No. 35
Downing Street,
21 March 1859
Sir,
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No 77 of the 20th January last, relative to the disturbed state of Fort Yale and reporting that you had suspended Mr Perrier from the exercise of his functions as a Justice of the Peace;andManuscript image and I await the result of Colonel Moody's investigation of the case.
I take this opportunity to notice an inaccuracy into which you have fallen in this despatch in designating Colonel Moody the Lieutenant Governor. You will observe that it is of importance to bear this in mind as his functions in that capacity will commence only in the event of the death or absence of the Governor.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E B Lytton
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 21 March 1859, LAC RG7:G8C/7, 164. 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/B597035.html.

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