GN 2/1/A [Microfilm Box No. 5] Vol. 13 (1797)

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A biographical essay on William Waldegrave is available in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. VI

1

3 Aug. 1797

James Rance, Secretary to the Governor (Fort Townshend)

The Magistrates of St. Johns

In 1794, a number of people requested permission to sell spirits in quantities under 5 gallons (the smallest quantity allowed to be sold without license) without having to be designated as keepers of public houses. Waldegrave wants to know whether anything was decided and, if so, which people received this permission.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 55)

1

3 Aug. 1797

Arch. Buchanan (Court House)

Gov William Waldegrave

Explaining to the governor that they do not remember anyone making application for permission to sell less than 5 gallons without a license.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 56)

2

3 Aug. 1797

Arch Buchanan, George Williams (Court House, St. Johns)

Gov. William Waldegrave

They explain how much is received for licenses for public houses, and how it is used. They request that a proportion of licensing money be given to the clerk of the peace.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 57-58)

3

4 Aug. 1797

James Rance, Secretary to the Governor (Fort Townshend)

George Williams, J.P., St. Johns

Directs that the enclosed proclamations be hung in the court house. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 59)

3-4

4 Aug. 1797

John Jones, Dissenting Minister

Gov. William Waldegrave

Letter of congratulations for his appointment as Governor. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 60-61)

4

4 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave, (Fort Townshend)

John Jones, Dissenting Minister

Gov. thanks John Jones for his letter. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 62)

5

4 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave, (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates of St. Johns

Gov. cannot understand why there is no recollection of the request for permission to secure licensing of liquor, as it was submitted by the magistrates themselves. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 63)

5-6

5 Aug. 1797

Arch. Buchanan, (Court House)

Gov. William Waldegrave

The magistrates vaguely remember the issue but cannot find any letters seeking application for permission to sell spirits in small quantities from Gov. Wallace. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 64)

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5 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates of St. Johns

Gov. gives allowance to the clerk of the peace for a cut of the licensing  profits. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 65)

6

5 Aug. 1797

Magistrates of St. Johns

Gov. William Waldegrave

Thanking the governor for the allowance of pay for the clerk of the peace. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 66)

7

5 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Ft Townshend)

Captain John Hierlihy

"Garrison order"

(Parole – Portsmouth) Approves of the punishment of a prisoner (John Barrett, 500 lashes) for being absent from duty without leave from the 13th to the 30th. Waldegrave thinks the sentence should have been more severe, but since Barrett surrendered voluntarily in expectation of a pardon, such pardon is granted, though the promise of a pardon was indiscrete and Wadegrave trusts that no officer will repeat the offense. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 67-68)

7-8

5 Aug. 1797

Robert Bollard (Barrack Office)

Gov. William Waldegrave

Giving him a report of the barrack conditions, and telling how much fuel and candles they will need for the winter. Further discussion of demands placed on garrison personnel for heat, light, washing, etc. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 69-70)

8-12

5. Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Colonel Skinner

Very concerned by the deplorable state of the old forts (fairly detailed description), and will seek government funds to fix them. Desires an estimate for the work that needs to be done. A postscript dated 19 August says that the Barracks should also be included in any such estimates. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 71-76)

12-13

6 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates of St. Johns

Directs them to arrest and hold any sailors or marines belonging to the squadron who are caught committing acts of violence or disturbances. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 77)

13-16

6 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave

Marines

Praises the marines for their obedience to their officers; laments the behavior of the sailors of the Latona. Waldegrave then tears into the sailors, using strong words like “villains”, “cowards”, “dastardly cowards”, “villains who wish for nothing better than to see us become the Slaves of France,” etc. Praises the marines, petty officers, and those sailors who remained loyal. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 78-82)

16-17

7 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates of St. Johns

Demands that every effort be made to suppress fighting, quarreling, or disturbances. Calls upon civilians to support authority against “the atrocious behavior of the seamen” or else he’ll have to turn to the military and martial law to maintain order. Apparently the military had to be called out to suppress an “affray” in town, even though it was Sunday.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 83-84)

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7 Aug. 1797

George Williams, Arch. Buchanan (Court House)

Gov. William Waldegrave

Acknowledging the governor’s letter concerning the suppression of deserters and the disturbances they may cause. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 85)

18

7 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Colonel Skinner

Requests an addition within Fort Townshend in which to confine prisoners.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 86)

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7 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates of St. Johns

He is astonished that they cannot remember the matter of the request [for permission to sell spirits in quantities under 5 gallons] as he has copies of the letters in the record of correspndence left by his predecessor, and suggests that the magistrates need to keep better records themselves.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 87)

19

8 Aug. 1797

James Winter, John Sawer, Francis Murphy, Captains

Gov. William Waldegrave

Telling the governor that the Royal Regt of Volunteers stands ready to assist "at this crisis when sedition and mutiny seem to pervade many of His Majesty's subjects".  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 88)

20

8 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Capts. Winter, Sawer, Murphy

Explains that it was only a few men who made the seamen look badly as a whole. However, he thanks them for their assistance. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 89-90)

20-21

8 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Garrison Order

Governor will see the soldiers of the regiment on the exercising grounds. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 90)

21-22

8 Aug. 1797

Thomas Skinner (Fort William)

Gov. William Waldegrave

Encloses the assurances of the non-commissioned officers, drummers, and privates in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of their loyalty. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 91-94)

23

8 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Colonel Skinner

Thanks him for the letter from his officers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 95)

24

8 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

James Kennedy

Allowing him to remain in possession of a building erected on a field near Fort William. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 96)

23-25

8 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

 

Order to the garrison not to disturb James Kennedy in his buildings. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 97)

25

 9 Aug. 1797

Gov. Waldegrave 

garrison order 

Orders to allow only soldiers inside the forts after sunset. Governor wishes to see the Royal Artillery on the exercising grounds. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 98)

26-27

9 Aug. 1797

Robert Lomax (St. Johns)

Major Charleton, Commanding Royal Artillery

Submit a letter from non-commissioned officers of the artillery; profess loyalty and offer a reward to any of the Royal Artillery who shall bring someone to convition by the magistrates for any misconducts by soldiers of the regiments. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 99-100)

27-28

9 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Major Thomas Charleton

Thanking him for the loyalty displayed by the soldiers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 101-102)

28-29

9 Aug. 1797

Ship's company of the Latona

Gov. William Waldegrave

Assuring the governor of their loyalty and insisting that reports of misconduct were caused by men affected by alcohol. Offer a reward to anyone who turn in a member of the crew who is subsequently convicted of misconduct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 103-104)

29-31

9 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave

Ship's company of the Latona

Governor rejects the assurances of the ship's company of the Latona and rebuts their arguments systematically (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 105-107)

31-32

 

Non-Commissioned officers and privates of the Marines of the Latona

Gov. William Waldegrave

Assurances of their loyalty; gratitude at the confidence in that loyalty which the governor has expressed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 108-109)

33-34

9 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave

Non-Coms & privates of Marines of the Latona

Commends their "very loyal and manly address" and their "honest integrity" in the face of the recent mutiny.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 110-111)

34-35

9 Aug. 1797

Arch Buchanan, George Williams (Court House)

Gov. William Waldegrave

Describe steps taken to ensure the safety and security of the town. Point out that some disturbances are caused by the soldiers of the Royal Regt who should be discouraged from going so often into town.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 112-113)

35

9 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates for the district of St. Johns

Gov. suggests that there should be a market place in St. Johns, for the benefit of the inhabitants. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 114)

35-37

9 Aug. 1797

 

Gov. William Waldegrave

Detailed estimates of the cost of fuel and candles needed by troops of the regimwent, broken down by detachments and ranks for St. John's and Placentia, 18 Aug 1797 to 20 May 1798.

37

10 Aug 1797

Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master

Gov. Waldegrave

Concerned about the inadequate supply of coal for the winter and requests permission to purchase the necessary supply.

38

4 Aug. 1797

Capt. Frank Sotheren, Latona, 4 other named officers of the RA & RNR

Captain John Hierlihy

Indicating that a Court of Enquiry is to be held by them that day regarding charges against Sgt. Patrick Walsh, RNR for making seditious remarks to seamen of the Surprize and the Latona.

38

10 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Magistrates of St. Johns

Approving of the punishment brought against William Brown of the Romney (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 116)

39

10 Aug. 1797

Magistrates of St. Johns

Gov. William Waldegrave

Explaining to the governor that William Brown was suspected of stealing fish from a flake. They then briefly explain the usual procedures followed by magistrates when bringing charges against navy seamen of the garrison. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 117)

39-40

10 Aug. 1797

John Mason, Clerk of the Peace.

Gov. William Waldegrave

Have punished William Brown by making him walk the streets of St. Johns with a fish tied around his neck, and 39 lashes. Corporal punishment is delayed because Surgeon says Brown isn't healthy enough to receive it. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 118)

40

11 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

John Hierlihy

The governor will see the "Regiment of Royal Artillery" on the exercising ground tomorrow instead of today.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 119)

40-41

11 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave  (Fort Townshend)

 

Gov. is satisfied with the recent conduct of the senior and petty officers of the Latona. He believes that only twenty or so sailors were involved in the mutiny but the other sailors will not give up the ringleaders, allegedly because they have been intimidated. Until they give them up, the governor will continue to hold them all in contempt. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 120-121)

41-44

11 Aug. 1797

Robert Bollard (Barrack Office)

Gov. William Waldegrave

More details on the need to purchase more coal; there's been no response to his recommendation last December for an additional storeroom for coal. Existing storage shed needs small repairs.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 122-125)

44-45

12 Aug 1797

Waldgrave (Ft Townshend)

Capt. John Hierlihy

Conveys regulations governing allowances of barrack furniture, utensils & candles. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 125)

46

12 Aug. 1797

John Hierlihy (Fort Townshend)

Gov. William Waldegrave

Claims he has not been receiving the pay to which he is entitled as Fort Adjutant, and for which he produces correspondence from previous governors. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 127-128)

47

12 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave

Captain Hierlihy

Tells him that he supports his request and will bring his complaint before the Secretary of War when in England. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 129)

47-48

12 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

Robert Bollard

 

Acknowledges receipt of Bollard's estimate for coal, firewood and candles, and the need for additional storage for coal. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 130-131)

48

13 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave

John Hierlihy

The governor was pleased with the military display of the previous day. "Good soldiers cannot be made but by good officers." (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 132)

49

15 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave

Magistrates, St. Johns

Regarding fees to be charged for licenses and how the revenue is to be used. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 133)

49 15 Aug., 1797 Waldegrave (Fort Townshend) Magistrates of St. John's James Dailey, formery Sgt & now private of RNfld Regt., admits his seditious accusatory words to his fellow soldiers and to some sailors of the Latona but claims to have been intoxicated and has no recollection of what he was accused of saying; Waldegrave asks the magistrates to take Dailey's sworn oath to this effect.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 134)

50

15 Aug. 1797

Gov. William Waldegrave (Fort Townshend)

General Order:

Congratulating the non-commissioned officers of the Royal Nfld Regt on “the discovery of the Villain who has so basely and wickedly endeavoured to blacken their characters and forfeit their good Name...” (the accused was a sergeant who conspired with the Latona  mutineers; his drunkenness was allegedly a factor). More… “This ought to be a sufficient warning to Soldiers not to mix with Strangers.” (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 135-136)

 50-51

15 Aug. 1797 

 Gov. Waldegrave

 Capt. James Winter

Has inquired further into Winter's petition of 8 Aug., and accepts his claims; shall lay them before the Sec. of State upon his return to England. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 137)

51 14 Aug. 1797 Rance for the Governor Capt. John Hierlihy Detachment of the Royal Nfld Regiment on duty at the South Side & Signal Hill to attend a field day tomorrow afternoon.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 138)
51 14 Aug. 1797 [Rance for Waldegrave] [Capt. Hierlihy] General Order: Dep. Adjutant General Macleod of H.M. Forces in N. America has promoted Capt. Lieut. Gahan to Capt. of a company stationed in [Corsica; this gives permission for Gahan to return to England on his way to join his regiment].  (Material in square brackets appears in D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 132 but not in microfilm of GN2-1-A-13]
50 (second page of this number) 15 Aug 1797     General Order: C-in-C congratulates officers, non-coms & drummers of R. Nfld Regt. on "the discovery of the Villain who has so basely and wickedly endeavoured to blacken their character..." Special congratulations to the sergeants, since it was a serjeant who was guilty of the crime... Further details and characterizations of the innocent and the guilty.
50-51 (2nd pages of these numbers) 15 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Capt. James Winter duplicate of previous letter of same pages, above
51 14 Aug 1797 Rance for Waldegrave Capt. John Hierlihy duplicate of previous letter, same pagination
51-52 14 Aug 1797 Rance for Waldegrave Capt. John Hierlihy General Order: [same congratulations from the C-in-C N. America as above]
52 14 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Bollard is to prepare quarters for the recruiting party sent here from Nova Scotia by Prince Edward  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 140)
52-53 14 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Capt. William I. Eppes, Commissary Eppes is to issue rations for the recruiting party sent here from Nova Scotia by Prince Edward.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 141)
53 14 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard Waldegrave Barracks are occupied by R. Nfld Regiment, but with governor's permission, Bollard will hire quarters for the recruting party sent from Nova Scotia.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 142)
53-57 14 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Duke of Portland Behaviour of the sailors of the Latona will doubtless have occasioned much talk; Waldegrave therefore provides a detailed account of the mutiny, and the measures taken to restore order. A postscript makes reference to the very bad state of the fortifications and defences. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 143-146; the postscript is not included in the transcript).
57 3 Aug 1797 Prince Edward, Lt. Gen. & CO, HM forces in Nova Scotia Col. Skinner instructions on the support he is expected to provide to the recruiting party, once they have the governor's permission to proceed.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 147)
58-60 25 May 1797 William Fawcett, Adjutant General by command of D. of York   General order to infantry, militia, & fencibles: a detailed description of additional pay to cover shortages in remuneration caused by higher costs of living thast exceed deductions charged for allowances. Sets pay scale for various ranks; expectation that these increases will "rivet" the loyalty and devotion of the military to their king. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 148-152)
61-62 8 Aug 1797 Deputy Adj. Gen. Fred. Aug. Wetherall for Lt. Gen. Prince Edward (Halifax)   General order communicating the pay increases announced on 25 May; this should defuse mutinous thoughts and deed. Various commanding officers are directed to take heed and communicate these increases to the men under their command. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 153-154)
62-64 12 June 1797 W. Windham for Dep. Adj. Gen. Wethyerall (War Office, London) Prince Edward (Halifax) transmits copies of the order regarding pay increases; summary of new daily pay rates. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 155-156)
64-65 3 Aug 1797 Prince Edward (Halifax) Vice Adm. Waldegrave Sending a recruiting party to Nfld by way of the Surprize frigate which returns to St. John's; Lieut. Burton, in charge of the recruiting party, is recommended to Waldegrave. Expects Waldegrave to assist and send the recruits to Nova Scotia on one of the sloops under his command, (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 157-158)
65-68 14 Aug 1797 Waldegrave (Ft Townshend) Prince Edward Ackowledges Prince Edward's letter and expectations of 3 Aug. Will do his best but can make no promises this far ahead about the success of the recruiting efforts or when recruits can be sent to Halifax. He is also concerned that "you [Prince Edward] seem to be wholly unacquainted with the Nature and Powers of the Commission I have at present the honor to hold from His Majesty." Takes exception that the Prince addressed him in such a way as to ignore the nature of Waldegrave's military authority, which extends well beyond St. John's. Prince Edward seems to treat Waldegrave merely as civil governor, when in fact his military authority is "as wholly independent of Nova Scotia as of the Empire of China." It is impossible for Waldegrave "to acknowledge any Superior in North America." That said, he'll do his best to further the efforts of the recruiters. He then discusses the much higher costs of living in Newfoundland compared with Nova Scotia, so that Nova Scotia pay scales and allowances for soldiers will not do in Nfld. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 159-163)
69-70 14 Aug 1797 Rance for Gov. Waldegrave   Informs the soldiers of the new rates of pay, confident that they will recognize "how joyful & gratifying must it not be to their hearts that you have ... merited the reward now bestowed." They should welcome the King's "goodness and liberality" and respond positively, and not squander away the increases. Urges them to "Reflect on the crime and Punishment of the late Sergeant Dailey..."
(See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 164-166)
71 15 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Gov. Waldegrave Has arranged lodging at an agreeable rate of rent for Lieut. Burton & recruiting party, as per Waldgrave's orders.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 167)
71-72 15 Aug 1797 Gov. Waldegrave Robert Bollard Approves of arrangements and rents charged to Burton & recruiting party.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 168). [N.B. Page 71 in the microfilm is followed by a duplicate of pp. 70-71, before p. 72 appears]
72 15 Aug 1797 George Williams, Archibald Buchanan Gov. Waldgrave Upon receipt of the governor's letter of 9 August, they arranged a meeting of the townspeople to discuss the possibility of setting up a market place.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 169)
72-76 15 Aug 1797 Gov. Waldegrave at the Court House   Waldegrave's speech to the Inhabitants, given at the time of Sgt. Dailey's court martial and discharge on 12 August and now given again. Designed to "relieve your minds ... from the cruel alarms" caused by the mutiny and to make clear what would have happened had the unrest persisted.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 170-174)
74 12 Aug 1797 Capt Darling Col. Skinner A note [included in Waldegrave's speech above] explaining to Skinner that Sgt Dailey has been incarcerated. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 172)
76 16 Aug 1797 Rance for Waldegrave   Indicates that Sgt Dailey was discharged from the regiment yesterday and into HMS Surprize "for drunkenness & holding seditious language to some Seamen belonging to the Latona (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 175)
76-77 16 Aug 1797 Rance for Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's Requests a copy of the oath they administered on 6 August to James Dailey  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 176)
77 16 Aug 1797 John Bland, MP, Bonavista J.P. Rance Response to his, concerning sums collected by magistrates for licenses, fines & forfeitures. There are no public houses in Bonavista, and no fines or forfeitures were collected.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 177)
77-79 16 Aug 1797 John Bland, Bonavista J.P. Rance Response to his of 28 July and 2 August, concerning treatment of Indians, and preventing desertion of navy seamen. Will send proclamation regarding Indians to Fogo where this is more relevant. Bland doesn't believe the proclamation will have much effect among men who "regard an Indian as fair game"; government must implement effective measures to stop this. Reference to the barbaric murder of several Indians during Gov. Milbanke's term; perpetrators were not brought to justice. Refers to "a long and relentless Persecution" of Indians which will be difficult to end.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 178-179)
79 16 Aug 1797 James P. Rance Magistrates, St. John's Hasn't received copy of the oath that they administered to James Dailey.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 180)
80 16Aug 1797 James Mason for the Clerk of the Peace [Rance?] Enclosed is the oath administered to James Dailey (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 181)
80-81 16 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard Gov. & C-in-C Waldegrave As requested, he provides details on fuel allowances provided to the recruiting parties in St. John's. Desires Waldegrave's written approval. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 182)
81 16 Aug 1797 James P. Rance for Waldegrave   Governor approves a set of bills to the amount of £500 for coals and candles for the garrisons in Nfld. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 183)
81-82 17 Aug 1797 Gov. Waldegrave (Ft. Townshend) Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master (St. John's) Authorizes same fuel allowances for Lt. Burton & his recruiting party as for Lt. Fitzsimmons and his party. Also approves the £500 to purchase 1420 hogsheads of coal as fuel & 60 pounds of mould candles for use of the garrisons in Nfld (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 184)
82 17 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard Gov. Waldegrave encloses a "Bill of Parcels" [D'Alberti transcribe this as "Bill of Lading"] for coal & candles purchased from Messrs. Andrew Thompson & Co. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 185)
83 17 Aug 1797 Col. Thomas Skinner, Royal Nfld Regiment Vice-Admiral Waldegrave Concerning the sending of returns to Lt. General Prince Edward, C-in-C for the district of Nova Scotia. Skinner asks "whether I am authorized to make these Returns" which Pr. Edward "not only expects but what the Commander in Chief [of HM Forces in N. America] "demands from me, as Commandant of His Majesty's Troops quartered in this Island." (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 186)
83-84 17 Aug 1797 William Waldegrave Col. Thomas Skinner Skinner is not authorized to make such returns until Waldegrave receives orders from England to that effect. Skinner had previously told the governor that Waldegrave's predecessor, Sir James Wallace, had forbidden him to submit returns to North Americas.  Waldegrave believes that his orders and all previous precedents do not place the military forces in Nfld under the control of the C-in-C of N. America.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 187-188)
84-85 18 Aug 1797 James P. Rance N. Brand (Ferryland) Revokes Brand's appointment as magistrate because "your conduct and opinions having been represented ... as being incompatible with that situation". (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 189)
85-86 18 Aug 1797 James P. Rance for Waldegrave John Bland (Bonavista) Reply to Bland's of 16 Aug; governor fully agrees with Bland's opinion. Requests copy of Bland's letter to Adm Milbanke regarding the murder of the Indians, as well as any advice which "may tend, in your opinion, to the protection & civilization of these poor unhappy creatures." If Bland has a plan to fulfill these goals, Waldegrave will present it to the Secretary of State and arrange for Bland to carry the plan out. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 190)
86-87 18 Aug 1797 William Waldegrave (Ft. Townshend) Lieut. Burton Waldegrave sets down the rules and protocols that Burton is to follow in his efforts to recruit men for service in Nova Scotia. This includes when recruting is to begin (after 10 October), not to interfere with the fishery, not to enlist navy seamen or men serving in the volunteer companies, provide signed confirmation if he recruits in the outports that the recruits are legitimate, and no one to be sent to Nova Scotia without informing the CO of the garrison.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 192-193)
88 19 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Waldegrave Requests that the person sent to pick up coal at Spanish River may also purchase planks & shingles because those items are difficult to acquire in Nfld. Also requests permission to order 650 hogsheads [of coal?] for use of the Artillery and 500 hogsheads for the Ordnance Dept.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 194-195)
89 19 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Capt. Jophn Bulger, Royal Nfld Regt. Response to Bulger's letter of 15 Aug; will comply with his request once he has details about the land requested and assurances that no one claims it.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 196)
89 20 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Capt. John Hierlihy, RNR, Fort Major General order: Artillery gunner Thomas Hughes has permission to walk about within the fort walls so as not to suffer from long confinement. However, he is to continue to be identified as a Prisoner at large.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 197)
90 20 Aug 1797 Rance for Waldegrave John Waldron (Harbour Breton) Scolds Waldron for not reporting more quickly to the governor the "Outrages" committed in his district by American whalers. Had he done so, Capt. Crofton would have been able to act more quickly. Waldron is to cooperate with Capt. Crofton should he arrive in Fortune Bay and, if possible, seize in whole or in part "the wretches who have committed the horrid acts" and incarcerate them in the Pluto with any evidence so that they can be brought to trial.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 198-199)
91 20 Aug 1797 Rance   Governor has approved a set of bills amounting to £200 for coal, balance for December.
91 21 Aug 1797 Lieut. Robert N. Burton Waldegrave Acknowledges the governor's of 18 August promising cooperation in his recruiting efforts and setrting down rules and procedures.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 200)
91-92 21 Aug 1797 James Rance   All ships wishing convoy to Portugal must be in readiness at St. John's before 15 September.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 201)
92-93 23 Aug 1797 James Rance Capt. Hierlihy General Order. Acting Barrack Master is to report which rooms are to be occupied and by whom, including officers here to recruit for N. America. Officers residing in the town but wishing to shift into the barracks to identify themselves.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 202-203)
93-95 23 Aug 1797 Waldegrave (Ft Townshend) Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Detailed discussion of the assignment of barrack accommodations to various individuals not listed in the directions from England, such as chaplains, surgeon's mates, etc.; (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 204-206)
95-96 23 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard, Ordnance Storekeeper Waldegrave Requests permission to "air the Powder" stored at Ft. Townshend; explains the steps and procedures to be followed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 207)
96-97 23 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Col. Skinner Measures to be taken to provide fuel for the hospital; amount to be allowed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 208)
97 23 Aug 1797 Archibald Buchanan, George Williams Rance Licenses for pubs will be issued at beginning of October; proceeds to be disposed as Waldegrave directed in his orders of 12 Aug. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 209)
97-98 23 Aug 1797 Rance magistrates, St. John's Waldegrave disapproves that they have not replied to his of Aug 12, reminding them that they are to reply to such letters within 11 days. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 210)
98 23 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Storekeeper has requested permission to air the powder of the fort. Waldegrave directs that proper precautions be taken to ensure safety during the process. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 211)
99-100 23 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's Capt. John Bulger of the Royal Nfld Regt has requested permission to enclose 7 acres of land adjacent to the road leading to Torbay. The magistrates are to summon "Four or more of the ancient Inhabitants" to survey the land and report to the governor. This is followed by a form that the "ancient Inhabitants" are to complete, verifying that no one already occupies or has occupied the land, and that it is not part of a "Ship's Room".  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 212-213)
100 24 Aug 1797 Geo. Williams & Arch. Buchanan Rance Explaining the delay in responding to Waldegrave's directions of Aug. 12; they were indisposed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 214)
101 24 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Williams & Buchanan Nothing should take precedence over responding to the governor's wishes. Don't let it happen again. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 215)
101 24 Aug 1797 Rance Peter McKie, deputy Customs Coollector (St. John's) McKie is to forward the enclosed notices to all the outports and also place one in a conspicuous location at the Customs House for all merchants to see. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 216)
102 24 Aug 1797 McKie Rance Notices shall be posted as requested. The notices concern convoy arrangements. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 217)
102 24 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Robert Bollard Transmits copy of the letter concerning fuel allowances for the hosptial; Bollard is to forward a copy to the Barrack Master General. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 218)
103 21 Aug 1797 Robert Carter (Ferryland) Waldegrave Transmits a report detailing the state of the bank and shore fisheries (number of vessels, boats, skiffs; of men employed) for all harbours in his district (Southern Shore). Recommends that this be done by everyone as it will help deter desertion from the navy if proper employment tabulations are maintained. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 219; original includes the breakdown by numbers but the transcript does not).
104 24 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave) Robert Carter Acknowledges Carter's report on the district fisheries and acknowledges the service that Carter does with such reports. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 220)
104 25 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Ordnance Storekeeper needs 10 days to dry all the garrison powder. So long as the wagons enter the forts to move the poweder, he is to ensure that Waldegrave's orders respecting this task are strictly carried out. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 221)
105 25 Aug 1797 Geo. Williams & Arch. Buchanan Rance They will respond to Waldegrave's orders as quickly as they can and will let him know if there will be any delay. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 222)
105-106 25 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Henry Phillips, High Sheriff (St. John's) Cannot grant Mr. Keating the land he occupies until Phillips provides him with a description of the property as promised. Cannot grant the land requested by "some poor men at Quidi Vidi" until Phillips provides a copy of the paper describing the ground. Descriptions of land must always be detailed if grants are to be made. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 223)
106 25 Aug 1797 Phillips Rance Response to Rance's letter concerning requests for land grants.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 224)
106-107 25 Aug 1797 Rance   Call for anyone with claims to the land [7 acres requested by Capt. Bulger; see above, 23 Aug] to present such claims by 30 Sept.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 225)
107-109 23 Aug 1797 Robert Carter (Ferryland) Rance (for Waldegrave) Thomas Wiliams, a deserter from Latona, has been apprehended in Aquafort and incarcerated; "his hearing is dull". Encloses Williams' examination (pp. 107-108), certificate, & oath (108-109).  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 226-228)
109-110 25 Aug 1797 Rance Robert Carter Governor is surprised that Carter would think that Williams was an able bodied seaman because his hearing is so bad; no man would be accepted unless he is "entirely free from every bodily infirmity or disease whatsoever." Were every "Unserviceable Man" accepted into the army or navy, the recuitment or enlistment bounties would quickly exceed whatever benefit such recruits would provide. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 229)
110-112 25 Aug 1797 [Rev.] J. Harries
[SPG missionary]
Waldegrave Concern about the "evils and imropieties" which ensue from "clandestine Marriages" which "constantly continued to happen" throughout Nfld despite act of Parliament forbidding them. One consequence = "a species of Polygamy". Marriages in the ouports are "now perform'd, by almost any person". Lawfully appointed clergymen cannot prevent this. In Harbour Grace, cases of incest, despite counter-efforts by Mr. Jenner (SPG missionart there) and magistrate Garland. Harris desires the governor's intervention to put a stop to inappropriate ceremonies.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 230-232)
112-113 26 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Rev. Mr. Harries Shocked by contents of Harries' letter; governor's powers at present are insufficient to "repress the enormities" identified by Harries. Will consult in England with Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop of London, & Secretary of State who undoubtedly will take appropriate measures to "eradicate these seeds of Irreligion and Immorality."  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 233)
113-114 26 Aug 1797 Geo. Williams & Arch. Buchanan Waldegrave They have arranged to have 4 people survey the land [requested by Capt. Bulger, above] who swear that the land is unencumbered; their report is attached.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 234)
114 26 Aug 1797 James Winter, Geo. Hutchings, Thomas Wakeham, Michael Little   We "ancient Inhabitants of the harbour of St. John's" certify that they have surveyed the land in question and declare that the land hasn't been occupied during their "Rememberance" nor is it part of a Ship's Room  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 235)
115-116 26 Aug 1797 G.C. Jenner Waldegrave Detailed complaint about the way "many Persons" perform marriages in Harbour Grace in defiance of the Church and Mr. Garland, the magistrate. Explains past practice of turning to magistrate to perform marriages when no clergyman is available. This has changed under the influence of "some evil designing persons", leading to "the greatest improprieties" including an incestuous marriage in Carbonear. Complains about a Dissenting minister named Thoresby who disregards the law. Wants the Banns read in Church; wants other ceremonies (Marriage, Baptism, & Churching of Women") performed only in the Church.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 236-238)
117 14 Nov 1796 Charles Garland (Justice, Harbour Grace)   Order against "some Persons or Persons" who perform marriages despite lacking authority to do so; if convicted, they will be punished.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 239)
117 26 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Rev. Mr. Jenner Returned from his "Evening's walk" to find the letters by Harries & Jenner; provides Jenner with a copy of the letter written to Harries.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 240)
118 27 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy General order to relieve the detachment of the Royal Nfld Regt now on command at Signal Hill and Amherst Tower tomorrow.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 241)
118 27 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Order to arrange to have a table provided for the officers' guard room.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 242)
119-120 27 Aug 1797 Waldegrave D'Ewes Coke Complains that the problem of desertion from the garrison and the warships has become so serious that the ability of the garrison to defend the St. John's defences and the navy to protect trade is in jeopardy. The proclamation of 28 July has helped but the problem persists. Proposes "another plan" to resolve the problem and serve other purposes as well, such as servants becoming more obedient, vagrants & criminals being brought to justice, Seeks his opinion as to the legality of the measures & fines proposed before presenting them to authorities in England. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 243-244)
120-121 28 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Capt. Crofton He is to investigate rumours that Robert Carter Senior (justice, Ferryland) is abusing his authority and committing oppressive acts. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 245)
121 28 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Duke of Portland [margin note indicates a similar letter was sent to the Secretary at War]. Transmits copy of letter from Capt. Hierlihy together with orders referred to. Concerns Fencible companies recruited in Nfld. Waldegrave supports Hierlihy's character and account. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 246)
122-123 28 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Col. Thomas Skinner Permission, with instructions, to organize a recruiting party for the Royal Nfld Regt.Includes restirctions on who may be recruited.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 247-248)
123 29 Aug 1797 Thomas Skinner (Rance for) Ealdegrave Acknowledges Waldegrave's letter & instructions of yesterday's date "which, I conceive from the restrictions, will be nearly equal to a prohibition. Encloses a letter from Lieut. Lilly seeking permission to travel to Harbour Grace for a fortnight; Skinner has no objections.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 249)
123-124 28 Aug 1797 Lt. William Lilly, Royal Nfld Regt Col. Thomas Skinner Requests permission to go to Harbour Grace on urgent business for a fortnight.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 250)
124 29 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Col. Skinner Grants permission for Lt. Lilly to go to Harbour Grace.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 251)
124-125 29 Aug 1797 Waldegrave [Chief Justice] D'Ewes Coke Passes on the letters regarding people performing illicit marriages. Fears that the problem is beyond his powers to solve. Proposes no action untikl the matter can be brought to the atten of superiors in England. Meanwhile, he seeks Coke's advice on what measures can be taken in the interim.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 252)
125-126 29 Aug 1797 D'Ewes Coke (Superior Court, St. John's) Waldegrave Relevant act of Parlt (26th Geo. II) stipulates that it does not apply "beyond the Seas"; Coke's opinion is therefore that nothing can be done under that law, but suggests that the power given to the Superior Court would allow "a Special Action" to prosecute those guilty of performing illicit marriages; encloses a paper citing the specific clauses.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 253-254)
127-128     Legal opinion on matters arising from people performing marriages of people where "Affinity or Cosanguinity" of the husband and wife are in question, "whereby ... not only adultery and Fornication is Encouraged, but [also] Incest..." For this to continue would threaten property rights. Coke rules that any such marriages will be ruled null and void, the children of such unions to be illegitimate, persons entering into such marriages will lose all legal rights.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 255-256)
128 29 Aug 1797 Robert Bollard (Acting Barrack Master) Waldegrave Submits documentation in support of his allowance of fuel and candles for his house, and one room's allowance for his office.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 257)
129 20 July 1795 Robert Bollard (Barrack Office, St. John's) Col. Skinner [Supporting document for previous document] This letter lays out Bollard's claim of entitlement for accommodations, fuel, and candles. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 258-259)
130-131 11 May 1796 Oliver DeLancey, Barrack Master General (London) Col. Thomas Skinner In response to a request for an increase in the fuel and candle allowance for barracks in Nfld, owing to the severity of the climate, the Barrack Master requests a detailedf rationale for any such deviation from established allowances.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 260-261)
131 21 Sept 1796 [Robert Bollard?] Oliver DeLancey Copy of a paragraph of a letter written to DeLancey, emphasizing the need for a greater fuel and cxandle allowance in Newfoundland
132 29 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Robert Bollard All the documentation suggests that Waldegrave cannot permit an increase in fuel and candle allowance without express instruction from the Barrack Master General. Nevertheless, Waldegrave believes that Bollard has a just case and suggests trying again to convince the Barrack Master General.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 263)
133 29 Aug 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Col. Thomas Skinner Responds to Skinner's remark about the restrictive nature of the recruiting party orders. Points out that these same restrictions apply to the recruiters from Nova Scotia, and are consistent with Waldegrave's instructions for the protection of the fishery.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 264)
133-134 30 Aug 1797 Skinner Rance Acknowledges receipt of Waldegrave's letter (above) relating to recuiting procedures.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 265)
134 31 Aug 1797 Rance Capt. Hierlihy Detachment of Royal Artillery at Signal Hill to be relieved on 1 Sept.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 266)
134-136 31 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates & inhabitants of St. John's One of his first impressions on arriving in Nfld was the "wretchedness and apparent misery" of the "lower classes"; if this was the case in summer "whilst money (comparatively speaking) must be flowing in upon them from their active labours", then what must it be like in the "frigid season"? Waldegrave thought there might be a charitable fund for the poor, but there is not. While the wealthy occasionally helped out by opening their wallets, there was no regular system of poor relief. W. proposes a committee be set up to decide on an appropriate amount for an annual subscription for such a fund. W. is ready to get things going with a donation of £20.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 267-269)
137 1 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy (Fort Major) Detachments of soldiers at Petty Harbour & Portugal Cove Roads to be recalled immediately.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 270)
137 1 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Col. Thomas Skinner Waldegrave sent Skinner a letter dated 25 Aug. regarding fuel for Hospital; has received no reply.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 271)
138 1 Sept. 1797 Skinner Rance With apologies, he received the letter of 25 Aug. and has taken the appropriate steps.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 272)
138-139 1 Sept. 1797 Waldegrave Skinner With regard to when servants may be hired into the fishery after their current service, so as to exempt them from military recruitment, they cannot be re-hired until next April. They are therefore not exempt from military service until the end of March next.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 273)
139 1 Sept 1797 Capt. D. Darling, RNR & Adjutant Rance Seeks permission for the guards & detachments of RNR at Signal Hill for leave to attend a field day tomorrow morning.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 274)
140 1 Sept. 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. John Hierlihy General Order: guards & detachments of RNR at Signal Hill to have leave to attend a field day tomorrow morning.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 275)
140 1 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Col. Skinner Informing him that permission has been granted for guards & detachments at Signal Hill to attend field day tomorrow.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 276)
141 1 Sept 1797 Waldegrave; Rance   Proclamation: Gov. Wallace gave a greant of land to Garrat Keating, a resident of 20 years on 26 Oct. 1796; the grant was improperly surveyed. Waldegrave directed the HIgh Sheriff to conduct a proper survey. The new boundary definitions "are now to be considered as standing".  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 277)
142 3 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave John Dingle (Trepassey) Acknowledges Dingle's letters of 27 & 28 July (see below, 163-165); welcomes the efforts of Dingle & Mr. Hunter to apprehend deserters "lurking" near Trepassey. Regrets that these efforts met with so little success. Regrets he has no vessel to send to St. Mary's for the purpose recommended by Dingle.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 278)
142-150 24 Aug 1797 Prince Edward (Halifax) Waldegrave Response to W.'s of 4 Aug., rec'd from Capt Hamilton, Surprize, which arrived here 22 Aug. Edward appreciates W.'s efforts to comply with recruiting efforts, and the "delicacy" with which W. then explained his concerns over question of his authority. Maintains that, just as no land officer can command sea officers, so no sea officer can command land officers. Nor can civil governors exercise such control; Edward cites & attaches letter of 9 Feb. 1765 from Sec. of State. Edward was also instructed by his military superior, Lord Dorchester, that his military authority extended to Nfld. (attaches relevant extract from Dorchester's letter of 7 June 1794 as well as additional documentation which relates to Edwards' predecessor). Edwards then cites appointment of Lt. General Prescott by the King as C-in-C over all N. America, including Nfld, thereby challenging Waldegrave's claim that his own appointment as C-in-C over Nfld exempted W. from authority of military commanders in N. America. Edward adds (essentially) that he cannot subordinate himself in Nfld to W. while Prescott holds his commission. He also warns W. that officers who do not obey their orders can be court martialled. That said, he'll do his utmost not to interfere with W.'s jurisdiction & authority while W. is in Nfld. Shall await further clarification from England.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 279-288)
151-152 9 Feb 1765 (extract) Richard Maitland (Dep. Adjutant General)   "Copy of His Majesty's Order, ascertaining the Power & Authority of the Civil Governors, over His Majesty's forces" stationed in the N. Am. colonies. The document carefully delineates civil-military command relations.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 289-290)
152-153 7 Jun 1794 (extract) Lord Dorchester (Quebec) Prince Edward granting authority to conduct Courts Martial  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 291)
153-155 7 June 1794 Lord Dorchester (Quebec) Prince Edward King's orders to Dorchester (25 March 1793) grant him military authority in N. America, including Nfld; Dorchester extends his authority to Prince Edward to conduct Courts Martial and carry out sentences (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 292-294)
155-156 6 Dec. 1788 (extract) Lord Dorchester (Quebec) Brig. Gen. Ogilvie [Ogilvie was Prince Edward's predecessor] Apparently James Elford (who was appointed Lt. Gov. in Newfoundland in 1784) became engaged in a similar dispute with Ogilvie over who was in charge. Dorchester makes it clear that, without a War Office commission, Elford "is a mere civil magistrate" with no authority to counter direct military orders. Civil authority is to be shown respect and cooperation but they do not exercise military authority superior to that of the military high command.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 295-296)
156-157 16 Dec. 1789 (extract) Thomas Stule (Treasury Chambers, London) Lord Dorchester Challenging a claim for "breakage" by the Lt. Gov. of Nfld in a report on provisions issued to the garrison of St. John's and Placentia. They direct Dorchester to provide the Lt. Gov. with instructions on what allowances may be claimed.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 297. The transcript incorrectly identifies Stule as "Steele")
157-158 28 Aug 1797 J. Waldron (Harbor Briton) Waldegrave Acknowledges receipt of Waldegrave's letter of 28 July, renewing his appointment as Justice of Fortune Bay. In nearly 14 years, has never collected pub licenses because "I have ever considered them as the fountan of Vice tending to the Subversion of Good Givernment and a Material injury to the Fishery."  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 298)
158-159 3 Sept 1797 Geo. Williams & Arch. Buchanan Waldegrave Response to W.'s "truly humane and benevolent Letter" of 31 Aug. about proposals to deal with abject poverty of the lower classes; a meeting was held at the Court House to begin work on a plan.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 299)
159-160 27 July 1797 John Dingle (Trepassey) Waldegrave Response to W.'s of 28 June; describes his experience when taken prisoner by the French during their attack on Bay Bulls on 4 Sept 1796. All his possessions, including records, were destroyed so he must answer from memory. Appointed in 1777 by Gov. John Montagu. As sole JP, he dealt with a wide variety of cases. Once the Court of Judicature was established, his case load has been "trifling". Lacking a Surrogate, no fees or fines could be collected; as JP he assumed any fees of office were his to keep as a "perk" of office. He'll communicate separately on issue of licenses.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 300-301)
(See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 298)
161-162 28 July 1797 John Dingle (Trepassey)  Waldegrave On license fees. Limits number of pubs sufficient for the accommodation of travellers. When trade flourished, there were five; this became three in 1796. Explains how fees were used. His expenses usually exceeded income from fees & licenses. French came in 1796 before license money was collected. No fees this year because pubs haven't been rebuilt since destruction by the French.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 302-303)
162-163 28 July 1797 John Dingle (Trepassey) Waldegrave Until Bay Bulls rebuilds following its destruction in 1796 by the French, he is living in and operating from Trepassey.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 304)
163-165 28 July 1797 John Dingle (Trepassey) Waldegrave Though he is JP of Bay Bulls and therefore has no technical juridiction over Trepassey, he still exercises his responsibility as magistrate. He therefore reports on an incident. Pat Hunter, a resident of Trepassey, reported to him on 20 July that "several men had been lurking in the woods" who were judged to be run-aways. They applied to Justice Follett for a warrant to collect a party of constables & armed men to search Trepassey homes; no deserters were found. They are believed still in nearby woods; no point in sending constables (too "timid" when confronted by "desperate men"). Propose sending armed party to St. Mary's to surprise and apprehend the men when they get that far, while Waldegrave might send some soldiers to assist. Urges secrecy; thinks there are nine deserters and that they are armed.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 305-307)
166-167 4 Sept 1797 (Ft Townshend)   General order: copy of an order issued by the Secretary at War (27 June 1797), announcing a raise in pay for all subalterns of the line. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 308-309)
167-168 4 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates (St. John's) They are to raise £60, the amount of pay owing the seamen of Latona and Surprize, so that they may purchase necessaries "as may be needful" to proceed on a cruise for the protection of the fishery. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 310)
168-168- 169 4 Sept 1797 Robert Bollard , Acting Barrack Master Waldegrave Submits report on allocation of rooms in Forts Townshend & William; also discusses need for repairs (both long term and immediate) to the forts. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 311) [NB: two pages in the original have mistakenly been marked p. 168]
169-170 4 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Robert Bollard Complains that payment for hiring of boats and carriages has exceeded allowable rate. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 312)
170-171 4 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Complains that Bollard is wasting W.'s time with trifling repairs that Bollard should be able to attend to himself. W. maintains that he "really [has] not leisure to pore over a long Report of many Pages to sift out trifles that is your business to state to me..." (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 313)
171 5 Sept 1797 Maj. Thomas Charleton (Royal Artillery, St. John's) Waldegrave Surgeon of the Ordnance reports that several men in his unit are unfit for service and should be sent back to England. Capt. Gahan, who is going to Woolwich for promotion, can take charge of the men. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 314)
172 5 Sept 1797 Jonathan McCurdy, Acting Surgeon   Certifies that four men in Maj. Charleton's unit are unfit for service (2 with rheumatism, 1 from effects of frost bite, one from loss of thumb and deafness). [Not in D'Alberti transctipts]
172-174 5 Sept 1797 D'Ewes Coke, Chief Justice Waldegrave Complains that proclamations by governors have no effect; "many Proclamations have been issued from time to time by the different Governors to Remedy the Evils therein set forth but to little effect." Why? Because the proclamations lack legal strength and cannot be prosecuted in the Supreme Court or in the Court of Sessions.("Penalties and Forfeitures ... Cannot be prosecuted and recovered"). Proper laws need to be passed by Parliament in order to give legal muscle to justices, magistrates, etc.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 315-316)
174-175 5 Sept 1797 Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Waldegrave Concerning the calling of tenders for hire of boats and carts; few tenders elicit responses because most who own boats or horses for hire are illiterate and cannot read the public calls for tender or submit a tender. Has always relied on customary rates of hire. However, Bollard will continue to post calls for tender. What, though, should he do if there are no responses? (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 317-318)
176 5 Sept 1797 D'Ewes Coke Waldegrave Time approaches (22 Sept) to hold Court of Oyer & Terminer; shall he read out any proclamations, orders & regulations? (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 319)
177 6 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Use the "cryer" if people cannot read or respond to written public calls for tenders. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 320)
177-178 6 Sept 1797 Waldegrave D'Ewes Coke Yes, read out any proclamations at Court; he encloses a proclamation to this effect. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 321)
178 6 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Waldegrave believes that the convoy escorting trade to Portugal won't be able to leave before 25 Sept.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 322)
178-180 6 Sept 1797 Robert Bollard Waldegrave Wants only to proceed with Waldegrave's approval. Submits a report of those repairs that are needed immediately. Requests carpenters & masons from the troops, as there are none in the town.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 323-324)
180 7 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Approves the repairs and upkeep that Bollard recommended; may have carpenters & masons from the garrison if they can be spared.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 325)
180-181 7 Sept 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Will proceed with the work as soon as he can procure workmen.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 326)
181-182 7 Sept 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Has put up notices for tender to hire boats, horses & carriage; has also directed town cryer to announce the tenders.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 327)
182 8 Sept 1797 J.P. Rance Capt. Hierlihy General Order: Detachment of RNR serving on Signal Hill & South Side are to have a field day tomorrow.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 328)
182-185 1 Sept 1797 J. Waldron (Harbor Briton) J.P. Rance Has received Waldegrave's letter of 18 Aug.; provides details about the rape of a woman the previous winter; she was abducted by five men and taken by boat across the "Bay de l'Eau" (Bandelore? "about one league from Harbor Briton") and then returned to her home. The perpetrators have left the area and Waldron is unable to identify them. Last winter about a hundred men set up at Bay de l'Eau to fish; they were "nearly all of a clan set all Law at defiance". Waldron was told that 16 of them planned to abduct a woman and have a "Dogs Wedding" with her. Waldron emphasizes the need for some sort of authority to enforce law during the winter. Also complains about American whalers who use Hermitage Bay and take local fishermen away as passengers, and probably also naval & army deserters. Recommends an armed cutter or schooner be stationed at "Grand Gervais" (Grand Jervis) harbour. A "very considerable" spring herring fishery is also conducted in the district "to the injury of the Cod Fishery". Herring are sent to Halifax & USA in decked schooners and these also carry off many passengers.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 329-332)
185-186 8 Sept 1797 Waldegrave John Waldron (Harbor Briton) Appreciates Waldon's detailed letter of 1 Sept; will do nothing about the gang rape because Capt. Crofton [Pluto] has been ordered to deal with that. W. shares Waldron's belief that an armed force is needed, if this were possible, to maintain order in Fortune Bay. As for American whalers in Hermitage Bay, "I fear that it is an evil that scarcely can be remedied". Same with our herring fishery. Cannot station a vessel at Grand Jervise because none is available. Hopes to provide [armed] shallops next year and welcomes any further advice.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 333-334)
186-187 9 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Concerning tenders for boats, horses, carriages; feels that 2 days isn;t enough time for a response.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 335)
187-188 9 Sept 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Received Waldegrave's of today's date just as he was perusing tenders from people who responded to the call. Thinks everyone responded who will respond, but if W. wants him to give more time, he will.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 336). Adds details about the 9 tenders received [not in D'Alberti transcript]
188-189 10 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Commanding officers of the Volunteers a 24-pdr is to be moved from Ft William to King's Wharf. Divine Service as usual. Volunteers have been allowed rations since 1794 on those days that they drill. This hasn't happened since Waldegrave arrived. Rations will be stopped if they don't drill.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 337-338)
189 10 Sept 1797 Waldegrave William I. Eppes, Commissary No rations to be issued for anyone not listed in the weekly returns, which he is henceforth to receive.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 339)
190 10 Sept 1797 Waldegrave   Col. Skinner can retain the field near Ft William "on sufferance only".  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 340)
190-192 10 Sept 1797  John Sawer, Nathan Parker, Frances Murphy (on behalf of)officers & non-coms of the Volunteers Waldegrave Memorial concerning ration allowance; they defend their performance since 1793, emphasizing service even at great personal expense, though they admit they've not drilled since Waldegrave's arrival.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 341-343)
192 11 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. John Hierlihy Garrison Order: concerning when garrison gates are to be shut; no one thereafter to leave withoutwritten  permission.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 344)
193 11 Sept 1797 Eppes (Commissary) Waldegrave Has received W.'s instructions regarding future "mode of issuing Rations" (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 345)
193 11 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. John Hierlihy General order: In future, guards are to be relieved at 10 am instead of 8 am. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 346)
193-194 11 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Orders repairs to the "inside passage leading to the Officers' Necessary" (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 347)
194 11 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Customs officers (St. John's) No vessels to enter or leave port without written verification that the Master had made a report of her arrival or intended departure. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 348)
194 11 Sept 1797 Peter McKie (Customs) Rance Will comply with the directive about vessel clearances. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 349)
195 10 Sept 1797 Robert Carter (Ferryland) Waldegrave Apprehended and jailed William Campbell, a deserter from HMS Surprize; planned to send him to St. John's when Capt. Crofton appeared. Instead, sent him on schooner Nelly in custody of 2 recruiting officers taking passage on the schooner. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 350)
195-196 11 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Reaffirms strict procedure (of Aug. 9) to be followed in forbidding admission to fort after hours; soldiers to be punished if caught with such persons. Hierlihy to post this notice at each gate. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 351)
196-197 28 Aug 1797 Isaac Follett (Trepassey) Waldegrave Submits accounts of fines, fees, license collected since 1780. Explains an issue regarding request by "Gentlemen of the Harbor" in 1789 to use some of that revenue to pay for a court house & jail. The surrogate at the time, Capt. Jacob Waller, refused.  In 1794 the Chief Justice authorized the expense. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 352-353)
197-198 12 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Isaac Follett (Trepassey) Concerning a dispute between Edmond Kiley & John Richards, both of St. Mary's, over a seized boat and land; Follett is to investigate. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 354)
198-201 12 Sept 1797 Capt James Winter (Volunteers) Waldegrave Lengthy explanation why his men cannot drill as expected (and thereby receive their ration allowances). Basically, claims the men are so well trained that they don't need that much training. The rations don't offset their expense and time. The men volunteered to serve their king, not for the rations. They served well when the French appeared in 1796. Now, their masters need fishermen at a time when labour is scarce; fishery will suffer if the men are forced to take time to drill. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 355-357)
201-205 15 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Capt. Winter W. is impressed that the "Volunteers are arrived at a degree of perfection in their Military exercises that no regular Troops on earth ever yet attain'd" W.'s letter continues to drip sarcasm as he pick Winter's arguments apart. Reaffirms that volunteers will receive rations only for military services rendered. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 358-362)
205-206 14 Sept 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Has extended time for people to respond to call for tenders to provide horses, carts; has also employed the "Bell Man" to give notice. No further tenders were submitted. Shall he therefore rely on those who initially responded by 9 Sept? (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 363)
206-207 14 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard He is to deal with those people who replied by 9 Sept. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 364)
207-208 14 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates (St. John's) Concerning request by Alexander Cormack, merchant & resident of St. John's, to enclose a parcel of land; magistrates are to arrange for 4 "ancient Inhabitants" of St. John's to survey the land agreeable to the procedure defined in W.'s order of 25 August. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 365)
208-209 14 Sept 1797 Alexander Cormack Waldegrave Explains that in Oct 1793 he applied to Gov. Richard King to enclose a parcel of land. King agreed, but Cormack has lost the letter. Waldegrave has since ordered the fence taken down. Cormack requests confirmation of his grant. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 366)
209 15 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy General Order: Artificers employed on defence works to be exempt from regimental duty; married soldiers may continue to live in town but must quit the garrison when the gates close. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 367)
210-211 15 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Lieut. General Prince Edward (Halifax) Response to his of 24 Aug.; "His Majesty's positive Commands can alone terminate the contest in question", i.e., the dispute over command precedence and protocol between Waldegrave and Prince Edward. W. is super polite yet continues to imply that he may be in the right; only the King can clear up the dispute. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 368-370)
212 15 Sept 1797 Waldegrave William Isham Eppes (Commissary of Provisions) More on the issue of rations for the Volunteers. W. orders Eppes to refuse to provide Volunteers with rations till further ordered. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 371)
213 15 Sept 1797 Eppes (Commissary, St. John's) Waldegrave Will comply with Waldegrave's orders concerning rations for the Volunteers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 372)
213 15 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy Garrison After Order: Second Gunner David Todrick (Royal Artillery) was absent from evening parade; to be punished with 3 days with the fatigue party on the heights. A second offense will result in court martial. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 373)
214 15 Sept 1797 John Reardon, Darby Donovan, Thomas Christopher, William McCarthy, Luke McCarthy Waldegrave Petitioners live & fish at Quidi Vidi; they fenced in a plot of ground to grow potatoes. They were called into court to explain by what right they did this. They had no more authority than others who did the same. They have served in 2 wars in service of king & country, and are all old men. They request governor to grant them the land. (Witness J. Mason. 3 of the 5 sign with a mark. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 374-375)
215 15 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates (St. John's) Concerning the petition of the men The magistrates are to have 4 "ancient Inhabitants" survey the land in question. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 376)
216 15 Sept 1797 Rance   Open call for anyone having a claim on the land in question; they are to present their claim to the governor's secretary. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 377; transcript gives incorrect date of 13 Sept)
216 16 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnothan Hierlihy Garrison Order: captains of the Volunteers to submit a return of the men in their units; those who received money for their cloathing must be identified. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 378)
217 16 Sept 1797 Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Waldegrave Non-com officer & 8 men are needed to load & stow coal next Monday; they'll need to parade at 7 in order to give time for breakfast. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 379)
217 16 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Will issue the necessary orders for the men to load & stow coal. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 380)
218-219 16 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Captains of the Volunteer Companies Reply to their memorial of 10 Sept (above): willing to accept claim of cash for cloathing allowance of £6/man, but rejects claim for rations when they have not in fact met conditions of service. Will present D. of Portland with their claim and shall comply with his decision. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 381-382)
219 17 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy Garrison Order: troops in future to parade at 6 am; a non-commisioned officer & 8 men to make ready on Monday to load & store coal. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 383)
220 18 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Eppes (Commissary) If provisions in his care are not equal in quality, he is to use the worst first, and this immediately. If any of the proivisions need to be surveyed, Eppes is to apply to the governor to do this before 15 Oct. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 384)
220-221 18 Sept 1797 Eppes (Commissary) Waldegrave All provisions of equal quality except those on Signal Hill (probably inferior because of length of time they've been there). They'll be issued imemdiately to the troops & replaced by what arrived on Triton transport. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 385)
221-222 18 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Eppes (Commissary) Agrees to Eppes' proposal but complains that Eppes did not do this as soon as the Triton arrived; old provisions should always be used before the new. Requests inventory of Signal Hill provisions (how much, how old, whether purchased or sent from England or Ireland). (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 386)
222-224 19 Sept 1797 Eppes (Commissary) Waldegrave Has always used old provisions first except those on Signal Hill which he asssumed were reserved for use in case of enemy attack or by order of the C-in-C. Expected to have used those rations sooner, had rations been issued to Volunteer Corps. All rations are from England & deposited last March, "except the Bread which were on the Coast, as we had not ovens & other conveniences on the Hill to Bake ourselves." Condemned provision were thrown into the sea, as per past practice under Lieut. Gov. Elford. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 387-388) The letter ends with a return of provisions which is not included in the D'Alberti transcript.
224 19 Sept. 1797 Geo. Williams & Arch. Buchanan (Court House) Waldegrave Have arranged to have parcels of land surveyed, but those conducting the survey have not yet reported. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 389)
224-225 7 Sept 1797 Robert Carter (Ferryland) Waldegrave Has received W.'s of 25 Aug. with the enclosure for Capt. Crofton, HM Sloop Pluto.Apologizes for sending Williams (see above, Rance to Carter, 25 Aug 1797); in future, "if I am to meet with an Able Bodied Seaman" he'll send him to St. John's to be examined by "such Gentlemen and Officers" as Waldegrave appoints. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 390)
225-226 7 Sept 1797 Carter (Ferryland) Waldegrave Submits accounts of fines & forfeitures since 1792 & account of licenses granted in 1795. Has a deserter in jail, William Campbell, "a Scotchman" who deserted HMS Surprize; will hold him until Capt. Crofton arrives. List of public houses, their owners, the license fee revenue, in Carter's district (including 9 in Ferryland) granted in 1795 (dated 20 Oct 1795).  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 391; transcript doesn't include 1795 list of licensed houses)
226-227 20 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: concerning delays in submitting returns on weekly rations to the RNfld Volunteers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 392)
227-228 20 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Robert Bollard Takes Bollard to task for failing to comply with proper procedure for sending supplies to the gpvernor's house. Wants a full account before W. leaves Nfld. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 393)
228-229 20 Sept 1797 Waldegrave John Bland Regarding Bland's letter of 1 Sept [see below, pp. 246-252]; W. is surprised that Bland has no copy of his letter to Adm Milbanke "on the Subject of the Murdered Indians"; the letter would have made an impression on government officials in London. First part of Bland's plan "towards the civilization of the Native Indians" sounds good, but W. fears that such proposals will either be welcomed by government "or as bordering upon Quixotism". Not convinced that Bland's ideas about the Eskimo will work because a) there's no affinity between their language & that of the Indians; and b) the severe antipathy between Eskimo & Indians. Will transmit Bland's letter to D. of Portland. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, pp. 394-395)
229 20 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: detachment of RNR on duty at Signal Hill & South Side to attend a field day tomorrow. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 6, p. 396)
230 20 Sept 1797 Waldegrave William I. Eppes Acknowledges receipt of Eppes' letter of 19 Aug.; requests copy of the last report on condemned provisions. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 1)
230-232 20 Sept 1797 Eppes (Commissary Office) Waldegrave Submits report of the most recent survey of condemned provisions (dated 10 Apr 1797); described consistently with words such as "rancid,", "stinking", unfit. These arrived from England on 2 Sept 1796 on the George transport, and were destroyed by being dumped into the sea. Signed by 5 officers & 2 merchants. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 2, and 3-4 for the Report)
232-233 20 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy Garrison After Order: 4 listed men failed to show up yesterday for evgening parade; punishments are assessed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 5)
233-234 20 Sept 1797 Michael D. Dutton Waldegrave Memorial: Dutton was formerly the Surgeon's Mate on HM Armed Sloop Penguin, now a resident of Renews & "Practitionar & Fermeus". In 1775, 6 and 7 he occupied land and has used it for +18 years. Two people then claimed & occupied the land & secured a certificate of occupancy from "old Mr. Carter". He'd employed at great expense a young man to clear & develop the land, then in 1777 Dutton joined the Penguin. Seeks restoration and validation of his claim to the land. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 6-7)
234-235 20 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Robert Carter (Ferryland) Carter is to explain his decision to Dutton. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 8)
236 21 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Eppes Requests a copy of the order by which the survey of the condemned provisions was held. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 9)
236-237 21 Sept 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Submits an account of fuel, candles etc. issued by him for Government House; henceforth will take care to send regular accounts with any barrack stores issued in future. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 10; manuscript includes the account but the transcript does not)
237 21 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Bollard Do not send coal to Government House unless someone is there to measure them; do not send candles for the use of the clerks as thgey will be issued candles from the governor's allowance; regular signed receipts for barrack stores sent for the governor's use are in future to be provided.(See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 11)
238 21 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy Garrison After Order: concerning the guard & ammunition at Carronade Hill. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 12)
238 21 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard to repair the tent at Quidi Vidi Pass which is unserviceable. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 13)
238-239 21 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Capts. Sawer & Parker, Nfld Volunteers Askes them to revise the returns of their companies that they submitted, to include day, month, & year.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 14)
239-240 21 Sept 1797 Richard Reed Waldegrave Requests confirmation of a grant of land on Portugal Cove Road that he received in 1796 from Gov. Wallace; the alarm over the French threat prevented him from getting the documentation then.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 15)
240-241 21 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's They are to arrange to have four or more "ancient Inhabitants" to survey the piece of land that Richard Reed, "Merchant & Resident at St. John's" and report their conclusions to the governor.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 16)
241 22 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy Garrison Order: today is the anniversary of the King's coronation; the garrison troops are to mark the day by firing a salute with the field guns.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 17)
241-242 22 Sept 1797 W.J. Eppes (Commissary) Waldegrave A response to request of 21 Sept for additional details to the survey of provisions.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 18)
242 24 March 1797 Capt. Hierlihy   (Copy of) the order for the provisions survey.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 19)
243 22 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy Garrison After Order: Non-coms & men assigned to move coal are not to be taken from that service until it is done.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 20)
243 22 Sept 1797 Bollard (Barrack Office, St. John's) Waldegrave Requests permission to purchase baords from Henry Phillips to make small repairs.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 22)
244 22 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Perrmission granted to purchase the boards.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 23)
244-245 22 Sept 1797 (Rev.) J. Harries Waldegrave His predecessor had permission from Gov. Elliot (he thinks) to enclose some land; the fences have since been destroyed. Seeks permission to enclose the land again.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 24)
245-246 22 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates (St. John's) They are to arrange to have four or more "ancient Inhabitants" survey the land (about 12 acres) requested by Rev. J. Harries which his predecessor (Rev. Walter Price) had enclosed, and to report their findings to the governor.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 25)
247-252 1 Sept 1797 John Bland (Bonavista) J.P. Rance No copy survives of the letter he sent to Adm Milbanke concerning the natives. He got his information from Mr. Salter, an "agent to a house in Fogo". Describes the incident: Indian man and his wife murdered, their child rescued, taken to Trinity, cared for by Mr. & Mrs Stone who took her to England where she later died. Men worked for Mr. Peyton of Poole; had a salmon fishery in Bay of Exploits. Peyton had a reputation for persecution of the Indians. Those who propose plans to contact the Indians are viewed with suspucion; nevertheless, he'll try. Start by capturing some Indians; use soldiers to do this with aid of some Eskimos (thinks there may be a language affinity). Use local guides; protect soldiers from arrows with suitable padding. Indians frequent the coast in summer, so use "fast rowing wherries" to pursue them if at sea. Failing a summer capture, do this in winter when they can easily be tracked. Had Peyton done this rather than persecute them, a good relationship might have been developed. Some object that natives are "untameable and malignant"; Bland disagrees. Others say natives have been so badly treated that they'll avoid contact; this is all the more reason to try. Indians have a "natural right" to this island as they are native to it. Warns that if relations continue as they have, the Indians will be exterminated (as the Spanish did to natives in their control). (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 26-32)
253-254 11 Sept 1797 5 merchants & agents of Trepassey Waldegrave Request for defensive measures such as were applied by Gov. Edwards during the American war (outport batteries, ammunition, some Artillery men); very effective ("no Privateer dared to approach it, by which means our Property was saved from the Enemy"); French frigate in 1796 was discouraged upon discovering the fort. Would like the defences repaired, the gun carriages replaced, the cannon increased in number & size. For further information, ask Capt Graves, HMS Venus (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 33-34)
255 23 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. J. Hierlihy Garrison Order: concerning a Court Martial to be assembled for the trial of Sgt Roger Fahey & Corp. John West, Royal Nfld Regt (no details as to charges).  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 35)
255-256 23 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Charles Garland Frances Obey, late of Great Belleisle but now of St. John's, maintains that Joseph Gulley & Edward Cooper took over land at Great Belleisle that she and her late husband had cultivated & occupied for many years. She wants the land back. Garland is to look into the matter and report to the governor "a correct statement of the case".  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 36)
256 23 Sept 1797 Waldegrave   Memo: damages sustained by HMS Mercury during recent cruise are greater than can be repaired before she is scheduled to depart (5 Oct) in convoy with trade bound for Portugal, should there be enough assembled at St. John's.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 37)
256-257 23 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Customs Officers (St. John's) requests a return of the number of merchant vessels at St. John's & outports which are preparing for departure to Portugal on 5 Oct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 38)
257 23 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. J. Hierlihy Garrison After Order: various orders relating to garrison (increase in guard number, approval of court martial sentence, guard to parade, guard at Quidi Vidi to be withdrawn).  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 39)
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260 25 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates (St. John's) acknowledges theirs of today's date, indicating notice has been given that licenses for public houses next year will be issued 9 Oct, and asking whether the governor wishes to change the number of licenses granted. Waldegrave indicates that licenses are to be withdrawn from "any Publicans of notorious character"  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 40)
260-261 25 Sept 1797 Father James O'Donel (RC priest) Waldegrave His house, chapel & garden sit on less than an acre. He would like to be granted an 8 acre plot "above the old hospital". Admirals Campbell and King had offered him a larger plot but, at the time, he didn't need it.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 41)
261-262 25 Sept 1797 Rance, Waldegrave Magistrates (St. John's) Concerning Father O'Donel's request for land; requires them to arrange to have 4 or more "ancient Inhabitants" survey the requested land and report to the governor.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 42)
262-263 26 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. J. Hierlihy Garrison Order: concerning dogs in and around the garrison. Those owning dogs to report this; strange dogs to be chased off; dogs to be leashed. "All dogs Straggling about the Fort after Gun Fire to be bayonetted by the Centinels [sic], or hanged by the Guard."  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 43)
263-264 26 Sept 1797 William Hill Waldegrave When the French threatened in 1796, Gov. Wallace ordered all inhabitants to turn their muskets in to the garrison. After the threat ended, most people had their weapons returned, but Hill's two "ducking Guns" were not. In his absence, Hill's wife applied for their return, but they were not returned and had seemingly vanished. Hill himself had applied to the colonel without success. Hill wants his guns back, having suffered previous losses that he cannot endure (loss of property to fire, loss of his brig when the French captured it while it was returning from Quebec). Hill had once helped save the officers & crew of 74-gun L'Hector and now desires that his losses be recognized.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 44-45)
264-265 20 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Customs Officers (St. John's) Governor is to be the first to received intelligence from Europe; no one is therefore to be allowed onto any ships arriving from Europe before it has first been boarded by an officer from the flagship. Any small boat attempting to approach an incoming vessel first will be fired upon.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 46)
265 26 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Customs Officers (St. John's) As soon as they learn that 15 vessels are readyy to sail for Portugal, a frigate will be dispatched with them immediately.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 47)
265-266 26 Sept 1797 Peter McKie (Collector), Arch. Buchanan (Navy Officer), St. John's Rance They will comply with the order as soon as 15 vessels are ready to sail for the coast of Portugal  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 48)
266 26 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. J. Hierlihy Garrison Order: the forts to fire at any boats attempting to board an incoming vessel before it's been inspected by an officer from a warship.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 49)
266-267 27 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave William Isham Eppes (Commissary) Any report with the governor prior to his departure for England must be submitted by 20 Oct. (postscript: same sent to Bollard, Acting Barrack Master)  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 50)
267 27 Sept 1797 Eppes Rance Shall comply with the order to communicate before 20 Oct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 51)
268 27 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Col. Thomas Skinner Any official communications with the governor before his departure must be made before 24 Oct; any requiring a response must be made by 22 Oct. (postscript: similar letter sent to Peter McKie, Deputy Comptroller of Customs)  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 52)
268-269 27 Sept 1797 Waldegrave Col. Thomas Skinner Concerning complaint of Mr. Hill; investigate what happened to Hill's ducking guns -- any written or verbal orders dating back to Wallace's original instructions? Did the guns end up in ordnance stores?  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 53)
269-270 27 Sept 1797 Waldegrave D. Matthews Has received his of 23 Sept by Capt Warren of HM Sloop Shark; will forward his packet to D. of Portland. W. is pleased that Shark's visit to "Sidney" [Sydney] was beneficial to the inhabitants of the town. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 54)
270-271 23 Sept 1797 C. Matthews, President of HM Council (Sydney, NS) Waldegrave [copy of] the letter to which W. referred in his letter. Grateful for arrival of Shark; reassures the inhabitants who fear an attack on the coal mines. Prince Edward had promised to send them a warship but none has appeared for several years. Farmers in the area welcome the sloop's arrival & opportunity to sell them some cattle & other produce which, for lack of a market, is in surplus there. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 55-56)
271-272 28 Sept 1797 Thomas Skinner (St. John's) Rance acknowledges receipt of his of 27 Sept. regarding communications with governor before his departure for England (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 57)
272 28 Sept 1797 Peter McKie, Dep. Customs (St. John's) Rance Shall comply with request made by Rance to communicate with governor before his departure (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 58)
272-273 29 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: from 25 March to 29 Sept, evening gun to be fired at 9 pm; from 30 Sept to 25 March, at 8 pm. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 59)
273 29 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison After Order: Keys to the garrison bomb proofs to be delivered to the Ordnance Storekeeper. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 60)
273 30 Sept 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: for relief of detachment of Artillery at Signal Hill & Amherst Tower. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 61)
274 30 Sept 1797 Thomas Skinner Waldegrave Has made every enquiry about Mr. Hill's duck muskets but nothing further has been learned. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 62)
274 1 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: Troops of both garrisons to parade at Fort Townshend; Capt. of the day & an officer from each company to attend divine service. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 63)
275 1 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave William I. Eppes He is to continue to issue rations to Simon Milnes, a labourer at Gov't House, as per order first issued by Gov. Wallace. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 64)
275-276 1 Oct 1797 Col. Skinner Waldegrave Recommends that Capt. Hierlihy's appointment as Fort Major by Sir James Wallace be continued and confirmed, and that he be compensated for this duty back to the date of his first appointment (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 65)
276-277 2 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Reprimands the officer of the Main Guard who complained in his report that the fuel allowance was not sufficient; such complaints should be made within the chain of command. Private Timothy Walsh to be punished for being drunk on duty. Garrison Court Martial to assemble for trial of Private James Cloughney. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 66)
277-278 2 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Robert Bollard, Acting Ordnance Storekeeper Bollard is ordered to supply various sundry items reported deficient at Guard Rooms of Forts Townshend & William. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 67)
278-279 2 Oct 1797 Capt. J. MacBraire, Royal Nfld Regt (St. John's) Waldegrave Report passed on by Charles Garland, magistrate in Harbour Grace, concerning two deserters reported at "Cubits" (Cupids); fearing capture, they moved on to "Brickas" (Brigus), took a boat from William Pearcey, a planter, & went to Carbonear. From there, one (Thomas Hughes, Royal Artillery) went to Trinity, the other kept the boat and went into the fishery. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 68)
279-280 2 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Charles Garland (Harbour Grace) Passes on the information about the two deserters; Garland is to make every effort to apprehend Hughes and to find out who alerted them in Cupids that they were in danger of being found and captured there. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 69-70)
280 3 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: captains of the Volunteer Corps to make out & submit to Major Charleton proper returns of all men in their companies so that proper quantity of rations can be issued. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 71)
280-281 3 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Principal merchants of Trepassey Responds to theirs of 11 Sept, requesting appropriate steps to improve the posture of defences there; Capt Graves, HMS Venus, confirms their assessment of the weak defences. But Waldegrave is not sympathetic. The defences were established at Trepassey in 1779 by Gov. Edwards (as well as at Bay Bulls, Ferryland, Renews, St. Marys, Harbour Grace, Temple Bay, Fogo). Merchants at these places paid bond to guarantee that the defences would be maintained. Instead, they were neglected at Trepassey, & probably everywhere else. Waldegrave sees no point in investing anew in harbour defences since, in all probability, they too will again suffer neglect. Nevertheless, he'll pass their concerns & request on to D. of Portland & will comply with their wishes should Portland so instruct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7,pp. 72-73)
282 3 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Robert Bollard, Ordnance Storekeeper (St. John's) Bollard is to supply HM Sloop Shark with specified ordnance stores.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 74)
282-283 3 Oct 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Seamen from Shark who are unloading coals are unable to do so tomorrow; requests a work detail from the garrison to continue that task.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 75)
283 3 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison After Order: to assemble a work detail to unlaod the carts & store the coal for the garrison tomorrow.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 76)
284-285 3 Oct 1797 William Colborne Waldegrave Defends his actions in reporting the inadequacy of the fuel available for the use of the guard. His complaint wasn't about the amount of fuel allowed, but rather, the amount of fuel actually available (only 2 sticks of firewood). Insists that he was only complying with established garrison orders. Includes extract of garrison orders of 2 Nov. 1796 & 18 May 1797 regarding procedures in submitting reports (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 77-78; transcript incorrectly identifies him as "Colbourne")
285 4 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Sentence of the Court Martial under direction of Capt. John MacBraire, President, to be carried out tomorrow morning.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 79)
286 4 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Robert Bollard, Ordnance Storekeeper William Hill to be paid £5 in compensation for the lost ducking muskets.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 80)
287 4 Oct 1797 Bollard Waldegrave According to Corporal Dent, 6 to 8 sticks of firewood were turned over on 29 Sept. as fuel for the Guard and delivered by a party of the Guard sent by Sgt. Stickley.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 81)
287-288 4 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Archibald Buchanan Requests information as to when the land adjacent to the dockyard was granted.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 82)
288 3 Oct 1797 Isaac Follett (Trepassey) Waldegrave Response to W.'s of 12 Sept concerning Edmond Riley & John Richards about a garden. Follett has sent to St. Mary's to have both men to show cause for their actions. They promise to comply as soon as "their Fish is off their Room"  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 83)
289 5 Oct 1797 Waldegrave William I. Eppes, Commissary of Provisions He is to provide a daily ration to Andrew Greenlaw from 20 July last until further order for "his long and faithful Service to His Majesty"  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 84; transcript doesn't provide Greenlaw's name)
289 5 Oct 1797 Eppes Waldegrave Eppes will comply with Waldegrave's directive.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 85)
290 5 Oct 1797 Thomas Skinner Waldegrave Very concerned to have received a letter from Col. Brownrigg by way of C-in-C the Duke of York which places Skinner in a "cruel" place; asks Waldegrave to explain the true situation to His Royal Highness.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 86)
290-291 1 Jul 1797 Col. Robert Brownrigg (Horse Guards) Lt. Col. Skinner [Copy] D. of York asked him to transmit the extract of a letter from His Royal Highness Prince Edward, claiming that Skinner absented himself from Nfld without the permission of the Prince, who is Commander of the district  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 87)
291-292 1 June 1797 Prince Edward Col. Brownigg [extract] reports to General Prescott the absence of Major Skinner without permission from his command in Nfld; Prescott confirms that Skinner did not have his permission either. Skinner left Nfld on 10 Dec in the frigate Venus  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 88)
292-293 5 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Skinner All this occurred before Waldegrave took on his duties in Nfld, but if questioned by his superiors, he shall "vindicate your conduct on the occasion."  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 89)
293-294 5 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: Concedes that Colborne acted in compliance with orders about reporting to his superiors, but insists that the Guard that day did receive more wood, and that any blame about insufficient fuel should therefore rest with Colborne. In future, wood for fuel is to be measured and accounted for, and divided fairly for all. Sentence of court maretial is to be carried out.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 90-91)
295 2 Oct 1797 John Evans (Placentia) Rance an account of the licenses for public houses in his district; fewer public houses than in past years because of the decline of trade in Placentia.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 92)
296 6 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: orders a court martial for trial of Sgt. McLarty; two soldiers to be punished with work detail for being absent without leave after sunset.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 93)
296 6 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Convoy for Portugal will sail on Monday next unless 15 vessels should be ready to sail earlier.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 94)
296-297 6 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: orders for the working party to parade, then breakfast, then back to work.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 95)
297 7 Oct 1797 Robert Bollard, Acting Barrack Master Waldegrave Stores hold nearly all the coal they can; he must therefore hire horses & carts to transport remainder to the bomb proofs & coal yards. Will need additional men.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 96)
298 7 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Bollard He has isued orders for the additional men to move remaining coal.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 97)
298-299 28 Sept 1797 G.C. Jenner (Harbour Grace) Waldegrave Submits some notes about the Indians which were given him by Lieut. G.C. Pulling, RN; postscript indicates that the notes were so "voluminous" that they could not be included in this book.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 98)
299 7 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Bollard Bollard is to supply some furniture for Frederick's Battery and a new hatch for Amherst Tower.
300 8 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Rev. Jenner (Harbour Grace) Acknowledges Jenner's letter withPulling's notes about the Indians.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 99)
300 8 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison After Order: men needed to load coal into carts for use of the garrison.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 100)
301 9 Oct 1797 Col. Skinner Waldegrave presents memorial of Andrew Greenlaw, "a most deserving Man" (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 101)
301-302 9 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates of the several districts (Circular): requests a return of guns & ordnance stores with their state and condition, to be transmitted to England.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 102)
302-306 10 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Johnathan Hierlihy, Fort Major (Proceedings of a court martial) Garrrison Order: Court Martial held 7 Oct.; William Eppes, President of the court, members of the court listed. Sgt. John McLarty is tried and acquitted of the charge of neglect of duty. Waldegrave does not approve of the acquital: "the sentence [is] wholly disproved of by the commander in chief, the proceedings having been as unmilitary as devoid of reason and equity". McLarty was to deliver the Parole & orders to the Fort Major and attend Parade but did not return until late in the day. Testimony of officers confirmed this and McLarty does not deny what happened, but claimed he was distributing women's & children's rations and delayed by this. Despite lack of strong defence, the court acquits him. Waldegrave insists that the sentence undermines military discipline. Court reconvenes 9 Oct; arrives at same conclusion, that McLarty did not neglect his duty. Waldegrave finds the prosecution's rationale "repugnant" but he accepts that the court won't change its mind. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 103-107); see below, pp. 324-327 for proceedings of court martial of 9 Oct.
307-308 10 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: C-in-C has set up a charitable subscription for the poor, but voluntary donations are not enough to address the need. Therefore, to give the charity a secure degree of permanence, Waldegrave proposes that privates of the Regiment who hire themselves out for civilian service and thereby earn considerable income, shall be stopped one penny per shilling earned, to be donated to the fund. Artillery privates to donate 6 pence per month out of their pay to the fund. These are "only recommendations" and the privates are free to donate or not. But those who do not may not draw from the fund themselves, nor may they hire themselves out as labourers or artificers.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 108-109)
309-310 10 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison After Order: Non-coms & privates sent on a garrison duty may not be detained for regimental orders; these are to be sent by a person designated with the task. Those sent on a garrison duty must be signed out of the garrison, with the times noted when they leave and return. A corporal's guard to be stationed on the wharf to prevent boats from being taken away. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 110)
310-311 10 Oct 1797 Bollard (Barrack Office) Waldegrave requests guard be posted at wharf to protect boats belonging to the Barrack Office and in use for that office. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 111)
311-312 10 Oct 1797 Bollard Waldegrave Proposing a scheme to regularize the system of payment for soldiers employed by the Barrack Office. Those who sign for pay often cannot write, and spoil the pay lists, so he wants one person assigned to take care of issuing and recording pay. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 112)
312 10 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Bollard W. is "astonished" to discover that what Bollard proposes with respect to the issuing of pay to soldiers is in direct contradiction to Bollard's instructions from the Barrack Master General.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 113)
313 11 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: Governor wishes to see the entire regiment tomorrow (sentinels excepted); Sgt. McLarty to be released from confinement.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 114)
313-314 11 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Proclamation: Concerning the fund he had proposed to assist the poor; he now proposes that a system of "voluntary" contributions be established among civilians, based on wages received, to be collected from fishing servants by their masters. Those who do not contribute may not themselves benefit from the fund.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 115-116)
314 11 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Rev. O'Donnel Desires O'Donel's endorsement of the proposed method of securing donations to the charity fund.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 117)
314-315 11 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates & principal inhabitants of... Requests that they establish a committee to collect and administer the charity fund to purchase clothing, provisions, etc. for the poor in their districts.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 118)
316-317 11 Oct 1797 Jonathan Macurdy (Surgeon, St. John's) Waldegrave Late Oct. 1793, he secured permission of Gov. Sir Richard King to enclose a piece of land on which to raise livestock & vegetables; King promised to make the grant permanent upon his return in the spring but this never happened. He requests that the grant be regularized. Description of the piece of land is provided.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 119-120)
317-318 11 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's) Directs them to arrange with 4 or more "ancient Inhabitants" to survey the piece of land requested by Macurdy and to report their conclusions to W.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 121)
318-319 11 Oct 1797 David Duggin, Acting Surgeon of the RN Regt Waldegrave Requests a grant for an 8-acre piece of land that has never been occupied.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 122)
319-320 11 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's Directs them to arrange with 4 or more "ancient Inhabitants" to survey the piece of land requested by Duggin and to report their conclusions to W.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 123)
320 11 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Notice: anyone with claims to a parcel of land [requested by Duggin] is to report such claims on or before 18 Oct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 124)
321 11 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates of St. John's Andrew Greenlaw has presented a petition to enclose a piece of land; directs them to arrange with 4 or more "ancient Inhabitants" to survey the land and to report their conclusions to W.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 125)
322 [11 Oct 1797] George Winter, Lieut. of Volunteers Waldegrave Memorial describes his service in the Volunteers, and petitions for a small parcel of land, "about Six Acres"  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 126)
323 11 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates, SJ Directs them to arrange with 4 or more "ancient Inhabitants" to survey the parcel of land requested by George Winter and report their findings to W.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 127)
324 11 Oct 1797 David Duggin Waldegrave Was promised a parcel of land, about 6 acres, by Sir James Wallace and asks that Waldegrave approve the grant; points out that the land was surveyed by Mr. Eastaff.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 128)
324-327 9 Oct 1797 William Eppes, President   Proceedings of Sgt. McLarty's court martial for neglect of duty and being absent without leave from evening Parade on Signal Hill on 4 Oct. McLarty acquitted of the charges.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 129-131)
327-328 13 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: Commissary of Provisions to report whether Volunteers have received their provisions up to Waldegrave's arrival; what provisions remain on Signal Hill; have any provisions been found unfit; if provisions are known to be or found to be unfit; this is to be reported; garrison court martial to be held for Privates George Johnson, Richard Butler,  William Wisser.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 132)
328 13 Oct 1797 Bollard, Ordnance Office & Maj. Thomas Charleton, R Artillery (St. John's) Waldegrave Lacks junk for wads for the artillery; requests some from the warships.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 133)
329 13 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Bollard, Charleton W. Has given the necessary orders to have warships supply the necessary junk. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 134)
329-330 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   Capt. John Bulger, RN Reg't, requested a grant of land promised to him by Sir James Wallace; land has been surveyed and is proven unclaimed, so Waldegrave grants the land to Bulger. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 135-136)
331 22 Sept 1797 Archibald Buchanan Rance Submits requested survey of land by 3 ancient inhabitants (a fourth was also assigned but left the harbour before it could be completed). (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 137)
331-332 18 Sept 1797 George Hutchings, James Winter, Michael Little   Their report of the survey they conducted on a parcel of land. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 138)
332-333 19 Sept 1797 George Hutchings, James Winter, Michael Little   Their report of surveys conducted on parcels of land fenced in or tilled by the following people: Luke McCarthy, Darby Dunnevin, William McCarthy, David Connors, John Granville, John Carroll. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 139-140)
333-334 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   Following a survey of a parcel of land, Alexander Cormack, "Merchant and Inhabitant", is granted permission to occupy a parcel of land that he had requested.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 141-142)
335-336 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   Following a survey of a parcel of land, Luke McCarthy and John Reardon, "fishermen of Quiddy Viddy", are granted a parcel of land that they had fenced in.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 143-144)
336 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   A similar grant is given for Darby Dunnovan for a small parcel of land that he had requested and which has been properly surveyed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 145)
336-337 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   A similar grant of land is given to William McCarthy. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 146)
337 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   A similar grant is given for land to David Connors. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 147)
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13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   A similar grant of land is given to John Gravill. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 148)
339 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   John Carroll is granted the land for which he had petitioned. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 149)
339-340 30 Sept 1797 George Williams, Archibald Buchanan Rance, Waldegrave They submit the report of the persons directed to survey a parcel of land. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 150)
340-341 25 Sept 1797 George Hutchings, James Winter, Michael Little, Thomas Wakeham   The report that they have prepared after surveying a particular parcel of land. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 151)
340-341 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   Richard Reed, "Merchant and Inhabitant of St. John's," is granted permission to keep the land [details provided] that he had enclosed and cultivated with Gov. Wallace's permission the previous year.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 152-153)
343 6 Oct 1797 George Williams, Arch. Buchanan Rance Submit the report of the persons who surveyed the land requested by Mr. O'Donnell, "Roman Catholic Clergyman"  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 154)
343-344 2 Oct 1797 George Hutchings, James Winter, Michael Little   The report they prepared after surveying a piece of land (8-9 acres), details provided.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 155)
344-345 13 Oct 1797 Rance, Waldegrave   Mr. O'Donnell "(Roman Catholic Clergyman)" is granted the land he had requested (details provided).  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 156-157)
346 13 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Memorandum: a convoy will be sent from St. John's on 10 Nov. with such trade as is ready to sail for England (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 158)
346-347 13 Oct 1797 William I. Eppes, Commissary Waldegrave Report of the Commissary on the provisions at Signal Hill. This is a report about the quantity and distribution of the flour and bread at Signal Hill. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 159)
347, 350 14 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order (incomplete; pages 348-349 are missing). The document begins with reference to the Court Martial of Sgt. John McLarty for neglect of duty; pages 348-349 should follow but are missing. Instead, the volume jumps to p. 350 where the case of Private William Wilson, confined for desertion but released to the Surgeon because he suffers from "a fever of dropsy". Another garrison court martial this morning is dissolved after hearing the case of Corp. Richard Butler and Private William Messer; Troops of the garrison to parade next Monday and sentence of the court martial to be acriied out. [Any details are in the missing pages]. Not in the D'Albert transcripts.
350-351 14 Oct 1797 2nd Lieut William Thomas Skinner, Royal Reg't Artillery Waldegrave On 2 Oct he inspected the provisions and found 4 barrels of pork "totally unfit for Men to eat". (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 160)
351 14 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave William Eppes, Commissary Citing Eppes' report in which he stated that a portion of the provisions to be surveyed is small, and which the troops refused to eat; governor wants more details (at what time and by which troops were the provisions refused). (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 161)
352 15 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: Troops of both garrisons to parade before 11 am; captain of the day & 4 officers from each company to attend divine service. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 167)
352-353 15 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Capt. Phillip Ian Cortlandt, C.O. at Placentia He is to submit a correct return of the guns & ordnance stores at Placentia, together with a description of their state & condition; as W. will most likely have left for England before the report arrives, he is to send it to the C.O. at St. John's to be forwarded to W. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 168)
353 15 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Court of Inquiry for Sgt. McLarty is dissolved; Private Isaac Stephens to be assigned 10 days in Fort Townshend clearing the drains as punishment for being absent from yesterday's evening parade without leave. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 169)
353-357 14 Oct 1797 Maj. Thomas Charleton (President), Capt. Daniel Gahan, Capt. David Darling, Lt. Robert Burton, Lt. Walter Michell   Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into charges against Sgt. McLarty for neglect of duty; questions to various witnesses and answers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 170-175)
358-364 15 Oct 1797 Thomas Skinner, Capt., Royal Engineers Waldegrave Response to W.'s letter of 5 August concerning "the defective and ruinous situation of all the Fortifications of this Harbor"; submits a detailed description of each and every element of the fixed harbour defences, including: Fort Townshend, Fort William, Chain Rock battery, South Side batteries (Frederick's Battery), Fort Amherst, South Side hills, Northern Heights, Wallace's Battery. Skinner evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each work as well as their strengths in supporting one another, against the likeliest attacks. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 176-182)
365 15 Oct 1797 William Eppes, Commissary Rance In reply to his of 14 Oct, the provisions were refused by the Artillery about 2 weeks before, and were subsequently issued to the Quidi Vidi Volunteers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 183)
365-366 15 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's Circular: conveys governor's disapproval that they failed to acknowledge receipt of W.'s letter of 13 Aug; a duplicate is included here. They are to obey the instructions. They are also to provide copy of their proceedings from 1 Oct to following 1 June, using the attached format (a sample is included). (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 184; transcript does not include the sample format.
366-367 16 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy The 4 barrels of pork that Lt. Skinner found unfit to eat are to be taken out of storage so that they can be surveyed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 185)
367 16 Oct 1797 William I. Eppes, Commissary Waldegrave The provisions mentioned by Lt. Skinner were issued to the Quidi Vidi Volunteers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 186)
368 16 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Lt. Skinner, R. Artillery He is to elaborate on the inspection of the provisions that led to his conclusion that the pork was unfit to eat: did anyone else witness the inspection? What remarks did Skinner make during the inspection? How many pieces of pork were inspected, number of "Hocks" in each barrel. Be precise; the matter appears to need further investigation. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 187)
368-369 16 Oct 1797 (Rance for Waldegrave) Capt. Hierlihy Garrison After Order: Private John Griffis to spend 10 days clearing garrison drains as punishment for being absent without leave from evening parade. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 188)
369-370 16 Oct 1797 7 merchants & inhabitants Waldegrave In response to W.'s letter recommending the creation of a market for the toen, they have identified a piece of vacant land between the church and the water, and propose (with his permission & appropriate orders to the magistrates) to "enclose it, build Shambles and a Slaughter House", and compel everyone with fresh meat to bring it there to be killed. If the governor reimburses them for all this, they'll give up title to it. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 189)
370-371 16 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates, St. John's They are to make enquiry whether the land proposed for a market is free of encumbrances and claims. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 190)
371 1 Oct 1797 Charles Garland (Harbour Grace) James Purkis Rance Submits survey in response to request by Francis Obeys for occupancy of a fishing room at Great Bell Isle Cove. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 191)
372 1 Oct 1797 Charles Garland, Suerrogate (Harbour Grace)   Statement of Francis Obeys Case: a summary of Obeys background, previous 2 husbands, the fishing station they operated (including structures) at Great Bell Isle Cove; "she] was esteem'd a Woman of good Character". Knows nothing about the allegation that Joseph Gulley & Edward Cooper have taken possession of the place, but will make inquiry; at present, there is neither flake nor structures of any kind in the fishing room. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 192)
373 16 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Charles Garland Needs more information; since it's late in the season, he expects Garland to report to W. upon his return in the spring. Meanwhile, if the case can be settled between claimants and Obey, Garland should proceed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 193)
374-375 16 Oct 1797 Lt. William Thomas Skinner Waldegrave Further report on the condemned barrels of pork. Describes the process of inspection; Capt. Gahan was witness, and a soldier thrust his finger deep into one piece which would not have been possible with good meat. Each barrel should have 52 pieces, including 4 hocks; this one had 50 pieces, of which 7 were hocks. He didn't count the pieces in the other barrels but they were as yellow as the first. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 198-199)
375-377 1 Oct 1797 Capt. Ambrose Crofton, HM Sloop Pluto Vice Adm. William Waldegrave Extract of a letter describing his visit to St. Pierre and what he learned about the appearance there by the French in Sept. 1795 [sic; it was 1796] , its destruction by the French, and their departure leaving none of the people behind. Crofton reaffirms British sovereignty over St. Pierre & Miquelon, in obedience to the orders of Gov. William Waldegrave. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 200-202)
378-379 17 Sept 1797 Capt. Ambrose Crofton, HM Sloop Pluto Vice Adm. William Waldegrave Extract of a letter dated 21 Aug 1797 describing his actions on the French Shore and the Labrador coast. Left Croque Harbour and headed to Temple Bay where 3 French warships, which had been detached from the squadron commanded by Adm Richery, stayed 2 days after the settlement had been abandoned by its inhabitants. The French destroyed the settlement including 2 forts erected by the merchants for their defence. Crofton reaffirms British sovereignty. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 195-197)
380 11 Aug 1797 Waldegrave Crofton Extract of orders by which Crofton proceeded to St. Pierre and reclaimed the island for the British. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 194)
380-382 17 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Court of Inquiry, called in response to Lt. Skinner's letter of 14 Oct., reporting the 4 barrels of pork unfit to eat. The authority and porcedures of the court of inquiry are defined. A secret clause specifies that certain documents are not to be opened until after the Court of Inquiry is assembled. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 203-205).
382-383 17 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: to establish a Court of Inquiry acomprising the specified officers. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 206)
383 17 Oct 1797 Commanding officers, Corps of Volunteers Waldegrave They propose a field day for the volunteers so that they can be reviewed by W. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 207)
383-387 17 Oct 1797 Maj. Charleton (prsident) plus four officers   Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry into the grounds on which Lieut. Skinner based his conclusions concerning the condemned pork; testimony of several witnesses.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 208-214)
387-388 18 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Waldegrave will review the Nfld Volunteers on 21 Oct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 215)
388 18 Oct 1797 Geo. Williams, Arch. Buchanan Rance Submit reports of the persons who surveyed several parcels of land for Rev. John Harries, Geortge Winter, David Duggin, Andrew Greenlough  as per Waldegrave's orders of 22 Sept & 11 Oct.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 216)
388-389 14 Oct 1797 James Winter, George Hutchings, Michael Little, Thomas Wakeham   Report on a parcel of land that they surveyed; details provided.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 162-163). [Land requested by Rev. Harries; see below]
390 14 Oct 1797 James Winter, George Hutchings, Michael Little, Thomas Wakeham   Report on a parcel of land that they surved; details provided.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 164). [Land requested by George Winter; see below]
390-391 14 Oct 1797 James Winter, George Hutchings, Michael Little, Thomas Wakeham   Report on a piece of land that they surveyed; details provided.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 165). [Land requested by David Duggin; see below]
391-392 14 Oct 1797 James Winter, George Hutchings, Michael Little, Thomas Wakeham   Report on a piece of land that they surveyed; details provided.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 166). [Land requested by Andrew Greenlaw, or Greenlough; see below]
392-394 18 Oct 1797 Waldegrave   Rev. Harries is granted the land he has requested.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 217-218).
394-395 18 Oct 1797 Waldegrave   George Winter, "Merchant and Inhabitant", is granted the land he requested.   (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 219-220).
395-396 18 Oct 1797 Waldegrave   David Duggin, "Acting Surgeon of the Newfoundland Regiment", is granted the land he requested.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 221-222).
397-398 18 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave   Andrew Greenlaw, "Resident of St. John's", is granted a piece of land that he requested.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 223-224).
398 19 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy Garrison Order: Yesterday's Court of Inquiry is dissolved.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 225).
398-399 19 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave James Kennedy Permission to erect a house on the cellar belonging to him and which has collapsed.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 226).
399-400 19 Oct 1797 Capt. D. Darling Rance Requests Waldegrave's order to the master of the Triton to take "the bearer" Thomas Line to England. Line was a draft from a regiment in England, joining this regiment at Portsmouth in June 1795. Has served 2 years; was discharged last June by order of Major General Ogilvie "being unfit for Service."  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 227).
400 19 Oct 1797 William Eppes, Commissary Waldegrave There remains a quantity of flour & pork from Signal Hill, judged unfit and ready to be surveyed; seeks an order to proceed. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 228).
400-401 19 Oct 1797 Maj. Thomas R. Charleton, Royal Artillery Waldegrave Would like to go home next year, provided a peace should take place. Would like to take first opportunity after month of May. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 229).
401-402 19 Oct 1797 17 merchants of St. John's Waldegrave Waldegrave intends to sail for England on 25 Oct; they'd like him to escort their trade destined for several ports in England rather than wait for the appointed convoy scheduled for 10 Nov. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 230-231).
402-404 19 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Principal Merchants of St. John's W. is clearly annoyed by their request for him to escort their trade to England when he leaves on 25 Oct.; that departure was not made public; how did they learn? W. is there to serves the many, not the few. The convoy for Portugal just left, early at their request, yet fewer ships appeared for escort and most were destined for England. Some who signed the petition admitted they hadn't really read what they signed. Though a few ships will be ready to go 25 Oct., many will not and he chooses to serve their needs too.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 232-234).
404-405 19 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Capt. Hierlihy General Order: In response to Eppes report that more provisions remain hat may be bad and need to be surveyed. W. orders that a survey be conducted by a specified number of soldiers, each piece to be counted "As it frequently happens that tho' very many Pieces of Beef and Pork in a Cask may be bad, yet the remainder may be perfectly good". Make their report using the underwritten form. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 235-236).
406 20 Oct 1797 Waldegrave Magistrates of St. John's Requests an immediate reply to his letter of 16 Oct as he cannot respond to the request for a market without it. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 237).
406-407 12 Oct 1797 Ronert Carter (Ferryland) Waldegrave Rance's letter concerning Mr. Dutton's request is "vexatious" (see above, pp. 233-234). Claims that Dutton never occupied land in Fermews, whereas a report by "ancient Inhabitants" of Fermews confirms the people who received Carter's permission to enclose and cultivate land for a garden (Michael Ready and Andrew Hart) are inhabitant Boatkeepers "Industrious and peaceable" and need the garden, "Bread being so dear" (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 238-239).
407-408 no date Gov. Sir James Wallace   Copy of Wallace's permission to Michael Ready to occupy and cultivate a plot of land to grow potatoes in support of their families.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 239).
408 2 May 1797 Robert Carter, Surrogate (Ferryland)   Copy of Carter's permission to Ready to cultivate the plot of land for potatoes.  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 240).
409 no date Gov. Wallace   Copy of Wallace's permission to Andrew Hart to cultivate a plot of land for potatoes to support his family. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 241).
409-410 2 May 1797 Robert Carter   Carter's permission to Hart to cultivate land on which to grow potatoes in support of his family. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 242).
410-411 no date Robert Carter   (True Copy): a declaration, witnessed by several inhabitants of Ferryland, that Mr. Dutton never occupied the land he claims, that the two gardens belong to Michael Ready & Andrew Hart, that Michael Ready built a house on the land which Dutton now claims. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 243).
[411-412] 20 Oct 1797 (Rance for) Waldegrave Robert Bollard Bollard is to repay Thomas Parkenson, Master of the Triton transport for port charges that he paid in Sydney, NS  (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, p. 244).
[412-414] 20 Oct 1797 Waldegrave   Proceedings of a Board of Survey conducted by Waldegrave on provisions in the Commissary's Store: quantity of provisions, and the Board's findings. Most was unfit, owing to storage and handling issues. (See D'Alberti transcript, Vol. 7, pp. 245-247).

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