CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES RESPECTING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN LABRADOR AND THE DOMINION OF CANADA, OCTOBER— NOVEMBER, 1874.
SIR E. THORNTON TO MR. FISH.
Wasshington, October 26th, 1874.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note on the 24th instant, and to express my great regret that it has been out of my power as yet to give a positive answer to your question with regard to the political position of Labrador. I can, however, assure you that the delay has not been caused by any neglect on the part of this Legislation.
From information which I have received this morning I am now enabled to state positively that the whole of Labrador outside the provice of Quebec, the boundary of which is laid down in the Imperial Statute 6 Geo. IV., cap 59, is under the jurisdiction and Government of the Colony of Newfoundland, and is actually included in and forms part of the colony.
I have, etc.
HAMILTON FISH, Esq.
Department of State,
Washington, October 20th, 1874.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of yesterday's date in which you are pleased to state, in answer to the enquiry of this Department, that the whole of Labrador outside the province of Quebec is under the jurisdiction and Government of the Colony of Newfoundland, and is actually included in and forms a part of that Colony. Thanking you for this information.
I have, etc.,
Sir E. THORTON.