Letter from William Black to the Legislative Assembly on Thomas Baillie's expenses

Document S38-M20, Legislative Assembly: Sessional Records (RS24), PANB (Microfilm F17403)

For online image of this document: "Message from President Black to the House of Assembly discussing Thomas Bailie's expenses incurred in the upper part of Madawaska. 8 Feb. 1830, p.5"

William Black

New Brunswick

A Message to the House of Assembly,
5th February 1830

A petition having been presented last summer to the President by some Inhabitants, in behalf of themselves and others, in the upper part of Madawaska, representing this very distressed and perishing condition for want of food, and their case being recommended by Magistrates and those Members of Council and of the House of Assembly then in town;

The Hon. Mr. Baillie humanely volunteered to go and personally ascertain the actual state of things, and was therefore instructed to make arrangement for such temporary relief, to a limited extent, as circumstances might demand. This service Mr. Baillie very promptly executed, according to his report, and the other documents herewith, which Mr. President trusts will appear satisfacory, and that the House of Assembly will make provision for reimbursing Mr. Baillie, who gratuitously devoted his time and the expenses of the journey to that benevolent purpose.


On the Cover of this document:

Message from The President
5th Feby 1830

received 8th February

support extended
Madawaska settlers

12 Feb referred to Committee of Supply

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