No. 17
19 March 1862
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Grace's Despatch No. 97, of the 7th January, communicating to me that The House of Representatives at Washington had, on the 5th of Decemberlast,Manuscript image last, adopted a Resolution instructing the Committee on Military affairs to enquire into the expediency of fortifying the Mouth of the Columbia River and Puget Sound, for which information I beg to thank Your Grace.
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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Put by.
Put by.
TFE 8 July
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 19 March 1862, CO 60:13, no. 6704, 140. 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/B62017.html.

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