Morgan to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Old Abbey
In reply to Your letter of 27th ultmo respecting the intention of my Son Henry R.L. Morgan late Lieut 40th foot to settle in Vancouver Island or British Columbia, I beg to state, that he left home with that intention & sailed on 2nd ultmo for those Colonies before he received the necessary Certificate of Service from The Horse Guards, to submit to His Grace the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos to request a grant of land there.
He desired that letters for him should be directed to Post Office Victoria, Vancouver Island; where any so directed will I am satisfied be sure to reach him.
I know that he was most anxious to obtain a grant of land, & to settle in either of these Colonies.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
William Morgan

P.S. Your letter, though very plainly directed was missent to Llangollen.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Upon this letter we may I suppose venture to send the Horse Guards letter of the 26 March to the Govr with a Copy of the correspondence and request him to take the necessary steps to enable Lieut: Morgan to obtain the grant of land to which the Regulations entitle him?
VJ 9 May
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Mr Jadis
So proceed.
TFE 10/5
Other documents included in the file
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Adderley to Morgan, 15 May 1867, advising the certificate would be forwarded to the governor with a request that he would take steps to ensure Lieutenant Morgan received the grant of land to which he was entitled.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 26, 17 May 1867 supporting Lieutenant Morgan’s claim to a grant of land in the colony of British Columbia or Vancouver Island.