LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF TRADE TO HUDSON'S BAY
COMPANY, 22 JAN., 1701.
To the Governor or Deputy-Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, or either of them.1
Gentlemen,—Upon consideration of what was this day offered to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, by yourselves and other members of the Hudson's Bay Company, their Lordships have commanded me to acquaint you with their desire, that the Resolution of your Court may be taken and communicated to them, whether (in case the French cannot be prevailed with to consent to the settlement of the boundaries proposed in your Court of the 10th July last), the said Court will not think fit to consent, that the limits on the east side of the Bay be extended to the latitude of 52 ½ degrees, with whatever further that Court may think advisable to propose, in reference to their own affairs, for the more easy settlement of all disputes between the Company and the French in Hudson's Bay.
Whitehall, January 22nd, 170.
1 Reprinted from Joint Appendix of Documents; Ontario-Manitoba Boundary Case (P.C.) 20 pp. 562-563.