Corry to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
15 January 1859
With reference to my letter of the 15th Ultimo, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith for the information of Secretary Sir E. Bulwer Lytton an Extract from a letter dated the 27th November last, No 416 from R: Adm: Sir M. Seymour, reporting the sailing of H.M.S. Tribune from Hong Kong for Vancouvers Island with 7 Officers & 160 Non Commissioned Officers & Privates of Royal Marines.
I am etc.
H. Corry
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Mr Merivale
We have already told the Govr of the intention to send 150 Marines to Vancouvers Island see 12787.
VJ 18 Jan
Put by?
HM Jan 18
This is satisfactory intelligence & I think it wd be as well to forward the extract wh Manuscript imageis enclosed in this letter from the Admiralty to the Govr of B. Columbia to show him that this reinforcement is already on its way to V. Couver's I.
C Jany 18
EBL 20
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 11, 29 January 1859.
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Wd it not be desirable to print this for Parlt that the public at large may know of the steps taken by the Govt for affording protection to B. Columbia?
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Extract, Seymour to Secretary of the Admiralty, 27 November 1858, reporting on the despatch of the Tribune to Vancouver Island.