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
Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 2 May 1859, CO 60:4, no. 6501, 337. 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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