Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
30 June 1859
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, an Extract of a letter dated the 10th May last from Captain de Courcy, of the Pylades reporting the state of affairs in the Gold Districts of Fraser's River.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
I have observed that some of the recent reports by the Naval Officers of the condition of things in B. Columbia are not quite so cheering as those we get from the Govr. Perhaps the Naval Offrs do not know as much as the Governor does upon the subject. It is well, however, to Manuscript imagereceive other reports than those of the Governor—if, at least, those reports are accurate in their facts.
ABd 2 July/59
HM July 2
CF 4
N 6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, de Courcy to Secretary of the Admiralty, 10 May 1859, reporting on the state of affairs in the gold district.