Addenda: Miscellaneous, 1698

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 17, 1699 and Addenda 1621-1698. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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Miscellaneous 1698

[? 1698.] 1,363. An Account of the Hudson's Bay Company. An attack on the occasion of the Company's applying to Parliament "to be established in a boundless charter." Their trade is inconsiderable, their charter boundless and so void by law, giving as it does sovereign power to them: it engrosses the greatest part of the trade of New York and New England, cramps industry, and discourageth ingenuity, and is in itself of no moment to the nation. There is no need of a Joint-stock to carry on their trade, nor forts to secure it: their pretended forts are no better than pigsties in England, being a few pine-trees, squared and laid one upon another and rammed only with moss to keep out the wind. Printed fly-sheet. 1 p. Undated.
Case of the Hudson's Bay Company. (Reply to preceding ?) Printed fly-sheet. 1 p. Undated.
Notes on the case of the Hudson's Bay Company in the handwriting of Mr. Secretary Vernon. ½ p. Undated. [America and West Indies. Hudson's Bay, 539. Nos. 14, 12, 13.]