Reep to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
No 55 Moorgate Street
London, E.C.
1 November 1858
I am desired to transmit to you herewith for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, Copy of a letter from the Agent of this Company at Panama, dated 8th October, reporting the departure thence for San Francisco of Captain Parsons and the detachment of Royal Engineers, who left Southampton on the 2nd September last for Vancouver's Island.
I have etc.
R.P.T. Reep
Minutes by CO staff
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Comprize in the ackt &c of the other Lr from the Co.
ABd 2 Novr
TFE 2 Novr
C N 3
Put by.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W. Perry (for J.M. Hurtado) to Reep, 8 October 1858, reporting help given to Captain Parsons during his stay at Panama.