(Enclosure 4 in No. 2; referred to in No. 5.)
GRAND RIVER PULP AND LUMBER CO. TO DEPUTY-
MINISTER OF LANDS, QUEBEC.
P.C. 1369 L (b).
Lower Stewiacke, Nova Scotia,
E. E. Taché, Esqre.,
Dec. 9, 1902.
Deputy Minister of Lands, Mines and Fisheries.
DEAR SIR :
Your favour of the 6th inst. just to hand, and we are surprised to learn, that the Province of Quebec claims all the land South of the Hamilton River.
The Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co. Ltd., is incorporated under and by the laws of the Legislature of Newfoundland, and we hold fifty year leases, from that Government for 297 square miles of Timber areas both on the North and South sides of the Hamilton Riverabout half each.
In Labrador, the Newfoundland Govt. claims all North of the 52nd parallel of latitude that is East of the 64th degree of longitude.
The extent of the jurisdiction of said Gov't, having been defined in 1876 by letters patent.
We are, therefore, not stealing anything, and we would ask you to take up the subject, directly with the Newfoundland Gov't., if their acts have, in any way encroached upon the rights of the Province of Quebec.
The Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co. Ltd.
(Signed) "ALFRED DICKIE,"