Downing Street
11 September 1858
This letter will be presented to you by Mr John D'Ewes who is proceeding to B Columbia and who has applied to me for a letter of introduction to you. Mr D'Ewes has been personally acquainted with me for many years.1
In granting this introduction it has been explained to Mr D'Ewes that it will confer upon him no claim to Public employment in the Colony.
Mr D'Ewes has submitted to me letters from Lord Willoughby de Broke, Mr James Deardon of Rochdale, Lancashire and Mr Wm. Tooke F.R.S. which afford satisfactoryManuscript image evidence as to his respectability.
Mr D'Ewes has held several Colonial appointments in Australia which leads me to trust that he will prove a useful Member of Society in the Colony under your Govt.
I have etc.
E.B. Lytton