299. Vancouver's Island
11th January 1850.
With reference to your Letter of the 4th August last, respecting the conveyance of Mr Blanshard, appointed Governor of Vancouver's Island, from Panama to
1Sir J. Pelly informed 18 Jan/50.
that Island in one of Her Majesty's Ships; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Earl Grey, a copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Hornby, dated the 28th Octr, No 88, on the subject in question.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant;
W.A.B. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Should Sir J. Pelly be informed why Mr Blanshard did not get a passage in a Queen's Ship, or should this be put by?
ABd 14/1/50
HM Jan 14
Jan 14 I think so.
G. 15
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rear Admiral P. Hornby to John Parker, Admiralty, 28 October 1849, explaining that he did not receive orders to send a ship to Panama until after Blanshard must have arrived, and that he now thought it too late "to take any further steps in the matter."
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Draft, Colonial Office to Sir John Pelly, Hudson's Bay Company, 18 January 1850, advising that the Admiralty had been unable to pick Blanshard up at Panama to convey him to Vancouver Island.