No. 12
1 October 1866
Sir,
I transmit, herewith, the copy of a letter from Mrs. M.A. Cooper requesting to know to whom she should address an enquiry in Vancouver Island respecting a person, unnamed, who has recently died there.
I have to request that you will enable me to answer this enquiry.
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I observe that no reply has been received to the Second paragraph of my Predecessor's Despatch No. 38, of the 11th August 1865, asking what assistance the local Authorities could render to persons in this Country desirous of procuring information respecting the existence of their relatives in Vancouver Island.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Carnarvon
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Cooper to Lord Stanley, 30 August 1866, inquiring on the proper channels to receive information "respecting a person who has died recently at Victoria."
Carnarvon, Earl to Seymour, Frederick 1 October 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/13, 293. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B667112.html.

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