Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
19 October 1858
I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you, for the information of Secretary Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, a copy of a despatch from Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco, reporting the departure of Emigrants and Merchandize for Fraser River.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 20 Oct
TFE 20 Oct
24000 Emigrants had left S. Francisco by 19 Aug and 2000 returned.
C Oct 20
Put by.
EBL Oct 23
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William L. Booker to Malmesbury, No. 50, 19 August 1858, advising that twenty-eight vessels with cargoes valued at £84,000 had left for Victoria in the past month, and about 24,000 people thus far for the year.