12 April 1859
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Confidential Despatch of the 6th January last, upon the subject of the grant of honors and distinctions to Her Majesty's Colonial Subjects, and I beg to express my sense of obligation for the information thus communicated to me.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 28/5
At once.
HM My 31