LORD BOLINGBROKE TO THE LORDS OF TRADE.*
To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Trade, &c.
MY LORDS,—The Lords Justices desire to have an account forthwith laid before them of what has been done since the peace, relating to Hudson's Bay, Nova Scotia and St. Christopher's. Some things have passed in my office, others, I believe, in the Treasury, and a considerable deal I doubt not has been done by your Lordships ; wherefore, if your Lordships be pleased to collect a perfect state of the whole I will furnish you with what you want from me.
I am likewise on this occasion to put your Lordships in mind of the point referred by the Treaty of Peace with France, to the discussion of commissaries, that their Excellencies may be acquainted with the orders given to the commissaries of commerce in these matters, and their proceedings thereupon.
Your Lordships' most humble servant,
Whitehall, August 12th, 1714.
* Reprinted from Joint Appendix of Documents, Ontario-Manitoba Boundary Case (P.C.), pp. 578-579.