No. 15
Government House
New Westminster
5 April 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the Honor to forward herewith the Annual Blue Book for the Colony of British Columbia for the year 1862 embodying the particular information required under the various heads in as full a manner as the present early and unsettled condition of the Colony will admit.
2. I have to apologize for the delay which has occurred in forwarding this Book, but theManuscript image difficulty of collecting statistical information upon many points in a Country like this is very great, and in some instances after the information has been received, it has come in such a shape as to be valueless. These drawbacks will however decrease from day to day, and meanwhile I trust that the full and special reports which I have from time to time transmitted, have kept Her Majestys Government well informed upon the general condition and prospects of the Country.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Graces most obedt
Humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Acke. rect of B. Book for 1862 and send it to the Library.
ABd 13 June
So proceed.
TFE 14/6
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 14, 15 June 1864.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 5 April 1864, CO 60:18, no. 5495, 104. 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/B64015.html.

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