Barfield to Buckingham

To His Grace The Duke of Buckingham Her Majestys Secretary of State for the Colonies

My Lord Duke
Referring to my letter of the 7th December last to the Earl of Carnarvon, may I request the favor of being informed whether any reply to his Lordship's Despatch to the Governor of Vancouver Island on the subject of my communication has yet been received, and when it will be in your Grace's power to afford me some information on behalf of the parties interested in the Settlement of Koskeemo?
I have the honor to be
Your Grace's
Obedient and humble Servant
Saml Barfield

4 Plowden Buildings
Temple E.C.
29th March 1867
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
No report yet recd from the Governor.
ABd 1 April
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If (as I suppose) his expectation is unreasonable we had better give him the means of knowing that it is so.
How long does it appear by our books that despatches take on an average in going to B. Columbia & how long in coming home?
TFE 3/4
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Mr Elliot
About seven weeks each way. The Desp: to the Govr left on the 15 Decr—so that if he had replied at once there is just time for an answer to have been received.
VJ 3 April
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See next page.
TFE 3/4
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Acknowledge and say that no answer has been received to his letter and that it is too soon to expect one. 4 Months are required for a despatch to be acknowledged, and further time must of course be necessary to inquire into any case upon which information is required.
TFE 3 April
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Elliot to Barfield, 6 April 1867, advising that no answer had been received from the colony, and that a minimum of four months was usually required to receive an acknowledgement of a despatch.
Barfield, Samuel to Grenville, Richard 29 March 1867, CO 60:31, no. 3139, 186. 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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