Private
Victoria Vancouver's Island
8 March 1858
Dear Sir
I owe you many thanks for your obliging note of the 2nd of December, respecting the "Ordinances" laid before the Assembly, on the 27th of May last, of which I omitted to forward copies at the time to the Secretary of State. The cause which led to that omission was the recollection that copies of all those Documents had been forwarded with the Minutes as they were passed and approved by the Council, and
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it therefore did not occur to me when transmitting my correspondence with the Assembly, that other copies of those ordinances would be wanted.  
I now perceive the mistake we committed and will send with this packet the required documents.  
With best wishes
very faithfully
James Douglas

Arthur Blackwood Esqre
&c &c &c
 
Despatch to London:
Douglas to Labouchere, 8 March 1858, National Archives of the UK, CO 305/9. 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=V58007PR.scx. Accessed 18 November 2017. 

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