No. 69
14 November 1861
With reference to the correspondence and information which I have had the honor to receive from Your Grace upon the subject of the International Exhibition to be held in London during the forthcoming year, I have the honor to communicate to you that I have appointed the Gentlemen hereafternamedManuscript image named to form a Commission to represent the interests of the Colony of British Columbia at that Exhibition: John Lindley Esqre, F.R.I.
Richard Charles Mayne Esqre, Commander, Royal Navy.
2. The qualifications of Dr Lindley for this appointment are well known, and need no explanation from me. Of Commander Mayne I need only say that he has just returned to England upon promotion, after a service of nearly four years in these Colonies in Her Majesty's Surveying Ships PlumperandManuscript image and Hecate, and that this Colony is indebted to him for valuable information acquired during certain exploring trips undertaken at my request.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Chief Clerk
VJ 14 Jan
Mr Elliot
To the Commrs for the Exhibition in L[edger] F[olio]? There seems to have been some correspondence with a Revd J. Garrett in the N.A. Dept, but it may not be necessary to notice that correspondence. At once.
GG 15/1/62
Transmit.
TFE 16/1
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 14 November 1861, CO 60:11, no. 405, 144. 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/B61069.html.

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