No. 32
26 November 1858
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 18 of the 4th September last, 1 transmitting at the instance of the Earl of Malmesbury Copy of a note from the French Ambassador stating the CircumstancesunderManuscript image under which the French Government are desirous that Mons. Rousset should be recognized as French Consular Agent at Victoria Vancouver's Island, and also Conveying your instructions to recognize Mons. Rousset in that Capacity on his arrival in the Colony.
I shall not fail to attend to these instructions; especially as Mons. Rousset is personally known as a Gentleman of character and respectability.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Foreign Office. L[ithographed] F[orm].
ABd 29 Jany
HM Jan 29
C Jany 29
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Merivale to W. Seymour FitzGerald, Foreign Office, 3 February 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.