[dateline] [post 28 August 1780]
There is a very compleat Survey of the Gulph of the River Saint Lawrence, done by
Capt. Holland, it takes in, the whole of the Shore from Gaspee, down to Cape North,
Westerly, likewise the North and Easterly Shore down to the Labradore, including all
the Islands in the Gulph, excepting part of Newfoundland, which indeed is not compleat,
but is Nevertheless Mark'd out. You will be able to find all the Survey, in the New
There are seperate Maps of the different Islands, which may be had in England, and
those Maps give a very particular description of the Harbours, Soundings, Rocks and
Shoals round about each Island, but I never have seen any Book published, only one,
Capt. Holland wrote to induce Inhabitants to settle on his Estate at the Island St.
Johns, the Title of this Book I really cannot recollect.2
I am sir Your most obedt. Humble Servt.