No. 145, Military
Government House Victoria
Vancouvers Island
2 May 1859
I have duly received your Despatch of the 2nd February last No 13 acknowledging my Despatch reporting the arrival of Captain Parsons with a Detachment of Royal Engineers, and acquainting me that you had received a letter from that Officer to the same effect.
In compliance with yourManuscript imageyour directions I have caused Captain Parsons to be informed of the irregularity of his proceeding in addressing a letter direct to Her Majesty's Government; and the established Colonial Regulations with respect to correspondence shall be made public according to your instructions.
I have etc.
James Douglas