No. 10
Downing Street
5 August 1859
I have had under my consideration your despatch No 39 of the 30th November last, requesting instructions as to the disposal of Convicts sentenced to transportation in British Columbia. In reply I have to inform you that no British Colony remains available for the reception of OffenderssentencedManuscript image sentenced to Penal Servitude or Transportation in any places out of the United Kingdom, and that the only resource available for their punishment is imprisonment with hard labor in the Country where their offences are committed.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant,
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Douglas, James

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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British Columbia

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 5 August 1859, LAC RG7:G8C/8, 203. 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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