Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
1 December 1858
With reference to Mr FitzGerald's Letter of the 31st of August last, 1 I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you herewith, for the information of Secretary Sir Edward Lytton, a copy of a Despatch from Mr Booker, Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco, announcing the arrival of Captain Parsons and 20 Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the RoyalEngineersManuscript image Engineers on their way to British Columbia.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
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Mr Elliot
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Mr Jadis
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William Lane Booker to W.S. FitzGerald, No. 59, 19 October 1858, reporting arrival of Captain Parsons's detachment on 16 October and their intention to leave the following day.