No. 40
Downing Street,
15 November 1858
I have to request that you will inform Captain Parsons that I have received his letter of the 27th September. 1 reporting his arrival at Panama and the steps which he had taken for conveying his party to their destination.
You will state tohimManuscript image him that I approve of the course he took for securing second Class passages on board the Vessel which was to convey his men to San Francisco, and that I have recommended the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury to honor his Bills to the extent of Six hundred pounds (£600) in addition to the One Thousand Pounds (£1000) placed at his disposal previous to his leaving this Country.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant,
E B Lytton
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 15 November 1858, LAC RG7:G8C/6, 383. 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.

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