Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
22 September 1858
My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having received a letter dated the 25th Ultimo 1 from Secretary Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton respecting the establishment of a Court of Vice Admiralty in the Colony of British Columbia, I am commanded by my Lords to acquaint you for the information of Sir Edward Lytton that they have this day addressed a Memorial to Her Majesty in Council for the powers necessary to enable them to establish this Court.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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PS 28 Sep
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Draft, Merivale to Romaine, 17 December 1858, transmitting Letters Patent for establishment of Vice Admiralty Court in British Columbia and requesting commissions be issued to Douglas and Begbie.
  1. Lytton to Admiralty, 25 August 1858, re a Court of Vice Admiralty in BC. Cross-reference??
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Begbie, Matthew Baillie

Douglas, James

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Romaine, William Govett

Smith, Peter

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Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

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British Columbia