Item FC 3212 K44 030.034 - 1850 Rights and Powers of HBC

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1850 Rights and Powers of HBC

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FC 3212 K44 030.034

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  • July 12, 1850 (Creation)

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Nine (9) sheets of paper, stab sewn. One sheet is a hand-coloured engraved map of Canada and adjacent regions by John Arrowsmith, showing the territory claimed by HBC, adjacent British Territories, and territory claimed by Russia.

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Docket reads: "Papers relating to the Legality of the Powers in respect to Territory, Trade, Taxation and Government claimed or exercised by the Hudson's Bay Company, on the Continent of North America, under the Charter of Charles the Second, or in Virtue of any other Right or Title. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 12 July 1850."

A look at the rights claimed by the Hudson's Bay Company, including copies of correspondence, replies, opinions, and a map.

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The thread used to sew this document together has broken.

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