7737. Vancouver's Isld (Peru)
September 8 1849
With reference to your letter of the 7th of April last,
2Sir John Pelly informed 17 Septr/49
I am directed by Viscount Palmerston to transmit to you, for the information of Earl Grey, the
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accompanying Copy of a Despatch from Mr Adams, Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires in Peru, stating the reason why he has not been yet able to afford to British Subjects wishing to settle in Vancouver's Island,Manuscript image Island, the assistance recommended in the letter from the Hudson's Bay Company to the Colonial Office of the 31st of March 1849.
I am, Sir,
Your Most Obedient
Humble Servant
HU Addington
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Hudson's Bay Company of the reason assigned by HM Chargé D'Affaires in Peru for not having given effect to the wishes contained in the Co's Letter of the 31 of last March.?
ABd 10/9.
Mr Blackwood.
Annex draft.
T.F.E. 10/9.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William Pitt Adams to Viscount Palmerston, 12 July 1849, stating that until he received more detailed information and direction from the Hudson's Bay Company, he would be unable to promote settlement to Vancouver Island in the manner agreed upon.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Sir John Pelly, Hudson's Bay Company, 17 September 1849, explaining why Adams had been unable to comply with instructions to promote settlement in Vancouver Island.
Minutes by CO staff
10 Feby 1848
& 21 Novr 1849
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"Gr Britain & U States"

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People in this document

Adams, William Pitt

Addington, Henry Unwin

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Grey, Henry George

Merivale, Herman

Pelly, John Henry

Temple, Henry John

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Colonial Office

Foreign Office

Hudson's Bay Company

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Vancouver Island