I have duly received your private letter of the 29th October 1858, mentioning the high opinion you had formed of capabilities and professional skill of Mr Joseph Trutch, a gentleman who has been engaged in surveying in Oregon under the Government of the United States, and to whom you have granted an officialManuscript imageofficial letter of introduction to me.
I trust you will accept my very best thanks for thus kindly bringing to my notice a person whom you judge may be able to afford me useful assistance, and I should assure you that when a suitable opportunity for employing him offers, I shall not fail to remember the flattering mention he has received from you.
Believe me to remain
Dear Sir Edward
Very faithfully yours
James Douglas

To Right Honorable
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton Bt
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by—unless Lord Carnarvon shd wish to communicate the contents of this despatch to the person who interested himself about Mr Trutch.
ABd 28 Feb
HM Mh 1
I think perhaps it wd be best to put this by.
C M 2