Davidson to Newcastle
Portugal Hotel
Fleet Street
May 28th
My Lord Duke
I take the liberty of addressing your Grace being a Settler in British Columbia come home to bring out my family—on the expectation that we may get a Governor for that fine Colony besides the present one whose rule is ruining and keeping it backManuscript image as your Grace will learn in full from any of the respectable gentlemen whose names I give on the other page
Edward Langford Esqre
31 Monckton Villas, Queens Road
Camden Town
An old settler in Vancouvers Island
James Yates Esqre
25 Coventry Street, Haymarket
Another old Settler and rich Trader
William Kelly Esqre 3 Belgrave Street South, S.W.
A known Traveller and author who wrote a Book on California—and Life in Victoria—and is now writing in these Colonies where he spent 3 years there.
who came home from there the other day and are well qualified to give your Grace all information.
I remain Your Grace's Humble Servant
James Davidson

His Grace The Duke of Newcastle
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
ABd 29/May
Mr Fortescue
I suppose we shd acke—but it is a strange letter.
TFE 30/5
CF 31
N 1-6
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Fortescue to Davidson, 6 June 1861, acknowledging receipt of his letter.