1860 – FRENCH FORTIFICATIONS ON THE ISLAND OF ST. PIERRE.

HC Deb 16 March 1860 vol 157 cc749-51

MR. HALIBURTON said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the fact of the French Government having erected Fortifications on the Island of St. Pierre. The matter was one of very great importance, and one which had much excited the public mind in the Lower Province of Canada. It was well known that in former years the people of almost every European country resorted to the coast of Labrador and Newfoundland for the purpose of fishing; but by degrees the …

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1859 – NEWFOUNDLAND FISHERIES.

HC Deb 10 March 1859 vol 152 cc1662-76

VISCOUNT BURY – […] The Newfoundland fishery was, however, the great nursery of the French navy, and, encouraged by a system of bounties, that concurrent right of fishing had virtually become an exclusive right by employing some 300 or 400 boats of 150 tons, each manned by eight or ten men; their headquarters were the Islands of Miquelon and St. Pierre, whence all their operations were directed. The whole of these fisheries were regulated by treaties, and it was remarkable that every one of the treaties was framed at a time when …

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1803 – KING’S SPEECH

HC Deb 22 November 1803 vol 1 cc13-31

The Hon. Cropley Ashley – […] The valuable islands of St. Lucia, Tobago, St. Pierre, and Miquelon, and the settlements of Demarara and Essequibo, have been added to the British empire. […] They beg leave humbly to congratulate his Majesty on the impression which, notwithstanding the necessity of principally attending to the great object of internal security, has been made on the foreign possessions of the enemy, by the capture of the Islands of St. Lucia, Tobago, St. Pierre, and Miquelon, and of the Settlements of Demerara and Essequibo; and they are …

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1889 – ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON

HC Deb 02 August 1889 vol 339 cc176-7

[176] – I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, under the Treaty of 1713, permission was given to the French to occupy the Islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, off the coast of Newfoundland, for the purpose of giving them a harbour of refuge for their fishing vessels, it being provided that they should not erect permanent buildings or fortifications thereon; whether St. Pierre et Miquelon has ever been ceded to France; and, if so, when; whether the Government are aware that a battery of six …

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