27 August 1860
My Lord Duke,
I regret to find that through an oversight in making up my Despatch No 77 of the 23rd Instant, the Enclosure forming the covering letter to the correspondence forwarded was omitted, I therefore hasten to enclose the Document in Manuscript image in question and beg that it may be placed with that Despatch.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Sir F. Rogers
This refers to Capn Gossett's [Gosset] application for the post of Colonial Secy of British Columbia. The papers on the subject are not at present with me.
ABd 18 Oct
Mr Fortescue
This adds nothing to the case.
FR 18/10
CF 19