No. 9
24 January 1860
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Grace's Despatch No 22, of the 19th September, and in reference thereto, to express my satisfaction at hearing that Her Majesty's Government had Manuscript imagehad sanctioned the establishment of an Assay Office in British Columbia, in consequence of suggestions contained in several of my Despatches.
2. My opinion still remains unaltered, that it is a measure that will prove in many respects, of great advantage to the Colony.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Mr Strachey has this subject before him together with the Despatch referred to.
VJ 15 Mar
HM Mh 15
CF 16
N 17
Copy to Treasury with 2751 B. Columbia.
WS 20 Mh
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 24 January 1860, CO 60:7, no. 2750, 75. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B60009.html.

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