No. 14
Victoria Vancouver's Island
11th May 1854
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 16th April last, of your Despatch No 2 of the 10th February 1853. [Marginal note: Sent 20 Feb/53. [ABd]]  
I observe with much satisfaction that the appointment of Mr Sangster to the Office of Collector of Customs, has met with your approval, and that Your Grace has communicated with the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty relative to the discovery of Coal on Vancouver's Island, and also called the attention of the Hudson's Bay Company to the necessity of making effectual
provision
provision for the moral and religious instruction of the inhabitants of this Colony.  
I have the honor to be
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas
Governor Vancouver's Island

His Grace The Right Honble The Duke of Newcastle
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
Put by.
 
ABd
25 July
See 6343. 14 months delay of despatch.
 
HM
Jy 25
FP
26
GG
26
 
Despatch to London:
Douglas to Newcastle, 11 May 1854, National Archives of the UK, 6345, CO 305/5. 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=V54014.scx. Accessed 23 August 2017. 

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