9337. Vancouver's Island.
No 17.
11 August 1851
My Lord,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordships despatch of 3rd April 1851 notifying that Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to accept my resignation of the office of Governor of this settlement, and that your Lordship has communicated my request for a passage in one of Her Majesty's ships, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
H.M. Ship "Daphne" being on the point of sailing from this settlement for San Francisco, I have appliedManuscript imageapplied to Captain Fanshawe for a passage as far as that port, as it is very unlikely that another of H.M. Ships will visit the settlement this year.
Should no Official announcement of the appointment of my successor arrive in the mean time, it is my intention to nominate a council provisionally, or such a portion of council as may constitute a quorum, the Senior member of which will act as Governor till a new appointment be made,
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Most Obedient Servant
Richard Blanshard Governor
1The Rt Honble
Earl Grey
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
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ABd 11 Novr
The nomination of the Council is announced in 9339.
HM N 11
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  1. This addressee information appears at the foot of the first page of the despatch.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Blanshard, Richard

Fanshawe, Edward Gennys

Grey, Henry George

Merivale, Herman

Organizations in this document

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

HMS Daphne, 1838-1864

Places in this document

San Francisco

Vancouver Island

Blanshard, Richard to Grey, Henry George 11 August 1851, CO 305:3, no. 9337, 36. 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/V51017.html.

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