No. 11
Victoria Vancouver Island
25 January 1860
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Grace's Despatch of the 21st October No 32 informing me that the Master of the Mint has been authorized to carry into effect arrangements for
the establishment of an Assay Office in British Columbia, and enclosing copy of a letter from the Treasury with an annexure stating that Mr Bacon and Mr Hitchcock had been engaged as Melters.  
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Merivale
Put by?  
15 Mar
Mh 15
Despatch to London:
Douglas to Newcastle, 25 January 1860, National Archives of the UK, 2752, CO 60/7. 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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