24 March 1869
I transmit to you a copy of a letter which I have received from Mr. A. Wells in reference to the case of "Krog v Franklin" which was tried at the Bristol Assizes in 1858.
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In case Captain Franklin should not have left British Columbia I have to request you to place a copy of that communication in his hands and to desire him to furnish such a Report as will enable me to judge what steps I should take in the matter.
I have etc.