No. 1
9 January 1860
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your Grace's information, a Report with Maps, of a Journey made by Lieut Palmer, R.E., from Ft Hope to Ft Colvile in September 1859.
I have the honor to be Your Graces most obedt humble Servant,
James Douglas

His Grace
The Duke of Newcastle
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The geographical information has, of course, its value: but I fail to discover much immediate practical utility to be derived from this exploration. I presume that copies shd be furnished to the Land Board—Geographical Society—& lay before Parlt.
ABd 7/March
HM 8 Mh
This wd accompany the former Reports of Lts. Palmer and Mayne for Parlt.
CF 8
N 10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"A Report on a Portion of British Columbia by Lieutt Palmer, R. Engrs," in various sections (forty pages).