8270. Vancouver's Isld

24th Sept 1849
In reply to Earl Greys letter of the 16th July I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you for his Lordships information that their Lordships have this day appointed Richard Blanchard Esq Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Vancouver and its dependencies, to be Vice Admiral of the same, and in the event of his absence, the Officer administering the Government of the said Island for the time being.
I am Sir
Your most obedient
humble Servant
W.A.B Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Vice Admiral's Commission received from Admiralty Registry & forwarded to Governor Blanshard. To be put by.1
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Draft, Immediate, Colonial Office to Admiralty, 16 July 1849, asking that Blanshard be appointed Vice Admiral of Vancouver Island and its dependencies.
  1. Though no signature is given, this minute is presumed to be by Smith.
People in this document

Blanshard, Richard

Grey, Henry George

Hamilton, George Alexander

Hamilton, William Alexander Baille

Hawes, Benjamin

Smith, Peter

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Colonial Office

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

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Vancouver Island