Cadell to Lytton
Highbury Hill North
September 28, 1858 To the right Honble Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton Bart

With reference to the Communications & Report which I transmitted to your address at the Colonial Office on the 16th Inst. soliciting in a very particular manner the favor of a Comn to Govr Douglas with an Order for passage per one of the Govt Steamers to Vancouvers Island, with the few of enabling me to proceed to British Columbia with a fair prospect of obtaining employment connected with the Government on my arrival there, I beg to request that you will be kind enough to take the matter into consideration at your earliest convenience, either in the manner set forth or in any other way you may consider more expedient.
I could make myself extremely useful in British Columbia at the present period, connected with the opening up of the Country in the Interior, or the Head Waters of the Frazer River, where the dry diggings are situated, a movement which I would advise Her Majesty's Govt to encourage, in a particular manner, by affording every facility for productive operations on the dry diggings, which comprehend the beds & banks of the Creeks, Ravines Gulches & Flats in their immediate neighbourhood, through which old washed channels or gravel beds are found, but where no water exists, except during the raining season, & consequently not available for immediate production, but which can be soon made very productive by the introduction of permanent supplies of Water, for the most improved practice of Placermining, diverted from the permanent streams by means of Aquaducts after the usual [Lunur?] operations have been accomplished for obtaining facility of access,
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I propose to accompany Col Moody to British Columbia, & place myself in a position of general usefulness with reference to the Col's preliminary operations, I shall trust therefore to the favor of your early attention.
I am Sir
Your most obt Sert
P. Cadell

Colonial Office
Downing St S.W.
Minutes by CO staff
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Include this in the draft ansr to 9526—which is preparing.
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