No. 49
8 May 1860
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Grace's Despatch No 3 of the 7th January last transmitting copy of a letter by Captain Clarke R.E. accompanied by a proposed scheme Manuscript image scheme for the disposal of the Crown Lands in British Columbia, for which I feel greatly obliged to your Grace.
I have given to Captain Clarke's scheme my serious consideration and have submitted it for the consideration of several of the principal officers of British Columbia, and I will not fail hereafter to furnish your Grace with the opinion I have formed of its applicability to the circumstances of Manuscript image of British Columbia.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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P. by.
ABd 26/6
TFE 29/6
N 30