No. 46
Downing Street,
11 April 1859
I have received your despatch of the 5th February No 94, reporting that you had called to your assistance Colonel Moody and Judge Begbie to confer with you as Members of the Executive Council on measures connected with the future Government of BritishColumbiaManuscript image Columbia.
Regarding these appointments as a mere voluntary Committee of advice I approve of your proceeding. Whenever you consider that the time has arrived for the formation of a regular Executive Council, and that it is expedient to make the necessary appointments, proper steps shall, on your recommendation, be taken for the purpose.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
in the absence of
Sir E.B. Lytton