No. 27
Downing Street
25 May 1860
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 25 of the 10th of February last enclosing copies of a correspondence between Mr Cridge, the District Minister of Victoria, and Mr Duncan, relative to the formation of a settlement for Indian Converts to Christianity, and in order to carry this plan into effect you propose to reserve several hundred acresManuscript imageacres of land in the neighbourhood of Fort Simpson.
Subject to the stipulations which you suggest, namely that the land should be conveyed to the Governor of the Colony for the time being in trust for the use and benefit of the Indians, leaving them no power to alienate or dispose of it, I have to authorize you to take the necessary steps for the conveyance of the lands in question.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
Governor Douglas, C.B.