No. 96
15 November 1860
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to acknowledge your Grace's despatch No 48 of the 24th August, acquainting me that the Claims made by the Hudson Bay Company to lands in British Columbia had been Manuscript image been referred to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and requesting me to abstain as far as possible from dealing with these claims, and I beg to acquaint Your Grace that the course indicated by Your instructions in reference to the lands in question, has been carefully ob-
served
Manuscript image observed.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by—but keep the contents in mind for the H.B.Co charge the Governor with interference in respect to these Lands.
ABd 31/1/61
TFE 31/1
N 31
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 15 November 1860, CO 60:8, no. 912, 323. 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/B60096.html.

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