Hawes to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
10 February 1859
I am directed by Secretary Major General Peel to transmit to you, for the information of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, the annexed extract from Lloyd's List, which has been communicated to this Department by the Admiralty, by which it appears that the "Briseis," one of the vessels employed to convey some Men of the Royal Engineers and Military Stores to Vancouver's Island was destroyed by fire at Sea on the 8th December last.
I have etc.
B. Hawes
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 10 Feb
At once.
HM F 10
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Draft, Lytton to Douglas, No. 23, 14 February 1859.
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Extract advising that the Briseis, enroute from London to Vancouver Island, "was burnt 8th December—in Lat: 21 S. Long: 35 W."