No. 97
7 January 1862
I have the honor to acquaint you that it appears from a despatch dated the 13th of December addressed to Earl Russell by H.M.'s Minister at Washington that the House of Representatives on the 5th of that month adopted a Resolution instructingtheManuscript image the committee on Military Affairs to enquire into the expediency of fortifying the mouth of Columbia River and Puget's Sound.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 7 January 1862, NAC RG7:G8C/10, 1. 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.

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