No. 25
Downing Street
18 May 1860
I transmit for your information a copy of a letter which I have received from Mr J.M. Magee accompanied by several documents relative to some property left by Bernard Rice who was shot at Fort Yale in British Columbia, as detailed in your despatch No. 68 of the 8th of January 1859, and I have to request that you will cause the necessary enquiries to be institutedManuscript imageinstituted and report to me the result.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Magee to Newcastle, 5 May 1860, describing the difficulties faced by Elizabeth Rice, who was trying to obtain the property left by her son Bernard, and asking for Newcastle's assistance. Magee includes copies of correspondence from Whannell, Musgrave, Williams, and Bernard Rice in his letter.