No. 51
1st December 1864
With reference to the letter addressed to you by direction of the Secretary of State on the 10th of February last, relative to the proposed construction of a Line of Telegraph across British Columbia in connection with Russia and the United States, I have the honortoManuscript image to transmit to you for your information, a copy of a Despatch on the subject from the British Charge d'Affaires at the Court of St. Petersburgh.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
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Copy, Lumley to Russell, 4 November 1864, clarifying that "there is no prospect of any of these lines being undertaken at present."
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Extract from the "Journal de St. Petersbourg" of November 3, 1864, (in French).