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