LEASE, 27 JUNE, 1842, OF KING'S POSTS TO
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY FOR 21 YEARS (SUMMARIZED).
JOURNALS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, CANADA.
APPENDIX JJJ, 8 August, 1851.
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[To] the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England, trading into Hudson's Bay . . . . for the term of twenty-one years, to be computed from the second day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty two . . . paying for the same . . every year during the said term, the sum of six hundred pounds Currency of this Province . . . . Provided nevertheless . . . . that nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to prevent the right . . . . to enter into and upon and take possession of, and to grant and convey any part or portion of the said tract or parcel of land hereby demised, as We, Our Heirs, and Successors may deem expedient and the benefit of Our said Province, and of Our loving Subjects therein, may require for the purposes of actual settlement and cultivation thereof, but for no other purpose or on any other account whatever.1
1 In the earlier leases it was covenanted that the lessee should have, possess and enjoy the said tract and premises hereby demised . . . . free from all intrusion, hindrance and molestation by any other trader or traders whomsoever on the said premises.