No. 49
1st December 1864
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 54 of the 28th of September.
I am much gratified to learn the safe arrival of Dr. Rae at New Westminster, and to receive the encouraging account of the prospect of a good routefromManuscript image from the Red River Settlement to British Columbia.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell