1645 Vancouver's Island
4 Moreton Villas — Kentish Town
22 August 1848
If you will permit me to prepare a report on the Hudson Bay terry & Vancouver's island I will endeavour to merit the confidence of your Lordship.
The expense would of course be defrayed by the Hudson Bay Compy. The preparation of
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the report need not impede the Colonization of Vancouver Isd
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your faithful Servt
R.M. Martin

The Rt Honble
Earl Grey -
Col Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Acknowledge & say that Lord Grey cannot avail himself of MrMontgomery Martin's services?
HM Aug. 24
Adding that as he proposes that the H.B.Co shd remunerate him for […] defray the expense of his prepared report it is for that body to decide whether they consider it advisable that he shd undertake it.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Martin, 31 August 1848, declining his services and suggesting he get the desired permission from the Hudson's Bay Company.
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Grey, George

Grey, Henry George

Martin, Robert Montgomery

Merivale, Herman

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