Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
9 November 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 the acting British Consul at Panama, stating that he had received the bag of Despatches forwarded to him from the Colonial Office, for transmission to the Governor of British Columbia, and reporting the steps taken by him to ensure their reaching their destination.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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VJ 10 Novr
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TFE 11 Nov
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Charles Bidwell to Malmesbury, No. 42, 5 October 1858, advising the Captain Parsons would deliver the bag of despatches bound for British Columbia to the British Consul in San Francisco.