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