CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DOMINION GOVERNMENT AND COLONIAL OFFICE AND NEWFOUNDLAND GOVERNMENT, LEADING UP TO AGREEMENT OF REFERENCE.
(A) SUBMITTED BY CANADA.
LORD MINTO TO J. CHAMBERLAIN.
REFERENCE OF MINUTE OF THE PRIVY re GRANT OF TIMBER LICENSE BY
NEWFOUNDLAND OF LANDS CLAIMED BY QUEBEC, AND REQUESTING
THAT THE MATTER BE REFRESENTED TO NEWFOUNDLAND WITH A
VIEW TO CANCELLATION THEREOF.
18th March, 1903.
I have the honour to forward herewith a copy of an approved Minute of the Privy Council, submitting a communication from the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, in which attention is called to the issue, by the Government of Newfoundland, of a license to cut timber on lands lying along the Hamilton River, indicated on a tracing attached to the Minute, which are claimed to be within the jurisdiction of the Province of Quebec.
You will observe that my Ministers request that the matter may be represented to the Newfoundland Government with a view to obtaining a cancellation of the license as involving an encroachment upon the territory of Quebec.
I have etc.,