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April 25 1878



To Captain Howorth, R.N.
Dear Sir,

We the undersigned inhabitants of Cod Roy and the Rivers would embrace this most auspicious occasion which promises the benefits of law and order in a community heretofore excluded from such marks of civilization, and progress- take this opportunity of welcoming you among us - having left your home, family,and land of your birth to become the judicial representative for this portion of England most ancient colony. We remain your obedient servants:

T.A. Goodie			John Gillis			James S. Hutchings
John Evans			John Ball			William Evans
William McLellan	William Ellis		Isreal Collins		
John MacDonald		Joshua Gallop		Benjamin Gallop
James Moore			Charles Moore		Isaac Moore
John Galpin			James Harding		William Galpin
Thomas Samms		James Mugford		John Collins
Prosper Musso		Edward Musso		John Frank
John Candle			Michael Merbid		James Gale
John Hilliard		Thomas Collier		Michael Keating
John Delong			William Moore		Daniel	Jennings
Peter Murphy		James Murphy		John Anthony
Jule Keino			Julian Brusar		Joseph Brusar
Simon Dunne			Michael Downey		James Downey
William Ryan		Donald Gillis		Andrew Gillis
Thomas Downey		James Gale			Edward Gale
John Gale			Joseph Gale			Thomas Gale
George Dunne		Mesmany AnQuin		Melaware Blanchard
James Ryan			William Ryan		Dennis Ryan
Aros McAnnon		Angus McArter		Allan McArter
Angus McIsaac		Alex McIsaac		Angus McIsaac
Alex Gillis			Donald McIsaac		Jacob McIsaac
Paul Hall			Michael Gillis		Daniel McLean
John McLean			John MacNiel		Louis McArther
John McGivan		John McNeil			Hugh Gillis
F.B. Braithwaite	John Keating		James Keating

(*The Newfoundlander Newspaper, St John's) taken from the Nova Scotia Historical Review



Page transcribed by: Cyril DuBourdieu, April & May 2000
Page revised: August 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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