No. 210
27 August 1859
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton's Despatch No 71, of the 24th May, transmitting for my information the copies of letters which he had received fromManuscript imagefrom the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty and the Secretary of State for War, containing observations on the site selected for the capital and Sea Port of British Columbia.
2. I have great satisfaction in learning that Her Majesty's Government approves the steps that have been taken to survey and subdivide the site into Building Lots, and I will not fail to give attention to the remarks offered by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty with regard to the necessity for stationing aManuscript imagea Pilot vessel at the entrance of Frasers River, and to the selection of a Port in the northern portion of the Colony.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Admiralty for infn.
ABd 10 Oct
HM 0 11
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Draft, Merivale to Secretary to the Admiralty, 22 October 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 27 August 1859, CO 60:5, no. 10052, 108. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B59210.html.

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