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HISTORY

OF THE

GOVERNMENT

OF

NEWFOUNDLAND.

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I GIVE the Profits of this Book for the Relief of the suffering Clergy of France, Refugees in the British Dominions; and I beg of Mr. Sewell to undertake the Trouble of managing the Publication to the best Advantage for that Purpose.

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PREFACE.

AFTER

FTER my return from Newfoundland, in the year 1791, I was curious to look back into what had been done, in former times, on the subject upon which I had myself been just employed. I accordingly looked over the NEWFOUNDLAND ENTRIES, and the NEWFOUNDLAND BUNDLES, among the books which belonged to the late board of trade; and I then pursued the subject through the REGISTERS of the present committee of council for trade and plantations,

I was very much struck with the matter and reflections furnished by this research ; and I wished that the

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