White to Colonial Office
Cowthorpe Rectory
August 2, 1862
Sir/
Having a son who is anxious to emigrate to one of our Colonies, I should be obliged to you if you would be kind enough to let me know what steps I am to take in order to obtain an assisted passage for him to British Columbia—he is Twenty three years of age and has worked for some time in an Engine Factory, and is at present employed by a Farmer.
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Perhaps you may be able to recommend me some book which might give me a little information respecting the Settlement of British Columbia, as to the climate &c. My income is under 130 pounds a year.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt Servt
Thoss White

Please address
Revd T. White
Cowthorpe Rectory
Wetherby
Yorkshire
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Acquaint the Writer that it is not in the power of the S. of S. to assist him in obtaining a passage for his Son—and with regard to information answer in the terms of the draft letter attached to 6480?
VJ 5 Augt
At once.
FR 5/8
Other documents included in the file
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Fortescue to White, 11 August 1862, advising that the government could not assist in procuring a passage for his son, and informing where he might obtain information on British Columbia.
People in this document

Fortescue, Chichester

Jadis, Vane

Rogers, Frederic

White, Thomas

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Places in this document

British Columbia

White, Thomas to Colonial Office 2 August 1862, CO 60:14, no. 7727, 512. 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/B626W03.html.

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