Downing Street
21st of July 1849
I have the honor to transmit herewith a Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom, appointing you to be Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Vancouver and its Dependencies, together with Instructions under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet for your guidance in the administration of the Government thereof.
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I also transmit Letters Patent under the Seal of the High Court of the Admiralty
This Instument will be forwarded soon as possible.
appointing you to be Vice Admiral of that Island and its Dependencies.
I have the honour to be
your obdient
humble servant

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Blanshard, Richard

Grey, Henry George

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Grey, Henry George to Blanshard, Richard 21 July 1849, LAC RG7:G8C/1, 1. 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.

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