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CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND COLONIAL OFFICE AND GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RELATIVE TO BOUNDARY AT COAST OF LABRADOR. 1888-1890.
LORD KNUTSFORD TO GOVERNOR GENERAL.
Downing Street, 18th July, 1888.
Governor General the Right Hon. Lord Stanley
of Preston, G.C.B., &c., &c.
MY LORD,—I have the honour to transmit to your lordship herewith a copy of a despatch from the governor of Newfoundland respecting the uncertainty of the boundary between Canada and the territory belonging to Newfoundland on the Labrador coast.
This boundary was fixed by the imperial act 6, Geo. 4, cap. 59, sec. 9, but the boundary inland from the coast line is not clearly defined.
This would appear to be a question which might very properly be discussed between the governments of the Dominion and Newfoundland when the delegates from the latter colony visit Canada in connection with the question of union. I have written to the governor of Newfoundland in this sense, and I request that you will communicate this proposal to your ministers.
I have, &c.,