Douglas to Cardwell
22nd July 1864
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Mr Fortescue's Despatch of the 4h Instant, conveying your request that I will, for the reasons stated, formally resign the Vice-Admirals Commission issued to me on my appointment to my late Government of British Columbia.
In compliance with such requirement I therefore, beg to tendermyManuscript image my resignation of the Office of Vice Admiral of the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, and I hereby resign all powers, rights, or privileges conferred on me or entrusted to me by such Commission issued to me as aforesaid, save and except in so far as relates to any act or thing heretofore done by virture of the said office.
The Commission itself I have left behind me in British Columbia but if it be required, I can return it from thence so soon as may be practicable.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
and Humble Servant
James Douglas

The Right Honorable
Edward Cardwell M.P.
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Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See Minute on 6977 Vancouver Island.
GG 23 July
Mr G.
FR 23/7