p. 4065
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No. 1530.

LETTER FROM COUNT DE PONCHARTRAIN TO COMMANDER AT YORK FORT, 9th AUGUST, 1713.


HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S RECORDS.

Monsr Pontchartraine Letter
to Monsr Jeremie Comandr
at Yorke Fort to Deliver
Up That Place to the
Company.

Marly the 9th August, 1713.

I have already Informed you that the King had Granted to the Queen of Great Britaine the Bay and Streights of Hudsons with the fforts In the Condition they now are, the Artillery Canon ball a quantity of powder in proportion to the Canon ball (if it be there found) and the other things belonging to the Artillery.
The Queen of Great Brittain haveirig Demanded the Execution of the Tenth Article of the Treaty of Peace Concluded at Utrich the Eleventh of Aprill Last by vertue whereof the grant was made His Majesty has Caused an Order to be Dispatched whereby you are to Deliver to the Bearer of the Queen of Great Britain's Order the said Bay & Streights with the fforts and Artillery thereunto belonging According to and In Execution of the said Treaty of Peace And His Majesty haith Commanded me to signifie to you that his Intention is as soone as this order is produced to you you to obey the Same & Evacuate the Place According to the Article of the said Treaty whereof I send you a Copy.
The English Ministers Say that the Person who shall be Authorised to take Possession of the Bay and Streights of Hudson In the Name of the Queen of great Britain, Shall have Orders from her Britannick Majesty to Agree upon the Place, on the Manner and time of the withdrawing the Effects of the Kings subjects I have informed Messr. Neret & Gayot hereof that they might order you what measures to take for the Security of your Effects and the Returne of your Clerks and hired Servants to Europe.

Signed
PONTCHARTRAINE.

Directed
To Mr Jeremie Comander
of the fforts and Streights
of Hudson's Bay & at
Hudsons Bay

PONTCHARTRAIN.

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