[Enclosure No. 3 in No. 1574.]
Mr. FREDERIC ROGERS TO Mr. G. WALLACE BRISTEED.
HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S RECORDS.
30th June 1868.
George Wallace Bristeed Esq.
I am directed by the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th ultimo requesting authority to search for and to work Cryolite on the Northern shore of “ Labrador ” between 56° and 60° North latitude.
I am desired to inform you that there will be no objection to grant you the leave for which you apply for any of the lands in question which do not fall within the territories of the Hudsons Bay Company, but as the district is almost entirely within the Territories of that Company, I am to state that, so far as their jurisdiction extends, it will be proper for you to apply to the Company for the permission which you require.
His Grace desires me to add that when you shall have come to an understanding with the Company no difficulty will be raised on the part of the Crown in arranging the terms of the necessary Licence.