Munro to Secretary of State
Hardies Buildings,
21 June 1864 The Right Honorable, The Colonial Secretary

My Lord,
In November last I made application to your Lordship to make an inquiry regarding the circumstances attending the death of my son Donald Munro who was found dead on the banks of the Bear River, Cariboo, British Columbia; and to take possession of any effects belonging to him. You informedmeManuscript image me in reply that you would take the necessary steps to carry out my request but not having had any further communication on the subject I think it right to remind you in the matter in order to [carry out] a full and complete investigation. I am informed by a friend and companion of the deceaseds that he had on his person a Gold Watch and I am naturally most anxious that that article as well as the Tin Cup found at his side, with the inscription containing the sad record of the manner in which he met his death, should come into my hands.
I have the Honor to be
My Lord
Your Lordships mo. obed. Servant
Donald Munro
Minutes by CO staff
Ansr that no ansr has yet been recd from the Govr to the reference made to him last Novr but that he shall be reminded on the subject, & the writer's wishes as to the watch &c communicated to the Govr.
ABd 23/6
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 19, 25 June 1864.
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Elliot to Munro, 29 June 1864, advising that a further request for information had been forwarded to the governor.