1784 N America
               Vancouvers Isl

4 Moreton Villas
Kentish Town
14 Sept 1848.
Sir
In reply to your letter of the 13th Inst I beg to state that the points on which I seek information refer to the territories & proceedings of the Hudson Bay Compy, — & to the topography, resources & climate of Vancouver's island.
2Ans"d 16 Sept / 48
These important subjects are contained I believe in — 1st Letter from Sir JH Pelly to Earl 24 April enclosing report & Appendix on Isbisters Memorial.
2nd Colonel Crofton's report
3rd Lord Elgins — Do
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4th LtsWarre & Vavasours report on Vancouver's island.
My object being the elucidation of truth, I trust Earl Grey will permit me to refer to the above mentioned documents, or, to any others of a public nature bearing on the same subject.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your Obt Servt
RM Martin

1To
H Merivale Esre
Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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[…] Lord Grey
I informed Mr M. that as to the first three of these, we could not furnish them unless asked to do so by the H.B.C. inasmuch as they are part of a pending inquiry. The fourth there is no objection to his having
HM. S. 15
G. 15
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Mr Merivale
Would you like to see yrself that the papers specified by Mr Martin can be properly submitted to him.
ABd 15/9.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Martin, 16 September 1848, forwarding copies of some papers on the subject of Vancouver Island.
Footnotes
  1. This addressee information appears at the foot of the first page of the despatch.
  2. This text runs perpendicular to main body text; see image scan.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Bruce, James

Crofton, John

Grey, Henry George

Martin, Robert Montgomery

Merivale, Herman

Pelly, John Henry

Vavasour, Mervin

Warre, Henry James

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Hudson's Bay Company

Places in this document

Vancouver Island

Martin, Robert Montgomery to Merivale, Herman 14 September 1848, CO 305:1, no. 1784, 575. 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/V486M03.html.

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