No. 54
Downing Street,
15 December 1858
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your [Vancouver Island] despatches of the numbers and dates noted in the margin 1
No. 40, 29 September; No. 42, 30 September; No. 43, 11 October.
and to convey to you my thanks for the satisfactory explanations which they afford of your measures for establishing the Government of BritishColumbiaManuscript image Columbia Columbia, and for maintaining law and order in the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant
E B Lytton
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 15 December 1858, LAC RG7:G8C/6, 472. 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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