Berens to Newcastle
Hudson's Bay House
15 June 1860
My Lord Duke
Agreeably to your Grace's desire I have now the honor to inform your Grace that this Company have presented separate Petitions to Her Majesty in Council, praying to have their rights determined in regard to the disputed territory in British Columbia and in the Island of Vancouver.
It will now therefore be necessary that this Company's Solicitors should be placed in communication with the Law Advisers of the Government, in order to arrange the documentary evidence to be produced Manuscript image produced before the Judicial Committee.
I have etc.
H.H. Berens
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I apprehend that we have now to Apprize the Treasury of the proposed suit before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, request that their Solicitor may be instructed to get up the case (for which this Office will have to furnish the requisite Papers) and Manuscript image take such other steps as are proper on the occasion.
ABd 19 June
Sir F. Rogers
I suppose that this will be the right course.
TFE 20 June
Mr Fortescue
I should think so.
FR 21/6
CF 22
N 23
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 28 June 1860, asking that their solicitor be instructed to prepare the case on behalf of the government.