No. 20
18 April 1863
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 9 of the 2nd of February enclosing a copy of a Report from Mr. Begbie on the Mines and Roads of British Columbia.
I have read this Report with much interest, and I have to request that you will convey to Mr. Begbie my sense of theManuscript image value of the knowledge of the state of the Colony afforded by his observations.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 18 April 1863, NAC RG7:G8C/10, 364. 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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