13 March 1862
I have the honor of transmitting herewith to your Grace an Address to the Queen from the Municipal Council New Westminster testifying their deep sorrow at the late melancholy bereavement which has deprived Her Majesty ofaManuscript image a beloved and affectionate Husband, and the Nation at large of a wise and good Prince.
2. Although perhaps it may be that this Address will be the last to reach Her Majesty on this sorrowful occasion, I would trust that it may not on that account be esteemed the less, coming as it does from the Capital of one of the most distant of Her Colonies, and imbuedasManuscript image as it is with the most sincere reverence and affection for Her Person and Throne.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Ansr in the usual terms after the Address has arrived: copy of which will have to be sent to Sir C. Phipps.
ABd 2 June
TFE 3 June
For draft.
CF 4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Address from New Westminster Municipal Council to Queen Victoria, 6 March 1862, expressing sincere condolences on the death of Prince Albert.
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Second copy of address, as noted above.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 133, 19 June 1862, confirms that the New Westminster Council's address of condolence "has been duly laid before Her Majesty."