No. 79
Downing Street,
16 June 1859
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No 142 of the 23d of April last and I have to express my satisfaction at the safe arrival in Esquimalt Harbour of the detachment of Royal Engineers destined for service in BritishBritishManuscript image Columbia.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
in the absence of
Sir E.B. Lytton
Carnarvon, Earl to Douglas, James 16 June 1859, LAC RG7:G8C/8, 157. 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.

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