No. 32
Downing Street,
21 October 1859
With reference to my Despatch of the 29th September, No 27, on the subject of the Establishment of an Assay Office and Refinery in British Columbia, I have to inform you that the Master of the Mint has been authorised to carry into effect the arrangements which have been proposed for the accomplishment
of this object.  
I now enclose you a Copy of a Letter from the Treasury with an annexure, from which you will learn that Mr Bacon, and Mr Hitchcock have been engaged as Melters.  
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Despatch from London:
Newcastle to Douglas, 21 October 1859, Libraries and Archives Canada, LAC, RG7, G8C/8. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed 18 June 2018. 

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