9338 Vancouver's Island.
No 18.
11 August 1851.
My Lord,
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordships despatch of 20th April 1851, enclosing
2Copy to Govmt for informn 20 Nov/51
a copy of a letter from the secretary of the Lords commissioners of the Admiralty, and desiring me to pay to Captain Wellesly of H.M. Ship Daedalus the sum of £47,15,0, for the expenses of a passage that was afforded me in that ship, in September and October last.
As I presume that your Lordship in observing that you did not consider it as an expence that ought to be paid by the public, referred to theManuscript image to the terms of the grant of Vancouvers Island to the Hudson's bay Company, by which they are bound to defray all expenses of the settlement I have forwarded a copy of your Lordships letter to the Governor and Directors of that company requesting them to make the payment, for no funds are at my disposal as Governor,
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
Send copy to the Admiralty?
ABd 11 Nov/51
HM N 11
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People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Blanshard, Richard

Grey, Henry George

Merivale, Herman

Wellesley [formerly Wesley], Arthur

Wellesley, George G.

Organizations in this document

Hudson's Bay Company

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

HMS Daedalus, 1826-1911

Places in this document

Vancouver Island