No. 26
8 November 1858
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 1st September last, marked "Separate", 1 introducing Captain Parsons of the Royal Engineers, who arrived here on the 29th Ultimo, by the Mail Steamer Panama from San Francisco, with the Detachment under hiscommandManuscript image command in perfect health.
2. I have, according to your instructions, provided House accommodation for Captain Parsons and the detachment at this place, and I will afford him every possible assistance in my power towards providing for the arrival of Colonel Moody; and, further, should temporary accommodation for the party be required at any of the Hudson's Bay Trading Posts, I will take care that such accommodation be afforded.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Governor of Vancouver's Island
and of British Columbia
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Copy to the War Office for information? L[ithographed] F[orm].
VJ 17 Jan
Annex dt.
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  1. = Lytton to Douglas, 1 September 1858, Separate, CO 398/1, p. 52, arrival of Parsons. Cf. footnote on Douglas to Stanley, 19 August 1858, No. 34, 10342, CO 60/1, p. 86. CHECK
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Carnarvon, Earl

Douglas, James

Jadis, Vane

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Moody, Richard Clement

Parsons, Robert Mann

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