THE LORDS OF TRADE TO LORD BOLINGBROKE.*
To the Viscount Bolingbroke.
MY LORD,—In obedience to their Excellencies the Lord Justices' commands, signified to us by your Lordship's letter of the 12th inst., requiring to know what has been done since the peace relating to Hudson's Bay, Nova Scotia, and St Christopher's, we take leave to represent :
That upon your Lordship's letter of the 22nd July, requiring us to prepare proper instructions for the British commissaries who are appointed to treat with those of France upon the 10th, 11th, and 15th Articles of the Treaty of Peace, we wrote letters to several persons concerned in the Leeward Islands, and several parts of the continent, for what they might have to offer to such parts of the said Articles as did relate to them respectively, and have received answers from some of them. We pray your Lordship will please lay the enclosed copies thereof before their Excellencies, the Lords Justices, as follows :
Copy of a memorial from the Hudson's Bay Company, describing the limits which they desire may be fixed between them and the French in those parts, as also an abstract of the damages they have sustained by the French in times of peace.
Your most obedient and humble servants,
PH. MEADOWS,SAMUEL PYTTS,
ARTHUR MOORETHOS. VERNON
Whitehall, August 14th, 1714.
* Reprinted from Joint Appendix of Documents, Ontario-Manitoba Boundary Case (P.C.), p. 579.