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30 Sidney Street
C upon M
15 April 1848
Your Lordship being Her Most Gracious Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies I beg to ask you
1Ansd 27 April / 48.
1st If there are any obstacles in the way of a Colony being formed in Vancouvers Island.
2nd If such obstacles if there any Could be removed by legislative enactment and if your Lordship would giveManuscript image a Scheme for Colonising that and the neighbouring Continent your powerful support.—
An answer to these questions would oblige
Your Lordship's
Most Obedient Servant
Alex B Freeland
The Right Hon Lord Grey
Principal Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Should the writer be referred to Sir J. Pelly?
(The papers have passed from me, & I am not precisely acquainted with the position of the question relative to the Colonization of Vancouver's Island)
ABd 20/4.
Mr Hawes
I think refer to Sir H Pelly?
HM Apl 20
Apr 20
I hardly know what Sir J. Pelly can say? I think it would be better to say that at present no such plan is matured?
G. 22
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Draft, Colonial Office to Freeland, 27 April 1848, advising that in the absence of a plan for colonizing Vancouver Island, Grey could not answer his enquiries on the subject.
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Freeland, Alex B.

Grey, George

Grey, Henry George

Hawes, Benjamin

Merivale, Herman

Pelly, John Henry

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