Head to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
March 26th 1867
With reference to my letter of the 20th November last on the subject of the sale of spirituous liquors to the Indians I have now the honour to enclose for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham an extract of a letter from the Company's Representative at VancouverIslandManuscript image Island dated the 2nd of February last.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant,
Edmund Head
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Govr. See Sir F. Rogers' obserns on this subject on 10225/66 V.C.I.
ABd 27-3
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To Governor as proposed?
TFE 28/3
CBA 28/3
B&C 29/3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Roderick Finlayson, Chief Factor, to W.G. Smith, 2 February 1867, responding to allegations that company officials obstructed Kennedy's attempts to pass a bill prohibiting the sale of liquor to Indians.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 16, 1 April 1867 transmitting a letter extract from the chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Victoria on Vancouver Island.