Addenda: Miscellaneous, 1688

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 12 1685-1688 and Addenda 1653-1687. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1899.

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Miscellaneous, 1688

2,178. Memorial of Hudson's Bay Company to the King. Since you ask us to suggest how best we shall defend ourselves against the French with ease to yourself and your Government, we ask you to let loose your subjects of New England and other plantations in America upon the French, and to grant us letters of marque and reprisal until satisfaction and restitution be made. But how far this may accord with your Majesty's great affairs we submit to you. Signed, Churchill. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Hudson's Bay I., p. 195.]