No. 29
9 November 1858
Sir
I have received your communication of the 2nd September last marked "Separate," 1 alluding to a report sent by Captain Richards to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and suggestingtheManuscript image the appointment of Gold Commissioners with the powers of Magistrates, and the establishment of a Police Force at the diggings.
It was highly satisfactory to learn that in respect to those measures, I had only anticipated your wishes and I may add that with respect to the Hudson's Bay Company, they no longer possess rights or enjoy any privilege that is not equally shared by all Her Majesty's subjects in those Colonies.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Governor
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by?
VJ 17 Jan
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Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 9 November 1858, CO 60:1, no. 548, 398. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B58029.html.

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