[Enclosure No. 1 in No. 1574.]
Mr. GEORGE WALLACE BRISTEED TO THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS.
HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S RECORDS.
21 Commercial Street, Boston.
4th May, 1868.
I am with others desirous of obtaining from you a right to search for the Mineral Cryolite and when found to work the same subject to what royalty per ton as you may think such raw material is worth, between the latitude of 56 to 60 degrees North Latitude on the Northern shore of Labrador also to extend our search into Hudsons Bay and as the exploration will be attended with considerable expense to warrant us as we are willing to try to find the mineral, if we can obtain the right to work the same if found—We therefore pray you to give us such authority—would say that the Cryolite has not been found anywhere but at Greenland but we are of opinion that it can be found in Labrador or Hudsons Bay.
(sd) GEORGE WALLACE BRISTEED.
P.S. We understand that you are the only one to give the authority required—We wish to start from here in June and hope to hear from you by that time.
P.S. Would say I am a British subject but long resident here.