No. 171
Government House Victoria
Vancouvers Island
30 June 1859
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No 34 of the 19th March transmitting a copy of the usual regulations in granting remissions on the purchase of land to retired officers of the Army and Navy inManuscript imagein the British Colonies where such advantages are granted and authorizing me to promulgate them with such modifications of the provisions, as the circumstances of British Columbia may require, and I have to observe in reply that your instructions on this subject will meet with my early attention.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Copy to E. Cors for infn. L[ithographed] F[orm].
HT Irving 27 Augt
At once.
HM Aug 27
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Draft, Colonial Office to Emigration Commissioners, 2 September 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.