No. 125
11th October 1870
My Lord,
I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship's Circular Despatch of the 1st August, calling my attention to Earl Granville's Circular of the 12th July 1869 and the instructions therein contained on the subject of certain Returns relative to Hospitals and Lunatic Asylums.
2. The Despatch referredtoManuscript image to was received here before I assumed the Government. It was not brought specially to my notice; and I regret that it altogether escaped my observation as being unanswered, amidst the pressure of other business on my first arrival.
3. With reference to Your Lordship's recent Circular of 1st August I have lately called for Reports upon the condition of the Hospitals. The Report upon that at Barkerville in Cariboo has not yet been received. When that isobtainedManuscript image obtained I shall endeavour to furnish the required Returns; but the circumstances of a Colony like this render it so impossible to comply with regulations easily established in older and more populous Colonies that I fear the particulars I may be able to furnish will be of little value.
4. There is no Lunatic Asylum in the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 8/11
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Await the further communication promised?
HT 10 Nov/70
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At once.
RGWH Nov 11/70
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See subsequent 2-2274 Jan 18.71.
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 11 October 1870, CO 60:41, no. 11846, 98. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B70125.html.

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