Wolley to Under-Secretary of State
14th May 1870
Sir,
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of Earl Granville, that Rear-Admiral Farquhar in a letter dated at San Francisco 1st April 1870 No 37, reports that affairs in Vancouver's Island remain quiet, Parliament has opened on the 15th February, & little opposition existed as to the Confederation scheme. He further states, that the recently discovered Gold Fields on the Peace River, will, it is believed, attract a largenumberManuscript image number of immigrants from California.
I am,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Thos Wolley
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Put by.
CC 16/5
FR 16/5
WM 17/5
K 18/5
Wolley, Thomas to Monsell, William 14 May 1870, CO 60:42, no. 5172, 19. 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/B705AD04.html.

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