McMaster to Fortescue (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
17 Embden St. Henene
17 June 1862
Will you be good enough to inform me if any further dispatch from Governor Douglas British Columbia containing a report of a reconnaissance by Captain Parsons & a party of Royal Engineers of the Country on the Smess & Chilwayhook rivers alluded to by Governor Douglas in paragraph No 10 of his dispatch May 31/60 & contd in Blue book entitled further papers relative to the affairs of British Cola part 4 presented to parliament Mar 1862 has been received & if so if it is printed & obtainable or if not printed could I see a copy of it if I should go to London.
I am Most resply
Jas. McMaster

C. Fortescue Esqre
Secy of State
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Ansr that no report in continuation of Capn Parsons' reconnaissance has been recd from the Governor.
ABd 21 June
At once.
FR 21/6
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Fortescue to McMaster, 24 June 1862, advising that no further report on the subject had been received.