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10 December 1785

Report of the Grand jurors of Halifax, on the ruinous condition of the gaol, recommending a new building. Signed. (Report recommended for attention by Court of Quarter-Sessions and Governor)

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 74


Address to his Excellency on subject of boundary line between this province and New Brunswick

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 75


8 June 1786

Roll of attendance of member of the Assembly.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 76


7 July 1786

Memorandum of money to be paid to members of the Assembly, totalling £241.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 77


25 February 1786

Richard Cumberland to the Committee of Correspondence. Thanks for the Assembly's vote of thanks and payment of his past salary. His satisfaction with the attention to the whale fishery. He hopes that the West India trade is opening. Advises applying through him for a grant of about £1500 for new churches. Suggests supplying the West Indies with coal from Cape Breton. Thinks a Chief Justice will soon be appointed for N.S. Requests a list of sawmills set up in 1785, and return of quintals of fish exported. More frequent letters and full details would be appreciated. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 78


25 February 1786

R. Cumberland to the Speaker, thanking him for the vote of thanks of the House of Assembly.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 79


17 November 1786

R. Cumberland to the Committee of Correspondence. Referring to a grant for building churches, he thinks it will be made if he is instructed to ask for it. Proposed founding of a bishopric is confirmed. He hopes that whale fishing will be successful, and that the prices which your early adventures have met with will encourage the parties engaged in that important fishery to extend their undertakings, and to meet their rivals now settled at Dunkirk with all those advantages which the superiority of a London market over all others, and the operation of our Aliens' Duty encourages them to avail themselves of".

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 80


14 June 1786

Memorial of Timothy Folger to the Assembly, on behalf of four families arrived this morning from Nantucket, praying temporary shelter for these families. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 81


1 July 1786

Address of the Assembly to Gov. Parr, urging the continuance of his policy as regards trade with the United States, and the necessity of encouraging home industry by preventing, as far as possible, importations from the U.S.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 82


13 June 1786

Memorial of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic congregation of St. Peter's chapel, to the legislature, praying repeal of the laws prohibiting Catholic schools. Signed. (Endorsed "complied with")

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 83


25 October 1787

Address of Lieu-Gov. Parr on opening the legislature. The need of providing for the increased debt of the province; advantages of producing hemp.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 84


29 October 1787

Address of the Assembly to the Lieu-Governor in reply to his speech.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 85


29 October 1787

Circular letter from the Speaker to absent members of the Assembly, requiring their presence. Note of motion of committee appointed to prepare an address to Prince William Henry.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 86


22 November 1787

Report of the Committee of Assembly approving the action of Judges in amercing Hants County. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 87


13 November 1787

Extract of an article of royal instructions recommending the Assembly to provide for schools. Consideration of Instruction strongly advised by the Lieu-Governor. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 88


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