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REPORT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SOLICITOR GENERAL TO LORDS OF TRADE.
To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for
Trade and Plantations.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIPS,—In Obedience to your Lordships' Command, Signified to us by Mr. Pownal's Letters of the Seventeenth day of April and the Twenty Second day of May last, Inclosing a paper drawn up by His Majesty's Attorney General for the Province of Quebec, upon certain Claims of property in, and exclusive Possession of, Land and Fishing Ports, on the Coast of Labrador, in the Gulph of St. Lawrence in North America, set up and exhibited by several Inhabitants of that Province heretofore Subjects of France; and desiring us to take it into our Consideration;
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The Claim as it is now made, is of an Exclusive Right of propriety in the Soil, Containing, Originally, in Extent, along the North shore of the River Saint Lawrence from the Isle of Eggs to the Bay Phelippeaux, which appears to be about five hundred Miles, and in depth, into the Country without Bounds or Limitations; . .
W. De GREY,
Jan. 5th 1768.
Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General.