Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
2 April 1868
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit herewith, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos, Extract from a General Letter of Rear Adml the Hon. G. Hastings dated "Zealous" at Esquimalt 21 Feb/68 No. 33 relative to the State of Affairs re British Columbia.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Put by.
CC 4/4
FR 6/4
CBA 7/4
B&C 9/4
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See 7/3375.
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Extract, Rear Admiral Hastings, 21 February 1868, reporting on affairs in the colony and urging construction of a dock at Esquimalt.