Merivale to Douglas

In the absence of Mr Labouchere from town, I beg to inform you that the letter from the War Department respecting the despatch of the party exploring the line 49° between the British and American possessions was written from unavoidable circumstances too late for communication to the Colonial office in the ordinary manner. But I am to request on the part of Mr Labouchere that you will regard it as addressed to you with his concurrence.  
I remain
Your obedient servant
Herman Merivale
Under Secty

Downing Street
24 December 1857
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
  • Hawes to Douglas [Not in file].

Despatch from London:
Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary) to Douglas, 24 December 1857, Libraries and Archives Canada, LAC, RG7, G8C/1. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed 22 May 2018. 

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