No. 77
Downing Street
9 May 1861
Dear Sir
I have the honor to transmit to you herewith the copy of a Memorandum on the subject of the protection of the Salmon Fisheries of British Columbia which has been submitted to me by Mr Ffennell a
Member of a late Fishery Commission in this Country. I also enclose copies of a subsequent correspondence with that Gentleman and I have to invite your attention to a subject which will probably ere long become one of some importance to the Colony. I have requested the Governor of Canada to forward to you the official documents bearing upon
the matter mentioned in Mr Ffennell's letter of the 19th of April, and in the meantime I enclose a report of the British Commissioners which may probably afford you information that will be useful to you in legislating on the Fisheries of British Columbia.  
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant,
Governor Douglas
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
  • Copy, Ffennell to Fortescue, 27 March 1861, on the protection of the salmon fisheries of British Columbia.  
  • Extract, Ffennell to Fortescue, 19 April 1861, on the salmon fisheries of British Columbia, and the "state of the Canadian Salmon Fisheries."  
  • Copy of a "Memo on Salmon Fishery British Columbia," by Ffennell, no date.  
Despatch from London:
Newcastle to Douglas, 9 May 1861, Libraries and Archives Canada, LAC, RG7, G8C/9. 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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