THE LORDS OF TRADE TO THE EARL OF DARTMOUTH.*
To the Right Honourable the Earl of Dartmouth.
MY LORD,—In obedience to Her Majesty's commands, signified to us, we have considered the enclosed petition from the Hudson's Bay Company to Her Majesty, and are humbly of opinion that the said Company have a good right and just title to the whole Bay and Streights of Hudson.
Since the receipt of which petition, the said Company have delivered us a memorial, relating to the settlement of boundaries between them and the French of Canada. a copy whereof is enclosed, and upon which we take leave to offer, that as it will be for the advantage of the said Company that their boundaries be settled, it will also be necessary that the boundaries between Her Majesty's colonies on the continent of America and the said French of Canada be likewise agreed and settled ; wherefore we humbly offer these matters may be recommended to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiaries at Utrecht.
Your Lordship's most obedient, and most humble servants,
PH. MEADOWS,ARTH. MOORE,
CHAS. TURNER,FRA. GWYN.
Whitehall, February 19th, 17 11/12.
* Reprinted from Joint Appendix of Documents, Ontario–Manitoba Boundary Case, (P.C.) p. 575.