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Historical Records of New Zealand

W. Ramsay To Messrs. Enderby

W. Ramsay To Messrs. Enderby.

East India House, the 10th April, 1811.


The Court of Directors of the East India Company have considered your letter dated the 2nd instant requesting in behalf of all the adventurers in the Southern Whale Fishery that the Court will permit the extension of limits adverted to in your former application to be inserted in the new Southern Whale Fishery Bill now before the House of Commons and stating that you have no objection to the Act being limited for three years which is a very short time and a power reserved by the Court to refuse licenses to individuals where they shall see cause, also that the masters of the ships may be obliged to enter into bonds to the same amount as to the owners, and I am directed to acquaint you that the Court have no objection to the insertion of a suitable Clause in the proposed Act to be previously submitted to the company’s solicitor.

I am, &c.,

W. Ramsay,

Secry. Messrs. Chas., Saml., and Geo. Enderby.