No. 88
Downing Street
11 November 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 107 of the 12th of September enclosing a letter addressed to me by Mr. W.H. Newton, claiming compensation for the loss he has sustained by being deprived of certain land which has been included in the IndianReserveManuscript image Reserve.
I have to request that you will acquaint Mr. Newton that I have considered the circumstances of the case, and do not find reason to interfere with the conclusion of the Colonial Government that he is not entitled to compensation for the land.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
The Officer Administering the Government
Cardwell, Edward to Birch, Arthur Nonus 11 November 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/12, 373. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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