9339 Vancouver's Island.
30 August 1851
My Lord,
I beg to inform your Lordship that on
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the 27th Inst, I nominated the following gentlemen as Members of council for Vancouvers Island
           James Douglas Esqr, (Senior Member)
           James Cooper Esqr
           John Todd Esqr
Providing expressly that these nominations should be merely provisional, and subject to be confirmed or disallowed by Her Majesty the Queen. The above named gentlemen have this day taken the oath of allegiance as prescribed and theirManuscript imageand their seats as members of Council.
H.M. Ship "Daphne" leaves this settlement for California on the 1st September, and as I am about to avail myself of that opportunity of leaving the Island, the Senior Member of the council will administer the government, till further instructions shall be received from your Lordship,
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Most Obedient Servant
Richard Blanshard. Governor
The Rt Honble
Earl Grey.
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Mr Merivale
Mr Smith?
ABd 11 Novr
HM N 11
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Mr Douglas' having been appointed Govr it seems unnecessary to send out a formal appt to him as Member of the Council.?
PS 14 Nov
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Draft, Grey to The Lord President, 18 November 1851, requesting that James Cooper and John Tod be confirmed in their appointments as members of council.
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Draft reply, Grey to Douglas, No. 3, 9 January 1852.
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People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Blanshard, Richard

Cooper, James

Douglas, James

Grey, Henry George

Merivale, Herman

Smith, Peter

Tod, John

Victoria, Alexandrina

Vessels in this document

HMS Daphne, 1838-1864

Places in this document

Vancouver Island