REPRESENTATION OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TO LORD DARTMOUTH, 11th JUNE, 1713.
HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S RECORD.
Presented the 11th June 1713.
The Humble Representation of the Hudsons Bay Company to my Lord Dartmouth One of Her Majestys Principall
Secretarys of State.
That the orders Delivered them to take posession of Port Nelson (alias Port Bourbone so Called By the french) Being Directed to the Governor. of Queebec which is at Least 12 or 1400 Miles from Port Nelson and likewise the Passage Land so Impracticable this Company Can have no Benifitt from the same & therefore Humbly Pray that an order be Procured from the Court of france to the Governor of Port Nelson alis Port Bourbone Directly, or it will be impossible to take posession of the Bay and Streights of Hudson this year Conformable to the treaty of Peace Lately made at Utrich, and the time of your being so farr Spent that unless a Speedy order be obtained from france it will be Impossible to send out of England thether this year altho our Shipp Should winter in the Country.
Sr: B. L.
Hudson Bay House the 11th June 1713.