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No. 67.

LORD KNUTSFORD TO LORD STANLEY OF PRESTON.



Downing Street, 9th April, 1889.

Gov. Gen. the Right Hon. Lord Stanley of Preston, &c., &c.
    MY LORD,—I have the honour to transmit to you for your consideration, a copy of a despatch from the governor of Newfoundland regarding the boundary line between that colony and Canada.
    I shall be glad if your Lordship will be good enough to furnish me with the views of your ministers on this question. The boundaries of Canada and Newfoundland on the Labrador coast appear to be defined by the act 6. George IV, cap. 59.

I have, &c.,                       

KNUTSFORD.      



No. 68.                                          C

(Enclosure in No. 67.)

SIR T. O'BRIEN TO LORD KNUTSFORD.



Government House,
St. John's, Nfld., 27th February, 1889.   

    MY LORD,—I have the honour to forward herewith copy of a letter from Mr. Justice Pinsent, relative to the boundaries of this colony and of Canada in Labrador. The frontier laid down by the Dominion government, which line is quite acceptable to Newfoundland, does not correspond, as your lordship will observe, with that laid down in my instructions, thus leaving a large tract between the two lines which is under no one; hence a question of jurisdiction might at any moment arise, which might lead to a mis-carriage of justice or other complications.
    Under these circumstances, I would suggest that the instructions to the governor of this colony be so modified as to make the boundaries conterminous with those of the Canadian dominion.

I have, &c.,                            

T. O'BRIEN, Lt. Col.    

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