DESPATCH FROM SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH TO GOVERNOR GLOVER ON THE SUBJECT OF ESTABLISHING A GERMAN CONSULATE AT LABRADOR.
(EXTRACT FROM JOURNAL OF HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, 1880,
Appendix, page 355.)
28th April, 1879.
I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a letter from the Foreign Office, enclosing the translation of a note from the German Ambassador, enquiring whether there would be any objection on the part of Her
Majesty's Government to the establishment of a German Consulate in Labrador, and, if not, whether the appointment of Mr. Bourguin to that port would be approved.
Before replying to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on this subject, I should be glad to be informed whether your Government have any objection
to this appointment, or to the establishment of the Consulate at Nain.
You will observe that the German Ambassador is anxious to receive the answer of Her Majesty's Government, in order to admit of the appointment being made before the 15th of June. It would be advisable therefore that you should return a reply to this despatch by telegram.
I have, &c.,
(Signed) M. E. HICKS BEACH.
Sir J. H. Glover, G.C.M.G.,
&c., &c., &c.