No. 72
12 January 1859
I have duly received your Despatch of the 12th November 1858, No 39 transmitting to me the copy of a letter you have received from the Foreign Office,
F.O. 11266.
stating that certain persons engaged in a system of crimping Sailors are believed toManuscript imageto have proceeded to Fraser's River from Callao.
2. I have to thank you for this information which will put us upon our guard against the machinations of these individuals; and as a precautionary measure I have forwarded a copy of the letter to the Senior Officer of Her Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Vancouver's Island.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 15/3
HM Mh 15
C M 16
Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 12 January 1859, CO 60:4, no. 2733, 58. 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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