Downing Street
2 September 1858
From information which has just reached me from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty in a report sent by Captain Richards. 1 it would seem desirable to appoint if you have not already done so Gold Commissioners armed with the powers of Magistrates. I submit this suggestion to your local experience, and I feel that it must be unnecessaryManuscript image to add the self-evident caution to form at once, a Police at the Diggings.
You will long, ere this, have received instructions not to close Frazer's River nor arrogate for the Hudson's Bay Company priviliges of exclusion, which they did not really possess and which will no longer be subjected to the misunderstanding which I regret to have observed.
I have etc.
E.B. Lytton
  1. Check 8616, 8646, 8647, or 8800, CO 6/25. GET ??
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Douglas, James

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Richards, George Henry

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Hudson's Bay Company

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

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British Columbia

Fraser River