No. 3
Downing Street,
30 June 1859
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No 137 of the 12th April last reporting a serious injury to the interests of British Columbia which is caused by the practices of certain American Owners of Steam boats running on the Fraser River.
I have referred to theManuscript image opinion of the Law Advisers of the Crown the question raised by you as to your power legally to withhold a British Register from Vessels becoming British under such circumstances as those described in your despatch and I transmit for your information and guidance a copy of the Report which I have received from them on this subject.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
People in this document

Douglas, James

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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British Columbia

Fraser River