British Columbia Despatches from London 1858
Sep. 1 Forwarding memo regarding mining rights. (Private)   Sep Sep. 1 Introducing Parsons of Royal Engineers.   1 1 Sep. 2 Warrant appointing Douglas governor of BC.   1 2 Sep. 2 Order in Council empowering governor to make laws.   2 3 Sep. 2 Revocation of HBC's license in BC.   3 4 Sep. 2 Enclosing commission for Begbie.   4 Sep. 2 Forwarding small temporary seal. (Private)   5 Sep. 2 Naval assistance to BC.   5 6 Sep. 2 Tribune and Pylades dispatched to BC with Supernumary Marines.   6 7 Sep. 2 Detachment of Royal Engineers sent to BC.   7 8 Sep. 2 BC to defray all expenses of Royal Engineers in BC.   8 9 Sep. 2 Postal arrangements between England and BC.   9 10 Sep. 2 Allegations relative to activities of the HBC.   10 11 Sep. 2 Brew appointed chief inspector of police.   11 12 Sep. 2 Forwarding letter from Aborigines Protection Society.   12 13 Sep. 2 Society for the Propagation of the Gospel sending missionaries.   13 14 Sep. 2 Land grants for Royal Engineers in BC.   14 15 Sep. 2 Appointment of Cooper as harbour master.   15 16 Sep. 2 Douglas's duties as governor of BC.   16 17 Sep. 2 Correspondence regarding the Pacific Mail Steam Packet Company.   17 Sep. 2 Introducing Nugent, special agent of the US. (Confidential)   Sep. 2 Begbie's departure delayed two weeks because of illness. (Private)   Sep Sep. 2 Appointment of gold commissioners to police gold fields.   2 18 Sep. 4 Appointment of Rousset as French consular agent.   18 19 Sep. 9 Issue of £500 to Parsons for travel expenses.   19 Sep. 11 Letter of introduction to D'Ewes. (Private)   20 Sep. 16 Further instructions to the governor.   20 Sep. 16 Letter of introduction for Trutch. (Private)   21 Sep. 23 Appointment of Hamley as collector of customs.   21 22 Sep. 23 Authorization to appoint Moody chief commissioner of lands and works.   22 23 Sep. 17 Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to send Reverend Gammage to BC.   23 24 Sep. 24 Colonial pay to men of Satellite and Plumper.   24 25 Sep. 24 Appointment of Moody as lieutenant governor.   25 Sep Sep. 29 Appointment of Cooper as harbour master [VI despatch].   29 26 Oct. 1 Forwarding copies of colonization circular.   26 27 Oct. 5 State of prisons in Vancouver Island [VI despatch].   27 28 Oct. 9 Money advanced by Douglas to Washington Territory in 1856 [VI despatch].   28 29 Oct. 11 Begbie's salary set at £800, payable by BC.   29 Oct. 14 Reactions to regulations to manage the gold fields. (Confidential)   30 Oct. 16 Measures for the military protection of BC.   30 Oct. 16 Only Royal Engineers to make surveys in BC. (Private)   Oct. 29 Recommending Trutch for employment in BC. (Private)   31 Oct. 29 Appointment of Gosset as treasurer.   31 32 Oct. 19 Endowment of ecclesiastical see by Miss Burdett Coutts.   32 33 Oct. 25 Application of Miles to work a quartz vein.   33 34 Oct. 30 Payment of pension to Kelcher.   34 Sep Oct. 30 Letter of introduction to Plowden.   30 35 Nov. 1 Instructions addressed to Moody.   35 36 Nov. 9 Approval of harbour regulations.   36 37 Nov. 10 Replying to requests from Gosset.   37 38 Nov. 11 Grant of £100 to cover losses by Brew en route to BC.   38 39 Nov. 12 Persons crimping sailors are proceeding to BC.   39 40 Nov. 15 Parsons' bills of £600 for passage of men to San Francisco.   40 41 Nov. 16 Gosset bonded for performance of duties as treasurer.   41 42 Nov. 16 Request for information about lands claimed by HBC.   42 43 Nov. 16 Information about mining laws in California.   43 44 Nov. 17 Appointment of Gosset as treasurer of BC.   44 45 Nov. 19 Life certificate for Moody required for issuance of pay.   45 46 Nov. 20 £250 passage money for Moody and two servants.   46 47 Nov. 21 Issuance of stationery supplies for treasurer's office.   47 48 Nov. 23 Disposal of buildings erected for boundary survey [VI despatch].   48 Nov. 29 Qualification to introduction granted D'Ewes. (Confidential)   49 Dec. 1 Travel expenses incurred by Parsons.   49 Dec. 7 Douglas awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath. (Private)   50 Dec. 9 Moody's request for Spackman to come to BC.   50 51 Dec. 10 Establishment of branch of Bank of British North America in Victoria.   51 52 Dec. 10 Instructions for keeping colonial accounts.   52 53 Dec. 11 Moody's request for copies of Parliamentary Papers.   53 54 Dec. 15 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   54 55 Dec. 16 Tribune dispatched from Calcutta with 150 Royal Marines.   55 56 Dec. 16 Expenses incurred by Parsons.   56 Dec. 16 Douglas's salary as governor. (Private)   57 Dec. 17 Additional passage money for Grant's family.   57 58 Dec. 24 Instructions for keeping colonial accounts.   58 59 Dec. 29 Money advanced by Douglas to Washington Territory in 1856.   59 60 Dec. 30 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   60 61 Dec. 30 Administration of justice and need for economy.   61 62 Dec. 30 Policy towards Indians.   62 63 Dec. 31 Sanctioning amended list of stores requested by Moody.   63
British Columbia Despatches from London 1858. 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/B587__S.xml.html.

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