358 N America.

H B He
Feb 16/48
My Dear Sir
I have looked over the Correspondence I have had w Lord Grey & yourself on the subject of Colonizing the part of NA to No
[...] to Sir J Pelly 25 Feb / 48 
of Lat 49 — You will on reference to your papers find it all, in the following Letters, to the last of which, mine of the 5 March 1847, I have not recd any reply. You no doubt have had more applications on the subject than I have but several parties have been with me particularly Mr Fitzgerald who is quite hot about Coals. 
I am
My Dear Sir
Yours truly
J H Pelly

Letters refered to
1846 Sept 7 Sir JHP to Earl Grey
      Oct 3 B Hawes to Sir JHP
      24 Sir JHP to B Hawes
      Dec 14 B Hawes to Sir JHP
1847 Jan 22 Sir JHP to Earl Grey
      Feb 2 B Hawes to Sir JHP
      Mar 5 Sir JHP to Earl Grey
B Hawes Esqr &c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Hawes Merivale. I conclude that this note is the result of some interview which Sir J. Pelly has had with Mr Hawes
ABd
19/2/48.
HM
Feb 19
Feby 21 Sir J. Pelly wished some proposition relating to the Colonization of the Id to proceed from this office. This note was merely to refer to the correspondence shewing? that the H.B.Cy had desired such a proposition. Whether it does or not I cannot now say. It requires no answer.  
BH
If the last official letter was from the Co one shd now be written to them saying that I think the proposal of a plan had better come from them & that I shd be very glad to receive one with reference to the discovery of coal. X Sir J F 16 letter. 
G
21
 
Footnotes
  1. This addressee information and date appear on the final page of the depatch.
  2. This text runs perpendicular to and over top of body text; see image scan.
Public Offices document:
Pelly to Hawes (Parliamentary Under-Secretary), 16 February 1848, National Archives of the UK, 358, CO 305/1. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/getDoc.htm?id=V485HB01.scx. Accessed 23 July 2017. 

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