HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TO SIR THOMAS ROBINSON, SECRETARY OF STATE,
19th FEBRUARY, 1755.
HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S RECORDS.
I am Directed by, the Govr and Committee of the Hudsons Bay Co. to inform His Majesty's Ministers that in the Year 1752 by the Orders of the Lords of Trade they Laid before their Lordships a State of their Claim which has Subsisted ever since and in consequence of the Treaty of Utrecht, And as they are desirous to have your Assistance and Support, they Order me to inform you that they will be ready to give such further information as to their Rights, as may be wanted to prove the Justice of their said Claim, I am with the greatest Respect.
Yr most Obedient humble Servant,
Hudsons Bay House,
19 Feb, 1755.
To the Right Honble Sr Thomas Robinson one of his Majestys principal Secys of State &c.
Inclosed in the above :
The Hudson's Bay Company claim the Lands to the Northward of a Line drawn from 59 ½ Degrees of North Latitude in the Atlantick Ocean South Westward to the Lake Miscosink otherwise Mistoseny and through the same Lake down to the 49th Degree of North Latitude (as described in a Mapp delivered to the Lords of Trade) and thence continued by a Meridian Line of the said Latitude of 49 Degrees westwards.
These Boundaries together with a Demand of £108514: 19 : 8 Sterling were claimed by the Company in the year 1709 and afterwards by the Com missioners appointed by Virtue of the Treaty of Utrecht.