretary] to Bathurst. Requests information as to
the salary and emoluments of the Naval Officer at HaUfax, and as
to the period during which this office was held by Colin CampbeU.
Minute: Transmit the information. p. 98 A. 163
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Merry to WUmot.   Asks for information as to the salary and      1822
emoluments of the Marshall of Vice-Admiralty, as J. Putnam has May 22,
requested an aUowance equal to his half pay. p. 99 War 0ffice'
S. P. G.
S. P. G. to Bathurst.     Points out that the appropriation of July 19,
Clergy Reserves has been omitted in several townships in Nova Scotia nbrSyf118
and New Brunswick.   Asks that instructions to remedy this should westmmster.
be given, with special mention that the school reserves are for institutions in connection with the Church of England.    This should be
done free of fees.
Minute: Instructions to be given. p. 100
Enclosed:
J. PownaU to S. P. G., WhitehaU,
April, 1749.   Extract,   p. 102
Major-Gen. G. R. AinsUe to Bathurst.    Requests that deduc-July i75
tions from his salary be struck off, and that he should be refundedstffiSfc,nb'
interest which he has had to pay. p. 103
AinsUe   to   WUmot,   private   and   explanatory.   Repeats   hisjuiyis,
request as to his salary. p  104 Arthur'siciub.
Memorial of AinsUe, respecting his salary.
p. 105 July 19,
Arthur's Club.
AinsUe to WUmot.    Transmits letter from and gives the address July 22,
of Lt. T. Smith. - m? Arthur's aub.
p. 107 ^
Enclosed:
Smith   to   AinsUe,   5   Bateman's   BuUdings,   Soho,   19   July,
1822. p. 108
AinsUe to WUmot, private.   Asks that the doubloons in which July 26,
part of his salary is to be paid, be given at the current marketArthursC
price. p. 109
AinsUe to WUmot.   Transmits copy of a letter to Sir George August/,
Warrender on the subject of his memorial. p. 110 ArthursCub*
Enclosed:
AinsUe to Warrender, Arthur's Club, St. James St., 7 August,
1822. p. Ill
AinsUe to WUmot.   Acknowledges letter of 24 August,  and August 25,
asks for an interview respecting his claim to an annual allowance. 16 '
Sets forth his claim for services in Dominica.
p. H4Adelphi.
B
A. Belcher to WUmot. Transmits letter from W. T. Skerrett February 22,
[attorney to the Agent T. J. Mathias] who has refused payment of _____Su
Nova Scotia bUls because of the resignation of his principal.
Minute: Copy for Treasury. p. 117
89210—21 May 9,
46 Upper
Seymour St.
July 3,
81 St. John
Road.
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Enclosed:
W. T. Skerrett to Belcher, 10 January, 1822.
A. 163
p. 118
S. Bannister to
Draws attention to the appeal of
W. Bromley on behalf of the Indians, and asks that goods made
by them should not be subjected to duty. p. 119
Enclosed:
Appeal, 26 February, 1819.
p. 120
Hans Busk to WUmot.    Asks whether Mrs. Faesch could reclaim
land granted to her late husband, Captain Faesch, in 1763.      p. 123
G. Blanchard to WUmot.    Sends famUy information to strengthen
his application on behalf of a friend. p. 124
Enclosed:
S. Taylor to Blanchard, Biggleswade, 8 June, 1822.
C
p. 125
J. Carrington to Bathurst.    Asks for the copy of a letter written
to him by H. Goulburn, on 29 March, 1822. p. 131
Memorandum respecting the memorial of Major D. Stewart.
p. 132
December 10,
Tadley Lodge,
near
Basingstoke.
R. D. George to WUmot. Asks for extended leave of
absence. p. 133
J. Hyde to Under Secretary of State. Transmits a memorial
praying for payment of part of the expense of his voyage. Asks how
he is to obtain payment of his haU pay. p. 134
July 15,
York Hotel,
Blackfriars.
Enclosed:
Memorial, 10 December, 1822.
p. 135
December 15,
Tadley Lodge.
Hyde to WUmot.    Enquires respecting his letter of 10 December.
p. 136
I
S. Isted to WUmot.    Asks for a certificate that A. W. DesBarres
was entitled to fuU salary 1817-1818 and half salary to 31 December,
1819, and for the aUowance drawn by his brother, George Isted, as
Agent for Cape Breton. p. 137
J
W. C. Johnson to -
 .    Asks that a search be made for
record of a grant of 30,000 acres to Margaret, widow of Colonel
Samuel Vetch. p. 138
K
John Kirkland to WUmot. Asks to be furnished with a copy
of the Estimate of Nova Scotia for 1821 and 1822. Acknowledges
his appointment as Agent. p. 139 A. 163
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
L
1822
C. E. Leonard to Bathurst. Asks for compensation for loss of February^,
fees as Surveyor and Searcher of Customs in Cape Breton. States cape&eton.
his services. p. 140
M
Petition of John MacKay for compensation for expense incurred December 12,
in working mines. p. 142 ^Breton.
Enclosed:
(1) MacKay to Kempt, Sydney, 26 February, 1822. p. 144
(2) R. D. George [Secretary] to MacKay, HaUfax, 26 AprU,
1822. p. 146
(3) Certificate of G. W. Bown as to the customary compensation
on the termination of a lease, Sydney, 17 December, 1822.        p. 147
(4) Minute of CouncU, HaUfax, 4 May, 1820. p. 148
T.  Mackenzie to  H.  H.  Drummond.    Asks for a letter for-
Nova Scotia.
Minute: Letter to be written.
p. 149
Bishop   of   Nova   Scotia   to   Bathurst.
certificate.
FJnclosed:
Certificate, 12 March, 1822.
Transmits   medical March 15,
p. 151
J.   Pratt  [Surgeon  of  MUbank  Penitentiary]  to   . 1
Asks whether aU the professors for ,the intended University in Nova
Scotia have been appointed. p. 152
Alex.   Robinson  'to   Bathurst.    Points   out   the   unnecessary Apra 4,
expense of continuing to employ an armed vessel in the provincial SfcJumber"
service.    Regrets   that   Customs   administration   has   not   been Coffee-House«
reformed.
Minute: This seems to deserve inquiry. p. 153
G. M. S. to Bathurst.    Urges that the employment of an January 5,
armed provincial vessel should be discontinued.
p. 155t
C. W. Schmidt to Bathurst.    Represents the plight to which March _oK
he has been reduced by refusal of his appeal for assistance.       p. 157 HaU&x^
Memorial of Major D. Stewart for payment of aUowances from AugusMo;,
fees, which remain in the hands of AinsUe's agent, C. Ward.    p. isqsCEk&R. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 163
September 7,
strSTy St"   contract.
T. Smith to WUmot.    Transmits statement of expense for a
provincial   vessel   and    makes   suggestions   respecting   any   new
p. 160
Enclosed:
Statement.
p. 161
Duke of Somerset to Bathurst.
encouraged to emigrate.
Urges that the unemployed be
p. 162
December 20,
Tremanton ,      ,
Castie, accepts terms.
near Plymouth
J"1^' B. Tucker to Bathurst.    Asks for a Ucence to search for minerals
Cornwall office, in Nova Scotia, and for liberty and facilities for working mines.
Minute: Communication to be made to Kempt and
Treasury. p. 163
Tucker to WUmot.    Ackowledges letter of 16 December, and
p. 164
W
Lt. Henry Walker, R.N., to WUmot. Asks terms upon which
Sydney coal mines wUl be leased. He and his associates desire
a 21-year, or at the least a 14-year lease. p. 165
Baron de Werther to WUmot. [In French.] Requests a reply
to the letter of Baron de Maltzahn asking that certain signatures
should be certified, in order that the estate of L. de Schmeling may
be settled. p. 167
Nova Scotia, A. 164
MAJOR-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT, 1823
**£"*[£5- Kempt to Bathurst, No. 1.    States that leave has been granted
to the Naval Officer, J. BlackweU, who has provided a deputy,    p. 3
g™^6' Kempt to Bathurst, No. 2.    Transmits petitions from Windsor
and Digby praying that these ports should be opened. Urges
compUance, and declares that should it be decided to open only one
of these ports, Windsor should have the preference. [Enclosures
sent to Board of Trade.] p. 4
S-f^24, Kempt   to   Adam   Gordon,   private.   Transmits   letter   from
Rear-Admiral W. C. Fahie, and states his concurrence in the view
that naval vessels should not be employed for the transport of maUs.
Asks that this be taken into consideration in the reorganization of
the packet service. Trusts to hear from Bathurst with respect to
the government vessel.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 6
^^9> Kempt   to   Bathurst.    Transmits   letter   from   Rear-Admiral
W. C. Fahie, giving reasons for which it is not possible to detaU a
vessel for fishery protection. Under these circumstances he has
engaged the Chebucto for one year. p. 8 A. 164 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed:
Fahie to Kempt, Bermuda, 7 March, 1823.
p.!
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 4.    Transmits statements of the coal March 20
revenues for 1822.    Repeats his request to give aid from this fund to BaMax-
Dalhousie CoUege.    Urges a similar donation of £1000 for King's
CoUege. p. 10
Enclosed:
Statements.
p. 13
Kempt   to   Bathurst,   No.    5.     Acknowledges   despatch   of March 21,
20 November, and states that the report of the Law Officers upon the Halifax-
method of framing Provincial laws wUl be brought to the attention
of the Assembly. p. 18
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 6.   States that the session was closed Apra 10,
on 8 April, and that the Acts wiU be transmitted when printed, h*^**-
Harmony prevailed.    He wUl report on matters of public interest
which arose. p. 19
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 7.
19 April.
States that Colin CampbeU died on Apra 22,
p. 20Halifax-
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 8. Reports that the Assembly has May 10,
voted a salary for a resident judge for Cape Breton. Asks confirma- BaiU&1'
tion of his appointment of G. W. MarshaU to this post. p. 21
[Kempt] to
 , private.    Transmits papers relating to May 20,
Cape Breton, and points out that there is no real grievance respecting Halifax-
annexation.    On  the  contrary it   has  given  general  satisfaction.
R. Gibbon is not a responsible agent. p. 26
Enclosed:
(1) Address to Kempt, September, 1821.
(2) Revenue since annexation.
p. 29
p. 31
(3) Appropriations since annexation.
p. 33
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits Address showing the satisfaction May 30,
of Cape Breton people with annexation to Nova Scotia. p. 23 Halifax-
Enclosed:
Address, Sydney,
May, 1823.
p. 24
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits Journals of Assembly for thejunei2,
period during which he has administered the Government, togetherHalifax-
with a schedule of 38 Acts passed during the last session.    [Journals
not at this place.] p. 40 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 164
Enclosed:
Schedule.
p. 41
Kempt to Bathurst, No. &. Urges that the Lt.-Gov. should be
paid a fixed sum in Ueu of fees. p. 49
Attached:
Kempt to — BaiUie, 16 October, 1823. Extract. Sends
memoranda respecting fees. p. 50
Enclosed:
Memoranda, 10 August, 1823. p. 51
Kent to Bathurst, No. 10.    Applies for leave of absence,    p. 54
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 11. Acknowledges letter of 31 March,
and engages to send his suggestions for revision of the Royal
Instructions. p. 55
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits memorial and petition from the
Halifax Chamber of Commerce, with respect to trade and fisheries.
[Enclosure sent to the Treasury.] p. 56
Kempt to Bathurst. States the uneasiness felt as to the interpretation of certain clauses of the recent Act 3 Geo. IV. Cap. 44, to
regulate trade.    Requests a decision in the matter. p. 57
Enclosed:
(1) First Opinion given by the Attorney General to the Chamber
of Commerce. p. 69
(2) Second Opinion given by the Attorney General to the
Chamber of Commerce. p. 59
(3) R. J. Uniacke (Attorney General) to Kempt, Halifax,
21 August, 1823. p. 67
(4) Commissioners of Customs to Collector at Halifax, London,
5 June, 1823. p. 71
(5) Uniacke to R. Tremain (President of the Chamber of
Commerce), HaUfax, 22 August, 1823. p. 72
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 13. Refers to his despatch of 5 January,
and requests an answer to the petitions for opening ports. p. 75
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 14. Transmits Naval Officer's returns
for 1822 and 1823. Explains delay. [Enclosures not at this place.]   p. 76
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 15. Acknowledges letter of 31 July,
and states that the American refugee settlers cannot be induced to go
to Trinidad or to any place where slavery exists. p. 77 A. 164 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 25
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 16.    Transmits returns of revenue and       1823
expenditure, which are sent without waiting for the returns of exports October ie,
and imports from Sydney and Shelburne.    [Enclosure not at this3*111"*
place.] p. 78
Kempt to Bathurst, private.    Gives reasons for which he declined November i3„
to send troops to Prince Edward Island. p. 79 Halifax-
Enclosed:
(1) Kempt to Lt.-Gov. C. D. Smith, Halifax, 1 November, 1823.
p. 81
(2) Kempt to Smith, HaUfax, 13 November, 1823. p. 82
(3) Smith to Kempt, Charlottetown, 29 October, 1823.        p. 83
(4) Smith to [Kempt], Charlottetown, 6 November, 1823.    p. 86
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 17.    Transmits information respecting December i6„
the estimate for Nova Scotia, and points out that Miss G. E. Cottnam Halifax-
is dead, and that the Bishop of Nova Scotia is absent without leave.
p. 87
Enclosed:
Estimate. p. 88
Kempt  to  R.   WUmot  Horton   [Under  Secretary].    No.   18. December 27„
Acknowledges letter of 30 September, and promises to send a sum-Halifax-
mary  of  his  correspondence  with  Bathurst.    PubUc  and  private
Correspondence wiU be kept separate. p. 91
Kempt to Bathurst,  No.   19.    Acknowledges despatch of 30 December 27„
September, and states that he wUl observe the rules with respect to Halifax- -
the preparation of despatches. p. 92
Kempt to Bathurst.    Acknowledges despatch of 30 September, December 27„
with authority to continue the pension of £100 during the life ofHalifax,i
C. CampbeU's widow. p. 93
MISCELLANEOUS
Admiralty
J. Barrow [Second Secretary] to WUmot.    Transmits letter from Apra 22,
Rear-Admiral W. C. Fahie, stating that he could not detail a vessel Admiralty~
to the fishery service. p. 94
Enclosed:
Fahie to J. W. Croker [First Secretary], Bermuda, 7 March,
1823. p. 95
Agent j
N.   Atcheson  to  WUmot.    Transmits  letter  from  J.   Black, May 20,
requesting extended leave of absence. p. 96 Westminster.
Enclosed:
Black to WUmot, London, 20 May, 1823. p. 97 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 164
Commander-in-Chief
Major-Gen. Sir Herbert  Taylor [Secretary] to WUmot.
Asks
that directions be given to the Navy Board for transporting the 52nd
Regiment to North America, to replace the 62nd. p. 98
April 23, Taylor to WUmot.    Transmits correspondence with respect to
Halifax. ^.ne employment of veterans for Newfoundland and Bermuda gar
risons, and states that the Commander-in-Chief attaches importance
to Kempt's proposal. p. 99
Enclosed:
(1) Kempt to Major-Gen. Sir W. Gordon, Halifax, 10 February,
1823. p. 100
(2) Memorandum by Kempt, HaUfax, 10 February, 1823.    p. 102
(3) Kempt  to   Gordon,   Halifax,   28   March,   1823.    Extract.
p. 103
Board of Trade
July 14, T.   Lack  [Secretary]  to  WUmot  Horton.    States  that  Nova
whitehau.       Scotia Acts of 1821 should be left to their operation, but that Stephen's
report on 1004, 1015, 1016,  1022, 1024, 1025 and 1027 should be
drawn to Bathurst's attention.    His report on Nos. 1009 and 1017
should be communicated to Kempt. p. 104
July 17, Lack to WUmot Horton.    States that Nova Scotia Acts for 1822
WMtehaU.       should  be  left to their operation,  but that  Bathurst's  attention
should be drawn to Stephen's remarks on Nos.  1052,  1056-1058.
p. 105
November 13, Lack to Horton.    Acknowledges letters of 25 February and 16
Board of Trade. October, and transmits a report from the Commissioners of Customs,
as a result of which it has not been deemed expedient to open the
ports of Digby and Windsor. p. 106
Enclosed:
Report, Custom House, 27 March, 1823.
p. 107
June 24,
Treasury
Chambers.
Counsel: J. Stephen
Stephen to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 18 October,
and reports his opinion as to the interpretation of the recent Act 3
Geo. IV, Cap. 44, for regulation of trade. This is done in accordance
with the request made by Kempt in his despatch of 30 August, 1823.
p. 109
Ordnance
Lord Fitzroy Somerset [Secretary] to WUmot. States that
there is no vacancy in the Barrack Department at Windsor. H.
Smith has applied for an appointment. p. 114
Treasury
G. Harrison [Assistant Secretary] to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 31 May, and states that the Treasury cannot consent
to commute Joshua Hyde's pension. p. 115 A. 164
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
S. R. Lushington [Secretary] to WUmot Horton.   Asks for an       1823
opinion on the claim of A. W. DesBarres to the remainder of his July 2,
salary as former Attorney General of Cape Breton. p. 116cKSbwB.
War Office^
W. Merry [Secretary] to WUmot Horton.    Requests to be informed May i6,
as to the income of Lt. Nathaniel Thomas, as preventive officer atWar0ffice-
Windsor, and as to the date of his appointment.
Minute:   "No such Person in the Blue Book." p. 117
Merry to WUmot Horton.
16 May.
Requests an answer to his letter of June 17,
p   n8 War Office.
S. P. G.
S. P. G. to [Bathurst]. Prays for a ParUamentary grant, together June 20,
with funds from the customs and coal mines, to be used to rebuUd|*^7
and assist King's CoUege. p. 119
S. P. G. to [Bathurst]. Asks that Archdeacons should replace Novemtx
Ecclesiastical Commissaries in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Hbrjyf
Newfoundland. westmms
Minutes: The additional cost would be about £150. Bathurst
directs compUance. Asks who are to be the Archdeacons and how
the extra £400 or £500 is to be met? p. 125
Goulburn
H. Goulburn to WUmot.    Sends letter from Joshua Hyde, asking j^ is.
for support to obtain commutation of his pension. p. 122
Enclosed:
Hyde to Goulburn, Paris, 14 July, 1823.
p. 165
Goulburn to  WUmot Horton.    Transmits letter from A.  B.Novembers,
Howe, praying that the late Miss Cottnam's pension may be continued DubUn Castle*
to him. p. 123
Enclosed:
Howe to Goulburn, 13 Everett St., Brunswick Sq., London,
23 October, 1823.
Minute: Goulburn is no longer connected with that office so that
he can only forward this for Bathurst's consideration. p. 124
House of Commons
AppUes for copies of documents relating to the establishment of May 9.
Cape Breton, and to the recent annexation of that colony to Nova
Scotia. p. 127
A
— Ashfield to WUmot.   Asks for an interview on the affairs [May 241
of Cape Breton. e staple inn.
Minute: Enquires as to who Ashfield is. p. 132
B
May 19,
James   BlackweU   [Naval   Officer]   to   Bathurst.   Applies   for is Queen Anne
extended leave of absence. p. 133 cavendish Sq. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 164
1823
November 14.
M.   B   to   Bathurst.    Requests  that  J.   Blackwell
should be ordered to return to Nova Scotia. p. 134
[April]
3 Vigo Lane,
PiccadUly.
A. Thomas to
Requests that the name of Mrs.
Barbara Cox should be entered again upon the pension list, as this is
almost her only support.
Minute: This should be attended to. p. 135
August 25,
Admiral's
Naval Docks.
A. I. Cochrane to WUmot. Offers to divide his half share of
the proceeds if B. Tucker obtains a lease to work mines which he has
discovered in Nova Scotia. p. 136
Memorial of Lt. David Campbell praying that his father's pension
should be continued to his mother and sisters.
Minute: Pension can be continued to the widow. p. 138
June 3,
[Willesdenl
Middlesex.
R. Gibbon to WUmot. Transmits copy of the petition from Cape
Breton, protesting against annexation to Nova Scotia. States that
he is agent for the inhabitants.    [Petition not at this place.]     p. 140
Attached:
Memoranda on Cape Breton.
p. 142
Sir Rupert D. George [Provincial Secretary] to WUmot. Asks
for extended leave of absence, which has been sanctioned by
Kempt.
Minute: To be complied with. p. 147
Enclosed:
Kempt to George, Halifax, 28 March, 1823.
p. 148
December
Omagh.
W. Givan to Wilmot.    Asks leave to draw his pension while
visiting his brother at Horton, Nova Scotia. p. 149
Givan to WUmot. Acknowledges letter of 24 December, and
states that his pension was granted by the Treasury, and that he does
not wish to reside permanently in Nova Scotia.
Minute: To be recommended to the Treasury. p. 150»
February 15,
50 Rue Rivoli,
Paris.
H
J. Hyde to Bathurst. Repeats his request for an allowance for
his passage.
Minute: Allowances have not been given to other officers whose
posts were abolished, but the principle is not unreasonable.      p. 152"
February 19,
4 Weston Place,
St. Pancras.
A. B. Howe to H. Goulburn.    Asks to be appointed Collector or
Comptroller of Customs, if the port of Windsor is opened. p. 154
Hyde to Bathurst.    Repeats his request for an allowance for
his passage.
Minute: BeUeves the former letter was answered. p. 155 A. 164
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Hyde to Goulburn, private.   Asks for aid in procuring a passage      1823
aUowance. March 4,
Minute: That this was refused.
Memorial of Hyde that his pension should be commuted,   p. 158 May 12.
Hyde to Gouldburn.    Asks for support for his memorial,    p. 159 June4,
Paris.
Hyde to WUmot.    Asks for an answer to his memorial,    p. 160 June 12,
50 Roe Ri vol i,
Paris.
Hyde to  .    Transmits a further memorial and asks June 28,
for support. p. 161 Rg" mYtM-
Enclosed:
Memorial, 28 June, 1823.
p. 162
Hyde to Goulburn.    Asks support for his memorial.
Minute: That Hyde has received an answer both from the June28,
Colonial Office and the Treasury. p. 163 ^ Rne mT
 .   Asks for a reply to his memorial to theJniytf.
p. 166Paris-
Hyde to
Treasury.
Enclosed:
Memorial, 17 July, 1823.
p. 167
Hyde to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter giving the Treas- August 4,
ury decision. p. 168 Paris-
J. Hames to WUmot Horton. Asks for an interview to state November 11,
his case as former Provost Marshall of Cape Breton. KentRoad.*06'
Minute: States particulars of this case.    Hames was overpaid
by mistake, and has no claim. p. 169
Enclosed:
Memorandum by Hames, 30 October, 1823. p. 170
A. B. Howe to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 15 Nov-November is,
ember, and transmits a memorial for the continuance to him of the Brunl^k iq.'
pension granted to his famUy. p. 172
Enclosed:
Memorial, 18 November, 1823.
Minute: Receipt of A. B. Howe for documents returned to him,
10 April, 1826. p. 173
Howe to WUmot Horton.    Maintains his claim to the pension No^
as against his relations.
Hames to WUmot Horton.    Makes a further appeal.
Minute: This case is before the Treasury.
Howe to WUmot Horton.    Re-states his case.
^    -i>7>7 13 .Everett St.,
P-  1<<  Brunswick Sq.
n.  178 December 15,
10 Sussex Place. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
N
A. 164
Rev. J. Inglis to Bishop of Nova Scotia.    Urges him to press
for aid to King's CoUege, p. 182
Medical certificate as to the state of health of the Bishop of
Nova Scotia. p. 185
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    Requests an interview.
Minute: "Tomorrow at 4". p. 181
Elizabeth Nicholson to Bathurst.    Transmits Letters of Administration.    [Letters returned.] p. 186
April 16,
Hampton.
R. B. Stanser to Bathurst. Acknowledges note of 15 AprU, and
states that his father is Ul, but wUl come to London as soon as
possible. p. 187
Lord Sydney to WUmot Horton.    Introduces J. Hames.     p. 188
April 16,
Duchy of
Cornwall
Office.
B. Tucker to WUmot.    Asks whether directions have been given
that he may search for minerals in Nova Scotia. p. 189
Tucker to WUmot.    Asks for the grant to mine in Nova Scotia.
He sent out a miner in June.
Minute: Asks to see the letter sent to Tucker. p. 190
Nova Scotia, A. 165
LT.-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT AND
lg24 PRESIDENT M. WALLACE, 1824
Hahfex20' Kempt  to   Bathurst,   No.   1.    States  that  he  informed  the
Legislature of his authority to grant £1000 each to King's CoUege
and Dalhousie, provided simUar amounts were voted, but the
Assembly deferred the question tUl next session. p. 3
Enclosed:
Resolution of Assembly, 11 March, 1824.
p. 4
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 2. Acknowledges despatch of 31 April,
and states that he has appointed Judge B. HaUiburton to conduct an
investigation into the charges against Lt.-Gov. C. D. Smith, of
Prince Edward Island. p. 5
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 3. Asks for approval of the appointment of S. B. Robie to succeed J. Black as Member of the Executive
CouncU.    Black is dead.
Minute: Approved 1 July. p. 6 A. 165
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 4.    Transmits copies of the General      1824
and Trade Instructions, with his observations thereon, as requested Apra 3,
in the despatch of 31 March, 1823.    Gives the opinion of the ChiefHalifa*-
Justice on this, and his own reasons for dissenting from it.    Trusts
that no material alterations wUl be made in the General Instructions.
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. 7
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 5.    Reports termination of the session April 5,
on 11 March.    Draws attention to the Act for equal administration Halifax-
of justice in Nova Scotia, which extends the system recently found
successful in Cape Breton.    J. J. Chipman, W. H. O. HaUburton
and T. Ritchie have been appointed as the first justices under this
Act.    [Enclosures not at this place.] p. 16
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 6. States that he has given leave to April 29,
the SoUcitor General, S. B. Robie. During his absence the duties of Halifax-
his office wiU be performed by Attorney General R. J. Uniacke.    p. 18
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits papers concerning the pension Apia 29,
granted to the late Miss G. E.  Cottnam, and urges that it be Halifax-
continued to her three nieces, or that an annuity of £20 per ann. be
granted to each of them.
Minute: Recommend to the Treasury. p. 19
Enclosed:
(1) Mrs.  Martha  Tonge to  Kempt,   Windsor,  6  September,
1823. p. 20
(2) Memorandum by Mrs. Deborah Cottnam, January, 1806,
with note by Mrs. Tonge. p. 21
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 8. Transmits the accounts of the Apra 29,
Cape Breton and Pictou coal mines for 1823. p. 27 Halifax-
Enclosed:
Accounts.
p. 28
Kempt to R. WUmot Horton [Under-Secretary].    Acknowledges j^e ot
letter of 29 May, and gives his views on the memorial of Messrs. ^don.
Janvrin & Co., of Jersey, complaining of regulations which affect
their interest in the Nova Scotia fishery. p. 71
Kempt to Bathurst.    Urges the provision of smaU permanent June 25,
garrisons for Newfoundland and Bermuda. London.
Minute: That it is proposed to separate the Nova Scotia and
Bermuda command. p. 74
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits papers respecting the proposed June 28,
union of King's CoUege and Dalhousie.    Recommends this.       p. 32London-
Enclosed:
(1) Minutes of Governors of King's  College,  22 September,
1823-7 AprU, 1824.    Summary. p. 35
(2) Suggestions for union and observations thereon.
p. 37 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A. 165
(3) Dalhousie to Kempt, Three Rivers, 26 October, 1823.    p. 43
(4) Objections by the Chief Justice,  S.  S.  Blowers,  HaUfax,
15 January, 1824. p. 45
(5) Rev. W. Cochran, D.D., (Vice-President) to J. W. Nutting
(Acting Secretary: King's CoUege), Windsor,  15 December,  1823.
p. 49
(6) Dalhousie to Kempt, Quebec, 13 March, 1824. p. 54
(7) Draft BUl for union. p. 62
(8) Rev. J. Inglis to Bishop of Nova Scotia, HaUfax, 20 February,
1824.
July 12,
30 Half Moon
St.
Memorandum by Sir James Kempt, on quit rents.
p. 57
p. 76
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits letter written by Rev. J. Inglis,
stating the serious inconvenience caused by the continued absence
of the Bishop of Nova Scotia.    Urges that the Bishop should retire.
p. 77
Enclosed:
Inglis to Kempt, Haymarket, 1 July, 1824.
p. 78
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits papers concerning the schooner
Herald, which entered St. Andrew's with flour, produced and manufactured in the United States. Asks that measures be taken to stop
proceedings which violate the British Statute, 3 GecvJV, Cap. 44.
p. 82
Enclosed:
(1) T. N. Jeffery [Collector] to Sir Rupert D. George [Secretary],
Custom House, HaUfax, 29 April, 1824. p. 83
(2) Opinion of the Solicitor General, S. B. Robie, 11 May, 1824.
p. 86
(3) Report of the Attorney General, R, J. Uniacke, 5 May, 1824.
p. 90
Kempt to Bathurst.    Wishes to introduce S. G. W. Archibald.
p. 95
Kempt to Bathurst. Acknowledges private letter of 6 August,
and discusses means of providing a pension for the Bishop of Nova
Scotia.    Suggests W. HU1 as Attorney General of P.E.I. p. 96
Memorandum respecting the Attorney General of P.E.I,    p. 98
Memorandum: Kempt wishes to know whether WUmot Horton
wishes to see him before he goes to the Continent. p. 99
Memorandum: Kempt appUes for leave to wear the Legion of
Honour. p. 100
Memorandum on the appointment of a bishop for Nova Scotia,
and the succession to St. Paul's Church, Halifax. p. 101 A. 165
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Memorandum that Kempt  can  only reply to  this memorial      1824
[not named], that laws must be enacted for the general good, not for September 29,
private interests. p. 103 London-
Kempt to Wilmot Horton.    States that although he has no December 14,
personal knowledge of Ward Chipman, he could not suggest anyLondon'
person in Nova Scotia, who would appear to be more competent to
act as third arbitrator in the division of duties between Upper and
Lower Canada. p. 104
President M. Wallace
WaUace to Bathurst.    Acknowledges letter of 8 March,  and May is,
states that instructions have been given to pay the Lt.-Governor'sHamax'
fees into a fund from which that officer is to be aUowed £1000 per
annum. p. 105
WaUace to Bathurst.    States that leave has been given to the May is,
Collector of Provincial Revenue, H. Binney. p. 106 Halifax-
WaUace to Bathurst.    Acknowledges circular of 4 June, and August 14,
states that a return wiU be made of the fees and other emoluments of Halifax-
Naval Officer and Customs officials. p. 107
WaUace to Bathurst.    Transmits return of the fees and emolu- September 14,
ments of the Naval Officer and the Customs officials.    In the presentHaUfax-
depression, fees are only a moderate return.    Makes suggestions on
tins point.    Mentions the agitation for abolition of the office of
Naval Officer.    No harbour fees are coUected.    Lighthouse fees are
regarded as high. p. 108
Enclosed:
(1) T. N. Jeffery (CoUector) and J. WaUace (Comptroller) to
WaUace, Custom House, HaUfax, 31 August, 1824. p. 110
(2) Statement of Customs Fees.
p. Ill
(3) J. Blackwell (Naval Officer) to WaUace, HaUfax, 11 August,
1824. p. 113
WaUace  to   Bathurst.    Transmits   petition  from  the church- November 20,
wardens and Vestry of St. Paul's against presentation of Rev. E. Halifax-
WiUis as Rector.                                                                             p. 117
Enclosed:
Petition, 17 November, 1824.                                                p. 118
WaUace   to   Bathurst.    Transmits   papers   dealing   with   the December 20,
refusal of the churchwardens of St. Paul's, HaUfax, to admit Rev. Halifax-
R. Willis as Rector.                                                                        p. 122
Enclosed:
(1) Mandamus to churchwardens, 13 December, 1824.    p. 123
(2) Willis to WaUace, Halifax, 16 December, 1824.           p. 125
89210—3 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A. 165
(3) Mandamus to Rev. B. G. Gray, 16 December, 1824.   p. 127
(4) Report of Rev. B. G. Gray, 16 December, 1824. p. 128
(5) Sir Rupert D. George (Secretary) to churchwardens, HaUfax,
17 December, 1827. p. 129
(6) Churchwardens to  George,   HaUfax,   18  December,   1824.
p. 130
Sub-enclosure:
Report of a special Vestry meeting, 18 December, 1824.    p. 131
Wallace to Bathurst. Acknowledges despatch of 4 October,
and returns the old Seal. p. 132
MISCELLANEOUS
Commander-in-Chief
Major-Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor [Secretary] to R. WUmot Ilorton
[Under Secretary]. Transmits a proposal by Capt. J. G. Fitzgerald
to re-embody the Colonial Marines, which was a negro corps. This
body could then be used in Africa.
Minute: Suggests that the great part of these men must be
otherwise engaged, or unfit for service. p. 133
Enclosed:
Fitzgerald to , undated. p. 134
Council Office
Order-in-Council for the appointment of S. B. Robie to the
Nova Scotia Council. p. 135
Order-in-Council for the use of the new Seal.    [Not at this I
place.] p. 136
Foreign Office
G. Canning [Foreign Secretary] to WUmot Horton.    Transmits I
letter from S. Kathrens wishing to know who is in authority in
Dalhousie Settlement. p. 137
Enclosed:
Kathrens to Secretary of State, Dublin, 24 March, 1824.    p. 236
Home Dept.
H. Hobhouse [Under Secretary] to Wilmot Horton. Transmits
letter from P. and F. Janvrin & Co., with a memorial containing
their grievances with respect to their fishery establishment at
Arichat. . P- 138
Enclosed:
Janvrin & Co. to Major-Gen. Sir Colin Halkett (Governor of
Jersey), Jersey, 29 AprU, 1824.    [Memorial not at this place.]    p. 139 A. 165
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Law Officers 1824
WUmot Horton to J. Stephen, Jr.    Asks for a report upon the July,.
questions raised in R. Gibbon's petition against the annexation ofDowningSt-
Cape Breton to Nova Scotia. p. 144
Stephen's opinion on Cape Breton.
p.  142 Undated.
King's Proctor to WUmot Horton.    Reports that the resignation December 15,
of the Bishop of Nova Scotia had been delivered to Bathurst.    p. 141 SSSSdb.
Treasury
G. Harrison [Assistant Secretary] to WUmot Horton.    States June 23,
that the Treasury sees no grounds for continuing the pension which chambers
had been granted to the late Miss G. E. Cottnam. p. 148
War Office
W. Merry [Secretary] to R. WUmot Horton.   Asks on what May 19,
grounds  Lt.   C.   Campbell's  pension  has  been  continued  to  hjswar°ffice-
widow. p. 147
Miscellaneous Offices
H. Goulburn to WUmot Horton.
not at this place.]
Transmits a note.
[Enclosure June 19.
p. 149
W. G. Adam to
Transmits letter from J. Loch, April 15,
Nova Scotia CouncU. States that Mackay had shown great abUity
when he assisted in the conversion of the people on the Sutherland
estates from smugglers and drones into enterprising fishermen and
good subjects. p. 150
Enclosed:
Loch to Adam.
B
J. BlackweU [Naval Officer] to -
be extended tUl the sailing of the first vessel for HaUfax.
p. 151
Asks that his leave February 11,
18 Queen Anne
p. 154
BlackweU to
States that he saUed the first week May 31,
'" Queen Anne
in April but that the vessel was forced back by storms and is now_
refitting at Plymouth. p. 155 Cavendish Sq.
BlackweU to A. Gordon.   States that the vesseU wUl saU on June 4.
Monday next. p. 156
W.  J.  Bankes to [Bathurst].    Recommends  Rev.  H.  Binney September 8,
for appointment as Rector of Halifax. p. 1575^>rthSpH  '
Rev.   H.   Binney   to   WUmot   Horton.    Requests   an   inter- September 9,
View. p   15g 20 Newman St.
Binney to WUmot Horton.    Transmits two letters to Bathurst, September 14
requesting to be appointed Rector of HaUfax,  and  asks Wilmot *Newman st"
Horton to present the more suitable. p. 159
89210—31 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 165
Enclosed:
(1) Binney to   Bathurst,   20   Newman   St.,   14   September,
1824. p. 161
(2) Binney to   Bathurst,   20   Newman   St.,    14   September,
1824. p. 162
March 11,
Audley Prior,
near Wheatley,
Oxon.
Sir Alexander Croke to Bathurst. Transmits copies of two letters
from Nova Scotia, which support his opposition to the proposed
union of King's and Dalhousie CoUeges. p. 163
Enclosed:
(1) Unsigned to Croke, Windsor, 17 October, 1823. p. 164
(2) Unsigned to Croke, Halifax, 9 January, 1824. p. 165
Archbishop of Canterbury to Bathurst. Discusses provision
for the retiring Bishop of Nova Scotia, and for the income of succeeding
Bishops. Speedy provision should be made for the church at
HaUfax. p. 170
Bathurst to Archbishop of Canterbury. Replies to questions
raised in letter of 8 September. p. 171
Archbishop of Canterbury to Bathurst. Suggests that the
appointment of Archdeacons be left to the Bishop of Nova
Scotia. p. 172
A. W. DesBarres to WUmot Horton. Requests support for his
memorial to be appointed Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court of
New Brunswick.
Minute: That DesBarres has no claim. The question of an
appointment should be left to Sir Howard Douglas. p. 173
Enclosed:
Memorial.
p. 174
' Sub-enclosures:
Certificates.
p. 176
DesBarres to WUmot Horton.   Asks for a pension of £100 from
the coal revenue, untU other provision is made for him. p. 180
DesBarres to WUmot Horton. Transmits letter to H. Goulburn,
with the reply which he received on his appUcation for a pension due
to the abolition of the office of Attorney General of Cape Breton.
p. 183
Enclosed:
(1) DesBarres to Goulburn, 16 Fludyer St., 31 March, 1824.
p. 184 A. 165
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
(2) Goulburn to DesBarres, Irish Office, London, 3 April, 1824.      1824
p. 186
Memorandum by A. W. DesBarres on his claim for a pension^ April 27.
p. 187
Attached:
(1) W. H. O. HaUburton, K.C., to DesBarres, Halifax, 21 February, 1824. p. 188
(2) Certificate by HaUburton.
p. 189
DesBarres to G. BaiUie.    Enquires as to steps taken on his undated.
claim. p. 190
DesBarres to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter of 7 May, May 10,
and makes further representations respecting his claim. p. 19116 MttdyCT s**
Lt.-Col. W. Gossett to WUmot Horton. Transmits memorial March 29,
from Messrs. Robin & Co., of Jersey, protesting against the Nova^arwich-
Scotia bounty on fish exported in native vessels.
Minute:    That this wUl be referred to Kempt. p. 193
Enclosed:
Memorial, Jersey, 17 March, 1824.
p. 248
Gossett to WUmot Horton.    Reminds him of his promise to July ie,
refer the memorial of Robin & Co., to Sir James Kempt, on hisHarwich'
arrival in England. p. 194
Gossett to WUmot Horton.   Requests an answer to Robin & September 11,
Co.'s memorial. p. 195 Harwich*
J. Graham to [Bathurst].    Recommends Rev. H. Binney for the September 17,
Uving at HaUfax. p. 196 gStf CastIe'
H
A. B. Howe to WUmot Horton.    Transmits statement of his January 5,
claims to the pension which had been paid to Miss G. E. Cottnam. BruSwSk §£.'
[Enclosure not at this«place.] p. 197
J. Hames to WUmot Horton.    Makes a further representation January 7,
on his claim for remuneration as late Provost MarshaU of Cape\_l_%_\\\_***'
Breton. p. 198
Hames to WUmot Horton, private.    States his claim to con-January 7.
sideration. p. 201
Hames to WUmot Horton.    Makes a further  representation. March 12,
»x   ono 10 Sussex Place,
p. -tfU^ Kent Road.
WUmot Horton to Hames.    States that Bathurst adheres to his March,
decision that Hames has no claim to further remuneration.     p. 203   owmng
Unsigned to J. Hume, M.P.    Protests against the employment March 20,
of a vessel for the fishery service of Nova Scotia.
p. 204 " PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 165
1824
April 19.
Medical certificate that the Bishop of Nova Scotia is unable to
return to North America. p. 206
A. B. Howe to WUmot Horton. Asks for an interview on the
subject of his claim to the pension formerly held by Miss G. E.
Cottnam. p. 207
June 18,
13 Everett St.,
Russell Sq.
Howe to Goulburn.    Urges his claim.
I
p. 208
August 6, Rev. J. Inglis to Bathurst.   Makes suggestions for the support
19 Haymarket.   of ^ retiring Bishop of Nova Scotia. p. 217
Enclosed:
Rev. A. HamUton [Secretary of S. P. G.
Library, Westminster, 17 May, 1816.
to Inglis, St. Martin's
p. 218
Sub-enclosure:
The solution of S. P. G., granting an extra allowance to Rev. J.
IngUs and an aUowance for an assistant at St. Paul's. p. 219
"^Jj^ IngUs to WUmot Horton.    Enquires how long the American
packets are likely to be detained, and whether any information
respecting the diocese of Nova Scotia has been received. He wUl
caU again when his physicians wUl allow him. p. 220
Memorandum of points to be considered in the patent for the
Bishop of Nova Scotia, and in appointing a rector for St. Paul's.
p. 231
September i4, IngUs to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter of 12 September,
aymar et. an(j makes suggestions with respect to the patent for the new Bishop.
Minute:   Enquiries respecting Commissaries.    The Commissary
should be Rector of St. George's [sic] as Dr. IngUs was. p. 221
IngUs to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 27 September,
and states that unless Bathurst has done so, he wUl communicate
with the Archbishop of Canterbury respecting the change of designation of the Bishopric of Nova Scotia. Explains the reason for substituting Archdeacons for Commissaries, and gives his views as to
their commissions. One or two other points wUl have to be considered later. Early consideration should be given to the appointment of a rector for St. Paul's. p. 223
October 2,
19 Haymarket.
IngUs to WUmot Horton. Asks whether he may act on Bathurst's decision to appoint Rev. R. Willis to St. Paul's. The only
change required with respect to Commissaries is to change the title
to Archdeacon. Asks that his patent as Bishop should be expedited,
also the date at which Bishop Stanser's pension wUl commence.
p. 225
Inglis to Bathurst. Suggests that New Brunswick and Prince
Edward Island should be named in the Bishop's patent. Repeats
that it is only necessary to change the title of the Commissaries to
that of Archdeacon. p. 227 A. 165
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Memorandum of the wishes of Rev. J. Inglis with respect to the      1824
patent for the Bishop of Nova Scotia. p. 229 Undated-
Memorandum by G. BailUe for WUmot Horton, relative to the Undated.
appointment of Rev. J. IngUs. p. 233
Memorial of P. & F. Janvrin & Co. complaining of Nova Scotia January ie,
laws which are unfair ^to their fishing interests. p. 210 Jeraey-
Janvrin & Co. to WUmot Horton.   Asks for Kempt's report on May 21,
their memorial. p. 214 Jersey-
M
Memorial of J. McPherson, praying for payment of his salary as May 26,
schoolmaster in Glengarry, 1816-1822. p. 238 Dorohester-
N
Bishop of Nova Scotia [Stanser] to WUmot Horton.    Asks for a May 11,
copy of the patent for appointment of Archdeacons in the Canadas. MmdfSx
p. 241
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    Resigns.
P. 242 August 6,
Hampton.
W. Pryor and R. Tremain [churchwardens] to Bathurst.    Trans- December 20,
mit dupUcate of their previous memorial on the appointment of aHalifax*
Rector of St. Paul's, and explain their opposition to the claim of Rev.
R. Willis.    [Enclosure not at this place.   See A. 165, p. 118.]   p. 243
R
Mary RusseU to R. WUmot Horton.    Enquires respecting the February is,
effects of the late Capt. John AUen.
p. 247*
Baron Seguier [Consul General for France] to WUmot Horton. October 22,
[In French.]   Enquires as to the whereabouts of P. F. Circet.    p. 251London-
[T.] J. Taylor to Bathurst.    Requests an interview for himself February 14,
and others to make proposals respecting trade and settlement in the p^^ Man°r
North American Colonies. Kin«'s Road-
Minute:   That he was asked to state his proposals in writing.
p. 252
Taylor  to   Bathurst.    Explains   delay  in  replying  to  letter. March 6,
Offers to give information on the same subject.
Taylor to Bathurst.   Intends to attend the Chamber of Com- March 21,
merce unless he hears from Bathurst. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A.  165
Rev. J. T. Twining to Bathurst. Transniits copy of the memorial
of the Church Wardens, Vestry and Parishoners of St. Paul's, to the
S. P. G. and asks to be appointed Rector of that parish. p. 256
Enclosed:
Memorial, 15 October, 1824.
p. 257
U
December 28, W.   Underwood  to   WUmot   Horton.    Asks  that  an  enquiry
S^Gainsboro should be made as to the whereabouts of John Ellis, who was dis-
' charged at Halifax, 24 June, 1819. p. 263
November 25,
W
Rev. R. WUlis to Bathurst.    Expresses thanks for his appoint-
st. John, n.b. ment M Rector of st# pam's HaUfax.
1823
November 8,
Sydney.
p. 266
J. G. MarshaU [Chief Justice: Cape Breton] to Kempt, confidential. [Extract.] Gives information respecting the Administration of Justice, and of the agitation by R. Gibbon against annexation, p. 10
Attached:
Extract of a letter from E. Leonard to M.
6 January, 1824.
WaUace, Sydney,
p. 15
Nova Scotia, A. 166
LT.-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT AND
PRESIDENT M. WALLACE, 1825
Kempt to Bathurst. Acknowledges letter on the proposed
appointment of Rev. W. Fraser to be Roman Catholic Bishop of
Nova Scotia. Can give no information respecting him. Suggests
that New Brunswick should be annexed to the Bishopric of P.E.I.
Minute:    "Nothing to be done upon this". p. 4
January ie Kempt  to  WUmot  Horton,   private.    Transmits  copies  of  a
'  paper written by a member of the Nova Scotia CouncU, and praises
the views expressed upon colonial policy.    He has sent a copy to
Bathurst.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 5
February 7.
Observation of Sir James Kempt upon the memorial of the
Indian, Adelah. p. 6
February 10, Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits the report of a Committee of
CouncU upon a conference held with the Chamber of Commerce, as
to means to revive the fisheries and extend trade. p. 8
Enclosed:
Report, 9 December, 1824.
p. 9 A. 166
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to A. Gordon.    Transmits observations of the SoUcitor       1825
General, S. B. Robie, upon J. Stephen's report on Nova Scotia Acts February i
of 1823 and 1824.
Enclosed:
p. 18
15 Sack ville St.
Observations on Acts dealing with goods imported from the
United States, for issuing writs of attachment, franchise in Cape
Breton, and the AUen Act. p. 19
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits and recommends a memorial February i
from the Church of Scotland clergymen praying for recognition andLondon'
salaries. p. 24
Enclosed:
Memorial.
Attached:
p. 27
Summary of memorial.
Minutes: (1) "Waiting an answer from the Law Officer".
(2) Thinks it would be wise to comply so long as compliance is not
taken as of right. (3) Enquires for letter to the General CouncU of
Scotland. p. 25
Dalhousie and Kempt to Bathurst.    Appeal for consent to the February 21,
union of King's and Dalhousie CoUeges.
Minute:   Reference to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
p. 32
Kempt to  Bathurst.    Transmits letter from  Rev.  J.  IngUs, February 22,
representing the insufficiency of the salary of the Bishop of Nova    don'
Scotia. p. 35
Enclosed:
IngUs to Kempt, 200 PiccadiUy, 21 February, 1825. p. 36
Attached:
Memorandum in answer, by Sir James Kempt, 24 February,
1825. p. 38
Kempt to WUmot Horton. Returns the memorial of Col. February^,
DesBarres' daughter, and states his inabUity to form an opinionSackvilleSt-
on it. p. 39
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits the memorial of Mrs. Mary March 11,
Woolenhaupt, and requests that the necessary information as to herLondon-
inheritance may be obtained from the Dutch Governement.
Minute:   Copy sent to the Foreign Office. p. 40
Enclosed:
Memorial, 12 March, 1824. p. 41
Kempt to WUmot Horton.    Requests an interview. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 166
Kempt to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 25 March,
and gives reasons for which he has referred the complaint of Messrs.
Newman, Hunt & Co. to Nova Scotia. This deals with duties
imposed. p. 46
Kempt to Bathurst. Urges the appointment of a Master of the
Rolls, and suggests that S. B. Robie is the person best qualified for
this office. p. 48
Kempt  to  WUmot  Horton,   private.    Transmits  letter  from
"S. B. Robie, on the office of Master of the Rolls.     Repeats his
recommendation of Robie.    Thinks that the Legislature would vote
a salary. p. 50
Enclosed:
Robie to Kempt, 30 March, 1825.
p. 51
Kempt  to  Bathurst.    Transmits  letter  from  the  Bishop  of-
Nova Scotia, on the opinion of the Law Officers on the right of presentation, and suggests that these officers be asked to reconsider the
question.
Minute:    "To be referred to the Law Officers". p. 53
Enclosed:
(1) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Kempt, 200 PiccadiUy, 27 April,
1825. p. 54
(2) Deed of Endowment of St. Paul's Church, 4 January,
1766. p. 57
Kempt to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 30 AprU,
and discusses the difficulty of inducing the negroes to agree to
removal to Trinidad. p. 59
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits letter from Rev. J. T. Twining,
explaining the circumstances under which he applied to be appointed
Rector of Halifax. p. 61
Enclosed:
Twining to Kempt, HaUfax, 14 AprU, 1825.
p. 62
Kempt to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 16 May,
and gives his views with respect to the relation between the Nova
Scotia and the Bermuda mUitary commands. p. 65
Kempt to Bathurst. Asks for an opinion from the Law Officers
as to the rights of the Crown to aU mines in the province. The
landed proprietors consider that they own all ores on their
property. p. 67
Enclosed:
(1) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Sir Rupert George (Provincial
Secretary), 200 Piccadilly, 27 May, 1825. p. 68
(2) Form of land grant. p. 69 A. 166
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to WUmot Horton.       Acknowledges letter of 26 May,      1825
and states that he wUl endeavour to induce the negroes to return to June 7,
Trinidad.    Expresses doubt as to his abUity to prevail over theiru Sackvme St-
fears. p. 73
Kempt to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 6 June, and june9,
recommends the appeal of Sir Rupert George for an increase in hisLondon-
salary as Provincial Secretary. p. 74
Kempt to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter of 30 May, and June 12,
requests leave to consult the Nova Scotia CouncU before expressing15 s*"51^6 Stan opinion as to the advisabiUty of extending the Canadian regulations
on Clergy Reserves to Nova Scotia.    Asks whether this is a reserve
on each grant, or of every seventh lot. p. 75
Kempt  to   Bathurst.     States   the   inconvenience   which   hasjunei2,
resulted from raising the CouncU quorum from five to seven members.15 SackvilIe St-
Minute:   To be reduced to five. p. 76
Extract of a letter from R. J. Uniacke to Sir James Kempt, undated.
Discusses grants of Crown lands, Governor's fees, and the office of
Master of the Rolls. p. 77
Kempt to WUmot Horton.    Urges that arrangements be soonjm»i7,
made to send a regiment for Bermuda.    Suggests that the 96th15 Sackvflle at-
Regiment be sent from HaUfax for that duty, and that another
regiment go from England to Nova Scotia. p. 82
Kempt to WUmot Horton.
for Nova Scotia.
Asks for an interview before leaving juiy (
p. 84
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 1.    Reports that he arrived at HaUfax August 20.
on  6  August,   and  has  resumed  administration  of  the  Government, p. 85
Kempt to Bathurst, private.    Transmits letter from the Chief August 20,
Justice of P.E.I., S. G. W. Archibald, explaining his action withHaUfax-
respect to Chancery officers.    Commends Archibald.    Expresses hope
of solving the HaUfax parish controversy. p. 86
Enclosed:
Archibald to Kempt, HaUfax, 19 August, 1825.
p. 87
Kempt to Bathurst.    Renews his appUcation for a reduction of August 2;
the quorum of the CouncU from seven to five members.
P.
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 3.
recommends appointment of C.
CouncU.
Reports the death of C. Hill, and September *
R. Prescott to the vacant seat mHalifax-
p. 90
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 4. Acknowledges despatch of 16 July, September 13,
and promises the co-operation of the CouncU to the company which Halifax-
has been granted the right to work aU mines in Nova Scotia. The
CouncU was informed that the Treasury had been urged to devote
the reserved profits for the benefit of the Province. A circular has
been sent to Chairmen of the Quarter Sessions, and to the Magistrates, p. 91 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 166
Enclosed:
Circular, Halifax, 24 August, 1825.
p. 93
September 16, Kempt to Bathurst, No. 5.    Reports that he has given assistance
to the Commission of Engineer Officers sent out to report on Defence.
Expresses his views on this subject. p. 95
September 28, Kempt to Bathurst.    Acknowledges despatch of 30 July, with
the decision of the Law Officers that they see no reason for altering
their former opinion on the right of presentation to St. Paul's, but
recommend that any further dispute should be submitted to judicial
decision.    Asks for a copy of this earlier opinion.
Minute:    Copy to be sent. p. 98
October 16, Kempt to WUmot Horton, private.    Acknowledges private and ,
confidential letters of 9 and 10 September, relative to grants of
Crown lands, and explaining the grounds upon which the Legislature
is to be asked to meet certain expenditures formerly placed upon the
ParUamentary estimate. p. 99
October i7, Kempt to Bathurst.    Acknowledges despatch of 14 July, and
states that he has given directions to remit the increase in pension to
the former Bishop of Nova Scotia. This has become due since 1
October, 1824. p. 100
October is, Kempt to Bathurst, No. 8.    States that Rev. WiUiam Fraser is
weU quaUfied for the appointment as Roman Catholic Bishop of
Nova Scotia. p. 101
g^mber 14, Kempt to Bathurst, No. 9.    Reports that he has given leave of
absence to the Attorney General, R. J. Uniacke. p. 102
November 14, Kempt to WUmot Horton, No. 10.    Acknowledges circular of
11 26 July, and states that he will observe the regulations governing
official correspondence. p. 103
November 14, Kempt to Bathurst, No. 11.    Acknowledges circular of 3 Sept
ember, and undertakes to observe the regulations governing transmission of Legislative and CouncU proceedings. p. 104
November 14, Kempt to Bathurst, private,
going to England on leave.
Introduces R. J. Uniacke, who is
p. 105
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 12. Acknowledges despatch of 9
September, and transmits a petition for the incorporation of a company to work iron mines in Annapolis, in spite of the disaUowance of
the Provincial Act for this purpose. p. lQpt
Enclosed:
Petition, HaUfax, 12 November, 1825.
Minutes: (1) Suggests careful Umitation of rights of this company.
(2) Memorandum for consent to be given. p. 108
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private,
on land grants over the last twenty years.
Transmits memorandum
p. 112 A. 166
Enclosed:
Memorandum, 14 November, 1825.
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
p. 113
Kempt   to   Bathurst,   private.    Introduces   and   recommends November 16,
Rev. C. Porter, President of King's CoUege, who has been givenHaIifax-
leave of absence.
Minute:   "I shaU be glad to see him when I return to London."
p. 116
Memorandum on King's CoUege.    Prospectus with subscription undated.
Ust attached. p. 117
Memorandum on coUeges in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick,  undated.
p. 124
Kempt  to  Bathurst,   No.   13.    Acknowledges  despatch  of  8 November i6,
October, with instructions to caU on the Legislature to provide theHaUfax'
civU Ust.    Expresses his views on this subject.
Minute:    15 December, 1825.    Measure to be postponed for a
time. p. 125
Kempt to WUmot Horton, secret and confidential.    Transmits November 19,
papers urging the inadvisabUity of applying to the Legislature for aHalifax-
civU Ust. p. 130
Enclosed:
(1) S. G. W. Archibald [Speaker of the Assembly] to Kempt,
HaUfax, 14 November, 1825. p. 133
(2) Kempt's observations on revenue and expenditure, 20 November, 1825. p. 137
(3) Observations on the poUcy of the proposed measure,    p. 139
Kempt  to  Bathurst,   No.   14.    Acknowledges  despatch  of  5 December 9,
October, and states that no officers of Government are provided with HaUfax-
houses or lodgings. p. 142
Kempt to WUmot* Horton, private.    Transmits copies of Judge December 20,
B. HaUiburton's recent publication on colonial poUcy.    [EnclosureHalifax-
not at this place.] p. 143
Kempt  to   WUmot   Horton,   private.    Transmits   letter  from December 20,
J. Woodhouse, Surveyor General of Customs, and points out that.heHalifax-
has not received the Order-in-CouncU to permit United States ships
to take advantage of the recent trade Acts. p. 145
Enclosed:
Woodhouse to Kempt, HaUfax, 23 November, 1825.
p. 147
Kempt to Bathurst, No.  15.    Transmits papers deaUng with December 23,
shipwrecks on Sable Island, and draws attention to the necessity of HaUfax-
the humane establishment. p. 148 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 166
Enclosed:
(1) E. Potter (Commanding the Chebucto) to Aide-de-Camp,
Halifax, 28 September, 1825. p. 149
(2) E. Hodgson to M. WaUace, Sable Island, 24 September,
1825. p. 151
President M. Wallace
WaUace to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 24 February,
and states that no information can be obtained as to P. F. Circet.
Thinks that he did not come to Nova Scotia. p. 153
WaUace to Bathurst. States that the session terminated on
11 AprU. The laws wiU be sent when ready. Comments on the
tranquUUty and prosperity of the colony. p. 154
WaUace to Bathurst, No. 10.    Transmits coal mine accounts.
p. 155
Enclosed:
Accounts.
p. 156
Wallace to Bathurst. Transmits Naval Officer's returns.
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. 160
WaUace to Bathurst. Acknowledges letter of 15 March, and
states that the churchwardens have been informed of the King's
insistence on the right of presentation to St. Paul's parish. WhUe
no resistance is intended, resolutions have been passed which threaten
secession. p. 161
WaUace to Bathurst. Acknowledges the Blue Book, and states
that the return for 1823 wiU be made also. p. 162
Wallace to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges despatch of 25
March, and repUes to the complaint of Messrs. Newman, Hunt & Co.
as to aUeged inequality of duties.
Minute:    Copy sent to the Board of Trade. p. 165
Minute on the right of presentation to St. Paul's parish,    p. 163
WaUace to Bathurst. Transmits dupUcate of his letter of 16 April,
and states that Rev. G. Willis has been regularly inducted to
St. Paul's.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 164
Wallace to Bathurst. Transmits Acts of the last session.
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. 166
WaUace to Bathurst. Transmits letter from the Speaker of the
Assembly, S. G. W. Archibald, with respect to revision and consoU-
dation of the laws. p. 167
Enclosed:
Archibald to the President, Halifax, 19 May, 1825.
p. 168 A. 166 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
WaUace to Bathurst.    Gives grounds upon which he assented      1825
to the Act to incorporate a company for working iron mines,   p. 169 JSifi.
Enclosed:
Memorandum on Crown reservations, Secretary's Office, Halifax,
18 July, 1825. p. 171
Wallace to Bathurst.    Acknowledges circular of 18 May, andjuiyie,
gives reasons for which he has instructed the Deputy CommissaryHalifax-
General to refrain from issuing the new coin, until he shaU have
communicated with the Treasury, and received a reply. p. 172
Enclosed:
Proclamation, 12 July, 1825. p. 174
WaUace to  Bathurst.    Transmits  newspaper  opinion  on  thejniyw,
Proclamation respecting the new coinage. p. 177 H^Max-
Enclosed:
Extract from The Recorder. p. 178
Nova Scotia, A. 167
MISCELLANEOUS, 1825
Admiralty Office
J. Barrow [Second Secretary] to WUmot Horton.    States that March 3,
directions have issued for conveyance of reinforcements from Halifax Admindty*
to Bermuda. p. 2
Viscount MelvUle [Lord High Admiral] to Bathurst.    Transmits July 25,
letter from the Comptroller of the Navy, T. B. Martin, giving reasons Admiralt*-
for refusing to aUow the Bishop of Nova Scotia to occupy the house
reserved for the Commissioner of the Navy, even if this permission
was limited to peacetime or untU the house was required. p. 3
Enclosed:
Martin to MelvUle, Somerset Place, 22 July, 1825.
Minute:   Copy to be sent to Bishop of Nova Scotia. p. 4 July29,
^J Admiralty.
E.  Cockburn to WUmot Horton.    Asks when the Bishop of August 1,
Nova Scotia wiU be ready to embark. p. 5 Adaaralt*-
J. Croker [First Secretary] to WUmot Horton.   Asks how many November 2
people wiU accompany the Bishop of Nova Scotia. p. 6Admlralty'
Croker to WUmot Horton.    States that Lady Stewart's box can
be taken on H.M.S. Astraea. p. 8 A. 167
Agents
J. Kirkland to WUmot Horton. Asks for a certificate that Sir
James Kempt was absent on leave 1 May-30 June, 1824.
Minute:    Certificate granted. p. 9
N. Atcheson to Wilmot Horton. Transmits petition requesting
modification of the new law governing the importation of foreign
manufactured articles.
Minute:    Refer to Board of Trade. p. 10 ,
Enclosed:
Petition, Halifax, 16 May, 1825.
p. 11
Kirkland to WUmot Horton. Asks for authority to pay the
salary of the Superintendent of Fisheries for 1824.
Minute:    Give him the authority. p. 17
Commander-in-Chief
Major-Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor [Secretary] to Wilmot Horton
Asks that orders should be given through the Admiralty to furnish
assistance in sending a detachment from Halifax to Bermuda.
Minute:   Aid to be asked from Admiralty. p. 18
Taylor to Wilmot Horton. Transmits letter from Major-Gen.
Sir Howard Douglas, requesting a decision on matters affecting the
Nova Scotia and the Bermuda commands.
Minute:   Sent to Kempt, returned 2 August, 1825. p. 19
Enclosed:
(1) Douglas to Taylor, Fredericton, 16 February, 1825.
p. 21
(2) Lt.-Col. H. P. Lewis to Taylor, Bermuda,  19 December,
1825. p. 22
(3) Lewis to Taylor, Bermuda, 13 March, 1825.
(4) General Orders.    12 March, 1825.
p. 23
p. 24
Taylor to Wilmot Horton. Asks whether Bathurst approves of
sending a regiment to Nova Scotia to replace the 96th, which may
then go to Bermuda.
Minute:   Entirely. p. 30
Taylor to Wilmot Horton. Asks that the necessary directions
be given to the Navy Board to assist in troop movements. p. 31
Taylor to Wilmot Horton. Asks for the return of papers which
accompanied his letter of 28 AprU.
Minute:   Papers have been returned. p. 32
Taylor to WUmot Horton, private. Asks for a copy of the
opinion of the Law Officers on the Nova Scotia mines.
Minute:   To be given. p. 33 A. 167
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Taylor to  WUmot  Horton.    Expresses  thanks for  copies  of      1825
letters respecting the grant of coal mines to the Duke of York.    p. 34^^Quids
Council Office
Memorandum of order appointing C M. Prescott to the Nova November n.
Scotia CouncU. p. 35
Board of Trade
C. Grant to WUmot Horton.    Transmits and recommends a February 28.
request from East River, Merigomish and Pictou, praying for the
establishment of a GaeUc Presbyterian clergyman in connection with
the Church of Scotland. p. 36
Enclosed:
Substance of letter to J. Gordon.
Minute:   To be referred to Kempt.
p. 37
Memorandum of a complaint by Messrs. Newman & Co., as to March 21.
discrimination in certain colonies. p. 39
T. Lack [Secretary] to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter juiy 23.
of 28 June, and states that the new trade law was framed with a view
to assist the industries represented by the petitioners for modification.
Trusts that the operation of this law wUl show that their fears are
groundless. p. 40
Law Officers
Opinion on the right of presentation to vacant benefices in March 10,
Nova Scotia. p. 42^SL.
Opinion as to Crown rights to mines in Nova Scotia. p. 44 July 13,
Serjeants' Inn.
Law Officers to Bathurst.    State that they see no reason to change July 16>
their opinion on the right of presentation in Nova Scotia. p. 47 Serjeant's inn.
J. Stephen
Stephen to Wilmo$ Horton. Transmits draft of letter to the January 28,
Law Officers respecting the right of presentation. [Enclosure not at^*611*11-
this place.] p. 49
Stephen  to  WUmot  Horton.    Transmits  draft letter  to  thejunew,
Law Officers on the right to mines in Nova Scotia.    [Enclosure not^*6*1811-
at this place.] p. 50
Ordnance
Lord Fitzroy Somerset [Secretary] to WUmot Horton, private. November 10.
Recommends Lt.-Col. H. G. Smith. p. 52°rdnance-
Treasury
Memorandum that colonial paper money is to be graduaUy February 12
paid off and made convertible for sterling.
89210—4
p. 53 April 22. Enclosed:
Minutes.
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 167
G. Harrison [Assistant Secretary] to Bathurst, private. Transmits statement of transactions respecting mines, and states that
— Bent's claim precedes that of B. Tucker.
Minute:    Enclosure not received. p. 54
Harrison to WUmot Horton. Transmits letter from the Deputy
Commissary General, C. J. Forbes, and requests information respecting the issue of the Treasury notes. A forgery has been
discovered. p. 55
Enclosed:
(1) Forbes to Harrison, HaUfax, 27 February, 1825. p. 56
(2) Resolution of Assembly. p. 58
Harrison to Wilmot Horton. Transmits minutes on the grant
of Nova Scotia mines to the Duke of York, and requests suggestions
as to the terms of the grant. p. 59
,60
Harrison to WUmot Horton.    Requests an answer to the letter
of 6 May, respecting Nova Scotia paper currency. p. 77
Harrison to WUmot Horton. States that the increased salary
for the Bishop of Nova Scotia wUl be provided for from the civil
contingencies untU the next session. Urges that permanent provision be made from the Crown lands.
Minute:   Suggestions in this matter. p. 78
Unsigned to Harrison,
the question of mines.
Gives the views of the Law Officers on
p. 66
July 28,
Treasury
Chambers.
April 22,
St. Martin's
Library,
Westminster.
Attached:
Statement respecting the mines in Nova Scotia. p. 68
F. Lewis to Wilmot Horton. States that the Treasury
concurs in Bathurst's recommendations respecting mines. The
Lt.-Gov. of Nova Scotia should be directed to give effect to them.
p. 80
S. P. G.
Rev. A. HamUton [Secretary] to Bathurst.
salary for the Bishop of Nova Scotia.
Minute:   Sent to the Treasury.
Asks for an increased
p. 81
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Company
W. Mitchell to WUmot Horton.    Asks for a grant of land for
his associates who intend to colonize it under charter,
obtain an interview for a delegation.
Wishes to
p. 198
T. Tooke to WUmot Horton.    Withdraws from the proposed
association in view of the objections shown by Kempt. 200 A. 167
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
A. Belcher and others to WUmot Horton.
posals of the intended company.
Set forth the pro-      1825
p. 202 May 4,
London.
Blunt, Roy, & Blunt to WUmot Horton.    Transmit letter from May 7
the intended company and request that the answer should be directed
to W. Tooke or to themselves.    [Enclosure not at this place.]   p. 205
Petition of the Micmac Chief Adelah, praying that a reserve be February ie,
established. p. 84f>££drobe
Doctors'
...      .     ■. Commons.
Attached:
(1) Indian treaty, 1760.
p. 87
(2) Extract of the report of Dr. Morse to the United States
Secretary at War. p. 89
Memorandum respecting W. AUen.    [Papers not at this place.] March 7.
p. 91
Lt.-Col. T. F. Addison to Bathurst.    Asks leave to put a letter October 6,
in the letter bag going to the Lt.-Gov. of Nova Scotia. p. 92 Sudbury-
B
W. Bromley [Master of the Acadian School] to Bathurst.
for an interview for himself and the Micmac Chief Adelah.
credential.
Minute:   Enclosure returned.
Asks February 2,
SpnrlQ 3 Wardrobe
oenub Plaee
Doctors'
p93 Commons.
Bromley to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 9 February, February 10,
and states that the object of the interview for which he asks is tOpW^drobe
represent the case of the Indians.
Bromley to WUmot Horton.    Requests the return of his certi-March i,
ficate.    Kempt has promised to grant vacant land to Adelah, so it is Coloi^al 0ffice-
no longer necessary to trouble the Colonial Office on this subject.
Endorsed:   Bromley's receipt for the document. p. 95
Mrs. BlackweU to Bathurst. Expresses thanks for grant of October 29,
leave of absence to her son. p. 974 Half Moon st-
W. F. Bowes to Bathurst.    Requests approval of his father's December 31,
appointment as sub-coUector at Windsor.
Archbishop of Canterbury to Bathurst.    States that he sees no March 8,
reason to change the opinion he has given against union of Dalhousie Lam1**11 Place-
and King's CoUeges.    Trusts that King's wUl be repaired.      p. 101
J. Carrington to Bathurst.    Petitions for reUef in view of the September 17,
Nova Scotia estate of which he was deprived. PoSouth.'
Minute:   Nothing can be done. p. 102
89210—4* PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 167
Enclosed:
H.  Goulburn to  Carrington,  Downing St.,  29  March,   1825.
p. 103
Mrs. Ann Doyle to Under Secretary. Asks whether any one
has received rent for the Government yard, formerly paid to her
mother, Mrs. E. Whitehand, who died in 1792. p. 104
—   Dumarisy   to   Wilmot   Horton.    Requests   an   interview.
p. 105
Sir Rupert D.  George to Bathurst.    States his claim to an
increase in salary as Provincial Secretary.
Minute:   To ask Kempt's opinion. p. 110
George to WUmot Horton.    Asks that his letter be laid before
Bathurst, and for an interview. p. 115
Memorandum by Sir Rupert George upon his case.
p. 116
June 7,
Birminghar
Rev.  J.  Garbitt to WUmot Horton.    Presents request of R.
Sharpe, a Loyalist, for 100 acres of land and 18 months' provision.
Minute:    This cannot be granted. p. 117
Major J. Greene to [Bathurst]. Transmits duplicate of a
memorial sent to Kempt, praying for grants of land to two sons,
George and Henry. p. 118
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial, 16 August, 1825.
p. 119
(2) Sir Rupert D. George (Secretary) to Greene, London, 1 May,
1825. p. 120
January 10,
50 Rue Rivoli
Paris.
J. Hyde to Bathurst.   Asks that £50 per annum be added to
his pension. p. 121
Hyde  to  Bathurst.    Asks  that  the  addition  to  his  pension
should date from January, 1822. p. 123
Memorandum of an enquiry from J. Hennery, respecting his
brother. p. 124
February 11,
50 Rue Rivoli,
Paris.
Hyde to H. Gouldburn.    Asks for assitance to obtain arrears of
additional pension.
Minute:   Can only send this letter to WUmot Horton.       p. 125
Lt.-Col. J. Herries to Bathurst. Asks for grants of land for
himself and for Lt. Edward Sutherland.
Minute:   That   officers   on   fuU   pay   are   not entitled   to
grants. p. 127 A. 167
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Hyde to WUmot Horton.   Acknowledges letter of 9 February,      1825
and asks for reconsideration of the decision against granting arrears February ia,
of increased pension. Paris-
Minute:   Refusal;  and correspondence not to  be  continued.
p. 128
W. Hampton to WUmot Horton.    Asks for a free grant of land March»,
to a company about to be formed for carrying on a fishery in Cape cheK*Place'
Breton.
Minute:    Gives reasons for returning a cautious answer,    p. 129
J. HaUinan to Bathurst.    Transmits affidavit and requests that December 8,
an inquiry should be made respecting property left to him by his^wnge
brother. p. 132 J*™™-
Enclosed:
Affidavit, 26 November, 1825.
p. 133
K
S. Kathrens to WUmot Horton.    Wishes to know if Dalhousie's March 2,
settlement is continued, as he wishes to give letters of administration Sbw^*" St"
for his late uncle's property. p. 135
Kathrens to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter, and requests March
that a document be forwarded.
p. 136
20 Camden St.,
Dublin.
Kathrens to WUmot Horton.    Asks whether Kempt wUl return July 11,
soon to Nova Scotia. p. 137 5^3^ st.,
Dublin.
Kathrens to WUmot Horton.    Asks to have a paper forwarded December 9,
to Nova Scotia. f^wnf*1 st"
Minute:   Reason for delay given. p. 138
J. Leary to Bathurst.    Asks for a passage to North America, as December 28,
a pensioner of the East India Company.
Minute:   That this cannot be granted.
p. 139
M
Ann Munford to Bathurst.    Asks for aid for her husband,    p. 140 May 28
5 Crown Court,
Great Trinity
Lane,
Cheapside.
Petition of John McKay for compensation for works erected August 25,
at the Pictou coal mines, and for losses due to the faUure to renew capeBtreton.
his lease.
Minutes:    (1) "Lord B. cannot interfere, 2 Feb'y."    (2) Memorandum on this case. p. 141
N
Rev. J. Inglis to WUmot Horton, private.    Asks that the extra February 24,
aUowance granted to him personaUy in 1816 may be continued to ^PiccadiUy-
him as house rent.    Asks leave to submit information before a
decision is reached as to residence of the Ecclesiastical Commissary
at Fredericton. p. 147 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A.  167
1825 Rt.   Rev.   J.   Inglis   [Bishop   of   Nova   Scotia]   to   Bathurst.
March 28, Announces that he has been consecrated, and expresses thanks for
200 Piccadmy- his nomination.                                                                               p. 150
Apra 2, Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    Asks for the patent appoint-
icca   y. j^g Archdeacons, including one for Bermuda.                                p. 151
April 2. Names of persons submitted to Bathurst by Bishop Inglis, to be
appointed Archdeacons of the Diocese of Nova Scotia.               p. 149
Bishop of Nova Scotia to -
States that the provision
of land for the Dean and Chapter of Nova Scotia, and for King's
College, was made in response to a S. P. G. memorial of 1813.    p. 152
April 30, Bishop of Nova Scotia to WUmot Horton, private.    Gives reasons
2oo   cca   y. £Qr mcreagmg the allowance to the Bishop.
Minute:    "Both the A. Bishops in recommending it admitted
that it should [be] less than Quebec." p. 153
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    Submits names of persons
for appointment as Archdeacons.
p. 155
June is, Bishop of Nova Scotia to WUmot Horton.    States that he wUl
200   ccad y.  ^Q ready ^0 sajj a^ ^e en(j 0f ^e month, and asks whether a ship will
be leaving then.
Minute:   To enquire as to whether a warship wUl be going at
the time.    If so the Bishop is to have a passage. p. 156
July is, J. Noad to R. W. Hay.    Transmits memorial for an increased
SJmtepK'' retired allowance as former Naval Officer of Cape Breton. p. 159
Enclosed:
Memorial, 16 July, 1825.
Minutes:    (1) Discusses  this  case.    (2) Cannot  see  on  what
public grounds it could be made. p. 156
iwRccadai Bishop of Nova Scotia to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges note
icca   y.  an(j requests early information as to the vessel upon which he is
to saU. p. 160
200P?' dm Bishop of Nova Scotia to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter
icca     . of 29 July, and states that he wUl prepare his family to sail at the
specified time. p. 161
SoKccadaiy Bishop of Nova Scotia to WUmot Horton.    The serious illness
of one of his daughters prevents him from naming a day for departure.
p. 162
2oo*Kt3, Bishop of Nova Scotia to  Wilmot Horton.    States that his
lcca   y* party consists of his wife, two daughters and three servants.    His
daughter's condition is stUl dangerous. p. 163
August 27 Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    States that he will leave
200P1Ccaddly.    ^^ ^  & few  dayg       jje  hag  agked  Lorj   MelviUe  for  the  uge  0f
the  Commissioner's house for  two  years.    Asks  for  attention  to A. 167
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
King's CoUege.    Requests that orders be given to the Naval Com-      1825
mander to provide him with a passage for visiting Bermuda and
Newfoundland. p. 164
Bishop of Nova Scotia to WUmot Horton.    Acknowledges letter Dceember 20,
of October 7, and States that Bathurst provided that Rev. A. G.HaUfax-
Spencer should be appointed Archdeacon of Bermuda.    Trusts that
a salary wiU be provided for that office.. p. 166
T. Phelps to Bathurst.    Sends a letter addressed to T. KeUy, of March e,
Annapolis, and asks that it be forwarded. nwThurieo
Minute:    "Letter given out." p. 167
Rev. C. Porter to WUmot Horton.    Asks for a pension in view of December 23,
CoUege.
» Hotel,
p. 168 Covent Garden.
Enclosed:
(1) H. Goulburn (Under Secretary) to Porter, Downing St.,
4 July, 1815. p. 169
(2) Extract from 50 Geo. Ill, Cap. 117, S. 12.
Minute: "If he does not come within the Rules mentioned in
the extract, I do not see what hope there is of the Treasury acceding
to the recommendation." p. 170
R
Memorandum of a letter from J. B. Robie to Kempt, on the March 30.
expediency of appointing a Master of the Rolls, and offering his
services. p. 171
E. W. RundeU, private.    States that he wUl petition for a grant May is,
of New Brunswick iron mines if they are not included in the Duke of Lad*ate Hm
York's grant. p. 172
S
Memorandum of a letter for Sir James Kempt from Smyth, January 19
Forsyth & Co. p. 173
Lt.-Gen. Sir John.C. Sherbrooke to Wilmot Horton.    Asks that juiye.
a letter be forwarded with the despatches. p. 174
J.  Stewart to WUmot Horton.    Makes a request concerning September 1,
forwarding of letters. p. 175 * a** St-
A. Stewart to Bathurst.    Transmits a petition from J. Embree, October is,
praying for remuneration for losses as a Loyalist. p. 176 Amherst-
Enclosed:
Petition, 8 October, 1825.
p. 106
A.  Scott to WUmot Horton.    Asks for the address of J.  R. December 28,
Hyde, and whether Hyde, in 1820-21, held the office of  Provost ^Cambridge
Marshal of Cape Breton, or that of the Marshal of Admiralty for.Goiden sq.
Nova Scotia. p. 177 56 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A. 167
1825 T
July 19, Coutts Trotter to  .    Recommends favourable con-
strand, London. sideration of the memorial of J. Noad. p. 178
December^, Rev. J.  T. Twining to Bathurst.    Asks for an appointment.
Hahfa*. * g p   179
Enclosed:
(1) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Kempt, 200 Piccadilly, 11 July,
1825. p. 181
(2) Wilmot Horton to Dalhousie, Downing St., 24 November,
1824. p. 183
(3) Memorial  and Protest of the  Church Wardens  and  Parishioners of St. Paul's, 20 April, 1825. p. 184
(4) Church Wardens to Bathurst.    Undated.
Sub-enclosure:
p. 182
Extract from the records of St. Paul's Church, respecting the
right of presentation, 1791. p. 196
Nova Scotia, A. 168
LT.-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT, 1826
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 1.    Transmits letter from the Bishop of
Nova Scotia, giving reason for not employing Rev. J. T. Twining,   p. 4
Enclosed:
Bishop of N. S. to Kempt, HaUfax, 23 January, 1826.
p. 5
Kempt to Wilmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 12 October,
and states that the Naval Officer, J. BlackweU, has decUned extra
leave offered. Transmits letter from the Attorney General, S. B.
Robie, respecting abolition of Naval Office. p. 8
Enclosed:
Robie to Sir Rupert D. George, 7 January, 1826. p. 9
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 3. Asks for instructions respecting
a future lease of the Sydney mines. p. 11
Kempt to Bathurst, private. Transmits correspondence with
the British Ambassador at Washington, C. R. Vaughan, and an
Order-in-CouncU, as a result of which United States vessels are
permitted to trade at HaUfax, although instructions have not been
received from England. p. 12 A. 168 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 I
Enclosed: 1826
(1) Vaughan to Kempt, Washington, 29 December, 1825.    p. 14
(2) Kempt to Vaughan, HaUfax, 24 January, 1826. p. 17
(3) Order-in-CouncU, 23 January, 1826. p. 19
Kempt  to  Bathurst,   No.   4.    Acknowledges  despatch  of   17 February 7,
December, concurring in the propriety of deferring an appUcationHalifax-
to the Legislature for a civU Ust. p. 20
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private.    Gives reason for assenting February 10,
to the petition of those who wished to form a company to work mines HaIifax-
at Annapolis. p. 21
Kempt  to   Bathurst,   No.   5.    Transmits   the  report  of  the February 12.
Attorney General, S. B. Robie, on the payment of Customs officials Halifax-
out of the duties under 6 Geo. IV, Caps. 73 and 114, and requests
instructions. p. 22
Enclosed:
(1) Robie to Kempt, HaUfax, 10 February, 1826.
p. 24
(2) Kempt to CoUector and ComptroUer of Customs, HaUfax,
11 February, 1826. p. 27
Kempt  to  WUmot  Horton,   private.    Transmits  speech  and February 12,
addresses which have opened a way for a future appUcation for aHalifax-
civU Ust.    Interference with Customs duties wUl give a set-back to
such a measure. p. 29
Enclosed:
(1) Speech.    [Not transcribed.]
(2) Address of CouncU, 3 February, 1826. p. 32
(3) Address of Assembly, 3 February, 1826.    [Not transcribed.]
Kempt  to  WUmot  Horton.    Transmits  papers  concerning  a February 13,
future lease of Sydney mines, and urges that the port of Sydney be Halifax-
opened to foreign vessels. p. 36
Enclosed:
(1) Memorandum, 10 November, 1820.    [Not transcribed.]
(2) Proposals of Messrs. Cunard & Co., Halifax, 9 January,
1826. p. 39
Appended:
Observations of Kempt on these proposals.
p. 40 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 168
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 6. Acknowledges circular of May,
1825, and transmits report of the Legislature on the estabUshment
of British metallic currency and discusses the difficulties presented, p. 41
Enclosed:
Report, 14 February, 1826.
p. 44
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 7. Acknowledges despatch of 7 January,
respecting salaries for Customs officers. Reports that according to
the rules laid down, the Naval Officer whose office has been abolished,
wiU be entitled to a pension of £273.12. p. 45
Enclosed:
J. BlackweU (Naval Officer) to Bathurst, HaUfax, 13 March,
1826. . p. 46
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 8. Reports that the Legislature was
prorogued on 6 AprU. The Acts will be transmitted when
printed. p. 48
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 9. Reports that the Legislature has
voted £600 as salary to S. B. Robie as Master of the Rolls. S. G. W.
Archibald has been nominated to succeed Robie as SoUcitor
General.
Minute:   Archibald's appointment to be made out. p. 49
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 10. Acknowledges letter of 30 November, and reports as to fees received on trade and shipping. p. 51
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 11. Gives reasons for terminating
Chancery proceedings in connection with presentation to St. Paul's.
Asks that expenses be paid. p. 52
Enclosed:
Bill of Costs, Halifax, 13 April, 1826.
p. 53
Kempt to Wilmot Horton. Reports average grain prices, and
gives reasons for which monthly returns are unnecessary. p. 54
Kempt to Bathurst, separate. Reports the death at sea of
Baron de Turyll, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, who
was buried at HaUfax. p. 55
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private. Acknowledges letter of
8 March, and transmits a statement on grants of land with reservations of mines. Discusses misconceptions respecting mines in
Nova Scotia, and reports the careful search being made by persons
acting for the Duke of York. p. 56
Enclosed:
Statement, 16 AprU, 1826.
p. 57 A. 168 [REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to Bathurst.    Transmits   Address   of   Assembly pro-      1826
testing against instructions given to Customs officers to pay their April ie,
own salaries out of duties under 6 Geo. IV, Caps. 73 and 114.    [Enclo- Ham&x-
sure not at this place.] p. 59
Kempt to WUmot Horton, secret and confidential. Discusses April 17,
the issue over payment of Customs officers, and suggests a remedy. HaUfax-
p. 61
Enclosed:
Observations of the Speaker. p. 64
Kempt  to  WUmot  Horton.    Transmits  copy  of  the  Act  to April 17,
incorporate a company for working iron mines in Annapolis Co., and Halifax-
expresses a hope that it wUl not be disaUowed.    [Enclosure not at
this place.] p. 65
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 14.    Acknowledges private and circular May 14,
letter of 12 April, and expresses gratification that an explanation wiU HaUk*-
be given by the Treasury with respect to payment of Customs officers
out of the colonial duties. p. 67
Kempt to Bathurst. Reports that the average prices of grain May 15,
are those reported on 14 AprU. p. 68 Halifax-
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 15. Transmits Acts passed in the last May ie,
session, and draws attention to observations which he has annexed to Halifax-
that for imposing a duty on imports from foreign countries.        p. 69
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 16. Acknowledges letter of 6 May, june20,
and expresses thanks for a grant of £400 annuaUy for Sable Island.HaIifax-
Reports measures taken as a result of recent wrecks. p. 70
Enclosed:
list of wrecks, signed by Michael WaUace, Commissioner of
Sable Island, HaUfax, 16 June, 1826. p. 72
Kempt to Bathurst, [No. 17]. Transmits Journals of the Legis-June 20.
lature for the last session.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 78 m:aSax-
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 18. Transmits statement of casual and June 20,
coal revenues. p. 74 Halifax-
Enclosed:
Statement, 1 January, 1826. p. 75
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 19. Acknowledges despatch of 28 June 20,
April, with Treasury Minute on the payment of Customs officers.
p. 78
Kempt to WUmot, private.    Acknowledges private letter of 6 July 30,
May, and transmits papers concernmg the regulation of land grants
as outlined in the new regulations of Upper Canada.    Expresses his
own views. p. 79 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 168
Enclosed:
(1) Report of Committee of CouncU, HaUfax,  11 July,  1826.
p. 82
(2) Memorandum respecting quit rents.
p. 86
(3) Blank Patent showing reservations of mines and minerals.
[Not transcribed.]
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 20. Acknowledges despatch of 3 July,
and states that a mistake was made in the enclosure. Asks that he
should be furnished with the proper enclosure, which was a letter
from the Treasury on the establishment of British silver currency in
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. p. 88
Kempt to Bathurst. Transmits as requested the draft charter
proposed to be given to a company for working iron mines in Anna-
poUs Co., together with the report of a Committee of Council. Asks
that he be permitted to pass this as soon as possible. p. 83
Enclosed:
(1) Draft Charter.    [Not transcribed.]
(2) Minute, 7 August, 1826.
p. 91
September 14, Kempt to Wilmot Horton, private.    Transmits papers concern
ing the land granting system and emigrants.    States that he is not
yet ready to make recommendations on this subject. p. 92
Enclosed:
(1) Memorandum relative to the disposal of Crown lands,     p. 94
(2) Instructions to land commissioners. p. 99
(3) Suggestions for the more regular settlement of the Crown
lands in Cape Breton. p. 103
September 19, Kempt to Bathurst, No. 22.    Transmits a corrected copy of
the draft charter for incorporating a mining company in Annapolis.
p. 118
Explains the error made in the copy sent on 15 August.
Enclosed:
Draft Charter.
p. 119
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private and confidential. Gives
reasons for urging disaUowance of the election Act of 1824. Sends a
communication urging the expediency of a umform franchise,    p. 132
October 17, Kempt  to  Bathurst,   No.   23.    Acknowledges  despatch  of  9
Halifax. August, and gives reasons for the reduced mUitary establishment of
Prince Edward Island.    States however that it wiU be increased
immediately to one company.
134 A. 168
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 24. Transmits memorial of James 1826
McQueen, respecting the estate of Mrs. EUzabeth Kidston. [Enclo- October is,
sure not at this place.] p. 136 HaUfas-
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 25.    Reports the arrest of two American October is,
seamen for the murder of the master and mate of the schooner Fairy.Halifax-
Gives reasons for sending them to the United States for trial,    p. 137
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 26. Refers to former letters and urges October 19,
the expediency of reducing the quorum of CouncU from seven to five.Halifax-
p. 139
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 27. Acknowledges despatch of 9 August, October 28,
and avises against the imposition of duty on the export of coal.    p. 140 Halifax-
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private.    Gives reasons for opposition October 28,
to the proposal to impose a duty on the export of coal, and for post- Halifax-
poning a decision as to establishing a free port in Cape Breton,    p. 141
Kempt to WUmot Horton, No. 28.    Reports that he has granted November 14,
a one-year lease of the Cape Breton coal mines to the agent of the2^**-
General Mining Association. p. 144
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 29.    Transmits letter from H. Clay; November 22,
United States Secretary of State, expressing appreciation at theHalifax-
surrender of American seamen arrested for murder, and offering to
reimburse the amount expended by the British Government,     p. 145
Enclosed:
Clay to Hon. C. R. Vaughan (H. M. Minister at Washington),
Washington, 23 October, 1826. p. 146
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 30.    Reports the death of the Super-November 22,
intendent of Fisheries, G. Leonard, and states that the office couldHalifax-
be abolished. p. 147
Kempt  to   Bathurst,   No.   31.    Acknowledges  circular   of  30 December 11,
September,  and undertakes to obey instructions with respect toHaUfax-
returns of despatches. p. 148
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 32.    Transmits two letters from the December 17,
Bishop of Nova Scotia, and gives his own observations upon making Halifax.
provision for the support of the church establishment. p. 149
Enclosed:
(1) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Kempt, HaUfax, 15 December,
1826. p. 153
(2) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Kempt,   confidential,  HaUfax,
16 December, 1826. p. 158
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 33.    Reports the deUvery of the accused December is,
American   seamen,   and    transmits   correspondence   between   theHaIifax-
Secretary of State and the British Minister at Washington.       p. 160 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 168
1826.
Enclosed:
(1) C. R. Vaughan to Kempt, Washington, 5 December,
p. 161
(2) H. Clay to Vaughan, Department of State, Washington,
1 December, 1826. p. 162
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 34. Transmits memorial from the
Chamber of Commerce, representing the serious inconvenience that
would follow the proposed change of arrangement in the packet
service.
Minute:    Copy for the Admiralty, Jan. 1827. p. 163
Enclosed:
Memorial, HaUfax, 7 December, 1826.
p. 165
Kempt to Wilmot Horton, private and confidential. Acknowledges letter of 31 October, and gives reasons for leasing the coal
mines to the agent of the General Mining Association. p. 167
April 15,
Duke St.,
Westminster.
MISCELLANEOUS
Agent
R. S. Atcheson to .    Asks that House of Commons
papers   be   put   in   the   official   bag   for   transmission   to   C.  R.
Fairbanks. p. 169
Board of Trade
T. Lack [Secretary] to WUmot Horton. Reports that consideration has been given to the Nova Scotia Acts of 1823 and 1824. Act
No. 1083 has not been received. Forty-four Acts had expired before
they reached the office. Acts Nos. 1104-1107 and 1111 have reference
to matters of law. Calls attention to J. Stephen's observations
upon Act No. 1131. Nos. 1075-1078, 1080, 1081, 1084, 1092 and
1093 are returned to be left to their operation. The eighteen remaining
Acts deal with questions of internal poUcy. p. 170
J. Porter to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 13 April,
and states that consideration has been given to Kempt's letter with
respect to a free port in Cape Breton and transmits a report on this
question.    Draws attention to inconsistencies in the coal duty.   p. 172
Enclosed:
Report of Commissioners of Customs, Custom House, 1 August,
1826. p. 173
Memorandum of letter by Porter returning Acts 1148-1181,
with exception of No. 1164. p. 175
Foreign Office
J. Planta, Jr. [Under Secretary] to WUmot Horton, immediate.
Asks for information respecting notice given as to the closing of
HaUfax harbour to United States vessels.
Minute:    Copy transmitted to the Board of Trade. p. 176 A. 168
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Rt. Hon. G. Canning [Foreign Secretary] to Bathurst.   Trans-      1826
mits letter from Rev. C. Griffin.   [Enclosure not at this place.]   p. 178 June 30.
Canning to Bathurst.    Transmits further letter from Griffin, undated.
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. 177
Canning to Bathurst.    Transmits further letter from Griffin. October 6.
Minute:   Sent to Rev. A. HamUton [S.P.G.] for any observations, 11 October. p. 179
Enclosed:
Griffin to Canning, Bridgetown, 10 July, 1826.
p. 240
Planta  to   WUmot  Horton.    Transmits  letter  and  memorial October 31,
from L. de Mezangeau, praying for assistance to return from France oreign
to HaUfax.
Enclosed:
De Mezangeau to Canning, Paris, 4 October, 1826.
Sub-enclosure:
Memorial.
p. 180
p. 181
p. 183
Planta to WUmot Horton.    Transmits letter from Vaughan, and ForeSb6ffice.
asks whether the United States seamen who have been charged with
murder wiU be extradited. p. 185
Enclosed:
(1) Vaughan to Canning, Washington, 2 October, 1826.    p. 186
(2) Clay to Vaughan, Department of State, Washington, 25
September, 1826.                                                                            p. 187
(3) A. and C.  Cunningham to Clay, Boston,  18 September,
1826.                                                                                                p. 188
(4) P. H. Clarke (Agent for Lloyds' at Cape Breton) to the
Agent for Lloyds' at Boston, Sydney, 2 September, 1826.       p. 189
(5) W. M. Deblois to G.  L.  Deblois, Halifax, 9 September,
1826.                                                                                                p. 190
(6) Register of the Fairy, Boston and Charlestown, 15 August,
1826.                                                                                                p. 191
(7) Crew of the Fairy.                                                           p. 193
(8) Vaughan to Clay, Washington, 26 September, 1826.    p. 195
(9)   Vaughan   to   Kempt,   Washington,   26  September,   1826.
p. 196 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 168
Planta to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 7 December,
and states that the United States has expressed satisfaction over
the extradition of the accused seamen. p. 197
Navy Office
Sir Bryan Martin [ComptroUer] to WUmot Horton. Transmits
correspondence stating the objection to complying with the request
of the Bishop of Nova Scotia for leave to occupy the Commissioner's
house in Halifax, p. 198
Enclosed:
(1)  Rear-Admiral
December, 1825.
W.
Lake to  Martin, private, Bermuda, 27
p. 199
April 8,
Treasury
Chambers.
(2)  Martin to Melville,  Somerset Place,  15 December,  1826.
p. 200
Treasury
W. Hill [Assistant Secretary] to WUmot Horton. Transmits a
Treasury Minute of 7 April which refers to the Law Officers for an
opinion on the payment of Customs officers. p. 201
Enclosed:
Minute, 7 April, 1826.
p. 202
Apra 25, Hill to WUmot Horton.    States that the Treasury has agreed
cha^bTrs.      to the expenditure of £400 for the support of the establishment on
Sable Island. p. 204
April 26,
Treasury
Chambers.
J. C. Herries [Secretary] to Wilmot Horton. Acknowledges
letter of 19 March, and transmits Treasury Minute on .the payment of
Customs officers.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 205
May 12,
Treasury
Chambers.
Herries to WUmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 13 May,
and states that it has not been considered necessary to give further
directions on the subject of the introduction of British silver currency
into Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A further sum wiU be sent
and it is expected that it will ultimately supersede foreign money.
p. 206
War Office
W. Merry [Deputy Secretary at War] to Wilmot Horton. Asks
for the date of the appointment of Major Charles Yorke as private
secretary to Kempt, and for the amount of his salary and emoluments.
p. 207
Merry to WUmot Horton. Asks for the date of the appointment
of Lt. Charles Morris as Surveyor General and for the amount of his
salary and emoluments. p. 208
Merry to WUmot Horton. Asks for the date of appointment of
Ensign J. Winniett as Clerk of Ordnance Stores, and for the amount
of his salary and emoluments. p. 209 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
A.168
Post Office 1826
F. FreeUng [Secretary] to WUmot Horton. Asks how long theg2^[28>
packet should stay at Halifax under the new system. Discusses these Post office.
arrangements. p. 217
S. P. G.
Ven. Archdeacon A. Hamilton [Secretary] to Wilmot Horton. juiy 26,
Reports that the S. P. G. has recaUed Rev. C. Griffin.
Attached:
(1) Hamilton to Griffin, 42 Castle St., 4 April, 1826.
p. 210;
p. 211
(2) Extract of letter from Bishop of Nova Scotia to Griffin,
13 February, 1826. p. 212
(3) Resolution of S. P. G., 1 March, 1826.
p. 213
(4) Extract of letter from Bishop of Nova Scotia to S. P. G.,
HaUfax, 14 August, 1826. p. 214
HamUton to WUmot Horton.   Acknowledges letter of 11 October, October,
and states that Griffin's memorial to Canning wUl be considered. £££!£'
Claims that the S. P. G. have dealt fairly with Griffin. p. 215
HamUton to WUmot Horton. Returns Griffin's letter to Can-October 27,
ning; a copy has been made.    [Enclosure not at this place.]     p. 218gJ2g^§£;
HamUton to WUmot Horton. If — Salmon's testimonials seem October 27,
sufficient he may be employed in Nova Scotia. Discusses Griffin's42CasaeSt-
case. p. 219
HamUton   to   [WUmot   Horton].    Acknowledges, letter   of   10 November 13,
November, and states that Rev. E. L. BenweU was sent to Nova42085*168*-
Scotia by the S. P. G., and saUed in September. p. 221
B
Minute as to a communication on compensation to J. BlackweU, March 13.
Naval Officer of Nova Scotia. p. 222
Rev. Andrew Brown to Bathurst. Asks for free passage for a August 14,
minister of the Church of Scotland. EoSrgh.
Minute:   That free passages are not given to S. P. G. clergy.
p. 223
C
J. BlackweU to
States that he has returned to October 1,
England after being informed that his retired aUowance as NavalBrightoI
Officer can only be paid in England. p. 225
T.  G.  BlackweU to Bathurst.   Asks how J.  BlackweU is to undated,
receive his retired aUowance.
D
p. 226fc
Memorial of the daughters of the late Lt. Col. J. W. DesBarres February 1,
asking for the intervention of the Duke of Kent for a continuance c^eentf°n
of some part of their father's pension. p. 227 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 168
1826
16 Brompton
Crescent.
April 12,
16 Brompton
Crescent.
The Misses DesBarres to WUmot Horton, private.    Ask for an
interview. p. 229
Isabella M.  DesBarres to WUmot Horton,  private.    Repeats
request for an interview.
Minute:    Appointment for 15 AprU. p. 230
April 20,
Brompton
Crescent.
April 28,
Brompton
Crescent.
Enclosed:
Major-Gen.   Sir  Herbert  Taylor to  I. M.   DesBarres,   Horse I
Guards, 6 March, 1826. p. 231 \
I.   M.   DesBarres  to   Wilmot   Horton. Reminds  him   of  his
promise to write a letter to Lord Liverpool. p. 232
I. M. DesBarres to Wilmot Horton.    Repeats her request for
a letter to Lord Liverpool. p. 233
January 2,
Waterford,
Ireland.
T.  Edgcombe  [Warden of St.  George's  Chapel] to  Bathurst.
States that Rev. E. L. BenweU sailed for HaUfax without giving
notice,  and asks  whether he has accepted any clerical appointment, p. 234
G
J. Greene to Bathurst.    Acknowledges letter of 15 December,
and repeats his request for a grant of land. p. 235
Greene   to   Bathurst.    Asks   for   a   reply   to   his   letter of
2 January. p. 236
Memorandum on the case of Rev. C. Griffin.
p. 238
April 7,
Hakes' Hotel,
Manchester Sq.
Sketch of the life of CorneUus Griffin, missionary of the S. P. G.,
addressed to Canning. p. 247
H
R. U. Howe to Wilmot Horton.    Transmits a note from his
, brother,  Lt.  A.  B.  Howe, asking for the return of papers which
accompanied his memorial. p. 292
January 11,
27 Grafton St.,
Dublin.
Enclosed:
Howe to WUmot Horton, 35 Totton St., Stepney.
p. 291
Memorial of Joshua Hyde for payment of arrears of pension
from 1822 to 1825. p. 293
Hyde to Bathurst.    Acknowledges letter and asks to be informed
as to the nature of the error which appears in his memorial,     p. 295
Rev.   C.  B.   HenvUle  [Vicar  of  Portsea]  to  Bathurst.    Asks
whether Rev. E. L. BenweU has been appointed to a Uving at HaUfax.
Wishes to have this information in order that a successor may be
named. p. 296
K
S. Kathrens to WUmot Horton.    Asks whether he received the
letter which was to be forwarded to Nova Scotia. p. 297 A. 168
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kathrens to Bathurst.    Asks to be informed of the date and       1826
place of settlement of his uncle, S. Kathrens, who took up land in February ;i4,
Nova Scotia about 1784. p. 298 Dubbn-
M
Note that Capt. Martin has appUed for 200 acres of land.    p. 299 January^.
Memorandum that  Capt.  Martin has offered his services to March 28.
assist colonization. p. 299
Mrs. Catherine Manion to Bathurst.    Asks that her memorial May 3,
be forwarded to Kempt, requesting him to make an enquiry as to the I^Sj^and.
whereabouts of James Glynn, her brother.    [Enclosure not at this
place.] p. 300
Memorandum of a petition from H. McLean for grants of land June 16.
to 3000 persons. p. 301
N
R. Noad to R. W. Hay [Permanent Under Secretary].    Asks February is,
for a reply to the memorial of his brother, Joseph Noad, retired Naval £.^^^ank*
Officer of Cape Breton, for augmentation of his aUowance. p. 302 Wood.
Marquess of Northampton to Bathurst.    Asks for consideration juiy'ii,
of J. Hyde's appUcation. p. 304CastieAshby<
J. O'NeUl to Bathurst.    Asks that a letter be forwarded to the April 14,
Postmaster at HaUfax. p. 305 Ennls, Irelan<L
P
Rev.   C.  Porter to WUmot  Horton.    Acknowledges letter of January 4,
31 December, transmits testimonial, and asks for preferment,    p. 313 Hotel*0011
A. Scott to WUmot Horton.    Asks for the address of J. Putnam, January 6,
Chief Marshal of Nova Scotia. p. 317 IPT^^q
* at., iioiden fcq.
Messrs. Smith and Forsyth to WUmot Horton.    Ask that a January 19,
letter be forwarded to Kempt. p. 318 ^^pool'
Rt. Rev. R. Stanser [Retired Bishop of Nova Scotia] to WUmot February 21,
Horton.    Requests payment of his aUowance in England. p. 319 Hampton.
R. J. Uniacke [Attorney General]
appointment.
to Bathurst.
Asks   for   an January 3,
n   QOI 51 Lisson Grove,
P' °*X London.
Uniacke to WUmot Horton.    Asks for an appointment,    p. 322 January 3,
51 Lisson Grove,
London.
Uniacke to WUmot Horton.    Explains the object in proceeding March 7,
in Chancery on the right of presentation, and draws attention to the j^^ Market,
costs.    It wUl be necessary to issue instructions to prevent provincial
officers from coUecting duties on goods which are warehoused or have
paid duties under the new Acts.    Provincial currency should be
changed to sterling as has been done in Ireland. p. 323
89210-^5! 68
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 168
1826 Uniacke to Wilmot Horton.    Returns papers which have been
March 10,        sent for his consideration.    Explains that the clause reserving mines
J^Hay Market, t0 the Crown was omitted from the patents issued before  1780.
Opposes a monoply in mining.    Offers to give extended observations I
on emigration.    WUl present his ideas upon colonial affairs,    p. 325
March 28, Uniacke to WUmot Horton.    Gives, as requested, his views on
S>ndon.Market trade between British America and the United States.    Points to an
error in the recent trade Act. p. 328
Apra n, Uniacke to Bathurst.    Transmits his observations on British;
London. North America, with a proposal for confederation. p. 332
Enclosed:
Observations. p. 334
Uniacke to WUmot Horton.    Asks for extended leave,   p. 371
Uniacke to Bathurst. Transmits his Bill for a permanent
constitution for B.N.A., with his reasons for its passage. [Enclosure
not at this place.] p. 372
Uniacke to WUmot Horton. Sends a copy of his letter. Intends
to return to  HaUfax this month.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
p. 374
n^jermyi/'st Uniacke to WUmot Horton.    States that his son Crofton Uni-
London.       " acke, now a member of the English bar, is fully acquainted with his
ideas on colonial policy. p. 375
W
January 4. Memorandum  of  an  enquiry by  J.   Wray,  respecting  mines.
p. 376
September"^,
112 Jermyn St.-
London.
Nova Scotia, A. 169
LT.-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT, 1827
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 1. Acknowledges despatch of 24
October, and reports that a new charter is being prepared for the
incorporation of a company to work mines in AnnapoUs Co. This
will not be signed until aU the omissions of the draft have been supplied. Points out that the enclosures to Bathurst's despatch were
not sent.    Asks that they be forwarded. p. 4
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 2. States that he has not yet been able
to obtain all the information for the statistical tables required by the
circular of 11 September. They wUl be sent when ready. Transmits
returns of revenue and expenditure. p. 6
Enclosed:
Returns.
p. 7
Kempt to R. WUmot Horton [Under Secretary].    Transmits a
general description of Nova Scotia and an Almanac for 1827.
Minute:   Sent to the Library. p. 9 A. 169
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to WUmot Horton.    Transmits newspaper containing       1827
his  speech  on  opening  the  Legislature.    The  only  controversial February 10,
subject appears to be Customs  salaries.    [Enclosure  not  at  this33"128*-
place.] p. 10
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 3.    Transmits statistical tables and February ie,
gives a comprehensive account of Nova Scotia.    [Enclosure not atHaUfax'
this place.] p. 12
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 4.    Transmits an Address of the Legis- February is,
lature protesting against the recent Jamaica Act imposing tonnageHaUfax*
duties.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 23
Kempt to Bathurst, No.
Green, praying for a pension.
Transmits petition from Mrs. B. February 21,
p   25 Halifax.
Kempt to Bathurst, private.    Asks for relief and a smaU pension February 21,
for Mrs. B. Green. p. 29 Bamax-
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 6.    Transmits an account of the casual Apra 5,
revenue, and a general statement of the coal revenue.
Enclosed:
(1) Account of casual revenue.
(2) Statement of coal revenue.
p. 30*
p. 30
p. 33
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private. Promises every assistance April 5,
to Lt.-Col. F. Cockburn, who has presented the letter of 2 February. Halifax-
p. 35
Kempt  to  Bathurst,   separate.    Acknowledges   despatch  of  6 Apra 6,
January, and transmits Address from the Legislature on the death of
the Duke of York.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 36
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 7. Transmits and recommends favour- April 6,
able consideration of the Address of the Assembly on the payment of HaUfax-
Custom salaries.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 37
Kempt to WUmot Horton,  confidential.    Gives assurance ofAprirs,
assistance to Lt.-Col. F. Cockburn.    Recommends favourable con-Hamax'
sideration of the Address of the Assembly on the payment of Customs
salaries.    Defends the lease of Cape Breton mines to the General
Mining Association.    Urges a return to the former method of mail
transmission. p. 42
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private. Gives reasons against April 8,
imposing a duty on the export of coal, and points to the expediency  aMax'
of making Sydney a free port.
p. 44
I Kempt to WUmot Horton. Introduces J. Woodhouse, Surveyor April 8,
General of the Customs, who is returning to England on completion Halifax-
of his special mission. p. 46
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 8. Acknowledges despatch of lQAjpraas,
March, and gives reasons against augmenting the Council as a remedy ax'
for faUure to obtain a quorum. p. 47 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A.  169
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 9. Transmits Address of Assembly
praying that the Declaration against popery and transubstantiation
be dispensed with.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
Minute:    Refers to the proceedings of 1822. p. 48
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 10. Acknowledges two despatches of
1 March, the first with instructions respecting the grant of lands, the
second directing nomination of a Commissioner of Crown Lands and
Surveyor General of Woods. p. 51
Kempt to Wilmot Horton. Reports that Lt.-Col. F. Cockburn
is in New Brunswick.    Assistance has been given to him. p. 52
Kempt to Bathurst, No. 11. Reports steps taken to implement
instructions respecting Crown lands and quit rents. J. S. Spry has
been appointed Commissioner of Crown Lands and Surveyor of Woods.
Transmits letter from R. Uniacke, Deputy Receiver General of Quit
Rents, and asks whether this office should be considered as abolished.
p. 53
Enclosed:
(1) Uniacke to Sir Rupert D. George (Secretary), HaUfax, 14
May, 1827. p. 55
(2) Commission to Crofton Uniacke as Receiver General of Quit
Rents, 26 May, 1808. p. 57
Kempt to Bathurst, private. Transmits correspondence dealing
with the insistence of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island that
the Chief Justice, S. G. W. Archibald, should reside in the colony.
Points to services rendered by Archibald and recommends him for
protection. p. 58
Enclosed:
(1) Archibald to Kempt, HaUfax, 15 May, 1827.
p. 60
(2) Archibald to Col. J. Ready (Lt.-Gov. of P.E.I.) Charlottetown, 8 May, 1827. p. 62
(3) P.E.I. Council to Archibald, Charlottetown, 8 May, 1827.
p. 68
Kempt to WUmot Horton, private. Asks for a copy of the lease
of mines to the late Duke of York. Reports activity by the sublessees, Messrs. RundeU, Bridge and Rundell, who have sent out R.
Smith as their agent. Apprehends difficulty from faUure to reserve
iron mines in the old grants. p. 69
Enclosed:
Notice to magistrates and to proprietors of land to give facilities
to R. Smith, Secretary's Office, HaUfax, 11 June, 1827. p. 70
Kempt to Viscount Goderich [Secretary of State], separate.
Acknowledges circular of 1 May stating that Goderich had succeeded
Bathurst at the Colonial Department. p. 74 A. 169
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to Goderich.    Reports a trial for piracy as a result of      1827
which James Nixon was pardoned on condition of transportation. june 30,
Asks that the necessary directions be given. HaUfax.
Minutes: (1) J. Stephen to look at this.    (2) Referred to the
Home Dept. p. 71
Kempt to Goderich.    Acknowledges circular of 1 March, and July 1,
reports on the progress of geographical and topographical knowledge.HaUf8X-
p. 75
Memorandum of an unacknowledged and unanswered despatch j_y 1,
of 11 August, 1826, from WUmot Horton, transmitting circular to33*11***-
Newfoundland and the West Indies to close ports to United States
vessels. p. 76
Kempt to Goderich, No. 13.    Transmits opinion of the Attorney July 12,
General, R. J. Uniacke, and a letter addressed to H. Morfit, who has Halifax-
arrived at HaUfax as United States Consul.    Asks whether official
recognition can be given to such an appointment. p. 77
Enclosed:
(1) Uniacke to Kempt, HaUfax, 11 July, 1827.
p. 79
(2) Sir Rupert D. George (Secretary) to Morfit, HaUfax, 11 July,
1827. p. 81
Kempt to Wilmot Horton, private.    Hopes for approval of his July 12,
conduct with respect to the Consul sent from the United States.Kahiax-
p. 82
Kempt to WUmot Horton.    Reports that Morfit has returned July 26.
to the United States after forcing the issue of recognition as Consul.
p. 83
Kempt to Goderich, No. 14.    Transmits correspondence withjuiy26,
Morfit, who has returned to the United States.
Enclosed:
(1) Morfit to George, HaUfax, 19 July, 1827.
(2) George to Morfit, HaUfax, 20 July, 1827.
p. 84*
p. 85
p. 86
Kempt to Goderich, No. 15.    Transmits copies of Acts passed July 2
during the last session.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 87
Kempt to  Goderich,  No.
Transmits  letter  from   C.   R. September 2,
Vaughan, H. M. Minister at Washington, which urges recognition of
H. Morfit as United States Commercial Agent.    Asks for instructions.
Minute:   To send copy of our letter to the Foreign Office,   p. 88
Enclosed:
Vaughan to Kempt, Washington, 3 August, 1827. p. 89
Kempt to Goderich, No. 17.   Acknowledges despatch of 30 June September 6,
on the question of the St. Lawrence fisheries.
p. 91J PUBUC ARCHIVES
A. 169
Kempt to Goderich, No. 18. Transmits letter from M. WaUace,
urging extension of the period of immunity from escheat of lands
held by Sir Alexander Cochrane. These lands were damaged by
flood. P- 92
Enclosed:
Wallace to George, HaUfax, 23 June, 1827.
p. 93
Kempt to Goderich, No.
repeal of the Passenger Act.
19.
Reports the evU effects of the .
p. 95
Enclosed:
C. W. WaUace (Health Officer) to George, HaUfax, 7 September,
1827. p. 97
Kempt to Rt. Hon. W. Huskisson [Secretary of State], No. 1.
Acknowledges circular of 3 September, stating that Huskisson had
succeeded Goderich at the Colonial Department. p. 98
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 2. Asks for a copy of the lease of
mines in Nova Scotia to the late Duke of York. p. 99
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 3. Acknowledges circular of 8 September, with Order-in-Council of 16 July, 1827, regulating foreign
commercial intercourse.    This has been published. p. 101
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 4.
expenditure, 1824-26.
Enclosed:
Return.
Transmits return of revenue and
p. 102
p. 103
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 5. Refers to his despatch to Goderich,
7 September, 1827, and states that it is now possible to discontinue
the hospital opened for sick immigrants. Out of 11,000 more than
800 have died. CouncU recommends re-enactment of the Passenger
Act. p. 104
Enclosed:
Minute of Council, HaUfax, 20 November, 1827.
p. 106
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 6.    Recommends that Messrs. Smith
and Liddell be released from their lease of Pictou coal mines,    p. 108
Enclosed:
Lease.
p. 110
HaiaSber14, Kempt  to   Huskisson,   private  and  confidential.    Urges  that
Messrs. RundeU and Bridge should not be permitted to acquire the
Pictou coal mines at a loss of revenue to the Crown. p. 113
Hai^01"24, Kempt to Huskisson, No. 7.    Points out that he has not received
an answer to his despatch of 6 April, on the payment of Customs
officers.    Gives his views. p. 115 A. 169
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
list of despatches received by Kempt 1 January-1 July, 1827,
which have not been acknowledged or answered. p. 117 j
list of despatches sent by Kempt during 1827.
MISCELLANEOUS
p. 118 J
Foreign Office
J. Planta, Jr., [Under Secretary] to WUmot Horton. Transmits J
further correspondence on the United States seamen who were1
extradited for murder. p. 121
Enclosed:
(1) C. R. Vaughan (H. M. Minister) to Rt. Hon. G. Canning
(Secretary of State), No. 88, Washington, 5 December, 1826.    p. 122
(2) Kempt to Vaughan, HaUfax, 30 October, 1826.
p. 123
(3) Vaughan to H.  Clay (United States Secretary of State),
Washington, 24 November, 1826. p. 125
(4) Kempt to Vaughan, HaUfax, 11 November, 1826.
p. 126
(5) Clay to Vaughan, Washington, 1 December, 1826. [Not
transcribed.] p. 127
Planta to WUmot Horton. Transmits memorial from John
Howe, praying for compensation for secret service performed in 1808.
It is stated that this was undertaken at Sir George Prevost's direction, p. 128
January 30,
Foreign Office.
Enclosed:
Memorial, HaUfax, 20 October, 1826.
p. 129
Planta to WUmot Horton. Transmits letters in commendation
of J. Howe, whose memorial has been sent to the Colonial Department, p. 131
Enclosed:
(1) Vice-Admiral Sir John Beresford to Planta, Bedale, 14
January, 1827. p. 132
Sub-enclosure:
J. Howe, Jr., to Beresford, London, 11 January, 1827.       p. 133
(2) Capt. W. P. Canning to Planta, HaUfax, 4 September,
1826. p. 136
(3) F. Freeling (Secretary) to [Planta], General Post Office,
28 December, 1826. p. 137
Planta to  WUmot  Horton.    Transmits papers containing  an .a
explanation of the charge that James Stewart, British Consul at*
New London, Connecticut, had retained a sum of money belonging
to the estate of Mrs. E. Kidston. p. 138
January 30,
Foreign Office. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A.
1827.
August 8,
Treasury
Chambers.
Enclosed:
(1) Stewart    to    J.
BidweU,    New    London,
15    February,
p. 139
(2) Mrs.   E.   Kidston  to  Stewart,   New  London,   29  August, I
182- p. 143
(3) Receipt given by James MacQueen and Matthew Paton, *
9 June, 1825. ' p. 144
(4) Note with endorsements, New London, 9 June, 1827.    p. 146
(5) WUl of Mrs. E. Kidston. p. 148
J. Backhouse [Under Secretary] to Wilmot Horton. Transmits
correspondence respecting the appointment of H. Morfit as United
States Consul at HaUfax. p. 152
Enclosed:
(1) Vaughan to Viscount Dudley, Washington, No. 10, 5 August,
1827. p. 153
(2) Kempt to Vaughan, HaUfax, 15 July, 1827. p. 154
(3) Vaughan to Kempt, Washington, 3 August, 1827. p. 89
Home Department
S. M. PhilUpps [Under Secretary] to Wilmot Horton. States
that orders have been given to the Superintendent of Convicts at
Bermuda to receive J. Nixon. The conditional pardon should be sent
with him to Bermuda. p. 156
J. Stephen (Counsel)
Stephen to WUmot Horton. Transmits an additional instruction
for reducing the quorum of the Nova Scotia Council from seven to
five members. Points out that it would be more regular to do this
by a new Commission. p. 157
Enclosed:
Draft of additional instruction.
p. 158
Stephen to Wilmot Horton. Acknowledges letter of 9 August,
and gives an opinion respecting the transportation of J. Nixon to
Bermuda. p. 159
Treasury
W. HU1 [Assistant Secretary] to WUmot Horton. Transmits
letter from the Commissioners of Victualling, and requests that
directions should issue to exempt from local duties, any flour imported
for the navy at Halifax. p. 161
Enclosed:
Commissioners to J. C. Herries (Secretary), Victualling Office,
26 July, 1827. p. 162 A. 169
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
HiU to Hon. E. G. Stanley [Under Secretary].    Transmits letter      1827
from John Parkinson stating that there is no doubt that the Cape November 17,
Breton mines are included in the lease to the late Duke of York. oi^by
p. 163
Enclosed:
Parkinson to T.
F. Lewis (Secretary), 6 November, 1827.    p. 164
Lewis to Stanley. Acknowledges letter of 19 November, and December
transmits copy of lease of Nova Scotia mines to the late Duke of cabers
York. p. 165
Enclosed:
Lease, 25 August, 1826.
p. 166
War Office
L. SuUvan [Deputy Secretary at War] to WUmot Horton.    Asks Apra 4,
whether A. C. Dodd, late Chief Justice of Cape Breton is qualifiedWar 0ffice-
to administer an oath. p. 179
Ecclesiastical Board
Ven. A. Hamilton to WUmot Horton.    Gives reasons for an January 23,
increase in aid to the Church of England in Nova Scotia. p. 180£2J2£§Jj;
HamUton to WUmot  Horton.    Asks for Kempt's  despatches January 26,
and for the observations of the Bishop of Nova Scotia on arrangements £>££ !£;
for the Church of England in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
p. 183
HamUton  to  WUmot  Horton.    Gives  further  arguments  for March 12,
immediate assistance to the Church of England in Nova Scotia. 2£2aria
p. 186
Post Office
F. FreeUng [Secretary] to  WUmot  Horton.    Transmits letter juiy 15,
from J. Howe, Jr., who is pressing his father's claim for remuneration oe^f1 Post
for secret service work. p. 188
Enclosed:
Howe to F. FreeUng, undated.
p. 189
B
Vice-Admiral Sir John Beresford to WUmot Horton.    Asks for an February 7
interview for J. Howe, who has a plan for a road from Nova Scotia to M Harley st-
Canada. p. 191
Rev. H. E. Boyd to WUmot Horton.
Kempt from a veteran of the American war.
Minute:   Letter sent.
Transmits a letter to September 5,
Dromore.
p. 192
Sir Alexander T. Cochrane to WUmot Horton.    Asks for extended March ie,
freedom of escheat in view of damage done to his property by flood.Maraeille-
p. 193 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 169
J. Carrington to Goderich.    Asks for a copy of a letter addressed
to him by Goulburn in 1820. p. 196
Carrington to Goderich.    Asks for an appointment in a National
School, anywhere in the British dominions. p. 197;
Carrington to  Rt.   Hon.  W.  Huskisson  [Secretary of State].
Repeats his request for a copy of Goulburn's letter of 1820.      p. 196
J. Doyle to Secretary of State.    Asks for a passage to Halifax.
p. 199
Green & Ashurst to
Ask for the names and resi
dences of persons holding the grant made  originally to  Thomas
Pitts. p. 200
N
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Bathurst.    Gives reasons for which
the Archdeacons should retain the salaries paid to them as Ecclesiastical Commissaries. p. 201
O
Margaret O'Connor to Secretary of State.    Asks that a letter be
sent to her brother.    She cannot pay the postage.
Minute:    Letter given out. p. 203
W. Poynter to Wilmot Horton. Expresses his dissatisfaction
with a letter which he encloses. [Enclosure not at this place. It
would appear to be concerned with the application of Rev. W. Taylor.
See A. 169, p. 217.] p. 204
Messrs. Rundell, Bridge and Rundell to WUmot Horton. Ask
that a letter be forwarded.
Minute:    Given out. p. 205
RundeU, Bridge and Rundell to Huskisson. Ask for an interview.
Minutes: (1) On proposals by this firm. (2) On mines in
Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. (3) R. Smith (Agent) to Sir Rupert
D. George (Secretary), HaUfax, 15 October, 1827. (4) George to
Smith, HaUfax, 16 November, 1827. p. 206
C. W. Schmidt to Bathurst. Asks that steps be taken to give
him relief for losses of rent from his estate in Hesse-Cassel.       p. 213
A. Stewart to Goderich. Transmits petition of T. Chapman
for a pension because of the aboUtion of the office of Deputy Naval
Officer at Fort Lawrence. p. 216
Enclosed:
Petition, 21 May, 1827.
p. 217 A. 169
REPORT FOR THE YEAR .
T
947
Rev. W. Taylor to Bathurst.    Requests that he be appointed March e,
Roman CathoUc Bishop of Nova Scotia. p. 217Bordea,u-
Enclosed:
Testimonial   from   G.
1 January, 1826.
Manners,
British   Consul   at   Boston,
p. 220
J. Woodhouse [Surveyor General of H. M. Customs] to WUmot May is,
Horton.    Transmits letter from Kempt, and states his wUlingness
Custom House.
to caU U required to do so.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
p. 221
Nova Scotia, A. 170
LT.-GEN. SIR JAMES KEMPT AND OTHERS, 1828 1828
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 1.    Reports that no additional geo- January 1,
graphical or topographical knowledge has been obtained.    ProgressHalifax-
has been made on the Bay of Fundy Canal. p. 4
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 2.    Transmits memorial of Messrs. January 20,
Piers praying that hemp may be imported free of duty. p. 5 HaUfax-
Enclosed:
Memorial. p. 6
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 3.    Transmits Speech and Addresses February 8,
on opening the session.    [Enclosures not at this place.] p. 10 Hallfax-
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 4.    Asks for a reply to his despatch of February 15,
22 November 1826, advocating aboUtion of the office of Superin-Halifax-
tendent of Fisheries. p. 12
Kempt to Huskisson,  confidential.    Acknowledges confidential March 14,
despatch of 5 January, and states that it would be more convenientHalifax-
for him to wait until May, before proceeding to Canada as President
of a Commission to enquire into the proposed expenditure upon the
Rideau Canal. p. 14
Kempt to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary], private. Acknowledges March 20,
letter   of   30   January,   and   promises   to   communicate   confiden-Halif*x-
tiaUy. p. 15
Kempt   to   Huskisson,   No.   5.    Transmits   a   petition   from March 24,
CornwaUis, praying for re-establishment of the customs house _tSaiiia^-
that place. p. 16
Enclosed:
(1) Petition, November, 1827.
(2) T.  N.  Jeffery  (CoUector)  and J.
Custom House, Halifax, 24 January, 1828.
p. 17
WaUace  (ComptroUer),
p. 20 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 170
Kempt to Huskisson No. 6.    Transmits copy of the petition
from Pictou, praying for the establishment of a free port. p. 21
Enclosed:
Petition.
p. 24
Kempt to R. W. Hay.    Introduces [CD.] Archibald, who brings^
the original petition from Pictou. p. 23
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 7. Transmits resolutions of the
Assembly on the payment of the Custom House establishment.
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. 28
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 8. Transmits memorial from the
Chamber of Commerce, representing the difficulty of complying
with the regulation for payment of duties in British money. Explains
why he has ordered suspension of this regulation. The Legislature
has been urged again to take measures to give circulation to British
money. p. 30
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial, 5 March, 1828.
p. 31
(2) Commissioners of Customs to Collector and ComptroUer,
HaUfax, 20 December, 1827. p. 34
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 9. Acknowledges letter of 25 January,
and states that the Blue Book wiU be sent shortly. p. 35
Kempt to Huskisson. Acknowledges circular of 30 January,
and states that he wUl give notice of the regulations governing leave
of absence. p. 36
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 10. Acknowledges despatch of 5
February, and advocates the grant of a lease of the reserved mines at
Sydney and Pictou, to Messrs. Rundell & Co. on behalf of the General
Mining Association. p. 37
Enclosed:
Statement of mine revenue. p. 40
(2) Memorandum of Kempt's despatches on mines. p. 41
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 11 A. Acknowledges despatch of 6
February, and states that J. Parkinson must have been misinformed
when he stated that a Nova Scotia judge was of opinion that the
Pictou and Sydney mines were included in the lease to the late Duke
of York. p. 43
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 11B. Transmits Blue Book for 1827.
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. 45
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 13. Acknowledges Order-in-Council
of 13 February, opening the ports of Sydney and Pictou. p. 46 A. 170
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 14.    Transmits Address of Assembly,       1828
praying for the relinquishment of quit rents.    States that he has May 2,
suspended proceedings.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 47     j ax'
Kempt to Huskisson, private and confidential. Discusses May 2.
opposition to payment of quit rents and suggests a composition.Hallfax-
p. 49
Kempt to Hay, private. Transmits a memorandum of his May 4,
letters on the civU establishment, provision for the clergy, and on the HaUfax-
state of the province. p. 53
Enclosed:
Memorandum.
p. 54
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 15.    Gives an abstract of information May 12,
obtained through the census of 1827. p. 55 Hali£ax-
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 16.   Acknowledges letter of 25 AprU, May 13,
and transmits a petition from Messrs. Smith and LiddeU, renewingHallIax-
their request for permission to surrender their lease of the Pictou
coal mines.    Urges that consent be given. p. 57
Enclosed:
Petition, Pictou, 9 May, 1828.
p. 59
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 17.   Acknowledges despatches of 6 May 14,
and 25 March, and states that he wiU lose no time in proceeding to Halifax-
Canada to preside over the Commission [for enquiry into the proposed
expenditure on the Rideau Canal].    He wiU sail as soon as navigation
is open. p. 62
Kempt to Hay, private.    Transmits letter from S. G. W. Archi- May 14,
bald, Chief Justice of P.E.I., who claims that he should not be obliged BsMax-
to  reside in that  colony.    Regrets  P.E.I,  squabbles,  and praises
Archibald. p. .63
Enclosed:
Archibald to Kempt, Halifax, 12 May, 1828.
p. 64
Kempt to  Huskisson.    Transmits  a statement  of the  casual May 21,
revenue of Nova Scotia. p. 71 Halifax-
Enclosed:
Statement.
p. 72
Kempt to Huskisson, No. 19.    Transmits Journals and Acts of May 22,
the recent session.    Draws attention to the Passenger Act, whichHalifax-
may have become unnecessary due to recent legislation by ParUament.    [Enclosures not at this place.] p. 73
Kempt to Huskisson,  No. 20.    Acknowledges despatch  of 9juiy6,
May, appointing him Governor-in-Chief of B. N. A.    States that he Quebec-
is about to return to Nova Scotia, and should be ready to return to
Quebec in August. p. 75 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 170
Kempt  to  Sir  George   Murray  [Secretary  of  State],   No.   1.1
Acknowledges despatch of 31 May, stating that he had succeeded
Huskisson at the Colonial Department. p. 76
Kempt to Murray, separate. Asks to be re-imbursed for his;
traveUing expenses in connection with the Rideau Canal investigation. Asks also that M. Wallace should receive an allowance as
Administrator for that period. p. 77 4
Kempt to Murray, separate. Reports that he wUl leave shortly
for Quebec. Trusts that his commission wiU be there. M. Wallace
will be Administrator. p. 78
Kempt to R. W. Hay, private. Acknowledges letter of 8 June.
Explains source and use of the casual revenue. Cannot account for
the great increase of population. p. 79
MISCELLANEOUS
President M. Wallace
WaUace to Murray,
tion on 23 August.
Reports that he assumed the Administra-
p. 84
Major General Sir Peregrine Maitland
Maitland to Murray, No. 1.    Reports that he was sworn in on
November.    His commission has not yet arrived.
p. 85
Maitland to Murray, [No. 2.] Requests an answer to Kempt's
communications on the payment of the Customs establishment,   p. 86
Commander-in-Chief
Lord Fitzroy Somerset [Secretary] to Hay. Asks that orders
should issue to the Admiralty for the exchange of the 96th Regiment,
now in Bermuda, with the 74th, now in Nova Scotia. p. 89
Council Office
February 13. Order-in-CouncU opening the ports of Pictou and Sydney.
p. 90
January 12,
Foreign Office.
T. Lack [Secretary to the Board of Trade] to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 22 May, and states that as Pictou has been made a
free port, the petition that it be made a free warehousing port cannot
be complied with. p. 92
Foreign Office
J. Backhouse [Under Secretary] to E. G. Stanley [Under
Secretary]. Transmits despatch from C. R. Vaughan, H. M. Minister
at Washington, with a note to H. Clay, U. S. Secretary of State,
giving consent to the residence of an unofficial commercial agent at
HaUfax. p. 93
Enclosed:
(1) Vaughan to Earl of Dudley (Foreign Secretary), No. 30,
Washington, 13 December, 1827. p. 94
(2) Vaughan to Clay, Washington, 4 December, 1827.       p. 95 A. 170
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Navy Office 1828
Sir Byam Martin [ComptroUer] to Hay.    Acknowledges note of July 7,
7 July, and states that a passage can be provided for T. Whitby, if an Navy 0ffice"
application is made to the Navy Board. ^p. 96
Commissioners to Hay.    States that T.  Whitby can embark July io.
immediately on the Kingston. p. 97 Navy 0ffice-
Treasury
[G.] Maule [SoUcitor] to Stanley.    Asks for the Return to the Januarys,
House of Commons on the lease of mines to the late Duke of York, IinoolB's Lm-
which was sent back to Stanley on 19 December.    Also requests
copy of Kempt's appointment as Lt.-Governor, and the instruction
given to him on 15 August, 1820. p. 98
Maule to Stanley.    States that if the Return required is with the January 5,
n   qq Lincoln's Inn.
Treasury, he wUl make appUcation there.
Maule to Stanley.    Sends back the Return on mines
p. 100 January 21,
Lincoln's Inn.
W.   Hill  [Assistant  Secretary]  to  Under  Secretary,   Colonial February 4,
Department.    Transmits the opinion of the Law Officers that the chambers.
Pictou and Sydney mines were not included in the grant to the late
Duke of York. p. 101
Enclosed:
Case and opinion, 15 January, 1828.
p. 109
G. R. Dawson [Secretary] to Hay. Acknowledges letter of February 5,
22 January, and states that the Treasury wUl not release Messrs. chambers.
Smith and IiddeU from their lease of the Pictou mines. p. 102
Case respecting the lease of mines in Nova Scotia to the late February [5j.
Duke of York.    This consists of the foUowing documents:
(1) Treasury  Minutes  of  29  March,  3  May,  and  17  May,
1826. p. 103
(2) J. Parkinson (SoUcitor to Duke of York) to G. Harrison,
66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 3 AprU ,1826. p. 104
(3) Treasury Minute, 12 May, 1826.
p. 105
(4) Parkinson to T. F. Lewis, 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 6 Novem-
I ber, 1827. p. 106
(5) E.  G.  Stanley to  W.  BUl,  Downing St.,   14  December,
■ 1827. p. 107
(6) Opinion of the Law Officers.
p. 109
Dawson to Hay.    Transmits report of Commissioners of Customs May 16,
on the Nova Scotia establishment for the year ending 5 January, chambers
1827. p. Ill
89210—6 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Enclosed:
Report, 9, May, 1828.
A. 170
p. 112
June 28,
Treasury
Chambers.
July 22,
Treasury
Chambers.
September 19,
Treasury
Chambers.
Dawson to Hay. Approves of grant of Cape Breton mines to
Messrs. Rundell & Bridge. p. 114
J. Stewart [Assistant Secretary] to Hay. Acknowledges letter
of 29 June, and consents to canceUation of the lease held by Messrs.
Smith and LiddeU to Pictou mines. p. 115
Stewart to Hay. Acknowledges letters of 16 April, 26 May,
and 27 June, with other papers concerned with the payment of duties
in British money, and declares that misinterpretation of this order
by the Lt.-Governors has driven British currency from circulation.
Some relaxation may be made to permit Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick payments in doubloons, but provincial notes cannot be
accepted. p. 116
Enclosed:
(1) Kempt to HiU, HaUfax, 4 May, 1828.
p. 118
(2) Memorial of Chamber of Commerce, HaUfax, 1 May, 1828.
p. 119
(3) Commissioners of Customs to Customs Officers, Halifax, 20
December, 1827. p. 34
(4) Estimate of duties paid on goods imported from the United
States. p. 124
(5) Estimate of duties on 100 barrels of flour.
p. 125
(6) Memorial of J. Bainbridge and H. BUss, Agents for New
Brunswick. p. 126
(7) Memorial of Commissioners of Customs to the Treasury,
1 May, 1828. p. 129
(8) T. W. Jeffery (CoUector) and J. Wallace (Comptroller) to
Commissioners of Customs, HaUfax, 22 March, 1828. p. 130
(9)  R.   D.  George
7 March, 1828.
(Secretary)  to  Customs  Officers,
Halifax,
p. 131
(10) Customs Officer
3 to George, Halifax, !
7 March,
1828.
1
132
(11) Commissioners
July, 1828.
of Customs to Treasury, Custom House
1
1 10
133
(12) Customs Officers to Commissioners
22 May, 1828.
of Customs,
Halifax,   I
p. 134
(13) Customs Officer
s to George, HaUfax,
2 May,
1828.
i
135
(14) George to Customs Officers, HaUfax,
3 May,
1828.
i
136 A. 170 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 83
War Office 1828
L. SuUvan [Deputy Secretary at War] to Hay.    Asks for date of May^i,
appointment and amount of emoluments of Capt. A. P. Forbes, sub-War 0ffice-
collector at Yarmouth. p. 137
SuUvan to Hay. Asks for date of appointment and amount of July ie,
emoluments of Capt. W. Beresford, Deputy Quarter Master General. War 0ffice-
p. 138
SuUvan to Hay. Asks the amount of emoluments held byjuiy25, .
Lt.-Cols. D. MacdougaU and W. Cochrane, as inspecting field officersWar 0ffice-
of militia. p. 139
Post Office
Sir Francis FreeUng [Secretary] to Hay. States that the July is,
despatches to Kempt have been forwarded. p. 140 G*p* °~
FreeUng to Hay. Transmits a letter from W. Banning, Post-juiyi7,
master of Liverpool, reporting that he has sent on the despatch toGP0,
Kempt. p. 141
Enclosed:
Banning to G. H. [sic] FreeUng, Liverpool, 15 July, 1828.    p. 142
Miscellaneous Offices
T. Thomson to Hay.    Transmits copies of the charters given December 25,
^meral
—.agister House,
p.  143 Edinburgh.
Roger  Aytown  to   Sir   George   Murray.    Introduces   Charles July 12,
Archibald. p. l44Edinburgh-
Archibald to Murray.    Asks for remuneration for losses sus- October 8,
tained due to attention to his duties as Chief Justice of P.E.I., inHaWax"
which office he is to be succeeded by a resident judge. p. 145
B
J. BlackweU to Huskisson. States that he made a mineralogicalMarch7,
survey in 1825-26, and offers to give information as to a secret supply wrican
of copper. p. 146 Coffee House-
BlackweU to Huskisson.    Asks for a reply to his letter of 7 March. March is,
p. u7Umdau
BlackweU to Hay. States that the copper is situated near March 22.
Upper Canada, and not in the grant to the Duke of York.       p. 148
H. A. Gladwin to Huskisson.    Asks that his grant of land should ^^r^{tton
be made in Nova Scotia. p. 149    ames
Gladwin to Huskisson.    Asks for a reply to his letter of 6 Feb-February 24,
ruary. p. 150 Liverpool*'
89210—61 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 170
1828
February 28,
73 Mill St.,
Liverpool.
June 17,
74 Long Lane
Borough.
Gladwin to Huskisson.
grant to Nova Scotia.
Expresses thanks for transfer of his
p. 1511
Memorial of A. Gisner, who has failed to obtain payment of his
father's claims relative to half pay, asking for a passage to Nova
Scotia.
Minute:    That he should apply to the Colony Agent.       p. 152.
M
N. Matheson to Secretary at War. Asks for copies of instructions respecting the sending of settlers to Nova Scotia, and of the
inducements held out. p. 156
J. S. Morris [Commissioner of Crown Lands] to Hay. Acknowledges letter and states that he will transmit the required return.
p. 158
Morris to Hay. Reports that there is growing opposition to the
quit rents, and that no payments have been made since it was known
that the Assembly intend to petition against them. p. 159
Morris to
 .    Acknowledges letter of 30 August, and
states that he wiU make a return of his proceedings as Surveyor
General of King's Woods. p. 160
May 13,
Six Mile Bridge,
Co. Clare,
Ireland.
H.   D.  O'ConneU to
Asks  how he  can  obtain
information concerning a relative of his who was settled at Halifax
some years ago, and also that a letter be forwarded. p. 161
Petition of John, Mark, and Anne O'Brien for a copy of the wijl
of their brother, Charles, alias J. Lane, who died at Halifax in 1820.
p. 162
June 28,
Portland Sq.,
Plymouth.
October 16,
Digby.
J. Pearl to Murray. Asks for a grant of land as a retired naval
officer.
Minute:   The Admiralty order of 1827 applies only to Australia.
p. 163
Pearl to Murray. Transmits the memorial of Jesse Gray, a
LoyaUst, praying for grants of land for each of his seven sons and
seven daughters. p. 164
Enclosed:
Memorial, KemptviUe, 25 September, 1828.
Sub-enclosure:
Certificate by Major Robert Timpany.
p. 153
p. 155
Memorial of Robert Richards praying for rehef for losses due to
shipwreck.
Minute:   No means of affording relief. p. 165 A. 170
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
85
Messrs. Rundell (General Mlning Association) 1828
E. W. Rundell [Chairman] to Hay.    Draws attention to the fact January 9,
that the correspondence between the Provincial Secretary and their Ludgate Hm*
agent, R. Smith, has been deUvered to the Colonial Department.
Makes suggestions as to ways of securing to the General Mining
Association, the right to search for mines on property where such
rights were not reserved in the lease to the proprietor. p. 167
Memorial praying for a grant of the Sydney and Pictou mines. January 22,
p. 169 ^'"k^
RundeU, Bridge, and RundeU to Hay.    Request an answer to June 3,
their appUcation,  before the departure of the Nova Seotia maU.Ludgate HiU*
p. 172
E. W. RundeU to Hay.    Increases the offer made for a lease of June 6,
the Sydney and Pictou mines. p. 173 London*
RundeU to Hay, private and confidential.    Discusses the pro-June 9,
posed lease. p. 176 Ludgate Hm-
RundeU to Hay.    Comments upon the paragraph respecting June 21.
depots, which has been inserted. p. 175
RundeU to Hay. Asks for leave to supply coal to the smelting November 29,
works, cupolas, foundries and forges which may be established onLudgate HlU-
the Pictou River, not belonging to or worked for the General Mining
Association. He is about to present a petition that Pictou should be
made a free warehousing port. States that the Provincial Secretary
has refused to receive the rent for the Cape Breton lease, and asks
that he be notified that this lease was granted. p. 178
RundeU to Hay.    Draws attention to his letter of 29 November. November 29,
D   181 Ludgate Hal.
RundeU to Hay.   Acknowledges letter and withdraws request December e,
for a reduction of the royalty on coals to be furnished to the furnaces,Ludgate Hm-
etc.    Expresses  his  views  on  the  free  warehousing  question,   on
which he intends to petition. p. 182
W. W. Sibbald to Hay.    Asks for information concerning lands August 7,
1780.
1 Place,
p. 1840xfordSt-
Petition of Rev. J. T. Twining praying for employment in Nova April 17.
Scotia or in any other colony. p. 185 Halifax-
W
T.  Whitby to Hay.    Transmits testimonials and asks for a July 4,
return passage to HaUfax. ToShim'
Minute:   Passage granted 7 July, 1828. p. 186Courtn_ PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 170
Enclosed:
(1) Testimonial by T. N. R. Morson, 19 Southern Row, RusseU
p. 187
(2) Testimonial by J. Bowditch, School of Medicine, Soho Sq.
p. 188
Nova Scotia, A. 171
MAJOR GENERAL SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND AND
PRESIDENT M. WALLACE, 1829
Maitland to Murray, No. 3. Acknowledges letter of 2 December, and suggests the addition of certain clauses in the lease of the
Cape Breton coal mines to Messrs. Rundell & Co. p. 4
Enclosed:
Report of Committee of CouncU, 17 January, 1829. p. 8
Maitland to Murray, No. 4. Transmits Speech on the opening
of the session.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 11
Maitland to Murray, No. 5. Explains delay in transmitting
tables required by the despatch of 6 June. p. 12
Maitland to Hay, private. Transmits letters respecting the
claim of M. WaUace, for remuneration as Administrator.
Minute:    He is not entitled to more than haU salary. p. 13
Enclosed:
(1) Sir Rupert D. George (Secretary) to WaUace, Halifax, 11
February, 1829. p. 14
(2) WaUace to George, HaUfax, 12 February, 1829.
p. 16
Memorandum of a letter from Sir Peregrine Maitland deahng
with the CoUege at Windsor; the Boundary question; the re-instalment of Judge Willis, and the report of the Canada Committee.
[This letter is bound with Hay's private letters.] p. 17
Maitland to Murray, No. 5 [sic]. Reports on the emoluments of
G. Sherlock, as waiter in the Customs establishment. p. 18
Maitland to Murray, No. 6. Transmits petition from Yarmouth for the establishment of a free port at that place. Points out
that the provision for the Customs is barely sufficient for the present
establishment. p. 19
Enclosed:
Petition, 4 February, 1829. p. 20
Maitland to Murray, No. 7. Transmits Blue Book. [Enclosure
not at this place.] p. 29 A. 171
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Maitland to Hay.    Transmits some HaUfax newspapers.    [Enclo
sure not at this place,]
Memorandum of a private letter to Hay.
p. 32 April 10.
Memorandum of a BUl to show that the Customs House estab-April 13.
lishment has been provided for. p. 33
Maitland  to  Murray,  private.    Introduces  the   Secretary  of April 13,
King's CoUege, J. Cochrane, who can give full information on the
affairs of that coUege.
p. 34
Attached:
(1) Memorandum on King's CoUege, HaUfax, 27 March,
1829. p. 35
(2) Memorandum on Dalhousie CoUege, 13 AprU, 1829.    p. 41
Maitland to Murray, No. 8.    States that the documents required April 13,
by H. M. Minister at Washington have been forwarded to him.    p. 46 HaHfax-
Enclosed:
List of Documents.    These are:
(1) Grant by Lord WiUiam CampbeU to WiUiam Owen and
others.
(2) Grant by M. Wilmot to Francis Bernard and others.
(3) Commissions to R. Phillips, E. CornwaUis, and M. WUmot.
,   (4) Order-in-CouncU establishing the boundary of Sunbury.
No record could be found of the order for survey of the tract
granted to F. Bernard and others, or of the commissions to H. Ellis,
Lord WiUiam CampbeU, or F. Legge. p. 46
Maitland  to  Murray,   No.   9.    Acknowledges  despatch  of  4 May 8,
December, and reports upon the Act to make provision for the      ax"
Customs establishment.
p. 48
Enclosed:
(1) Statement of salaries and aUowances to Provincial officers in
Nova Scotia. p. 51
(2) Account of yearly fees and salaries of Customs officers,  p. 52
(3) T.  N.  Jeffery   (CoUector)  and  J.   WaUace   (ComptroUer)May9,
to  , Customs House, Halifax, 29 AprU,  1829.    ReportsHaUfax-
on the Act to provide for the Customs establishment. p. 53
Maitland to  Murray,  No.  10.    Transmits account of casual'
revenue for 1828. p. 56 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Enclosed:
Account.
A. 171
p. 57
Maitland to Murray, No. 11. Transmits memorial from the
Chamber of Commerce at HaUfax, praying for free importation of
certain articles. p. 59
Enclosed:
Memorial, Halifax, 7 May, 1829.
p. 60
Maitland to Murray, No. 12. States that M. WaUace has asked
for leave to resign the office of Treasurer, in favour of his son, C. W.
WaUace, who has performed the duties for some time.
Minute:   That this cannot be permitted. p. 64
Enclosed:
WaUace to Maitland, Halifax, 25 AprU, 1829.
p. 65
Maitland to Murray, No. 13. Acknowledges letter of 1 December, and states that the Assembly has appointed a committee to
study the quit rent question. p. 66
Maitland to Murray, No. 14. Transmits speech on prorogation,
and Acts passed during the session. Gfives reason for which he
assented to the Act concerning the Common. Points out reasons
which have since appeared for disaUowing this Act.
Minute: Act to be disaUowed and reasons to be given as
suggested. p. 67
Enclosed:
(1) Col. G. Nicolls (Commanding R.E.) to -
4 May, 1829.
(2) List of Acts.
-, HaUfax,
p. 69
p. 70
Maitland to Murray, No. 15.    States that he has given leave
to the Provincial Secretary, Sir Rupert D. George.     W. HiU wUl act
as deputy. p. 74
Maitland to  Murray.    Introduces  C.   R.   Fairbanks,  who  is
acting as agent for the Shubenacadie Canal Co. p. 75
Maitland to Murray, No. 15 [sic].    [Not transcribed.]
Maitland to Murray. Asks leave to appropriate £3,000 out of
the casual revenue to assist the Shubenacadie Canal Co. p. 77
Maitland to Murray, private. Transmits extract of a despatch
which he had addressed to Huskisson respecting the tenure of office
by judges in the Colonies. p. 78 A. 171
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed: 1829
Extract. p. 79
Maitland to Murray, No. 17.   Asks that instructions be given June 25,
to the Superintendent of Convicts at Bermuda, to receive J. Taylor,Halifax-
J. Heffernan, and J. Jobe, three persons who have been convicted of
burglary.    Their sentence wiU be commuted to transportation,    p. 83
Maitland to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary].    Transmits letter August ie,
from S. G. W. Archibald, repeating his request for relief for lossesHalifax-
incurred due to duties performed as Chief Justice of P. E. I.      p. 84
Enclosed:
Archibald to Hay, HaUfax, 1 August, 1829.
Maitland to Murray, No. 18.    Transmits a Ust of Members of
CouncU with the dates of their appointments. p. 85
Enclosed:
last.
p. 86
Maitland to Murray, No. 19. Transmits Journals of Assembly g^-^22,
for the last session. p. 87
Maitland to Murray, No. 20. Transmits Journals of the Legis- fgjteJ5ber 2>
lative CouncU for the last session. p. 88
and requests leave.
Enclosed:
Certificate.
P-
Maitland to  Hay,  No.  22.    Transmits  memorandum on the Octobers,
disposal of the property left by the late Capt. John Ure, R.N., at
Shelburne. p. 91
Enclosed:
Memorandum.
p. 92
Maitland to  Murray,  No.  23.   Acknowledges despatch of 7 October 13,
May, and transmits observations upon the School Act, the ReUgious Halifax-
Congregations Act, and the Act granting duties on spirits, molasses,
coffee and brown sugar.    Trusts that in view of these observations
the Acts wUl not be disaUowed. p. 93
Enclosed:
(1) S.  G. W. Archibald (Speaker of Assembly) to Maitland,
HaUfax, 9 October, 1829. p. 94
(2) Observations of S. B. Robie (Master of the Rolls).       p. 98
(3) B. HaUiburton (Judge) to Maitland. p. 102 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 171
Maitland to Murray, No. 24. Transmits memorial of B. Halliburton, pressing his claims to be appointed Chief Justice, when the
office shall be vacant.
Minute:    Private letter to Maitland, that HaUiburton's claims
wiU not be lost sight of.
Enclosed:
(1) HalUburton to Maitland, HaUfax, 10 October, 1829.
(2) Memorial, 10 October, 1829.
p. 109
p. 110
p. 116
Maitland to Murray, No. 25. Transmits memorial of J. W.
Nutting, Deputy Clerk of the Crown and Prothonotary, stating his
claims to succeed the present principal, W. Thomson. p. 119
Maitland to Murray. Reports that the climate of Barbadoes
did not agree with him, so that upon medical advice he has come to
Bermuda. p. 121
President M. Wallace
Wallace to Murray,
on 15 October.
Reports that he assumed the Government
p. 122
WaUace to Murray. Transmits representation from the Attorney General, R. J. Uniacke, stating his claims to be appointed Chief
Justice in the event of a vacancy. p. 123
Enclosed:
Uniacke to WaUace, Halifax, 14 October, 1823.
p. 124
Wallace to Hay. .Reports that there is no record of service by
Edward KeUy. p. 133
Enclosed:
Lt.-Col. H. B. Harris (Deputy Adjutant General) to WaUace,
7 December, 1829. p. 134
WaUace to Murray. Acknowledges despatch No. 18, of 1
November, and states that he wUl wait for the report of the Select
Committee before he acquaints the Assembly with the proposed
commutation for quit rent. p. 135
MISCELLANEOUS
Board of Trade
T. Lack [Secretary] to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary]. Reports
that duties levied on goods imported into Nova Scotia from South
Africa cannot be returned to Messrs. Venning & Co. p. 137
Council Office
Order-in-CouncU for estabUshing a free warehousing port at
Pictou. p. 136 A. 171
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Lack to Hay.    States that consideration has been given to the      1829
memorial from the HaUfax Chamber of Commerce, and draws atten- August 28,
tion to existing provision for mUling flour.    Gives reason for not Whitehall.
reducing the duties on naval stores.    The duty on raw hides wiU be
considered. p. 138
Foreign Office
Lord Dunglas [Pari. Under Secretary] to Hay.    Transmits note January 7.
from T. R. G. Bourke, the. Danish Charge" d'Affaires, asking leave to Forelgn 0ffice-
appoint a consul for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Minute:   Not considered advisable. p. 140
Enclosed:
Bourke to Earl of Aberdeen, 6 George St., Portman Sq., 5 January, 1829. p. 141
J. Backhouse [Under Secretary] to Hay.    Acknowledges letter May 20,
of 15 May, and asks for authenticated copies of certain documentsForeign 0ffice-
relating to the boundaries of Nova Scotia. p. 142
Home Office
W. Peel to H. Twiss.    Acknowledges letter, and states that thejuiy27,
Superintendent of Convicts at Bermuda wUl be instructed to receive Whitehall.
•the three convicts.    The order of the court should state that they
are transported to such place as H. M. shaU direct. p. 143
Navy Office
Commissioners to Hay, immediate. Acknowledge letter of 18 .a
July, and state that Mary Ann Flinn can saU on the Mary on Friday *
next. p. 144
T. Harding [Assistant Secretary] to Hay. States that it is not *•
likely that a vessel wiU proceed to Halifax before spring. p. 145 *
Treasury
Hon. J. Stewart [Assistant Secretary] to Hay.    Enquires as to the
nature and emoluments of the situation held by G. Sherlock,    p. 146
Enclosed:
J. Barrow to Stewart, Admiralty Office, 23 December, 1828. p. 147
G. R. Dawson [Secretary] to Hay. Transmits opinion of thei
Law Officers on payment of the Customs estabUshment. p. 148 £
January 7,
Treasury
Chambers.
Enclosed:
Opinion, Serjeant's Inn, 14 April, 1826.
p. 149
Stewart to Hay. Transmits letter from Lt.-Gen. Sir Peregrine
Maitland, stating that he has canceUed a warrant for £350 for a
map of New Brunswick. p. 150
April 21,
Treasury
Chambers.
Enclosed:
Maitland to Stewart, HaUfax, 9 February, 1829.
p. 151 August 15,
Treasury
Chambers.
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 171
Stewart to Hay.    Asks to be.informed as to the amount voted
in ^fova Scotia for the Shubenacadie Canal. p. 152
August 17, Stewart to Hay.    Transmits a report from the Commissioners
churiben-.      of Customs, and agrees that the Act making permanent provision for
the Customs establishment should be confirmed. p. 153
Minute:    The Bill to be allowed.    Order-in-Council, 1 Novem
ber, 1830.
p. 153
Enclosed:
Report, Custom House, 8 August, 1829.
p. 154
Stewart to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 27 July, and states
that upon assurance that funds will be forthcoming to complete the
Shubenacadie Canal, the Treasury will recommend a loan of
£20,000. p. 163
E. Walpole to Hay. States that after enquiry it appears that
no accumulation of doubloons has taken place in the miUtary chest
at HaUfax. The East India agent is paid in doUars as weU as in
doubloons. Payments by Customs into the colonial Treasury are
made more frequently than required by Act. p. 164
War Office
L. SuUvan [Deputy Secretary] to Hay. Asks date at which
Lt.-Col. Loring received pay as Inspecting Field Officer of
mUitia. p. 166
C. D. Archibald to Hay. States that Murray was favourably
disposed to the application which he made. Asks to be appointed
Provincial Secretary should the present officer retire, or to be
considered for any other colonial situation. p. 167
S. G. W. Archibald to Hay. Makes a further appUcation for
remuneration for loss of income due to his tenure of office as Chief
Justice of P. E. I. p. 168
Enclosed:
R. Hodgson (Attorney General of P. E. I.) to Archibald,
Charlottetown, 1828. Expresses esteem in which Archibald is held
by the P. E. I. Bar. p. 169
Archibald to Hay. Draws attention to his letter of 1 August
and hopes for the success of his appUcation. Trusts that something
wiU be done for his son. p. 171
A Nova-Scotian to Murray. Opposes the rumoured appointment of S. G. W. Archibald as Chief Justice of Nova Scotia. Draws
attention to the fact that Charles Archibald continues to reside in
HaUfax despite his appointment as Clerk of the Court of Newfoundland, p. 172 A. 171
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
C
J. Cochrane [Secretary, King's CoUege] to Hay.    States that August 26,
he has submitted a set of statutes for King's CoUege to the Archbishop US1."8 Lm'
of Canterbury, who has agreed to exempt from subscribing to the
39 Articles candidates for degrees except in Divinity, but who insists
on requiring this subscription from aU professors. p. 174
D
D. N. O. Davies to Murray.   Asks for remuneration for relin- August 21,
quishment of his land in Nova Scotia foUowing an accident sustained charing cross.
during performance of his duties as Superintendent of Dalhousie
Settlement. p. 175
Explanatory Statement by C. R. Fairbanks and J. Bainbridge, juiy 14,
respecting the memorial of the Shubenacadie Canal Company,   p. 178 Loadaa-
Mrs. Mary Ann Flinn to Secretary of State.    States that her July ie,
husband Serjeant WiUiam Flinn is confined in the insane hospital,Chatham-
and asks for a free passage to Nova Scotia. p. 176
Fairbanks to Hay. Transmits a statement in reference to the July 16,
appUcation of the Shubenacadie Canal Company. This is to beLondon"
substituted for the statement previously sent. p. 183
Enclosed:
Statement, 20 August, 1829.
p. 184
Fairbanks to Hay.   Urges confirmation of the HaUfax Common August 20,
Act. p. i92London-
Memorandum by Fairbanks on the Shubenacadie Canal,    p. 180 September 9.
London.
Fairbanks to Hay,    AppUes for increased aid for the canal, or September 22,
a grant for right of passage for suppUes in transit for pubUc ser-London"
vice. p. 196
Attached:
Power of Attorney to Fairbanks and Bainbridge.
p. 199
Capt. A. V. S. Forbes to Murray.   Asks for a grant of land on November 14,
—     ' ■ ■ t»   177 Yarmouth.
the Tusket Lakes [Yarmouth Co.].
Sketch of a plan for the Bay Verte Canal.
Act concerning the Bay Verte Canal.
Act concerning Quit Rents.
Memorandum relative to Quit Rents.
p. 206 Undated.
p. 209 Undated.
P. 213 Undated.
p. 216 Undated-
November 25,
Sir Rupert D. George to Hay.    Asks for extended leave,    p. 221 Pau Mali. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
K
A. 171
J. Kirkland to Hay. Transmits extract of a letter from W. Wallace, Provincial Treasurer, requesting instructions as to payment of
salary claimed by Kempt. p. 222
Enclosed:
. Extract, 10 January, 1829.
p. 223
M
J. S. Morris [Commissioner of Crown Lands and Surveyor
General of King's Woods] to Hay. Reports that he has seized
timber cut on Crown lands in Annapolis, Queens and Shelburne.
He is taking steps to prevent a recurrence of this practice.        p. 224
Morris to [Hay]. Reports proceedings in the Crown Lands
Office.    Discusses policy. p. 225
Enclosed:
(1) List of land sold and for sale. p. 228
(2) Crown Lands Account, 5 January, 1829. p. 229
Morris to .    Transmits petition for a salary,    p. 230
Enclosed:
Petition, HaUfax, 15 December, 1829. p. 231
N
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Secretary of State.    Nominates Ven.
t! G. Coster for the Archdeaconry of New Brunswick. p. 233
December 29, Alex. Nisbet to Murray.    Complains that the advantages given
Leith/ ga '   to King's CoUege work hardship upon the Presbyterians.       p. 234
Enclosed:
Second Statement of the Secession Students in behalf of the
Presbyterian Church in Nova Scotia and the Seminary at Pictou,
Glasgow, 22 September, 1829. p. 236
March 12,
Ludgate Hill.
E. W. RundeU (General Mining Ass'n) to Hay. Asks for an
interview. p. 246
RundeU, Bridge, & RundeU to Hay. Draw attention to the
heavy expenditure involved in opening the mines. Agree to pay the
additional £33 cy. in the reserved rent. Reply to fears expressed as
to danger from monopoly.
Minute: [by Hay]. That this was deUvered at a conference,
& requires no answer. Notice should be taken hi the lease that they
have agreed to pay £3333 cy. rent. p. 247 A. 171
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
J. Ritchie to Murray.    Asks for information as to property at JnDe3
Shelburne, held by Capt. J. Ure, who was drowned about 1785. i« Queen st.,
p. 250,Gla88OW-
Ritchie to Murray.    Asks whether any information has been October 2,
E. W. RundeU to Hay. Asks that definite notice be given to October 19, >
Nova Scotia as to the rent to be paid by the General Mining Asso-Haiif01181418
ciation, and that the CouncU be instructed to f acUitate passage of the N- Hastings.
Act of Incorporation. p. 252
Petition of Rev. J. T. Twining for preferment in one of the February ie,
Colonies. p. 254 Halifax-
T.  Thomson to Hay.    Transmits copies of the two charters May 9,
required by Murray.    [Enclosures not at this place.] p. 256 Edinburgh'
R. J. Uniacke [Attorney General] to 	
claim to consideration.
Enclosed:
(1) Uniacke to Kempt, HaUfax, 15 October, 1829.
States   his October 15,
p. 257 Halifax-
p. 258
(2) Judge B. Haffiburton to Uniacke [17 October, 1829].    p. 260
(3) Uniacke to Haffiburton, HaUfax, 19 October, 1829.    p. 261
C. Uniacke to
Asks for an interview to press his November 17,
C. Uniacke to Hay.    Continues to press his father's claims. November 23,
_    9ft7 3 Figtree Court,
p. £01 Temple.
W
Lt.-Gen. F.  A.  WetheraU to Murray.    Transmits papers con-September 1,
cerning E. KeUy, and asks for a certificate of service.
p. 269e
Enclosed:
(1) H. Hardinge to WetheraU, War Office,  11 August,  1829.
p. 270
(2) Petition of KeUy.
p. 271
W. T. Young to Murray.    Complains of the Nova Scotia kw undated^
which compels payment of bond for emigrants. p. 272p]ace. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 172
Nova Scotia, A. 172
PRESIDENT M. WALLACE AND  MAJOR-GENERAL
SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND,   1830
WaUace to Murray. Transmits memorials for reduction of
certain duties and for opposing the proposed admission of United
States vessels into West India ports. p. 2
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial of Chamber of Commerce, Halifax, 4 January,
1830. p. 3
(2) Memorial of Chamber of Commerce, Halifax, 9 January,
1830. p. 4
Wallace to Murray, No. 27. Acknowledges despatches Nos. 20
and 21. The gentlemen interested appear to be quite satisfied.
The Legislature wUl be convened on 11 February. Trusts that the
quit rent question will be settled. Maitland's health seems to
improve in Bermuda. p. 5
Wallace to Murray, No. 28.    Transmits list of Councillors,    p. 6
Enclosed:
List, 1 January, 1830. p. 7
WaUace to Murray. Transmits Address of Assembly praying
that the West Indian ports should not be opened to United States
vessels.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 8
Wallace to Murray. Reports the death of J. Stewart, and that
he has appointed R. Uniacke to succeed him as Assistant Judge.
This position was refused by S. G. W. Archibald. p. 9
Wallace to Murray. Reports that the Legislature has appointed
J. Bainbridge as Agent, and trusts that he will be officiaUy received.
This office has been vacant for some time. p. 10
WaUace to Murray. Reports that he prorogued the Legislature
when a deadlock was reached over the Revenue BiU. Expects that
Maitland wUl dissolve the Assembly. Transmits Address of
Assembly praying for reUef from quit rents. Attempts to secure
acceptance of commutation offered have failed. [Enclosure not at
this place.] p. 11
WaUace to Murray, No. 34.
[Enclosure not at this place.]
Transmits speech on prorogation,
p. 13 A. 172
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
WaUace to Murray.    Transmits resolution of Assembly calling      1830
for a Return of the casual revenue, together with his reply thereto. May 8,
Requests instructions. p. 14 Hallfax'
Enclosed:
(1) Resolution, 24 February, 1830 [Not transcribed.]
(2) W.   HU1   (Deputy  Prov.   Secretary)  to  Speaker,   HaUfax,
1 March, 1830. p. 15
WaUace to Murray. Transmits documents and explains the May 10,
differences between the CouncU and Assembly over the RevenueHalifax'
BUl. p. 16
Enclosed:
(1) Extracts from Journals of the CouncU and of the Assembly
[Not transcribed.]
(2) Report of Debate, from The Nova Scotian.
p. 19
WaUace to Hay. Transmits authenticated copies of documents May 26,
required for settlement of the boundary question. [Enclosures notHalifax-
at this place.] p. 89
Wallace to Hay.    Reports that he was reUeved of the Adminis-June is,
tration on Maitland's return to the colony.    Draws attention toHaUfax*
his   letter   respecting  the   Revenue   BUl,   and  urges   support  for
constituted authority. p. 90
WaUace to Hay.    Transmits documents respecting J. Nixon, July, 7,
a convict serving at Bermuda, and requests instructions.    TheseHahfax*
transactions  took  place  during  his  Ad ministration.    Maitland is
absent on a visit to Eastern Nova Scotia. p. 92
Enclosed:
(1) Lt.-Col. C. Yorke (MUitary Secretary) to Wallace, Quebec,
2 February, 1830. p. 93
(2) Petition of J. Nixon. p. 94
(3) Sentence of Admiralty Court, 18 June, 1827. p. 96
(4) President W. Black to WaUace, Fredericton, 2 June,
1830. p. 97
(5) C. Calverley to Black, St. John, 19 May, 1830. p. 98
(6) Major L. Donaldson to Black, St. John, 19 May, 1830.   p. 99
WaUace to Hay.   Asks whether any steps have been taken on November _,
his memorial for leave to resign his office in favour of his son2*11'**-
Charles. p. 100
89210—7 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A. 172
Lt.-Gen. Sir Peregrine Maitland
Maitland to Murray. Acknowledges confidential despatch of
31 August, with respect to reUgious communities, and as to the
possibility of establishing a system of registration. Reports that
the only person of this class is Pere Vincent, believed to be a
Trappist, p. 101
Maitland   to   Hay.    Transmits   petition   from   the   Surveyor -
General, C. Morris, for leave to resign his office in favour of his son,
John S. Morris, Commissioner of Crown Lands. p. 102
Enclosed:
Petition, HaUfax, 30 January, 1830.
p. 103
Maitland to Murray. Transmits Address of Legislature,
6 March, 1830.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 105
Maitland to Murray. Transmits papers respecting the claims of
R. J. Uniacke to be appointed Chief Justice, in the event of a vacancy.
Explains that he was not aware that this was the office that S. G. W.
Archibald sought when seeking remuneration. On being made
aware of this he had felt obUged to present the cases of B. Halliburton
and of Uniacke. p. 106
Enclosed: jjj» .,
(1) Uniacke to Maitland, HaUfax, 14 October, 1829.       p. 107
(2) Uniacke to Maitland, Halifax, 21 October, 1829.
p. 108
Maitland to Murray. Reports that he has resumed the Government, p. 110
Maitland to Murray. Transmits Journals of Assembly
[Enclosure not at this place.] p. Ill
Maitland to Murray. Transmits report on the trial of an
Indian, Peter Paul, accused of murder. Sentence has been deferred
so that H.M. pleasure may be taken on this case. p. 112
Enclosed:
Report, HaUfax, 12 May, 1830.
p. 113
Maitland to Murray.    Transmits Blue Book for 1829.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 116
Maitland to Murray.    Transmits Journals of the Legislative
Council.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 117
Maitland to Murray.    Transmits list of CouncUlors.       p. 118- A. 172
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed:
list.
p. 119
Maitland to Murray.   Trusts that he wiU receive instructions Jaiy s,
respecting   the   controversy   over   the   Revenue   BUl.    TransmitsHalifax-
explanatory papers. p. 120
Enclosed:
(1) Members of CouncU to Maitland, HaUfax,  1 July,  1830.
p. 122
(2) S. G. W. Archibald (Speaker) to Maitland, HaUfax, 12 June,
1830. p. 123
(3) Members of CouncU to [Secretary of State], HaUfax, 1 July,
1830. p. 125
(4) Extracts of Journals of Assembly with comment -by S. G. W.
Archibald, Speaker, 12 June, 1830. p. 143
(5) Extract from The Acadian, 11 June, 1830.
p. 152
Maitland to Murray.    Transmits appUcations and recommends juiye,
S. Cunard for the seat in CouncU, vacant on the death of J. Stewart.Halifax-
Minute:   Approve of Cunard's appointment. p. 157
Enclosed:
(1) L. M. Wilkins to [Maitland], Windsor, 30 AprU, 1830. p. 158
(2) R. Uniacke, HaUfax, 17 February, 1830. p. 159
(3) Andrew Belcher, Halifax, 18 February, 1830. p. 161
(4) Dr. W. B. Almon, Halifax, 8 March, 1830. p. 162
Maitland to Murray, private.    Expresses beUef that the people July 7,
do not take much interest in the controversy over the Revenue BUl,HaUfax'
and that the Members privately favour conciliation.    Asks that some
acknowledgment of the Customs Act be sent. p. 163
Memorandum as to letter of 4 June, and as to the question of August 14.
reconstituting the CouncU. p. 165
Maitland to Murray.    Transmits resignation of the Surveyor October 4,
General,  C.  Morris,  together with a letter from Hay promisingHahfax-
succession to that office to J. S. Morris.
Minute:   "Let the App'tt go forward, if it has not been completed already." p. 166
Enclosed:
(1) Morris to Maitland, Halifax, 23 August, 1830. p. 167
(2) Hay to J. S. Morris, Downing St., 22 May, 1830. p. 168
Memorandum of a despatch relative to the appropriation of the October hj.
casual and territorial revenue. p. 169
89210—7£ PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 172
Maitland to ■
 .    Transmits a paper written by an-old
inhabitant.    [Enclosure not at this place.    See below, 7 December.]
p. 170
Maitland to Murray. Transmits report on the trial of E. Kelly,
accused of murder, and states that execution has been stayed so that
H.M. pleasure can be taken on this case. p. 171
Enclosed:
(1) Judges to Maitland, HaUfax, 4 November, 1830. p. 172
(2) Report of Judge B; Haffiburton, 4 November, 1830.    p. 173
(3) Petition of Nova Scotia barristers, Halifax, 5 November,
1830. p. 176
(4) Col. J. Ferguson to Maitland, Halifax, 4 November, 1830.
p. 178
Maitland to Murray. Transmits Speech and Addresses on
opening   the   session.    [Enclosures   not   at   this   place.]     p. 179
Maitland to Murray. Transmits Address of the Legislature on
the death of the King.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 181
Maitland to Murray. Reports the death of the Attorney
General, R. J. Uniacke, and transmits applications for that office
together with others for the office of Solicitor General.
Minute: By Murray. That Maitland does not want a decision
made until after the meeting of the Legislature. A private letter to
be written suggesting S.  G. W. Archibald and C. R. Fairbanks.
p. 182
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial of S. G. W. Archibald, HaUfax, 22 November,
1830. p. 183
(2) C. R. Fairbanks to Maitland, HaUfax, 28 October, 1830.
p. 186
(3) WiUiam HU1 to Maitland,  HaUfax,  21  November,  1830.
p. 190
(4) Memorial of W. HU1, HaUfax, 21 November, 1830.       p. 191
(5) Petition of T. Ritchie, Annapolis Royal, 30 October, 1830.
p. 193
Memorandum that Maitland has submitted the case of John
Kelly, as an object for clemency. p. 198
Maitland to Murray.    Transmits a petition asking for clemency
for John Kelly. p. 199 A. 172 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 101
Enclosed: 1830
Petition. p. 200
Maitland to Hay'   Transmits the paper which he had intended December 7,
to enclose in his letter [of 14 October]. p. 202 HaUfax-
Enclosed:
Thoughts upon the present state of the North American Colonies.
p. 203
Nova Scotia, A. 173
PUBLIC OFFICES AND MISCELLANEOUS, 1830
Admiralty
J. Barrow [Second Secretary] to H. Twiss [Under Secretary].
Asks whether the Lt.-Gov. of Nova Scotia has received the commission
sent with the letter of 6 May, 1829. p. 3
Board of Trade
T. Lack [Secretary] to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary].    States February 20,
that Yarmouth may be created a free warehousing port, if the parties Whitehall,
interested are wUling to bear the expense.    There are no sufficient
pubUc grounds for incurring this expense. p. 5
Lack to Hay. States that a recommendation wiU be made for October 20;
an Order-in-CouncU to establish a free warehousing port atWhitehaU-
Sydney. p. 6
Lack to Hay.   Acknowledges letter of 16 November, and gives November 26,
information respecting the general practice with regard to the extentWhitehaU-
of the responsibUity required for the incorporation of companies.
Minute: 18 December. The Board of Trade to be asked for
definite opinion with respect to the clause objected to by the Nova
Scotia Mining Company. p. 7
Unsigned to Sir Francis Doyle.    Explains that a clause requiring December,
responsibUity equal to double the amount of shares must be inserted Downing
Sa the proposed charter of incorporation of the Nova Scotia Mining
Association. p. 8
Attached:
Proposed clause. p. 9
Lack to Hay.   States that Lord Auckland wishes to see the Act December3i,
for incorporating the Nova Scotia General Mining Association,    p. 11Board ° Tra e'
Council
Order-in-CouncU for appointment of S. Cunard to Nova Scotia August 25.
Council. p. 4 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 173
Counsel
J. Stephen to Hay. Gives opinion on the draft BUl for incorporating the General Mining Association.
Minute: 3 March. Objections wUl be explained and a fresh
BUl prepared. p. 16
Foreign Office
Memorandum of a letter requiring documents on the boundary
question. p. 12
Home Office
S. M. PhilUps [Under Secretary] to Hay. States that Sir
Robert Peel feels that he has not sufficient information to form a
judgment in the case of the Indian, Peter Paul. Sir George Murray
should use his own judgment.    Asks for Murray's opinion.
Minute: by Murray. The question should be decided by the
Lt.-Gov., and the length of time that has elapsed seems to require
an additional leaning to leniency. p. 13
PhUUps to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 6 August, and transmits warrant commuting Peter Paul's sentence to two years'
imprisonment. If the Lt.-Gov. feels that a shorter term would be
just, Peel wUl recommend it. p. 14
G. Clerk to Hay. States that Peel does not see any reason for
pardoning J. Nixon at this time. The case wiU be postponed untU
the spring, when if he has behaved well he wUl be recommended
for pardon. p. 15
Ordnance
Lord Downes to Hay. States that the Ordnance wiU agree
to Act concerning HaUfax Common, if the Legislature provides that
no waUs or buildings of any kind are erected. p. 19
R. Byham [Secretary] to Hay. Asks for a reply to letter of
2 December, and for returns of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
mUitia. p. 20
Byham to Hay. Transmits letter from the Commanding Royal
Engineer, Col. G. NicoUs, and trusts that the necessary steps wUl be
taken to put the Ordnance in possession of that part of the Common
which is required to complete the defences. p. 21
Enclosed:
NicoUs to Major-Gen. Sir Alexander Bryce (Inspector General of
Fortifications), HaUfax, 7 September, 1830. p. 22
Sub-enclosures:
(i) NicoUs to Maitland, HaUfax, 31 July, 1829.
p. 24
(U) W. HiU (Deputy Secretary) to NicoUs, HaUfax, 25 August,
1829. p. 25 A. 173
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
(Ui) Plan showing Fort George, HaUfax, 7 September,  1830.
[In Map Division, T. 104.]
1830.
(iv) NicoUs   to   President   M.
Wallace,   Halifax,   2   AprU,
p. 26
(v) D. S. Clarke (Clerk of the Peace) to Wallace, 5 April,
1830. p. 27
(vi) NicoUs  to  WaUace,  HaUfax,  8 April,   1830. p. 28
(vU) NicoUs to Maitland, HaUfax, 23 August, 1830. p. 29
Downes to Hay.    Transmits report on the HaUfax Common October 26,
Act, with the minute of the Inspector General of Fortifications, and0rdnance-
asks that the erection of walls and buUdings should be prohibited, p. 31
Enclosed:
(1) Report, Halifax, 30 August, 1830.
p. 32
(2) Plan of HaUfax Common, 30 August, 1830.   [Map Division,
T. 50A.]
Treasury
Hon. J. Stewart [Assistant Secretary] to Hay.    Gives consent April 23, .
to a request to ParUament for a loan of £20,000 for the Shubenacadie chambers.
Canal.
Minute:   C. R. Fairbanks to be notified immediately.
p. 35
G. R. Dawson [Secretary] to Hay.    Transmits letter from the August 6,
Treasury SoUcitor, G. Maule, and of the agreement for the advance chambers.
of £18,000 to the Shubenacadie Canal Company, and asks that the
necessary mortgage be prepared by the Law Officers of Nova Scotia.
Minute:   This to be sent off at once. p. 36
Enclosed:
(1) Maule to Stewart, Lincoln's Inn, 4 August, 1830. p. 37
(2) Agreement, 4 August, 1830. p. 38
Dawson to Hay. Directs that the words "1st year of His present August ie,
Majesty "should be substituted for "the 11th year of George 4th.", in Sobers.
the Agreement for a loan to the Shubenacadie Company.       p. 46
War Office
Col. Sir Henry Hardinge to Murray. Asks that Maitland's Febrg"7 J»
successor in charge of the Nova Scotia Staff should have rank onlyWar °**
as a Major-General, with one aide.
Minute:   Agrees. p. 47
Hardinge to Murray.    Makes it clear that the reduction asked My m.
for in the letter of 1 February, does not apply to Maitland.       p. 49   -      ^ PUBLIC ARCHIVES
MISCELLANEOUS
A. 173
Church of Scotland
Petition of the Clergy of the Church of Scotland, praying for
financial assistance. p. 257
Petitions for Free Ports
P. H. Clarke, J. Noad, and C. R. Ward to Murray. Transmit
memorial praying that a free warehousing port be established at
Sydney. p. 246
Enclosed:
(1) Petition, 2 January, 1830.
(2) Resolutions made at a public meeting.
p. 247
p. 249
Committee of inhabitants to Murray. Acknowledge letter of
28 February, and submit reasons for which the public interest warrants the establishment of a free port at Yarmouth. p. 253
Enclosed:
Return of flour and other bread stuffs imported at Yarmouth,
1829. p. 255
S. G. W. Archibald to Hay.    Makes further claim to succeed
as Chief Justice in the event of a vacancy. p. 50
Enclosed:
L. M. WUkins to Archibald, HaUfax, 28 January, 1830.       p. 51
S. G. W. Archibald [Speaker of Assembly] to Hay.    Discusses
the dispute over the Revenue BUl. p. 55
Archibald to Hay.    Asks to be appointed Attorney General.
Minute:    Official report of vacancy not received. p. 64
Enclosed:
Archibald to Maitland, HaUfax, 22 November, 1830. p. 66
B
**3outham ton        J. Bainbridge [Agent] to Hay.   Asks for an interview to discuss
Row. the grant of lands lying on or near the Shubenacadie Canal.       p. 67
London"72, C. R. Fairbanks to Hay.    Transmits a memorandum on the
CivU   List.    Patronage   might   be   considered.    £6000   should   be
produced from lands in order to make up the estimate of £14,420.
p. 70 A. 173 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 10E
Enclosed: 1830
Memorandum. p. 71
Fairbanks and Bainbridge to Hay.    [Not transcribed.] March 27.
List of Subscribers to the Shubenacadie Canal.   [Not trans-March 27.
cribed.]
Fairbanks to Hay.    Transmits Nova Scotia Papers with an May 13,
account of the dispute over the Revenue Bill.    The Quit Rent !££* St'*
composition has not been adopted yet. p. 84
Estimated cost of completing the Shubenacadie Canal.    [Not May 20.
transcribed.]
Fairbanks  to   Hay.    Expresses  thanks  for  reports  received. May 31,
limits his appUcation to reports on law subjects, including registry, itemd^ *"
revenue enquiry, and law bills when published. p. 85
Fairbanks   to   Hay.    Discusses   the   present   difficulties   and June 1,
disputes in Nova Scotia. p. m^0*'
Enclosed:
Plan of a BUl for the introduction of certain reforms into the
colonies. p. 101
Fairbanks to Hay.    AppUes for appointment as SoUcitor General. November 8,
p. 108 Halifax-
Petition of T. Forrester praying for redress for alleged misconduct November 30,
of his case in the Nova Scotia courts. HaUfax'
Minute:   Refer  to  Lt.-Gov.   and  notify  petitioner  that  the
Secretary of State cannot interfere. p. 68
Rev. C. Griffin to Murray.    Transmits extracts respecting his September 16,
dismissal from the service of the S.P.G., and asks for a testimonial. smSey.ing'
p. Ill
Enclosed:
(1) Extract from 59 Geo. Ill, Cap. 60. p
(2) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Griffin.    Extract. p
(3) Rev. J. Lonsdale to Griffin.    Extract. p
(4) Ven. A. Hamilton to Griffin.    Extract. p
(5) Speech by Bathurst.    Extract. p
(6) HamUton to Griffin, Leicester Square, 22 March, 1830. p
112
113
113
113
114
114
Griffin to Murray.    Makes a further request for a testimonial.
Minute:   Gives  grounds  for inabUity  to   comply   with  thiss
request. p. ii5Godalming- Enclosed:
Medical Certificate.
PUBUC ARCHIVES
A. 173
A. D. Gifford to Murray.   Appeals for clemency for John KeUy,
convicted of murder. p. 117
Report of the trial of J. KeUy, from the Nova Scotian, 4 November, 1830. p. 119
Sir R. George
Sir Rupert D. George [Provincial Secretary] to Hay.   Asks for
extended leave of absence. p. 135
p. 136
March 12,
8 Northumberland St.,
Strand.
George to Hay.   Offers to resign his office for one of smaUerl
emolument in a mUder cUmate. p. 137
Lady Margaret George to Murray. Asks for further leave for
her son. p. 138
George to Hay.   Asks for leave to spend next winter in Madeira,
or to defer his departure tiU the November packet.
Minute:   Gives ground for refusal. p. 140
George to Hay. Asks whether he can defer sailing until
November. p. 141
H
W. HU1 to Murray. Transmits dupUcate of appUcation for
appoitnment as Solicitor General.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
p. 142
J
J. W. Johnston to Murray.   Asks to be appointed K. C.   p. 143
Johnston to Murray.   Asks to be appointed K.C. p. 145
M
Petition of D. McMahon, asking for information as to property
left by his uncle, S. BeU, of Halifax. p. 146
Petition of J. S. Morris for a commission as Commissioner of
Crown Lands and Surveyor General. p. 147
Morris to Hay. Transmits abstract of Crown lands sold, and
a petition from C. Morris, Surveyor General, asking leave to resign
in his favour. p. 151
Enclosed:
(1) Abstract.
(2) Quit Rent Return.
(3) Petition of C. Morris, undated.
p. 152
p. 154
p. 149 A. 173
Morris to Hay.
jived from Mai
Surveyor General.
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Asks whether any communication has been
„ „ 3 Northumber-
p. 155tandSt.,
Petition of Robert Mayn, praying for free passage to Nova October 19,
Scotia. p. 156 M""****8*
N
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Murray.   Nominates Ven. G. O.January28,
Spencer as Archdeacon of Newfoundland. p. 158 BsMax-
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Murray, private. Acknowledges letter April w,
of 5 October, and explains the nominations which he has made for the Halifax-
various vacancies. p. 160
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Murray.   States that Archdeacon May 10,
Coster wishes to remain in Bermuda.    Nominates Rev. E. Wix asBermuda-
Archdeacon of Newfoundland. p. 163
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Murray, private.   Transmits letters May 12,
respecting the altered plan of nominations, and explains his difference emmda-
of opinion with Sir HUgrove Turner on ecclesiastical patronage,  p. 164
Enclosed:
(1) Spencer to Bishop, Bermuda, 30 December, 1829.       p. 172
(2) Spencer to Bishop, Paget's, 7 May, 1830. p. 168
(3) Address of Bermuda CouncU to Ven. Archdeacon Spencer.
p. 170
Reason given by Bishop of Nova Scotia for subscribing to the July 1.
memorial of CouncU on the dispute with the Assembly. p. 256
E. W. RundeU to Hay.    Transmits proposed BUl for incorpor- January is,.
ating the  General  Mining Association.    The difficulty regardingLudgate Hm-
aliens has been provided for.    Requests that sanction be given,  p. 173
Enclosed:
BUl, 19 January, 1830.
p. 174
Margrate Rose to Murray.    Asks for information as to her Undated,
father, James Rose, who served in the Revolution. p. 186 cSsgow?*"'
Duke- of Richmond  to  Murray.    Transmits  opinion  on  Sir August 14,
Peregrine Maitland's health.    [Enclosure not at this place.]     p. 187 Goadwood-
Rev. E. Renny [Church of Scotland] to Murray.
Asks   for October 25,
4 Greenock,
' Renfrewshire.
to his inabiUty to accept terms laid down by the congregation of
St. Matthew's. p. 188
L
Enclosed:
Case of Rev. E. Renny.   Narrative and correspondence,   p. 190 Maitland to  Goderich, No.  1.
gation.
PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 173
Sir Michael Shaw Stewart to Murray. Transmits papers
[dealing with the case of Rev. E. Renny].
Minute: 5 November, 1830. An enquiry to be made for papers
which were said to have been forwarded by Mr. — Campbell of
Blythswood. p. 242
V
Verity to Murray.    States that Sir Rupert George's health
necessitates that he pass this winter in a mild cUmate.
p. 245
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND, 1831
Transmits Speech on proro-
p. 3
p. 4
Maitland to Goderich, No. 2, confidential. Acknowledges
confidential despatch of 17 December, and expresses his views as to
the proposed change in the Legislative Council. Transmits papers
which give information as to the state of the Colony. Has commissioned Judge B.  Halliburton to bring this despatch to England.
p. 6
Enclosed:
(1) Views expressed by S. B. Robie (Master of the Rolls),    p. 13
(2) Memorandum and Observations by Halliburton. p. 22
(3) Bathurst to Kempt, Downing St., 20 July, 1824. p. 28
Maitland to Goderich, No. 3.    Reports that he has appointed
S. G. W. Archibald as Attorney General, and W. HU1 to succeed
Archibald as SoUcitor General.   Asks that these appointments b#
confirmed.
Minute: 22 February. Archibald to be Attorney General,
but C. R. Fairbanks to be Solicitor General. Explains reason for
delay in decision on this. p. 29
Maitland to [Goderich], No. 4. Introduces S. G. W. Archibald,
Attorney General and Speaker. Suggests that Archibald be consulted as to the proposed new arrangements for Nova Scotia, and
that he should be remunerated.
Minute: Private letter to be written stating that Goderich is
not aware of any points on which it would be desirable to consult
Archibald.    Not possible to give him an aUowance for such service.
p. 31 A. 174
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Maitland to Goderich,  No.  5.    Transmits Address from the       1831
Legislature praying that duties on foreign timber should not be January 17,
reduced.
p. 33r
Enclosed:
Address, 11 January, 1831.
p. 34
Maitland  to  Goderich,   No.   6.      States  that  he  has  given January u
B. Haffiburton £250 out of the casual revenue, to defray expenses of HaHfax-
his mission.     Asks what further remuneration should be given.
Minute:   Doubts whether this disbursement wUl be approved.
p. 40
Maitland to Goderich, No. 7.    Transmits copy of Address of January if
the Legislature, 6 March, 1830, praying that the office of TreasurerHallfax-
should be conferred on C.  W. Wallace, on the resignation of his
father, M. WaUace.    This Address was transmitted to Sir George
Murray, but no answer has been received.    Introduces C. W. WaUace.
p. 41
Enclosed:
(1) Address.    [Not transcribed.]
(2) M. WaUace to Maitland, Halifax, 1831.
p. 44
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits two copies of the Act to January 31,
acquire that part of HaUfax Common required for Fort George.Hahfax-
Trusts that this wUl enable assent to be given to the HaUfax Common
Act.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 49
Maitland to Goderich, No. 8. Acknowledges despatch of February 1,
1 December, and states that the owners of the Provincial vessel have Halifax-
been notified that she wUl not be required after 1 March. Transmits
memorandum which shows that the casual revenue would not bear
the charges proposed to be laid upon it on reduction of the ParUa-
mentary estimate. These wiU be charged to the fund of £7000
which was accumulated some years since. p. 50
Enclosed:
Memorandum.
p. 52
Maitland to Goderich.    Introduces the Bishop of Nova Scotia, February 1,
who has been given leave.
p. 55*
Maitland to Goderich, No. 9.    Introduces S. Cunard, who is February 3,
visiting England, and who bears the petition of the Chamber 0fHallfax-
Commerce against reduction of duties on foreign timber. p. 56
Enclosed:
Petition, 28 January, 1831.
p. 57
Maitland   to   R.   W.   Hav    [Under   Secretary].      Introduces February 3
S. Cunard. ■" p. 63Hahfax' PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 174
Maitland to Hay. States that he concurs in the views expressed
in a letter from the Bishop of Nova Scotia on the removal of his
salary from the Parliamentary estimate. p. 64
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Maitland, Halifax, 28 January, 1831.
p. 65
Maitland   to   Goderich,   No.
Mrs. W. C. Tonge, a pensioner.
10.
Reports   the   death   of *
p. 72
Maitland to Hay. Declares that he will probably apply for
continuation of the services of the Provincial vessel. States the
value of the service performed, and praises the owner, S. Cunard.
p. 73
Maitland to Goderich, No. 9. [Sic]. Transmits complaint of
T. Forrester concerning an alleged miscarriage of justice. His sole
motive in sending these papers is to satisfy the petitioner, who feels
that he has been unjustly treated. p. 75
Minute:    By J.  Stephen.    That there is  no real  grievance.
p. 77
Enclosed:
(1) Petition to Maitland, 31 August, 1830, with papers dealing
with the case. p. 78
(2) Petition to Maitland, 2 October, 1830, with accompanying
papers. p. 108
(3) W. Young to W. HU1, Halifax, 18 November, 1830, with
papers in proof of his statements. p. 122
Maitland to Hay. Transmits papers relative to the state of
King's CoUege. Explains delay in answering Murray's despatch,
and thinks that the arrangement for Dalhousie CoUege procured by
Hon. M. WaUace wUl not be satisfactory. p. 139
Enclosed:
(1) Memorandum concerning Kong's College.
p. 141
(2) Message to Assembly, 27 February, 1830, and extract from
the Journals, 2 March, 1830, on Dalhousie CoUege. p. 150
(3) Memorandum concerning Dalhousie CoUege. p. 155
(4) Minute of CouncU, 11 December, 1817. p. 159
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits memorial of Rev. John
Chisholm, asking for remuneration for services performed for Roman
CathoUc troops in HaUfax. p. 163
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial. p. 166
(2) J. Young to Maitland, WUlowpark, 25 February, 1831. p. 165 A. 174
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Memorandum:   Pari.  Estimate;  appointment  of  W.   HU1 in      1831
preference to C. R.  Fairbanks; difficulty of replacing advance to April ie.
Haffiburton. p. 169
Maitland   to   Goderich.    Acknowledges   private   despatch   of April 28,
7 March, respecting timber duties. p. i70HaUfax-
Maitland to Goderich.   Acknowledges despatch of 2 March, April 28,
and points out those factors which had led him to declare that theHaUfax-
casual revenue would not be able to bear the burden proposed to be
put upon it. p. 171
Enclosed:
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Sir Rupert D. George (Secretary),
private, HaUfax, 29 January, 1831. p. 178
Maitland to Goderich. Reminds him of Sir Robert Peel's May _,
promise to reconsider the case of the convict J. Nixon. Halifax.
Minute:    Case to be recommended to the Home Office,     p. 181
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits petition from Yarmouth May 5,
praying that a free warehousing port should be established. [Enclo- HaUfax-
sure not at this place]. p. 183
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits Return of Emigrants, and May n,
explains that no records were kept prior to 1810.
Enclosed:
Return.
p. 187 *
p. 188
Maitland to Goderich.   Acknowledges confidential despatch ofMayii,
30 January, and repUes to enquiries with respect to the organization Halifas-
and equipment of the mUitia.
Enclosed:
(1) Return of MUitia, 1 May, 1831.
(2) Return of Arms, etc., 12 May, 1831.
p. 190
p. 197
p. 198
Maitland to Goderich.   Acknowledges despatch of 25 January, Ma^ u,
and transmits letter from the HaUfax Banking Company, whichKahiax-
gives details as to its organization and functions.    This is the only
banking association hi the Colony. p. 200
1831.
Enclosed:
H. H. CogsweU (President) to
HaUfax, 16 April,
p. 201
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits account of the casual revenue
for 1830.
Minute:    13 June, respecting future aUowances to the Lt.-Gov. May 13,
and Colonial Secretary. p. 210HaMas' PUBLIC ARCHIVES
Enclosed:
Account.
A. 174
p. 212
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 3 AprU,
relative to the salary of the Bishop of Nova Scotia, and to certain
pensions formerly on the ParUamentary estimate. States that he
wiU give early information as to the possibUity of employing J. Noad
who is residing in Cape Breton. Expresses satisfaction that the .
services of the Provincial vessel are to be retained. p. 216
Maitland to Hay. Asks whether the Chief Justice and the
Attorney General are to receive the equivalent of the premium on
bills of exchange, now that their salaries are charged on the casual
revenue.
Minute: 13 June. Application to be made to the Treasury
on this subject. p. 218
Maitland to Hay. Transmits correspondence respecting land
claimed by George Fourneaux. p. 219
Enclosed:
(1) T.   Crawley   (Judge   of   Probate,   Cape   Breton)   to   Sir
Rupert D. George (Secretary), Sydney, 17 March, 1831. p. 220
(2) Account of the Estate of the late J. Fourneaux.
p. 221
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 1 March,
and supports the proposed augmentation of the Council to 15 members.
Urges appointment of H. H. CogsweU, who is willing to resign the
office of Registrar of Chancery. Suggests P. McNab, J. Tobin, and
J. Allison as other valuable appointments. None of these persons
are aware that this recommendation has been made. p. 223
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 7 March,
and states that the Commissioner of Crown Lands has been instructed
to discontinue granting lands on a quit rent, and to establish the
new regulations for land grants in the North American provinces, p. 225
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits the memorial of E. Morton,
praying for leave to resign his office as sub-collector at Digby, in
favour of his son J. E. Morton.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
Minutes: (1) Communication to be made to the Customs.
(2) It seems that the appointment does not rest with them.    p. 226
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits certified copies of 25 Acts
passed during the last session, together with a copy of the Journals
of the Assembly. p. 228
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 7 February,
and transmits papers containing observation on the report of —
Richards, respecting settlements for emigrants. Points out the
expense of surveys. p. 229 A.  174 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed:
(1) Report of Committee of CouncU, 3 June, 1831.
p. 231
(2) Extract of a letter from the Surveyor General, 9 May, 1831.
p. 237
(3) Extract of a letter from D. B. McNab, Deputy Surveyor, to
the Surveyor General of Cape Breton. p. 239
Maitland to [Hay], private.   Explains the grounds upon which June e,
he selected the persons whom he has nominated for the Council.Hallfax-
Gives reasons for which W. Lawson who is an appUcant should be
considered.    R.   Smith   would   be  useful.    The   Roman   CathoUc
Bishop might have been considered but for the fact that J. Tobin is
of that persuasion. p. 344
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits a Return of emigrants who June 24,
have arrived in Cape Breton, 1821-30. p. 348 Halifax-
Enclosed:
Return.
p. 349
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits Journals of the Legislative Jane 24,
CouncU for the last session.    [Enclosure not at this place.]    p. 450HaUfax-
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits a general report and theJ«iyg
Blue Book for 1830, and explains delay.
p. 451'
Enclosed:
General Report.
p. 452
Maitland to  Goderich.   Acknowledges despatch of 30 April, August 10,
and transmits a statement giving the required information as to the  a -ax'
quantity of coal raised and disposed of by the General Mining Association as compared with consumption under the former lessees of
the Cape Breton and Pictou mines.    Discusses this, and considers it
grounds for encouraging the Association.
Minute:   23 September, that RundeU should be given an appointment, p. 463
Enclosed:
Statement.
p. 466
Maitland to  Goderich.   Reports the  death of A.  C.  Dodd, August 12,
former Chief Justice of Cape Breton, and transmits a petition fromHahfax*
his widow, praying for continuance of his pension.    Recommends
this. p. 468
89210—8 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A.  174:
Augusi
Halifa
Enclosed:
Petition.
p. 469
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 7 July, and
gives reasons for which he incurred expenses in preparation for
emigrants.
Minute: Maitland should be asked to supply detaUs. Secretary of State would be glad of information respecting Cape Breton.
p. 475
Maitland to Goderich, private and confidential. Acknowledges'
private and confidential despatch and expresses his views with
respect to Pictou Academy. p. 481
Attached:
[Goderich] to Maitland,
and confidential.
Colonial Office, 6
June,  1831, private
p. 485
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatches of 1 March
and 7 July, and states that CogsweU, McNab, Tobin, and Allison,
have been notified of their appointment to CouncU, and instructed to
apply for their mandamuses. p. 491
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 1 June, and
states that he doubts whether the Legislature could be induced to
incorporate a body to manage Clergy Reserves, so long as assent is
withheld from the Act of 1828 on behalf of the Dissenters.
Minute:   Asks to see this Act. p. 492
Maitland to Goderich. Reports that P. Crane has been charged
with murder at sea, and that the trial cannot be held because, in
consequence of the demise of the Crown, doubts have arisen as to the
vaUdity of his special Commission. p. 494
Enclosed:
Law Officers to Sir Rupert D.
27 August, 1831.
George  (Secretary),  HaUfax,
p. 495
Goderich to Maitland. Acknowledges despatches of 20, 29,
and 31 July, and states that he wUl do his best to effect a. settlement in
the matter of Pictou Academy. He wiU communicate on the subject
of the union of King's and Dalhousie CoUeges, after a conference
with the Governors. He has given direction for an enquiry as to
how far the reserve made for a Deanery, could be made avaUable for
the support of the Bishop. p. 497
HaulSber29, Maitland to  Goderich.    Reports that he has transmitted to
J. Kirkland, the Financial Agent, the amount required to pay pensions
These charges have been
p. 499
and aUowances due to persons in England,
placed upon the casual revenue.
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 1 August,
and transmits statement which was required by the Emigration
Commissioners. P* <B A. 174
Enclosed:
Statement respectir
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
prices  and probability of employment.
p. 501
Maitland to Goderich.    Reports the death of M. WaUace, the November ie,
Treasurer, and states that he wishes to offer the vacant seat in CouncU F*1lf*x-
to a gentleman from the interior of the Province.    He wUl offer it to
T. Ritchie. p. 504
Maitland to Goderich.    States that no instructions have been November ie,
received respecting grants to pensioners who arrived with lettersHahfax-
from the Under Secretary. p. 506
Minute: for Hay. Surely this does not mean freedom from
fees and expense of survey. Thinks they should be stopped altogether, p. 507
Maitland to Goderich, private.    Transmits papers dealing with November is,
with Pictou Academy, which show the views of both parties.    He3*11*8*-
wUl do his best to adjust these.
Minute: That Goderich's private letter to Sir [Alexander
Cochrane] has answered everything but the request of the Bishop
for a ship of war to be placed at his disposal, which must be sent to
the Admiralty. p. 510
Enclosed:
(1) Petition from Pictou.
p. 515
(2) Rev. K. J. MacKenzie (Church of Scotland) to Maitland,
HaUfax, 2 September, 1831. p. 526
(3) Petition of Rev. Messrs. D. A. Fraser, K. J. MacKenzie,
J. McRae, and D. McKichan, Pictou, 24 February, 1830. p. 537
Attached:
Goderich *to Maitland, December 18, 1831, private. [Draft.]
Acknowledges private letter, and states that in view of the differences
between the Church of Scotland and the Presbyterians it is desirable
that the Executive should only act as mediator in the matter under
dispute. Considers the plan of education at present to be inadequate
and trusts that Windsor is not open to the same objections.      p. 511
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges confidential circular of December 10*
10 September, and transmits the Emigration Act of 1828 which has
expired. This was occasioned by distressing circumstances which
attended emigration at that time. Any regulations in the spirit of
this statute, which might be transmitted by H. M. Government
would probably be favourably received. p. 544
Enclosed:
Act.
89210—8£
p. 546 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 174
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch of 30 September,
and transmits account for expenses incurred in laying out lands for
expected emigrants to Cape Breton. The soU has proved to be
so poor that it wiU probably not accomodate more than 18 or 20
famines. p. 553
Enclosed:
Account.
p. 555
Nova Scotia, A. 175
PUBLIC OFFICES AND MISCELLANEOUS, 1831
Admiralty
J. Barrow [Second Secretary] to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary].
Acknowledges letter of 28 March, and states that there is no ship
going to Newfoundland at present, but if it is necessary that the
Bishop of Nova Scotia should be afforded a passage, H. M. pleasure
wUl have to be signified. p. 9
October 3,
Admiralty.
G. EUiot [Secretary] to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 30 September, and states that the Admiralty cannot recommend compUance
with the request to convey convicts on H. M. packets.
Minute:   Acquaint the Lt.-Governor. p. 13
Barrow to Viscount Howick [Under Secretary]. Acknowledges
letter of 28 December, and states that the Admiral has been desired
to comply with the request for conveying the Bishop of Nova Scotia
to Newfoundland. p. 17
May 12,
Southampton
Agent
J. Bainbridge to Hay. Transmits memorial of G. Smith, and
states that [S.G.W.] Archibald, who is stUl in London, could give
information respecting it.    [Enclosure not at this place.]
Minute:   Asks to see former papers on this. p. 23
Commander-in-Chief
Horae^uards Lord Hill [Commander-in-Chief] to Goderich.    Transmits letter
ors ' from Maitland, dealing with the case of a deserter, and requests an
opinion.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 29
gptember w; Lord Fitzroy Somerset to Hay.   Transmits letter from Maitland
and asks that communication should be made to the Admiralty
requesting assistance in carrying out transportation sentences,    p. 33
Enclosed:
Maitland to the Adjutant General,  Head Quarters,  HaUfax,
24 November, 1830. p. 37 A. 175 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 11
Councll Office 1831
Order-in-CouncU  appointing  P.   McNab,   James   Tobin,   andJniy27.
J. Allison to the Nova Scotia CouncU. p. 43
Order-in-CouncU appointing H. H. CogsweU to the Nova Scotia Septemberpi.
CouncU. p. 47
Board of Trade
T. Lack [Secretary] to Hay.   Acknowledges letter of 22 Decern-January 3,
ber, and states that under the circumstances there is no objectionWhitehaU-
to limiting the UabUity of the Nova Scotia Mining Company to the
fuU amount of the nominal capital. p. 53
Lack to Hay.    States that Yarmouth may be constituted a free September 6,
warehousing port, if the salaries of the officers are paid by the Colony.WhitehalL
Understands that the CouncU objects to this and that the Legislature
may refuse to vote it. p. 57
Home Office
S. M. PhilUpps [Under Secretary] to Hay.    Acknowledges letter January r,.
of 27 December, and transmits warrant commuting the sentence of WMteh*n-
J.    KeUy   to   transportation   for   life.    [Enclosure   not   at   this
place.] p. 63
PhilUpps to Hay.    Acknowledges letter of 9 June, and states June 27,
that J. Nixon wiU be recommended for pardon.
p. 67*
Counsel (J. Stephen)
Memorandum by Stephen on Archdeacon HamUton's proposals April 27.
for the creation of a Clergy Corporation to manage reserved lands.
p. 73
Ordnance
R. Byham [Secretary] to Hay.    Transmits extract from a letter Apriije,
from the Officer Commanding the Royal ArtUlery in Nova Scotia,0rdnance-
and requests that orders be given to militia officers to furnish then*
returns at the stipulated times. p. 99
Enclosed:
Extract, 25 February, 1831.
p. 103
Byham to Viscount Howick [Under Secretary].   Acknowledgesi.„
letter of 15 December, and states that there is no objection to the0rdnaace-
HaUfax Common Act. p. Ill
Sir James Kempt [Master General] to Hay.
performed by the Provincial vessel Chebucto.
Reports on services March 19,
d 87 Ooioniai Office-
Kempt to Hay, private. Transmits letter from C. Morris, March"29,
asking assistance in securing permission for him to resign his officePallMalL
as Surveyor General, hi favour of his son.    Recommends this.   p. 91
Enclosed:
Morris to Kempt, HaUfax, 15 January, 1831.
p. 95 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 175
Kempt to
private.    Returns public  and private
despatches and recommends acceptance of Maitland's nominees for
vacancies in Council.    Regrets that they aU Uve in Halifax.
Minute:   Let   the   three   persons   officiaUy   recommended   be
appointed. p. 107
April 23,
Treasury
Chambers.
Treasury
E. Ellice [Secretary] to Goderich. Transmits papers dealing
with an appointment [not named].    [Enclosures not at this place.]
p. 117
J. Stewart [Assistant Secretary] to Hay. Acknowledges letter
of 23 March, and concurs in the proposal that the expense of the
Chebucto should be met in the proportion of two-thirds from Army
extraordinaries, and one-third from the casual revenue. p. 121
August 2,
Treasury
Chambers;
Stewart to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 14 September, and
states that salaries which have been transferred from the ParUa-
mentary Estimate to the casual revenue should be paid in British coin
or in Spanish doUars at the rate of 4/4. Requests certain information
with respect to these salaries,, in order to avoid injustice to the recipients, p. 125
Stewart to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 23 September, and
gives authority to pay a gratuity of £500 to Mrs. A. C. Dodd, widow
of the late Chief Justice of Cape Breton.
Minute: 5 October. Unless she is much distressed it should be
sufficient to aUow her the sum which would accrue for the remnant
of the year after her husband's death. p. 129
DecemberJ23
Treasury f
Chambers.
Stewart to Hay. Transmits petition of the widow of Lt.-Col.
WUliam Dixon, praying for a grant of certain lands at HaUfax, which
were escheated on her husband's death, and asks for an enquiry and
recommendation as to the course of action. p. 133
Flnclosed:
(1) Petition, Newport, Isle of Wight, 2 June, 1831.
p. 134
(2) Recommendation  of  Major-General  Sir Alexander  Bryce
(Inspector General of Fortifications), PaU Mall, 3 June, 1831.    p. 139
(3) SoUcitor's Report, Lincoln's Inn, 26 July, 1831.
p. 141
(4) E. Dixon to Secretary of the Treasury, Newport, 12 October,
1831. p. m
(5) Bryce to A. Y. Spearman, 84 PaU Mall, 7 June, 1831.    p. 149
War Office
L. SuUvan [Deputy Secretary] to Hay. Asks whether the
appointment of grain measurer is in the gfft of the Crown, and if so
what salary and emoluments are attached to it. Alexander Johnston
has appUed to receive his haU pay notwitlistanding this appointment, p. 155 A. 175 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 119
SuUvan to Hay.    Transmits extract from a letter from Sir      1*31
Peregrine Maitland, and requests an opinion as to the suitability of April 10,
Nova Scotia for grants to discharged soldiers. p. 159 war office.
Enclosed:
Extract, 3 March, 1831. p. 163
SuUvan to Hay.    Requests to be informed as to whether C. December 16,
Morris resigned the office of Surveyor General on 6 AprU, the dateWar    ce'
from which he has requested to be replaced upon haU pay.       p. 167
General Mining Association
Memorial protesting against the proposed alteration of duties. Undated.
p. 173
E. W. RundeU [Chairman] to Hay.    Transmits notice served July 29,
upon the Association by Lord Stirling, presenting a claim in virtueLudgate Hm*
of the charters granted to his great-great-great-grandfather,     p. 181
Enclosed:
Notice, 14 July, 1831. p. 185
G. Duval [Secretary] to Hay.    Transmits letters from RundeU, September 27,
and states that E. Blount, the present chairman, will caU if needed.10 Ludgate
RundeU's letter explains some points in the agreement. p. 189
Enclosed:
(1) RundeU to Hay, 26 September, 1831. p. 193
(2) RundeU to Hay, 27 September, 1831. p. 197
RundeU to Hay.    Expresses pleasure that the Association is October 1,
regarded as of service to Nova Scotia, and is pleased that compensa- HouS""*11
tion wUl be given for loss due to the repeal of the coal tax.       p. 201 Horeedean.
Duval to Hay.    Asks that the lease be made out and handed to October 17,
the Association. 10 Ludgate Hm*
Minute:   Enquiry to be made at the Treasury. p. 205
Miscellaneous Offices
Proposal by the S. P. G. for the creation of a Clergy Corporation April 11, t
to manage Church reserves in Nova Scotia. p. 211 lS^"1'8
A Native to Secretary of State.    Opposes grants in aid of the September 7,
Church of England. p. 221NovaScotia-
Memorandum of papers received from S.  G.  W.  Archibald February 23.
requesting  confirmation  of  his  appointment  as  Acting Attorney
General: p. 227
(1) Commission as Acting Attorney General, 1 January, 1831.
p. 231 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A.  175
(2) Notice of pubUcation of above commission on 11 January,
p. 233
(3) Resolution of Assembly hoping for confirmation of this
appointment, 6 January, 1831.    [Also at p. 251.] p. 235
(4) Leave of absence to Archibald, 16 January, 1831.        p. 239
(5) Archibald to Hay, London, 22 March, 1831. p. 243
(6) Archibald to Goderich, 14 June, 1831. p. 247
Archibald to Goderich. Reminds "him of his previous request
that aid should be given out of Crown revenue to Pictou Academy.
Urges removal of tests and subscriptions required from trustees.
p. 255
Archibald to Hay. Transmits letter from his son, C. D. Archibald, giving explanation for his absence from Newfoundland,    p. 259
Enclosed:
C. D. Archibald to Hay, HaUfax, 10 December, 1831.
p. 267
Archibald to Goderich.    Asks for favourable consideration of
the explanation given by his son, for absence from Newfoundland.
p. 263
B
G. Brierly to Goderich.   Asks for copies of a grant of land made
to his father, Ensign John Brierly, of the Nova Scotia Volunteers.
p. 277
Brierly to Goderich.    Requests an answer to his letter of 4
January. p. 281
H. Bliss to Goderich.    Transmits a testimonial for W. B. Bliss,
given by S. S. Blowers, Chief Justice. p. 285
Enclosed:
Testimonial, HaUfax, January, 1831.
p. 289
— Blanchet [Acting Consul-General of France] to [Goderich].
Asks that an enquiry be made as to the whereabouts of Louis Pregent,
said to have shipped on a Cape Breton vessel. p. 293
C. Benson to Goderich. Transmits a memorial to the King,
praying to be placed on haU pay.
Minute: This to be taken up in the usual manner. It should
have been sent through the Lt.-Gov. p. 297
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial.
p. 299
(2)  J. Stewart to Benson,  Treasury Chambers, 4 December,
1829. p. 307
(3) Proof of Service, 5 October, 1827.
p. 313 A. 175
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Petition of J. Blanchard, Agent of the Trustees of Pictou Academy,      1831
transmitting the case of the Academy and asking for consideration. May 20.
p. 317
Enclosed:
Statement. p. 321
Sub-enclosures:
(i) Report of Committee of Assembly, 1825. p. 373
(U) Protest moved by Judge B. Haffiburton, 182$. p. 375
(ui) Trustees of Pictou Academy. p. 383
(iv) Statutes of Pictou Academy, 1829. p. 387
(v) Testimonials to Rev. Dr. T. McCuUoch, 1825. p. 395
(vi) Memorial on behalf of the Literary and PhUosophical Institution at Pictou, Nova Scotia. p. 397
(vU) Extract.   Descriptive of course of education.
p. 399
(viU) Memorial of Ministers and Elders of the Secession Church.
Edinburgh, 27 AprU, 1831. p. 401
(ix) Extract of S. G. P. Report, 1823.
p. 407
Blanchard to [Hay].    Requests an interview on the affairs of juiy28.
Pictou Academy. p. 409
Attached:
Resolutions  passed at a meeting  of the  trustees   of Pictou
Academy, January, 1827. p. 413
C
S. Cunard to Hay.    States services performed by the Provincial March 19,
vessel, and points out the claim of the Chebucto to be continued in1*0*"1*
that service. p. 417
Mrs. Barbara Cox to Goderich.   States that her pension is two September 8,
months overdue.
p. 421J
Mrs. B.  Cox to  Goderich.    Expresses thanks for immediate September 16,
attention to her letter of 8 September.
p. 425 \
Petition of daughters of the late J. F. W. DesBarres praying that J™^3
their father's estates be secured by a grant to them.
p. 431 ■
C. R. Fairbanks to Hay.   Expresses thanks for his appointment April 15,
as SoUcitor General.
p. 441* PUBUC ARCHIVES
G
A. 175
June 25,
3 Jermyn St.
Lady George to Goderich. Requests an appointment in England
for Sir Rupert George. p. 447
H
W. HiU to Goderich. Expresses his disappointment at not being
confirmed in his appointment as Acting Attorney General.
Minute: That this was not due to any unfavourable report upon
Hffl. p. 453
R. Hastie & Co. to Goderich. Asks whether T. Forrester's
petition has been transmitted by Maitland. p. 457
B. Halliburton *^fc!
Haffiburton to [Hay]. Expresses his views on the controversy
over Pictou Academy. p. 463
Haffiburton to Hay. Recommends an increase hi the number
of Members of CouncU. p. 471
Haffiburton to Hay. Recommends that Judges of the Supreme
Court should have precedence with Members of Council.
Minute:   Send to Sir Peregrine Maitland. p. 472
Haffiburton to Hay. Further recommendation respecting Pictou
Academy. p. 473
Haffiburton to Hay. States that as requested he wUl submit
observations upon J. Blanchard's memorial on behalf of Pictou
Academy. p. 475
Haffiburton to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 1 July, and states
that he wUl submit his observations on Maitland's despatch respecting
escheat. p. 479
Haffiburton to Hay. Transmits observations on J. Blanchard's
memorial relative to Pictou Academy.    Expresses his own views.
p. 483
Enclosed:
Observations.
p. 487
Haffiburton to Hay.   Gives his views with respect to escheat
proceedings. p. 561
Haffiburton  to   Hay.   Requests  some  remuneration  for  the
expenses of his trip to England on pubUc business. p. 565
July 9.
Spetisbury
House,
Blandford.
J. Hyde
J. Hyde to [Goderich].   Points out the seriousness of non-payment of his pension.   Asks that instructions be given. p. 571
Hyde to Goderich.   Transmits letter from J. Kirkland, Financial
Agent, giving reason for not paying his pension. p. 575 A. 175 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed:
Kirkland to Hyde, London, 7 July, 1831.
p. 579
Hyde to Goderich.   Asks when his pension wUl be paid.   p. 581 July 12,
Spetisbury
House,
Blandford.
Hyde to [Hay].   Acknowledges letter of 13 July, and asks toJutyi3,
whom and when he should apply for his pension. ftou^e!"117
Minute:   Refer him to Kirkland. p. 583Blandford.
Hyde to Goderich.    Makes further appUcation respecting hisjuiyis,
pension.    Represents the inconvenience of applying to the Lieut.-f^Jury
Gov. of Nova Scotia for it. p. 587 Blandford.
Hyde to Hay.    Makes further appUcation.
Minute:   Acquaint him that his pension cannot be restored to July 17,
the Parliamentary Estimate, and with the name of the Agent,    p. 591 sPetisbury-
Hyde to [Hay].    Acknowledges letter of 20 July, and makes July 21,
further representations. p. 595g£bury
Hyde to Hay.    States that he would be glad of a situation which August 5,
would have a pension equal to that he now receives.    Makes an fg^"^
exception of positions in Asia, Africa, or the West Indies.    Has not
yet received his pension. p. 599
Hyde to Hay.    States that his pension has not been paid. August 21,
Hopes that some other arrangement wiU be made.
p. 6031
Hyde to Hay.   Asks for an advance, as his pension has not been August 30,
__;j Spetisbury
Paia. House.
Minute:   This is a matter for the Treasury, and one in which
Goderich wiU not interfere. p. 607
Hyde to Hay.    Asks when his pension is likely to be paid or September 11,
whether Goderich has power to appropriate any other fund for tliis House!Jury
purpose. p. 611
Hyde to Hay.   Asks when his pension wUl be paid.
P. 615 September 1(
^' Spetisbury
House.
Hyde to Hay.   Asks when his pension wiU be paid. |ept?1bber 18,
Minute:   When  the  Agent  receives  the  money  from  Nova House.ury
Scotia. p. 619
Hyde to Hay.    Transmits letter to Goderich on the non-payment October is,
o<yj Dorchester,
Wallingford.
of his pension.
Enclosed:
Hyde to Goderich, Wallingford, 17 October, 1831
p. 623
Hyde to Hay.   Acknowledges letter of 21 October, and makes October 22
further representations. p. 631 __l°e8ter'
Wallingford.
K
J. Kirkland [Financial Agent] to Hay.   States that J. Noad's March 8,
address is Sydney, Cape Breton.
p. 637 * PUBLIC ARCHIVES
M
A. 175
J. S. Morris [Commissioner of Crown Lands] to Hay. Transmits
abstract of sales, and his account, for the year ending 5 January,
1831. p. 643
Enclosed:
(1) Abstract.
p. 647
(2) Account.
p. 649
J. S. Morris [Surveyor General] to Hay. Urges that upon the
death of the Surveyor General of Cape Breton, that office should be
merged with his own.
Minute:    Orders that this be done. * p. 651
States that — Weatherby's name does
WUl give up early plans belonging to his
Discusses
p. 655
Morris to	
not appear on the books.
department when a person is authorized to receive them.
water lots, and the appUcation of T. Andrews,
■ Malcolm to Hay.
November 23,
Harle^st.      left in Cape Breton by Mungo Smith,
Asks that an inquiry be made as to money
p. 659
N
March 25, Bishop of Nova Scotia to Goderich.    States that it is necessary
20Jermyn t.   ^Q_ j^m ^Q _^. Newfoundland, and asks for a direct conveyance.
p. 665
March. Bishop of N. S. to Hay.    Asks leave to send papers addressed
to the Archbishop of Canterbury, under cover to Hay. p. 669
April, Bishop of Nova Scotia to Goderich.    Transmits memorandum
respecting the need for conveyance to Newfoundland. p. 673
Enclosed:
Memorandum.
p. 677
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Goderich, private. States that the real
difficulty over Pictou Academy is the dispute between the Church
of Scotland and dissenting Presbyterians. Asks for conveyance to
Newfoundland for next summer, in order that these congregations do
not suffer a second disappointment. p. 681
[September] 17. Memorial of Catherine Power [Aylward], praying that an investi
gation be made as to property left to her by her brother, Rev. Thomas
Power (Roman Catholic), who died in Halifax, about 1812.       p. 687
Enclosed:
Testimonials. A. 175
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
R
1831
Rev. E. Renny [Church of Scotland] to Goderich. Transmits January 5,
copies of letters and asks from what office the aUowance of £100 toG^eenock•
the minister of St. Matthew's Church, HaUfax, is paid. p. 695
Enclosed:
(1) Hay to Renny, Downing St., 16 November, 1830.       p. 697
(2) L.   SuUvan  (Deputy  Secretary at War)   to Renny,  War
Office, 23 December, 1830.    ' p. 698
Sir Michael Shaw Stewart to Goderich.   Sends papers dealing January 21.
with the case of Rev. E. Renny (above). p. 701
Petition of G. Smith, praying for reUef from losses sustained February 28,
through the grant of mining rights to the late Duke of York.   p. 705 Piotou*
Enclosed:
Statement of loss. p. 709
T
M. Taylor [Mrs. Rufus Taylor] to Goderich.    Offers to seU her May 9,
Nova Scotia estate at Country Harbour. Coieahuist.
Minute:    That local Gov't, would not wish to purchase,    p. 715
C. W. WaUace to Hay.   Reports the method under which his February 24.
father was appointed Treasurer. London.
Minute:    Copy to be sent to Treasury, and Maitland to be
directed to appoint WaUace. p. 721
Nova Scotia, A. 176, pt. 1
LT.-GEN. SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND AND
PRESIDENT T. N. JEFFERY, 1832 1832
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits copy of Speech and Addresses February 1,
on opening the Legislature, and asks that the declarations of loyalty      "'
should be conveyed to the King. p. 5
Enclosed:
(1) Speech, 25 January, 1832. p. 9
(2) Address of Assembly, 27 January, 1832. p. 17
(3) Address of Legislative CouncU, 26 January, 1832.       p. 25
Maitland to Goderich.   Acknowledges despatch of 29 July, and February 7,
transmits report of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, J. S. Morris,     1 ax'
relative to lands reserved for the endowment of a Deanery.    Points
out the difficulty of producing revenue from waste land, but engages
to prosecute enquiry as to the means of making these avaUable for the
support of the Bishop. p. 33 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A. 176 pt. 1
Enclosed:
Report, 5 February, 1832. p. 37
Attached:
Observations by Morris, 13 February, 1832. p. 41
Maitland to Goderich.    Acknowledges circular of 30 October and
transmits the required Return of Colleges and Schools. p. 49
Enclosed:
Return, 15 February, 1832.
p. 51
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges circular of 11 December,
and transmits copy of an Act to impose a tax on ships bringing
emigrants. p. 57
Enclosed:
Act.
p. 61
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges dispatches of 5 November
and gives reasons for which he did not detach troops for New Brunswick in view of the alarm felt by Sir Archibald Campbell over the
boundary dispute with Maine. p. 81
Enclosed:
(1) Campbell to Maitland, Fredericton, 13 September, 1831.
p. 89
Sub-enclosures:
(i) Authority given by the State of Maine to J. E. Deans and
E. Kavanagh to investigate the cases of those holding lands north of
the disputed line, 2 AprU, 1831. p. 93
(U) Notice of election to be held at Madawaska under authority
of Maine, 19 August, 1831. p. 97
(2) Maitland to Campbell, Halifax, 18 September, 1831.    p. 101
(3) CampbeU to Maitland,  Madawaska, 26 September,  1831.
p. 105
(4) Lord Aylmer (Commander of the Forces) to Maitland,
Halifax, 1 October, 1831. p. 109
(5) Maitland to Aylmer, Halifax, 19 October, 1831. p. 113
(6) Aylmer to Maitland, Quebec, 7 November, 1831.       p. 117
Maitland to Goderich. Acknowledges despatch No. 26, of 30
November, and transmits documents giving the required information
respecting  the  ecclesiastical  establishment. p. 121 A. 176 pt. 1 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed:
(1) Reply to Queries, 17 February, 1832.
p. 125
(2) Bishop of Nova Scotia to Sir Rupert D. George, (Secretary), ,
HaUfax, 14 February, 1832. p. 129
(3) Abstract of the Ecclesiastical State of Nova Scotia in 1832.
p. 133
(4) Bishop to Maitland, HaUfax, 16 February, 1832.       p. 145
Maitland to R. W. Hay [Under-Secretary].   Asks whether the February is,
HaUfax Common Act has received Royal Assent. p. 149 H*Uf*x-
Enclosed:
Maitland to Goderich, HaUfax, 31 January, 1831. p. 153
Maitland to Goderich,  private and confidential.    Points out February 26,
the loss to the Government due to the fact that the lease to theHaU£ax"
General IMCuiing Company was made out in terms of the Newcastle
rather than the Winchester measure.
Minutes: (1) Seeks information as to the drawing up of the
agreement. (2) Gives information and says that Kempt saw
it. p. 157
Maitland   to   Goderich.    Transmits   petition   from   Liverpool March 17,
praying that a free warehousing port be established there.     Reminds Halifax*
him of the conditions awarded to Yarmouth.    [Enclosure not at
this place.] p. 163
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits resolution of the Governors March 19,
of King's CoUege urging union of King's and Dalhousie Colleges, HaUfas-
and pointing out the dependence of that CoUege on the ParUamentary
grant.    Sends also the minutes of the Governors of the respective
coUeges. p. 167
Enclosed:
(1) Resolution.
p. 183
(2) Minutes of Governors of King's CoUege, 13 January, 1832.
[Extract.] p. 187
(3) Note that these Resolutions were
Dalhousie CoUege on the same day.
by Governors of
p. 192
Attached:
Memorandum for Goderich.
p. 171
Maitland to Goderich, private and confidential.    States that March 19,
Alex. Stewart intends to apply for an appointment as King's Counsel.
He has refused this appUcation, since he regards such appointments as
objectionable and does not intend to make new appointments.
Minute:   This is to be referred to if Stewart appUes. p. 195 PUBLIC ARCHIVES A. 176, pt. 1
Maitland to Viscount Howick [Under Secretary]. Asks that half
pay be aUowed to C. Morris from 6 April, 1831, when he resigned
as Surveyor General, to 17 December when he died.
Minute:    Copy to the War Office. p. 199
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits and explains the accounts
of the casual revenue for 1831. States that he has not yet received
the promised instruction as to the collection of quit rent. p. 203
Maitland to Goderich. Reports steps taken towards union of
King's and Dalhousie Colleges. Makes a plea for aid to King's
College. Transmits return of the land endowment of that
coUege. '     p. 213
Enclosed:
(1) Message to Assembly, 30 March, 1832.
p. 217
(2) Surveyor General's observations on the lands granted in
trust for King's College, 11 AprU, 1832. p. 225
Maitland to Goderich. Points out that accounts in Nova Scotia
are rendered half-yearly, and asks to be excused from making quarterly
returns.
Minute: This wUl be sufficient, but estimates for the next
period should be sent. p. 229
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits Speech on prorogation.
The Pictou Academy question is satisfactorily settled. The Acts
wiU be sent when prepared. Sends the Cape Breton Representation
Act and asks for early assent.    [Act not at this place.]
Minute:   Express satisfaction.    Act to be confirmed. p. 233
Enclosed:
Speech, 14 AprU, 1832.
p. 237
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits copy of a message which he
sent to the Assembly in accordance with the Treasury Minute of
25 November, 1831, relating to Customs House salaries. Sends also
Address of Assembly urging that Yarmouth, Liverpool and Lunenburg
be made free warehousing ports, and Resolutions on the subject
. of Customs House salaries. p. 241
Enclosed:
(1) Message, 21 February, 1832.
(2) Address, 11 AprU, 1832.
(3) Resolutions, 7 AprU, 1832.
p. 243
p. 249
p. 263
Maitland to Goderich.   Transmits Blue Book and Statement for
1831. p. 279 A. 176, pt. 1
Enclosed:
(1) Statement.
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
p. 283
(2) Report of the Directors of the Shubenacadie Canal Co'y,
(HaUfax: 1832).   [Printed.] p. 295
Maitland to Ho wick. Transmits papers respecting property hiMayie,
Cape Breton, said to have been left by Mungo Smith. [EnclosuresHaSfax"
not at this place.] p. 313
Maitland to Goderich.    Requests further instructions respecting May 20,
payment of salaries of civil officers and pensioners whose salaries have B^iiax-
been transferred to the casual revenue, and who wish to be paid by
bills of exchange.
Minute: Payment by bills may be continued tiU end of the
year, then doUars to be substituted. Mrs. Hartley as a special case
to be paid by bills on England.    Treasury to be informed.       p. 317
Maitland to Goderich. Transmits Acts passed in the last session, July 3,
with the Attorney General's report. The Cape Breton Representa- Halifax-
tion Act was sent on 21 AprU.    [Acts not at tins place.] p. 321
Enclosed:
Report, 15 April, 1832.
Maitland to Goderich.
January-June, 1832.
Enclosed:
Account.
Maitland to Goderich.
leave if necessary.
p. 325
Transmits account of the casual revenue Au*
p. 357 Hali
p. 359
Asks for permission to take a short August 12,
p. 365HalifM-
Maitland to Goderich.    Transmits papers concerning the case of August 25,
P. Crane, sentenced to death under Admiralty Commission.    Sentence   a 1 ax'
has been suspended pending Royal determination.    [Enclosures not
at this place.] p. 369
Memorandum  of  a  despatch from  Maitland  as  to  resources September 5.
available for  the  several  payments  connected  with  the  different
reUgious persuasions.    [Despatch not at this place.] p. 373
Memorandum of further despatch on preceding subject.    Private. September 6.
p. 375
J.  S.  Morris [Commissioner] to Sir Rupert D.  George [Secre- October 1,
tary].    Reports refusal to pay quit rents and the difficulty which §^£J
would attend any attempt to collect them.    [Enclosed in a despatch
from Maitland.    Despatch not at this place.] p. 381
Memo   relative   to   the   Casual
[Received in a despatch from Maitland.
89210—9
Revenue   of   Nova   Scotia. October e,
Despatch not at this place.]HaUfax'
p. 377 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 176 pt. 1
p. 387
Maitland   to   Howick.    Transmits   papers   dealing   with   the 4
request of the Assembly for a grant of the fuel yard for use as a
market. p. 389
Enclosed:
(1) Resolution of Assembly, 12 April, 1832.
p. 393
(2) Report of Committee of Assembly, 29 March, 1832.    p. 397
(3) W. H. Robinson (Acting Commissary General) to Capt.
Maitland (MUitary Secretary), Halifax, 2 October, 1832.        p. 405
Maitland to Howick. Transmits papers and suggests that it
would be wise to concede the [fuel yard] required by the Assembly,
if an exchange of land would be made between Halifax and the Commissariat.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 409
Maitland to Goderich, private and confidential. Transmits
memorandum respecting the terms of the agreement with the General
Mining Company. p. 413
p. 417
President T. N. Jeffery
Jeffery to Goderich. Reports that he has that day assumed the
Administration during leave granted to Maitland. Transmits copies
of fareweU addresses to Maitland. [Enclosures not at this place.
See A. 176, pt. 2]. p. 429
LT.-GEN. SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND AND
PRESIDENT T. N. JEFFERY, 1832
Enclosures in Jeffery to Goderich, 9 October,  1832.    [See A.
176, pt. 1, p. 429.]
(1) Executive CouncU, 5 October, 1832, with reply.
p. 433
(2) The Bishop and clergy of the Church of England, 6 October
1832, with reply. p. 437
(3) The magistrates and inhabitants of Halifax, 5 October, 1832,
with reply. p. 445
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits the Journals of the Legislative
Council and Assembly for the last session. [Enclosure not at this
place.] p. 449 A. 176, pt. 2 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 g
Jeffery to Goderich.   Acknowledges despatch of 25 September,       1832
respecting payment of civil salaries.    The Treasurer is sending bills November 8,
for the pensions of J. Hyde, Mrs. B. Cox and Mrs. E. Hartley,    p. 453 HaUfax-
Admiralty
Minute as to a representation from Vice-Admiral Sir Edward August 3i.
G. Colpoys on the inconveniences caused by the claim made by
Bishops to be transported to the distant parts of their dioceses.
[Original document among the Jamaica Papers.] p. 459
J. Barrow [Second Secretary] to Viscount Howick [Under Secre-Octobw 30,
tary].    Asks whether the cost of transporting the Bishop of Nova      *    y*
Scotia and his suite should be borne from the pubUc funds, and if
such expenses should be incurred for the future.
Minutes: (1) Asks whether there has not recently been reference
to this. (2) This expense to be authorized but should not be incurred
again. p. 461
Council Office
Order-in-CouncU declaring that Liverpool and Yarmouth are
Open ports. p. 467 October 12.
Board of Trade
T. Lack [Secretary] to Howick. Asks for an opinion on J.
Ottley's request to export copper tokens to HaUfax.
Minute: that the token is dated 1823. Asks if this was
sanctioned, and if so why was it not sent out? p. 473
Jnne 7,
Whitehall.
Enclosed:
Memorial of J. Ottley, Birmingham, 19 May, 1832. p. 477
Lack to Howick.   Acknowledges letter of 15 June, and states
that Ottley has been caUed upon for more satisfactory information as Whitehall,
to the proposed copper coinage. p. 481
India Board
W. T. Grant to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary].    Transmits anNovemberl5>
unfinished private letter from C. Grant. p. 489
Enclosed:
C. Grant to Hay. Asks whether the Government would assist
the settlers of Nine MUe River, who have raised a subscription for the
support of a minister of the Church of Scotland. p. 487
Home Office
Hon. G. Lamb [Under Secretary]  to Howick.   Acknowledges October 20,
letter of 10 October, and transmits a warrant for the pardon of^""461*11'
P. Crane on condition of life imprisonment.    Further recommendations may be made.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 493
89210—9£ PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 176, pt. 2
Col. G. Couper to Howick: Acknowledges letter of 8 August,
and asks whether there are any particular points which should be
included in the instructions to the Commanding Royal Engineer,
Lt.-Col. R. Boteler, for the survey of the Shubenacadie Canal,    p. 499
R. Byham [Secretary] to Howick. Reports on barrack accommodation at Annapolis. No more than 48 rank and file can be
accommodated.
Minute: as to necessary steps for providing accommodation for
troops necessary for the protection of New Brunswick. p. 503
Byham to Howick. Acknowledges letter of 24 November, and
states that the estimate for increased barrack accommodation cannot
be prepared without reference to the Commanding Royal Engineer.
A sum on account has been included in the estimate for 1833.
Minute: that a reference should be made to the Treasury after
the estimate has been received. p. 507
January 24,
Treasury
Chambers.
Treasury
Hon. J. Stewart [Assistant Secretary] to Howick. Acknowledges
letter of 16 January, and sanctions the payment of £250 which had
been made to B. Haffiburton, for his journey to give information on
the state of the colony. p. 513
Febraary^. Stewart to Howick.    Acknowledges letter of 14 February, and
chambers.      states that the Treasury concurs in the proposed despatch on payment
of the expense of making land grants to commuted pensioners,    p. 517
February 25,
Treasury
Chambers.
Stewart to Howick. Transmits a report from the Commissioners
of Customs on steps taken to obviate difficulties encountered by
masters of vessels taking on coal at Cape Breton.
Minute: That it is to be communicated to the persons who
made the memorial. p. 521
Enclosed:
Report, Custom House, 16 February, 1832.
p. 525
April 25, Stewart to Howick.    Transmits letter from W. Allan and son,
ch^Sbers.      asking whether chUdren are subject to the full emigrant tax.
Minute:    for J.   Stephen.    Does not think that  children  are
p. 529
exempt from the full tax.
Enclosed:
W. Allan and son to Treasury, Leith, 21 April, 1832.
p. 533
May 28,
[Lincoln's
G. Maule [Solicitor] to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary]. Asks
whether Pictou is an undisputed part of Nova Scotia, or whether
it was united to that colony by proclamation.
Minute: Presumes so but directs that the fact shaU be ascertained, p. 537 A. 176, pt .2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
T. Spring Bice [Secretary] to Howick.    Acknowledges letter of      1832
11  June, and states that the Treasury wUl consider the petition June is,
of  the  Assembly  that  Yarmouth,   Liverpool  and  Lunenburg  begj^1^
constituted free warehousing ports, and that the other colonial ports
should be made free. p. 541
Stewart to  Howick.    States that Mrs.  E.   Hartley's  pensionAugustn,
should be paid at the former rate.    The Treasury cannot
to payment of such pensions in the department.    Regulations and
arrangements wUl be considerd when Goderich shall have given an
opinion on the proposed appointment of a general agent for the
colonies. p. 545
Maule to Hay.    Asks for the result of his interview with Sir November 8,
Francis Doyle as to a mine lease. [Lincoln's] inn.
Minutes: (1) as to arranging a meeting with Doyle, and that
after this meeting it was decided that nothing could be done untU
some of the mining company had seen Goderich. (2) Maule wUl be
informed when this interview has taken place. p. 549
Memorandum   on   ecclesiastical   salaries   [among
Edward Island Papers].
the     Prince November 1
p. 553Treasury'
Stewart to Howick.    Acknowledges letter of 4 December, and December 7,
concurs in the proposed arrangements for the judicial establishment chambers.
and the retirement of the Chief Justice.    The quit rents wUl be
transferred in lieu of a legislative grant for this establishment.    Agrees
with Goderich's views on the questions of exaction or remission of
quit rents. p. 558
Stewart   to   Howick.    Transmits   letter   from   Sir   Peregrine December n,
Maitland stating that he has drawn for £42. 10 for the cost of provi- chambers.
sions for emigrants in quarantine.    Asks for an opinion on this. p. 569
Enclosed:
Maitland to the Treasury, HaUfax, 6 October, 1832.
p. 563
Sub-enclosure:
Account.
p. 565
Stewart to Howick.    Transmits copy of a Treasury Minute of December u,
6 December, respecting the extension of the free warehousing ports,   chambers.
Minute: 24 December 1832—that no communication wiU have
to be made as the question will not be settled till certain information
has been received from the Customs. p. 567
Enclosed:
Minute,  6 December,   1832.    Reviews
for information from the Customs.
this question and asks
p. 575
Stewart to Howick.    Acknowledges letter of 7 December, and December 26,
states that the necessary orders have been given for carrying on the chambers.
work of the Customs House at HaUfax, whUe T. N. Jeffery is acting
as Lt.-Gov. p. 583 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 176, pt. 2
1832      War Office
'"yJJ L. Sulivan [Deputy Secretary] to Hay.    Asks for a reply to the
enquiry contained in his letter of 16 December, 1831, as to whether
Lt. Charles Morris resigned the office of Surveyor General on 6 AprU,
1831.
Minute:    "Let this be ascertained immediately." p. 589
«mberi9, SuUvan to Hay.    Asks the date on which Lt. John Mackinnon
ce*      was appointed a Justice of the Peace at Cape Breton, and the amount
of the salary and emoluments of that office. p. 593
ber.
Sulivan to Hay.
Asks for a reply to his letter of 19 Septem-
p. 597
Memorandum of a letter from the War Office on the payments
to   military chaplains, which is in the Lower Canada Papers,   p. 601
January 26,
Bryanstone S
General Mining Association
E. Blount [Chairman] to Hay. Transmits extract of a letter
from R. Smith, Agent in Nova Scotia, asking that the Customs House
should be moved from South Sydney to North Sydney, or that leave
be given to load coal without requiring a ship to go first to South
Sydney. Asks whether a military guard would be given to the Sydney
mines. p. 605
Enclosed:
Extract from Smith's letter of 21 January, 1832.
p. 609
WLudgatemil. Sir [Francis] Doyle to Hay, private. Asks that the Association
should retain the privilege of sending out letters in. the Colonial
Office bags.
Minute:   Shows difficulties in the way of conceding this.    p. 617
™p£iJZi+„ rmi Blount to Goderich.    Transmits a memorial from the General
Mining Association and gives reasons against allowing the Chamber
of Commerce at St. John to import coal from England for export to
the United States. Requests that an interview should be given
to a deputation from the Association. p. 621    l
Enclosed:
Memorial, 11 April, 1832.
p. 629
   to  Hay,   private.    Transmits  letter  from  E.   W.
RundeU [former Chairman] with respect to the type of chaldron
intended when the agreement was made. p. 637
Enclosed:
Rundell to ■
 , 21 September, 1832. [Extract.] Maintains that there was a clear understanding with the Colonial Office,
that payment was to be made on the Newcastle chaldron.       p. 641 A. 176, pt. 2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
— Bigge to Hay.    Requests an interview in order to discuss the      1832
term Newcastle chaldron.    Wishes to have this in time to be able to November 8,
write by the HaUfax maU. LudgateHiii.
Minute:   Arrangements for the interview. p. 645
Bigge to Hay.   States that he wUl wait for the interview until November^,
Sir Francis Doyle and E. Blount arrive in town.
p. 649 *
Blount to Howick.    Makes representations upon the unfairness December si.
of insisting that computations for the purpose of the royalty should London-
be computed in Winchester measuie on the first 20,000 chaldrons.
p. 653
Attached:
(1) Memorandum by Hay defending himself from the charge
that he had agreed to substitution of the Newcastle for the Winchester
measure. p. 681
(2) Memorandum that the lease is to be confirmed and as to
payments to be made. p 68«j
MISCELLANEOUS
J. Bennett to Howick.   Acknowledges letter on the emigrant March 22,
tax.    This information has been made pubUc. p. 693 Ltoyds-
Memorial of the S.P.G. protesting against the withdrawal of the November 17,
grant to King's CoUege. p. 697iibrSy?n8
R. B. Dean [Commissioner] to Goderich.   Acknowledges letter December 5,
of 4 December, and states that he had given Ms private opinion that ustam8,
T. N. Jeffery could not hold the office of CoUector of Customs whUe
acting as Administrator.    In deference to Goderich's opinion the
order of the Board to this effect will be stopped. p. 701
Enclosed:
(1) Order-in-CouncU, 14 August, 1815.
p. 705
(2)   Jeffery  to  Commissioners  of  Customs,   Customs  House,
HaUfax, 7 November, 1832. p. 709
S.  G.  W.  Archibald to Howick.    Acknowledges letter of 31 March 21
January, and expresses thanks for consideration shown to his son    ias"
Charles.    An  emigration law is being passed,  and  a measure to
increase the representation of Cape Breton is also under consideration.   The Pictou Academy question is on the point of settlement.
Minute:    Memorandum for a reply, expressing satisfaction and
suggesting an improvement in the Act respecting emigration,    p. 715
Archibald to Howick.    States that the Pictou Academy and the April 20,
Cape Breton representation questions have been settled.    RegretsHaUfar-
that consideration of the proposed union of King's and Dalhousie
CoUeges has been postponed. p. 719 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 176, pt. 2
1832 Archibald to Howick.    Points out that due to the change in
September29,   the land granting system he suffers an annual loss of £264.19.5 in
Halifax. his emoluments, as Attorney General, and asks for consideration.
p. 723
September 29, Archibald to Howick.    Asks that he be appointed Chief Justice
when that office falls vacant. p. 727
K&Shehy Petition of Elizabeth Burke that orders be given to pay the
£20 a year which was left to her late husband by his brother, Rt.
Rev. E. Burke, Roman Catholic Bishop, whose executors reside at
Halifax.    Her husband died in  1829 and wUled this sum to her.
p. 733
July 30, J. Bainbridge [Colony Agent] to Goderich.    Asks that a suitable
^uthampton    person De appointed to complete the survey for the Shubenacadie
Canal.    After the report of the survey has been received the London
subscribers would assist in raising the money to complete the canal.
Minute:    Reference to be made to the Ordnance. p. 737
August 20, Bainbridge to Goderich.    Acknowledges letter of 13 August, and
Row.*"115 n    expresses pleasure at the arrangements made for the survey.    Asks
that instructions should be given to report upon the actual state of
the work and the sum required to complete it. p. 741
Mrs. Barbara Cox to Goderich. Asks that her persion be paid
into the Treasury as heretofore. States that she does not know
anyone in HaUfax who could act as agent for her, and that she could
Ul afford the loss of 15% on exchange. p. 749
Mrs. Cox to Goderich. Acknowledges letter of 28 July, and
states that the Treasury has not answered the recommendation
which was made in her favour. Represents the difficulties which
attend non-payment of her pension. p. 753
Mrs.   Cox to  Goderich.
non-payment of her pension.
Makes  a further   representation  on
p. 757
Number 12, Archbishop  of  Canterbury to  [Goderich],  private.    Transmits
am e  '       memorial from  the  Governors  of  King's   College,   and   urges  the
necessity of support for church educational institutions. p. 761
Enclosed:
Memorial.
p. 915
Chelte^n1.7, ^rs> ^ox to Goderich.    Makes a further representation as to
non-payment of her pension. p. 765
Mrs. Cox to Goderich.    Acknowledges receipt of pension,   p. 769 A. 176, pt. 2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
D
1832
E.  Darby to Goderichr   Asks to whom he should apply to March 17,
obtain information as to the whereabouts of Anthony Bowles, whoDeaL
was last heard of as hving in Cape Breton. p. 775
Darby to Goderich.    Expresses thanks that orders have been March 21,
giVen to make enquiries respecting A. Bowles. p. 777 Deal*
Sir Rupert D. George [Secretary] To Howick. Transmits bUls>
for payment of the salaries of J. Hyde, Mrs. B. Cox, and Mrs. E. E
Hartley. p. 783
Enclosed:
George to Mrs. E. Hartley, HaUfax, 9 November, 1832. [Other
enclosures not at this place.] p. 787
H
Mrs. E. Hartley to Howick. Asks that her pension be paid in j
England as she can Ul afford the deduction. p. 795 g
J. Harper to G. BurreU. Transmits letter from C. Connor, andt
asks that an enquiry be made for the wUl of Charles Connor,    p. 801
Enclosed:
Connor to [Harper], Leeds, 22 July, 1832. States that he is the
heir of Charles Connor, who died at Halifax about 1800. p. 799
J. Hyde to Hay. Transmits letter for Goderich, with enclosures
from J. Kirkland, the financial agent, and Sir Rupert D. George, the
Secretary of Nova Scotia. Makes representations against the
arrangement under which his pension wUl be paid in the colony.
Minute: As to the communication that should be made to the
Treasury. p. 821
August 10,
Dorchester near
Wallingford.
Enclosed:
Hyde to Goderich, Dorchester, 10 August, 1832.
Sub-enclosures:
p. 825
(i) George to Hyde, HaUfax, 23 AprU, 1832.    Directs him to
appoint an attorney to receive his pension at HaUfax. p. 829
(U) Kirkland to Hyde, London, 9 May, 1832.    Declines to make
further payments untU his status as agent is settled. p. 831
Hyde   to   Hay,   private,
non-payment of his pension.
Makes   further
representation   on a
p. 833 1
Hyde to Hay.    Asks for Goderich's decision on payment of his/
pension. p. 837 r
Brenton  Haffiburton to  Goderich.    Sets forth  his  claims  to^
succeed to the office of Chief Justice when a vacancy occurs,    p. 803 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 176, pt. 2
October 6,
26 Phoenix St.
Somers Town.
Aprils,
Benbecula,
Invernessshir
Hyde to Goderich. Makes a further request for payment
pensions in England. p. 839
Hyde to Goderich.   Acknowledges letter of 24 August, and states \
that   he   has   appointed   J.   Kirkland   as   agent   to   receive   his
pension. p. 843
Mrs. E. Hartley to Howick. Asks for an order for payment of
her pension. p. 815
Hyde to Goderich.    Acknowledges receipt of his pension,    p. 847'^
M
J. S. Morris to Hay.    Transmits his account as Commissioner ■
of Crown Lands. p. 853
Enclosed:
(1) Account, 5 January, 1832. p. 858
(2) Abstract of land sold, 1831-1832. p. 861
(3) Abstract of land Ucensed and surveyed, 1831-1832.     p. 865
J. S. Menes to Goderich. States the circumstances under
which he was appointed principal of Dalhousie College, and asks
whether his position wUl be respected when union of King's and
Dalhousie Colleges takes place.
Minute: Enquires as to the circumstances of this appointment. * p. 869
A. Mclver to Secretary of State. States that the Emigrant
Tax BiU wUl press heavily upon the class emigrating from that
quarter. Asks the nature of the Government sanction under which
emigrants pay only one dollar tax.
Minute:   Return the answer given to simUar enquiries,     p. 873
A. MacNiven to Goderich. Asks whether Cape Breton is
subject to the emigrant tax.
Minute: SimUar letter to that which has been written to
Mr. Lambert. p. 877
N
J. Noad to Goderich. Asks to be appointed Surveyor General
of Newfoundland.
Minutes: on Noad's retirement allowance and on other appU-
cants. p. 883
Bishop of Nova Scotia to Goderich, private. Makes an appeal
for the continuance of his traveUing allowance, at least for this
year.
Minute:   Regrets that this is impossible. p. 887
Noad to Howick. Expresses thanks for the appointment as
Surveyor General of Newfoundland. Asks leave to remain in
Newfoundland untU the spring.
Minute:    Gives this permission. p. 891 A. 176, pt. 2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
R
Petition of J. Roberts for assistance so that he can return tor
HaUfax. }
Minute:   Enquires  whether anything is ever  done  in these36
cases. p. 897
Duke of Richmond to Goderich.    Regrets that Goderich did not j
receive Sir Peregrine Maitland's letter, asking for leave of absence.     1
Minute:   that Maitland is to be given leave. p. 899
J. Stevenson to Goderich.    Transmits petition to the King.        *
Minute:   that  the  enclosure  has  been  sent  to  the  Admiralty, p. 905
Earl of Westmorland to Hay.   Asks to have a letter sent to the *
post office with forwarding directions. p. 909
Nova Scotia, A. 177, pt. 1
PRESIDENT T. N. JEFFERY AND
SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND, 1833 183
Jeffery to Goderich.    Transmits copy of a letter from the Agent January 2
of the General Mining Company, from which it appears that the fire  a • "'
at the Albion coal pit, near Pictou, was caused by an incendiary.
Sends also the opinion of the Law Officers.    The Solicitor General has
investigated.    His report is not ready but he has said that the fire
was of incendiary origin. p. 21
Enclosed:
(1) R.  Smith
HaUfax, 4 January,
[Agent]
1833.
to  Sir Rupert  D.   George  [Secretary],
p. 25
(2) Law Officers to George, HaUfax, 5 January, 1833. Recom-
| mend an investigation into the nature of the fire. The cost of this
I should be borne by the Company, which can seek Government aid
I if the report justifies such a plea. p. 29
(3) George to Smith, HaUfax, 5 January, 1833. Acknowledges
I letter of 4 January, and gives leave for the Solicitor General to
I investigate the fire, at the expense of the Company. If results
I justify it, an appUcation for Government aid can be made. p. 33
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits the report of the Solicitor January 2
I General as to the fire at the Albion coal pit, and states that he wUlHallfax-
I issue a proclamation offering a reward for discovery of the incendiaries.
Minute:    6 May.    Express regret and give approval of the offer
of a reward. p. 37
Enclosed:
Report, 25 January, 1833.
p. 41 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 1
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits accounts and points out that
expenditure is in excess of estimated revenue for this year. Maitland
has expressed his intention of communicating on this subject.      p. 5j
Enclosed:
(1) Account of the casual revenue 1 July-31 December, 1832. p. 9
(2) Account of the casual revenue 1 Jannary-31 December,
1832. p. 13
(3) Statement of proposed expenditure for 1833, as authorized^
by Goderich's despatch of 1 March, 1832. p. 17
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits Speech and Addresses on opening
the session. p. 61
Enclosed:
(1) Speech, 7 February, 1833.
(2) Address of Assembly, 9 February, 1833.
(3) Address of the Legislative Council.
p. 65
p. 73
p. 81
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits the resignation of S. S. Blowers,
as Chief Justice, and states that B. Haffiburton has been appointed.
The question of continuing or reducing the number of judges will be
determined by the Legislature, to which body Goderich's despatch
No. 94, of 4 December, has been referred. Attention has been called
to the inadequate emoluments of the Attorney General. p. 85
Enclosed:
Resignation, HaUfax, 30 January, 1833.
p. 87
Jeffery to Goderich, confidential. Reports circumstances attending the resignation of S. S. Blowers and the appointment of
B. Haffiburton as Chief Justice. S. G. W. Archibald has taken his
disappointment with good grace. Addresses have been presented
to Blowers and Haffiburton. The Assembly has not yet considered
the despatch on judicial arrangements. Blowers does not seek a
pension but has applied for advancement for W. B. Bliss. Suggests
that W. HiU be made a judge U the number is not reduced. Those
whom he has consulted agree that it would be inexpedient to approach
the Assembly on the subject of quit rents, as it is expected that a
commutation will be granted this session. Transmits also a letter
from N. W. White a third applicant for the office of judge. White
was appointed Registrar in Chancery by Sir Peregrine Maitland.
Minute: HU1 to be appointed to the vacancy on the bench,
and express regret that Bliss's appointment would not have been
consistent with the claims of the appUcants. p. 93
Enclosed:
(1) Addresses of members of the Bar to Haffiburton, Halifax,
4 February, 1833. p. 101
(2) Reply to above Address, HaUfax, 4 February, 1833.    p. 105 A. 177, pt. 1 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947 141
(3) Blowers to Jeffery, HaUfax, 8 February, 1833.    Recommends      1833
W. B. Bliss for advancement. p. 109
(4) W. Hitt to Jeffery, HaUfax, 7 February, 1833. Asks to be
appointed judge. p. 113
(5) Testimonials from Members of Assembly in favour of
W. HU1. p. 117
(6) N. W. White to Jeffery, Halifax, 23 February, 1833. Applies
to be appointed judge. p. 125
Jeffery to Goderich.    States that he has given six months' leave February 25,
to W. HU1, a Councilor. p. 129g^uneat
Jeffery to Goderich.    Transmits appUcation from J. W. Johnston February 26,
to be appointed judge.   Johnston does not wish to press his claimsHaWax"
over those of W. Hill or C. R. Fairbanks.    Does not think that the
Legislature wUl reduce the number of judges.    All the appUcants
are qualified. p. 133
Enclosed:
Johnston to Goderich, HaUfax, 25 February, 1833. p. 137
Jeffery  to   Goderich.    Explains  the  delay  in  consulting  the March 20,
CouncU   on  the   proposed  institution   of   distinct   Executive   and38111111.
Legislative Councfls. p. 145
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits an extract from the Journals March 21,
of Assembly, with reference to the despatch on judicial arrangements.Hahfax-
Regrets the unsatisfactory result of the deliberations, and reports
that there is little likelihood of any commutation of quit rents.
Understands that the Assembly wishes to assume full financial
responsibUity in return for the surrender of the casual and territorial
revenue. As the number of judges wUl not be reduced, a vacancy
exists. p. 149
Enclosed:
Extract from the Journals of Assembly, 1 March, 1833. This
embodies resolutions against compliance with the recommendation
as to judicial arrangements, against commutation of quit rents, and
for an address for the surrender of the Crown revenues. p. 153
Jeffery  to   Goderich.    Reports  that  John  Morrow,   a  British Awii 13,
subject, and a clerk in the office of Cunard & Co., has been appointed Halifax-
United States consul at Halifax.    Refers to correspondence of 1827
respecting the appointment of J. Morfit to this office.
Minute:   Asks about the objection to Morfit. p. 157
Attached:
Memorandum of 7 May, reviewing Morfit's case. A marginal
note to this states that Morrow has been allowed an exequatur for
his consular functions. p. 161 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 1
Jeffery to Goderich. States that no revenue has been received
from the quit rents, and asks whether that haff of the Lt.-Gov.'s salary
which is charged to that fund, may be paid out of revenue received
from the coal mines. p. 165
Jeffery to Goderich. Asks for a copy of the lease of reserved
mines to the General Mining Association. p. 169 I
Jeffery to Goderich. Transmits speech on prorogation, together
with a letter from S. G. W. Archibald, Speaker of Assembly, and a
resolution of that body which has declined to raise judicial salaries
or make a commutation of quit rents. He has not complied with
the request of the Assembly that the order for collection of quit rents
should be rescinded. Thinks that the cost of this collection will
exhaust the proceeds. Other questions before the Legislature were
disposed of in a satisfactory manner. The Assembly has decided
not to send the Address asking for control of the casual and territorial
revenue. p. 173
Enclosed:
(1) Speech.
p. 179
(2) Archibald to Jeffery, HaUfax, 27 AprU, 1833. Asks that the
resolution against quit rents [Enclosure 3] be drawn to Goderich's
attention. Thinks that the attempt to collect them would cause
great excitement.    Point out that his salary is inadequate.       p. 183
(3) Resolution of Assembly asking that the order to collect
quit rents should be rescinded, 10 April, 1833. p. 187
(4) Address of Assembly giving reasons for declining to make a
composition for quit rents and asking that the claim to them should
be abandoned. p. 191
Attached:
(i) Stanley to Jeffery, Downing St., 1 June, 1833. [Extract.
Printed.] Acknowledges despatches of 15 and 29 April, and gives
authority to suspend the order for the collection of quit rents,    p. 177
(U) Stanley to Jeffery, Downing St., 30 September, 1833. [Extract.
Printed.] Acknowledges despatch of 17 July, and offers to surrender
the casual and territorial revenue in exchange for a civil list. This
revenue amounts to £5,000 and the expenditure for the civil list will
be £4,500. This leaves £500 to be appropriated by the Legislature, p. 177
Jeffery to [Rt. Hon. E. G. Stanley, Secretary of State]. States
that he has given orders to pay off the Government vessel Chebvcto,
at the end of the present quarter, 30 June. p. 203
Jeffery to Stanley. Transmits the Blue Book for 1832. [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 207
Jeffery to Stanley. Acknowledges despatch of 30 March, and
states that the new form of reservation of mines and minerals will be
inserted in aU future land grants. p. 211 A. 177, pt. 1
Jeffery to Stanley.
Act, of 1829.
Enclosed:
Act.    [Printed.]
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Transmits copy of the Halifax Common
p. 217
Jeffery to R. W. Hay [Under Secretary]. Asks that the hills of June 3,
exchange for the pensions of J. Hyde, Mrs. Barbara Cox, and Mrs. E. fax"
Hartley, be sent to them. p. 221
Jeffery to Stanley.    Acknowledges despatch of 26 AprU.    S. S. *=»«.
Blowers has been informed that as W. HU1 had been appointed judge,
it has not been possible to comply with the appUcation in favour of
W. B. Bliss. p. 225
Jeffery to Stanley.    Transmits copies of Acts passed at the recent June 10,
session.    [Enclosures not at this place.]
p. 229 *
Jeffery to Stanley. Transmits Journal of the Legislative Council fi^.29-
for the last session. The index for the Assembly Journal is not yet l"'
complete.    [Enclosure not at this place.] p. 233
Jeffery to Stanley.    Transmits the account of the casual revenue, July 10,
and the estimate for the current half-year.    Points to the deficit,Hallfax-
and  trust   that   some   temporary   arrangements   can   be   made to
meet it. p. 237
Enclosed:
(1) Account of the casual revenue, 1 January-1 July, 1833. p. 241
(2) Estimated   charg<
December, 1833.
the   casual   revenue,    1   July-31
p. 245
Jeffery to  Stanley.   Acknowledges despatch of  1  June,  andJoiy.27,
states that the rescinding of the order to collect quit rents should     iax'
dispose the Assembly to provide a civU Ust.    Transmits the Address
passed at the last session but canceUed.    This address shows that
the Assembly wUl not make unconditional provision for this list.
Minute: Asks for memoranda as to the amounts of the casual
revenue and of the required civU fist. p. 249
Enclosed:
Address of Assembly asking for control of the casual
revenue. p. 259
Attached:
(1) Memorandum 29 September, 1833, as to the advisabUity
of the surrender, since the Crown is now whoUy dependent on the
Assembly. p. 253
(2) Memorandum as to the revenue and the required civil
list. p. 255
Jeffery  to  Stanley.    Transmits  copy  of  the  Journal  of  the September 13,
Assembly for the last session.    [Enclosure not at this place.]     p. 267 Hali£a*« PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 1
Jeffery to Stanley. Acknowledges despatch No. 5, of 31 May,
and transmits the Post Office returns. p. 271
Enclosed:
(1) Return of Establishment, 1828-1832. p. 275
(2) Statement of newspaper postage, 1827-1831. p. 285
Jeffery to Hay. Acknowledges despatch of 24 May, and transmits information respecting Z. Holden, who settled in New
Brunswick. p. 293
Enclosed:
Major-General Sir Archibald CampbeU [Lt.-Gov.] to Jeffery,
Fredericton, 8 September, 1833. Transmits letter from J. M. Wilmot,
Mayor of St. John, giving information as to Holden. p. 295
Sub-enclosure:
Holden to A. G. Blair, St. John, 5 September, 1833.
p. 297
Jeffery to Hay. Acknowledges letter of 25 June, and states
that the property left by Lt.-Col. — Dixon, has been regranted to
his widow, and that the deed was given to her agent Dr. [W. B.]
Almon. p. 305
Jeffery to Stanley. Transmits extract of a letter from J. H.
Tidmarsh, one of the Commissioners for Light Houses, and asks
assistance in obtaining help toward the expense of a lighthouse on
Scatterie Island. The Legislature has voted £500 for this purpose
on condition that such aid is obtained. p. 309
Enclosed:
Extract from Tidmarsh's letter.
Attached:
p. 317
Memorandum that this question originated in an appeal of
merchants to the Admiralty, and that it is only part of the whole
question of North American Ughthouses. p. 313
Jeffery to Stanley. Acknowledges despatch of 28 July, and
transmits Allan McDonald's memorial for remission of tobacco duty,
which he wishes to substitute for his earlier application on this subject.
Sends also a report from Customs officers, advocating abolition
of this duty.    [Memorial not at this place.] p. 321
Enclosed:
Report of Customs officers, Halifax, 24 February, 1832.
p. 325
Jeffery to Stanley. Acknowledges despatch of 17 August, and
states that T. Crawley, the Surveyor General of Cape Breton, has
reported that there is no warrant for survey of land for a grant to
Caroline Nepean. Land granted to General M. Nepean was
escheated, and granted to actual settlers. p. 329 A. 177, pt. 1 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Enclosed:
Crawley to Sir Rupert D. George [Secretary], Sydney, 30 September, 1833. p. 331
Jeffery to Stanley. Acknowledges circular of 15 November, and
transmits information required from the Bishop, Archdeacon,
and Presbyterian minister at HaUfax.
Minute:    Memorandum by T. F. EUiott suggesting that salaries November 15,
be  returned  to  the  House  of  Commons.    This  is  approved  byHaUfax#
Hay. p. 337
Enclosed:
(1) Rev. R. G. Willis [Archdeacon] to George, Halifax, 30
October, 1833. Gives information with respect to his appointment
and salary. p. 343
(2) Similar letter from the Bishop of Nova Scotia, HaUfax,
28 October, 1833. p. 347
(3) SimUar   letter   from   Rev.   John   Scott,
Matthew's Church, HaUfax, 7 November, 1833.
minister   of   St.
p. 351
Jeffery to Stanley.    Transmits letter from S. G. W. Archibald, November is,
and urges his claims to higher remuneration as Attorney General. Habfax-
The Legislature has declined to make better provision for the judicial
establishment. p. 355
Enclosed:
Archibald to Stanley, Halifax, 18 October, 1833.
Minute: by Stanley, that this must rest with the Assembly, p. 359
Jeffery to Stanley. Acknowledges despatch of 27 July, and November is,
transmits copy of the opinion of the Law Officers with respect to aHaUfax*
more formal registration of the grant of coal mines to the late Duke
of Kent. It is deemed necessary that the original grant and one part
of the sublease be sent to Nova Scotia. Transmits letter from the
Superintendent on the subject of fees for permits to load coal.
Smuggling exists only to a very small extent and is not affected by
the grant of permits.    ; p. 363
Enclosed:
(1) Report, Halifax, 18 November, 1833.
p. 367
(2) T. Crawley [Superintendent] to George, Sydney, 30 September, 1833. p. 371
Jeffery to Stanley.    Transmits  a memorial from the  S.P.G. Decembers,
missionaries, praying that the salaries should be continued at leastH  fax'
during the life of the present incumbents.    Quotes from a letter
from a missionary showing the hardships to which the clergy are
subjected, as the congregations cannot support them.
Minute:   That this was acknowledged on 4 August, and disposed
of by a general measure of August, 1834. p. 375
89210—10 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 1
p. 383
Jeffery to Stanley. Transmits a memorial from P. J. Holland
and Edmund Ward, together with a letter from J. Howe, Deputy
Post Master General. Holland and Howe complain of the exaction
of postage. Thinks that postage should be paid. [Howe's letter
not at this place.] p. 391
Memorial, HaUfax, 18 November, 1833. [Minute asks which
began first, the newspaper or the postage, and whether publication
was not begun with a knowledge that postage would have to be paid.]
p. 395
Sir Peregrine Maitland
Maitland to Viscount Howick [Under Secretary], private.
Acknowledges letter of 18 January, and maintains that when the
agreement was made with the General Mining Association, it was
intended to calculate in terms of the Winchester measure. As he is
without papers, he cannot answer statements made in the letter
from E. Blount [Chairman], but gives his own impression as to the
facts of the case. p. 403
Maitland to Howick. States that he had informed S. Cunard
that the services of the Government brig must be discontinued.
Cunard will be entitled to pay at the rate of £1500 per annum for
three months from the date of notice. After this he has agreed to
perform the duties for the £1,000 per annum, which has been
aUowed. p. 407
Maitland to ■
 . Sees that he has mistaken the intention of the despatch respecting the Government vessel, as he had
understood that the manner of providing for the usual services was
discretionary. Regards the occasional use of this vessel by the
Lt.-Gov. as unobjectionable. p. 411
Maitland to -
 .    Informs him of an estimated deficiency
in the casual and territorial revenue, and states that he is not aware
of any instructions with regard to it. p. 415
Opposes the proposed  appointment
p. 419
Transmits papers received from
J. W. Nutting, Deputy Clerk of the Crown and Prothonotary, stating
his claims to that office in the event of a vacancy. p. 423
Maitland to  .
of A. Stewart as King's Counsel
Maitland   to    .
Enclosed:
Memorial, Halifax, 28 September, 1832.
Sub-enclosures:
p. 425
(i) Sir James   Kempt  [Lt.-Gov.]   to   Earl   Bathurst,   Halifax,
1 December, 1822.    Recommends consideration for him. p. 427 A. 177, pt. 1 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
(n) Memorial from Nutting praying for consideration.       p, 429
(in) Maitland to Sir George Murray [Secretary of State], Halifax,
14 October, 1829.    Recommends consideration of his memorial,  p 432.
(iv) Murray to Maitland, Downing St., 26 November, 1829.
Promises to give favourable consideration to this when the proper
opportunity is afforded. p. 433
Nova Scotia, A. 177, pt. 2
SIR PEREGRINE MAITLAND AND MISCELLANEOUS, 1833
Maitland to Stanley.    Gives an explanation of his action in the June 24,
case of W. Forsyth, who had enclosed property at Niagara.    He was gj^f811
not  aware  that  Sir  George  Murray  had  written  a  despatch  to
Colborne,  censuring this act performed during his administration
in Upper Canada.
Minute: directing that this letter be copied for ParUament,
and a note that this has been done. p. 435
Enclosed:
(1) Memorandum by C. A. Hagerman [Solicitor General of
Upper Canada] as to the circumstances under which Maitland refused
leave to two mUitia officers to attend a committee of the
Assembly. p. 447
(2) H. J. Boulton [Attorney General] to Maitland, Morley's
Hotel, London, 24 June, 1833. Gives further information with
respect to this case. p. 451
Note of a request from Maitland for extension of his leave of September u.
absence. i p. 455
Maitland to Stanley.    Advises that the resignation of S.  B. November 29,
Robie, as Master of the Rolls, should be accepted, and that theCavendish Sq*
office should be offered* first to the Attorney General, and secondly
to the SoUcitor General.    As these gentlemen wUl refuse it, it could
then be offered to J. W. Johnston.
Minute: that instructions be given to T. N. Jeffery [Administrator], p. 457
Board of Trade
T. Lack [Secretary] to Hay.    Consents to the reduction of the December 19,
duty on leaf tobacco in view of A. McDonald's memorial on thewhitebaU"
subject.    The question of remission of this duty wUl be submitted
to Parliament. p. 481
Cape Breton
Committee [appointed at a public meeting] to Goderich.    Trans- March 4,
mit petition for relief from the union with Nova Scotia. p. 1017 syda&y-
89210—10* PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 2
Enclosed:
Petition.
p. 1027 '
June 16,
Carlton
Gardens.
Memorandum by Stanley that the petition from Cape Breton
should be referred to J. Stephen [Counsel]. Expresses an opinion
that the multiplication of petty legislatures is objectionable,    p. 1021
Stanley to the Lord Chancellor.    Asks for his opinion on the,"
memorial from Cape Breton.    Draws attention to Stephen's report
that annexation was Ulegal, but stresses also the objection to petty
legislatures.    [For   Stephen's   opinion   see   below   under   Counsel.]
p. 1023
[Lord Chancellor] to [Stanley], private. Agrees that the annexation was Ulegal. Admits that it is a difficult situation. Thinks that
it would be advantageous to submit it to argument before the Privy
Council. p. 1025
Lord Chamberlain
Low!23' — Mash to Hay.    States that the portrait of the King
chamberlain's has been sent to Nova Scotia cost £279. 11. 6.
Office. Minute:    There is no fund from which this could be paid.
which
p. 659
Commander-in-Chief
Lord Fitzroy Somerset [Secretary] to R. W. Hay [Under
Secretary: CO.]. Transmits a memorial from the General Mining
Association, together with a letter from Sir Peregrine Maitland on
the request of the association for military protection. This can be
complied with if the association will provide the steamboat, and
quarters for the detachment of 20.
Minute: This may be complied with under those conditions, p. 463
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial, 10 Ludgate Hill, 18 October, 1833.
p. 467
April 2,
Ordnance
Office.
(2) Maitland to Fitzroy Somerset, Brighton, 28 October,
1833. p. 475
Counsel—J. Stephen
Stephen to Hay. States that the has examined the petition from
Cape Breton, praying for the restoration of the Constitution of 1784.
Goes into this with much detail and reports his opinion that Cape
Breton was not legaUy united to Nova Scotia in 1820. p. 487
Stephen to Stanley. Discusses the dispute with the General
Mining Association and reports his opinion that there is no ground
for further refusal to execute the lease to the Company. p. 503
Ordnance
Lt-CoJ. G. Couper to Hay. States that he thinks that the
Halifax Common Act was returned in 1830.
Minute: The Act is not bound with the papers and a despatch
has been written asking for a copy of it. p. 517 A. 177, pt. 2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
R. Byham [Secretary] to J. G. S. Lefevre.    Transmits a report       1833
from the Inspector General of Fortifications on the expense of erecting May i,
barrack accommodation at Annapolis.    If Stanley thinks that further °rdnance-
mesures should be taken, the subject will be considered with reference
to the defences necessary at this post. p. 521
Enclosed:
Report, 84 PaU MaU, 22 April, 1833.
p. 523
Treasury
Hon.   James
Stewart   [Assistant   Secretary]   to   Hay.    Asks
left to Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon, by her late husband,
be made without loss of time.
A report should
p. 531
Stewart to Hay.    Transmits reports from the Commissioners of June 28,
Customs on the reference as to the delay and inconvenience caused cwbera.
by compeUing vessels to caU at South Sydney on arrival at Cape
Breton.
Minute:    It  wiU  be  observed  from  these   reports  that  the
investigation is stiU proceeding. p. 535
Enclosed:
(1) Report, Custom House, 27 AprU, 1833.
(2) Treasury Minute, 14 May, 1833.
(3) Report, Custom House, 12 June, 1833.
p. 539
p. 543
p. 547
T.  Spring Rice  [Secretary] to Hay.    States that the bUl for July 30,
£500 drawn by the Secretary and Treasurer of King's CoUege wiU be chambers.
paid.    The authorities in Nova Scotia are to be informed that no
further payments wiU be due on account of the CoUege untU January,
1834, when only one-fourth of the £500 wUl be due. p. 551
Stewart to Hay.    States that counsel for the representatives November 15,
of the late Duke of Kent has presented a legal case.    This wUl beckffik
referred to the Treasury Solicitor before final directions are given
for the preparation of the lease to the General Mining Association.
Minute: Immediate. To warn the Treasury of the serious
inconvenience of a delay which might cause the Association to desist
from payment while the point continues in dispute. p. 555
C. Wood [Secretary] to Hay. Transmits papers and states November 30,
that the Solicitor of the Treasury has been instructed to consult the chambers.
Law Officers as to the expediency of granting a lease to the General
Mining Association, in view of representations made on behalf of
the heirs of the late Duke of York. The arrangement with the
Association wiU be carried into effect immediately after receipt
of assurance that it can be legaUy done. p. 559
Enclosed:
(1) G.  Maule [Treasury
22 November, 1833.
SoUcitor] to Stewart,  Lincoln's Inn,
p. 563 PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 2
December A%
Great
Queen St.
(2) Memorial of the General Mining Association, 10 Ludgate I
HU1, 16 January, 1833. p. 569
(3) Extract of a letter from R. Smith [Agent of the Association],
Sydney Mines, 26 September, 1833. p. 575
Sub-enclosure:
Form of grants to land.    [Printed.]
p. 579
(4) E. Blount [Chairman of the Association] to Viscount Howick
[Under Secretary], Bryanstone Square, 8 March, 1833. p. 581
(5) E. W. Rundell [Chairman] to Hay, Ludgate Hill, 6 January,
1833. p. 585
(6) Memorandum by Rundell on the claim made by the General
Mining Association, Ludgate Hill, 6 June, 1833. p. 589
(7) Memorandum by Rundell, left with Stanley on 3 December,
p. 613
p. 621
p. 625
p. 631
p. 635
p. 639
(8) Plan proposed by Rundell, 6 June, 1833.
(9) Rundell to Hay, 10 Ludgate Hill, 21 June, 1833.
(10) Rundell to Hay, Ludgate HU1, 27 June, 1833.
(11) Rundell to Hay, London, 3 July, 1833.
(12) Rundell to Hay, Ludgate HU1, 10 July, 1833.
(13) E. Blount [Chairman] to Hay, 10 Ludgate HU1, 26 July,
1833. p. 641
(14) Rundell to Hay, Paris, 24 October, 1833.    [Private.]   p. 645
(15) RundeU to Hay, Paris, 2 November, 1833. p. 649
(16) Rundell to Hay, Ludgate HU1, 15 November, 1833.    p. 653
S.P.G.
Rev. A. M. CampbeU [Secretary] to Hay. Transmits memorial
from the Society and the Nova Scotia clergy, and draws attention to
accompanying letters from the Earl of Liverpool and Earl Bathurst
with respect to the ParUamentary Grant, and to pensions. [Earl of
Liverpool's letter not at this place.]
Minutes: (1) 5 December, that the subject is being considered.
(2) August, 1834, that a despatch is going by the next mail.     p. 663
Enclosed:
(1) Memorial, Great Queen St., 3 December, 1834. Prays for
continuance of salaries and pensions during the lives of the present
incumbents. p. 667 A. 177, pt. 2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
(2) Extracts of a letter from Earl Bathurst to the Archbishop       1833
of Canterbury, 16 June, 1813.    Gives assurances regarding pensions.
p. 671
(3) Extract from an advertisement published by S.P.G., June,
1813. p. 671
(4) Memorial from the clergy of Nova Scotia, June, 1833.    p. 675
CampbeU to Hay.    Transmits letter from the Bishop of Nova December 2
Scotia with a memorial from the clergy, and concurs in statements q^ st.
as to the hardships to which they wUl be subjected because of reduction
of salaries. p. 687
Enclosed:
Bishop  of Nova Scotia   to  Stanley, Halifax,   14   November,
1833. p. 897
Sub-enclosures:
(i) Petition of Rev. C. W. Weeks, Halifax, 23 August,  1833.
p. 901
(u) Memorial of Rev. C. Ingles, Sydney, 1 October, 1833.    p. 905
S.G.W.   Archibald   [Attorney   General] to Goderich.    Declines February 25,
the office of judge, and expresses thanks for assurance of relief,    p. 691 H*Ufax'
Archibald to Hay.    Introduces W. HU1.
P. 695 February 25,
v Halifax.
B
S. S. Blowers to Goderich.    Reports his resignation as Chief February 12,
Justice, and recommends that W. B. Bliss be appointed a judge.        Halifax.
Minute:    19 April, that this letter wiU be answered by the
despatch on the appointment of a judge. p. 701
W. Beechey to .    Asks for payment of his account for September 11,
the King's portrait that was sent to Nova Scotia. 10 H*ri",y' st*
Minute:   as to steps to be taken, since there is no fund.     p. 709
Petition of Isaac Bonnett for a grant of a portion of land known undated,
as White House field, situated at Annapolis. p. 705.Annapoli3-
H. H. Cogswell [President of the HaUfax Bank] to Goderich. March 7,
Offers to make arrangements to carry out the Treasury plan of 1831,LondoQ-
proposing to pay the troops through the Bank instead of by the
Commissariat. p. 715
Mrs.  Barbara  Cox to  [Goderich].    Asks for payment of herjuiyi,
n*»nsrirvn 2 A*8yle Place,
pension. Cheltenham.
Minute:   It wUl be forwarded when received. p. 719
July 14,
Mrs. Cox to .    Acknowledges her pension. PUBLIC ARCHIVES
D
A. 177, pt. 2
[E] Darby to Howick. Refers to Howick's letter of 20 March,
1832, and asks whether any information has been received from
Cape Breton, with respect to Anthony Bowles. p. 727
W.   Denison  to  [Howick].    Transmits  petition  from  Rev.   C I
Griffin, and trusts that a satisfactory answer wUl foe given.
Minute: The Secretary of State cannot interfere with the'
S.P.G. There are no funds from which a pension could be
granted. p. 731
Enclosed:
Memorial. Sets forth his services and dismissal from the
S.P.G., and asks that steps be taken to secure salary and pension
which. should be due to him, or that he be presented to a
benefice. p. 739
March 13
Ripley,
Surrey.
March 15,
Ripley,
Surrey.
March 26
Ripley,
Rev. C. Griffin to Goderich. Renews his appUcation for
assistance to obtain relief from the S.P.G. for losses consequent on
hig dismissal from the service of the Society. p. 735
Further memorial from Griffin. p. 743
Griffin to Howick.    Makes another appeal for reUef. p. 747
Enclosed:
Memorial.    Sets forth his claims. p. 751
Griffin to [Goderich].    Expresses regret at the refusal to grant
aid, and asks for reconsideration.    Defends himself. p. 755
W. Hill to Goderich.    Asks that he be appointed to the Nova
Scotia Bench. p. 751
Attached:
Memorandum by T. F. Elliot as to the persons considered at
the time of the last judicial appointment. p. 763
Enclosed:
HU1 to T. N. Jeffery [Administrator], Halifax, 7 February,
1833. p. 769
B. Haffiburton to Goderich. Expresses thanks for his appointment as Chief Justice, and states that he has received congratulations
from his rival, S.G.W. Archibald. p. 773
HiU to J. G. S. Lefevre. States his claims to be appointed
a judge. p. 777 A. 177, pt. 2 REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
Attached: 183
Memorandum that HiU is to be notified that he has been recommended to the King for this appointment. p. 779
Mrs. Margaret Ann Howe to Stanley. Transmits petition June*,
praying for grant of the pension formerly paid to the Cottnam ""'
family.
Minute:   This is refused. p. 781
Enclosed:
Memorial, HaUfax, 4 June, 1833.
Sub-enclosures:
p. 785
(i) A.   G.   Blair  to  Mrs.   Howe,   MUitary  Secretary's  Office,
1 August, 1828. p. 789
(U) Account of Losses sustained by the enemy at Canso.     p. 791
J. Hyde to Hay.    Acknowledges his pension.
William Harris to  .    Reports that Mrs. E. Hartley August 22,
died on 15 August, and transmits an account of her debts. &>mmeraTown
Minute:   27 August,  that the pension is to be remitted to
27 August, and that this portion wUl be paid to Harris. p. 795
Enclosed:
(1) Statement.
(2) Burial certificate.
p. 797
p. 801
States
p. 803
(3) N. Segston to Harris,  Beanley,   17 August,   1833
inabiUty to assist in payment of funeral expenses.
J. Hyde to Hay.   Asks whether any letters from Sir Rupert November 17
George have been sent to him in care of the Colonial Office,     p. 807 wallingford.
John Jacobson to Goderich.    Transmits statement of his claim December 21
to land, and asks that he be put in possession of this or some other pating"186'
tract. p. 813 Shetland.
Enclosed:
Statement.
p. 817
M
A. Murray to Howick.    Transmits extract from a pubUcation January 22,
of 1795 with respect to the boundary Une.    Trusts that this wUl       ey"
facffitate a just settlement. p. 821
Enclosed:
Extract.
p. 823
J. S. Morris [Commissioner of Crown Lands] to Hay.    Transmits February 25,
current account and abstract.
p. 829' PUBLIC ARCHIVES
A. 177, pt. 2
Enclosed:
(1) Abstract of sales of Crown Lands.
p. 833
(2) Account.
p. 837
_____***' Morris to Hay.    States that the Receiver General of the casual
revenue has stated that there is not sufficient money to pay his salary
as Surveyor General. As he holds this office with that of Commissioner of Crown Lands, he wishes to know whether he is to be confined
to the one salary.
Minute:    9 April, refer to Maitland. p. 839
Cro^Lands Morris to Hay.   Asks for instructions as to grants to army and
Dept. naval officers.
Minutes: 16 April and 8 May as to quantities allowed.      p. 843
August14, Morris to Hay.    Acknowledges letter of 31 May, and asks for
further interpretations of the regulations with respect to officers.
Reports hostility to the new reservations in the leases, with respect
to such commodities as Ume stone, slate stone, and clay beds, which are
essential to building of houses. p. 847
N
February 25, Bishop of Nova Scotia to [Goderich].    Reports the uneasiness
caused by the sale of the reserved land hi New Brunswick, and asks
that these sales be suspended. SimUar uneasiness has been caused
in P.E.I, by the appUcation of the Assembly for appropriation of the
reserves to general education. There is also a slight uneasiness in
Nova Scotia.
Minute: Memorandum by T. F. Elliot that these lands were
reserved for "useful purposes" and they have not been regarded as
Church lands. p. 853
j__W,'** The  Bishop  to  Hay.    Introduces  and  recommends  W.   HiU.
p. 861
hS^' The  Bishop  to  Hay,  private.    Recommends  appointment  of
James Cochran, should a judicial vacancy occur in Newfoundland.
Expresses doubts as to the wisdom of the grant of a legislature to
that colony. p. 865
£™e8> The Bishop to Secretary of State.    Refers to the memorial from
the S.P.G. missionaries representing the distress which must foUow
on the withdrawal of the grant. Reviews the history of the promise
of pensions. Discusses this subject and urges that the grants be
continued for the Uves of the present incumbents. p. 869
Enclosed:
(1) Earl of Liverpool [Secretary of State] to Sir George Prevost,
Downing St., 22 June, 1811. Grants pensions to missionaries after
ten years' service. p. .877
(2) Advertisement issued by the S.P.G., July, 1831.
p. 881 A. 177, pt. 2
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1947
155
The Bishop, B. Haffiburton, and Sir Rupert D. George to Secret-      1833
ary of State.    Point out that King's College wUl be ruined U the July 9,
annual grant is withdrawn. p. 885  a
Enclosed:
Memorial of the Governors of King's CoUege. p. 889    .
The Bishop to Stanley.    Transmits memorials from clergymen November 14,
who were unable to sign the general memorial, and declares that the Halifax-
anticipated hardships have already m