979 N America

Wedny 17 May
Dear Sir,
I have communicated with the Authorities at Hudsons Bay House, & they think that it will answer the purpose if the proposed Grant be confined to the Cession to the C of Vancouver's Island, without touching the Question of Jurisdiction, & they can then afterwards apply to the Govt to appoint some of theirManuscript image officers to be Justices, & Company to grant also a Commission of oyer & terminer under the provisions of the Act of 43 Geo 3d. I believe it is intended under any Circumstance to adopt this course in reference to the portion of the Oregon territory which is not to be granted to the C.
I am Dear Sir
Yours faithfully
Joseph Maynard
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed copy, 1 and 2, George IV, Cap LXVI, "An Act for regulating the Fur Trade, and establishing a Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction within certain Parts of North America," 2 July 1821.
Minutes by CO staff
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1 R
Put by: see sep. Minute on 851 N. Am.
HM May 2
  1. This minute appears on an inserted sheet of paper.
People in this document

Maynard, Joseph

Merivale, Herman

Organizations in this document

Hudson's Bay Company

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Vancouver Island

Maynard, Joseph to Merivale, Herman 17 May 1848, CO 305:1, no. 979, 169. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V485HB06.html.

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