MEMORIAL OF HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TO LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF TRADE, 8th FEBRUARY, 1712.
HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S RECORD.
Presented the 8th of
To the Right Honble. the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantions.
The memoriall of the Governor and Compa of Adventurers of England Tradeing into Hudsons Bay.
That for avoiding all Disputes and Differences that may in time to come arrise Between the said Company and the french settled in Cannada, they Humbly represent & Conceive it necessary.
First that no wood runners Either French or Indians or any other person whatsoever Be permitted to travel or seeke for Trade, Beyond the Limitts Hereafter mentioned.
That the said Limitts begin from the Island Called Grimington Island, or Cape Pedrix, in the Lattitude of 58 ½ North which they desire may Be the Boundary Between the English & French on the Coast of Laborodore Towards Ruperts Land on the Eastmaine, and Nova Brittania on the French side. And that no French Ship Barque Boate or vessell whatsoever shall pass to the Northwestwards of Cape Pedrix or Grimingtons Island, Towards or into the Bay or Streights of Hudson, or any pretence whatsoever.
That a Line be Supposed to pass to the Southwestward of the said Island of Grimingtons, or Cape Pedrix to the Great Lake Miscosinke alis Mistoseny, Divideing the same into Two parts, as in the Mapp* now Delivered And that the french nor any others Employed by them, shall Come to the North or Northwestward of the said Lake, or Supposed Line By Land or water, on or through any Rivers Lakes or Countries to Trade, or errect any Forts or Settlements whatsoever, And the English on the Contrary Not to pass the said supposed Line Either to the Southward or Eastward
That the French be Likewise Obleiged to Quitt Surrender and Deliver up to the English upon Demand York Fort by them Called Fort Bourbone Undemollished, Together with all Forts factories and Settlements & Buildings
* See page 4049 and footnote.
whatsoever Taken from the English or Since Erected or Built by the French with all the Attilery & amunition, in the Condition they are now in, Together with all other places they are posessed of, within the Limitts aforesaid, or within the Bay & Steights of Hudson.
These Limitts being first settled and adjusted, the Company are willing to Referr their Losses and Damages formerly Sustained by the French in times of Peace to the Consideration of Commissioners appointed for that Purpose.
Hudsons Bay House
the 8th ffebr 1711/12
Of the Govr and Compa of Adventurers
of England tradeing Hudsons Bay.
W. P. SECRETARY.
Note the said Company are by their Charter Constituted Lords Propretors of all those Lands Territories, Seas, Streights, Bays, Rivers, Lakes & Soundings within the Entrance of the Streights Commonly Called Hudsons Streights to hold the same as of her Majesty's Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent.