10th March 1871
My Lord,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, on the 8th instant, of Your Lordship's Despatches, of the numbers and dates noted in the margin,
Batch of Despatches between Nos 1 & 4, not yet received. Presumed to be delayed at Portland. Originals No. 5, 24 January, to No. 13, 11 February 1871. Circulars 23 January and 2 February 1871. Confidential 6 February 1871.
and to transmit herewith the Schedules of those remaining unanswered.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Cox
This dispatch notifies the receipt of the C.O. mails of 28 Jan & 7 & 11 Feb. The C.O. mail of 21 Jan had not been received in the Colony at the date of this despatch. There were sent on that day despatches Nos 2, 3 & 4 and Circulars of 31 Decr & 10 Jan.
EB 4 April 1871
Mr Herbert
The Govr says these dispatches he presumes have been delayed at Portland. Send duplicates by next Saturdays Mail.
CC 4 April
At once.
RGWH Ap 5/71
Indexed. Sent in 3rd person note dated 8 April 1871.
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See subsequent Gov. 4077 March 27, 1871 notifying the receipt of the missing mail of 21 Jan.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Schedule of Despatches received by governor that have remained unanswered for more than a month, and Schedule of Despatches transmitted by governor that have remained unanswered for more than five months. Both marked "Nil."
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 10 March 1871, CO 60:43, no. 3290, 251. 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/B71024SP.html.

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