No. 28
9 November 1858
I have the satisfaction of announcing for your information the arrival yesterday at this place of Captain Grant with the detachment of Royal Engineers under his command, 1 and also of Mr Chartres Brew, InspectorofManuscript image of Police, by the same Steamer. Judge Begbie had arrived safely at San Francisco, and is expected here by the next Steamer.
The detachment of Royal Engineers will be moved to British Columbia, as soon as we have completed two wooden houses in frame, which will occupy two days more, for lodging the detachment, on their arrival at Fort Langley. The officers and men are in the mean time provided with comfortable quarters at this place and are allinManuscript image in perfect health.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Copy to War Office for information? L[ithographed] F[orm].
VJ 17 Jan
Annex draft.
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Merivale to Under-Secretary of the War Office, 26 January 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.
  1. = arrival of Grant and Brew Cf. footnote on Douglas to Stanley, 19 August 1858, No. 34, 10342, CO 60/1, p. 86.
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Begbie, Matthew Baillie

Brew, Chartres

Carnarvon, Earl

Douglas, James

Grant, John Marshall

Jadis, Vane

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

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War Office

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British Columbia


San Francisco

Vancouver Island