No. 12
13 February 1869
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 124 of the 30th November on the Subject of including British Columbia in any treaty of reciprocity which may be made with the United States. The questionisManuscript image is for the moment in abeyance, but your observations have been brought under the notice of the Earl of Clarendon who states that they will be borne in mind.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant