Murray to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
July 31. 1865
With reference to my letter of the 1st instant, I am directed by Earl Russell to transmit to you, for the information of Mr Secretary Cardwell, a copy of a despatch from the acting British Consul at New York, stating the reasons why he has been unable to forward, by telegraph, themessageManuscript image message he was directed to send to the Governor of British Columbia, and reporting the steps he has taken to transmit this message to its destination.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
James Murray
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
This has reference to an application of Govr Seymour for leave of absence: the ansr to which he requested might be sent by telegram.
We have done all that cd be done to meet his wishes, & I think this may be put by.
ABd 3 Augt
At once.
FR 3/8
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Pierrepont Edwards, New York, to Earl Russell, 13 July 1865, advising that telegraph service to the Pacific "is for the present prevented by an accident to the line."