Section IX. Supplementary.
Supplement to Part IV Section IV.
(Documents relating to the Hudson's Bay Company.)
EXTRACTS FROM THE HUDSON'S BAY CO. HEAD OFFICE RECORDS.
G. SIMPSON'S LETTER FROM LONDON TO JAMES McKENZIE, ESQ.
London, 24th December 1835.
James McKenzie Esq.
I have to acknowledge your communications of August and November, and to thank you for the information you have collected, and furnished me with respecting the operations and views of our opponents in Esquimaux Bay. The Governor and Committee seeing the propriety of extending the Honble. Cos. trade to the Northward and Westward from the St. Lawrence as a means of protecting that of their own territories, have authorised me to proceed therewith this ensuing spring. The agreement entered into by Mr. Keith and Lampson, in regard to the non-interference of the Company with the trade of Esquimaux Bay has long ago fallen to the ground, so that it is unnecessary to revert to it, and if Mr. D. R. Stewart counted on protection from that agreement he must be undeceived.