Lindsay to Fortescue (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
8 Austin Friars
13 May 1862
My dear Sir
The annexed ship is bound for the New Colony—as she is the first steamer, I may be thereupon called the pioneer of the route. You may like to see the particulars. The Duke of Newcastle may also like to know, that if any inducement offers, I may afterwards employ her between Panama & B Columbia.
If you have any recent information of interest from B Columbia it would be very desirable if it could be made known through the newspapers, as my firm cannot supply the many inquiries which are daily made in regard to the last news & the prospects to capitalists & others.
Very faithfully yours
W. S. Lindsay

Minutes by CO staff
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Thank Mr Lindsay for his infn as to his steam vessel.
The latest intelligence, of any great interest, which we possess from B. Columiba is contained in the Parly papers lately published.
ABd 14 May
Draft of answer accordingly.
TFE 19/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed advertisement for passage to Vancouver Island on board the Tynemouth, including rates, scale of provisions and information to emigrants, produced by W. S. Lindsay & Co..
Other documents included in the file
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Fortescue to Lindsay, 20 August 1862, expressing thanks for the information and advising where "the latest intelligence received from British Columbia will be found."