No. 1
Downing Street,
2 September 1858
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, the Queen's Commission under the Great Seal, constituting and appointing you to be Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, together withManuscript imagewith Instructions under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet, for your general guidance in the administration of the government of the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most Obedient
humble Servant
E Bulwer Lytton
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 2 September 1858, LAC RG7:G8C/6, 4. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B587001.html.

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