2717. VanCouver's Island

28th March 1851.
Her Majestys Ship Daedalus having afforded a Passage to His Excellency Mr Blanshard Governor of VanCouvers Land between the 30th of Septr and 9th of Octr last, on a visit to
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Fort Rupert, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request you will inform me whether Earl Grey is of opinion that the Expence of this Passage should be borne by the Public.
I am Sir
Your most obedient Servant
J. Parker
B Hawes Esqr
Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
A despatch which arrived from Govr Blanshard a day or two ago, & which is now in circulation, mentioned that he had taken a passage in the Daedalus to the northern part of VanCouver's Island; but I am aware of no arrangement by which, or fund out of which the expense so incurred should be defrayed.
Should the Admy be informed that H.M. Govt do not bear this charge, & refer the Board to the Hudsons Bay Company?
ABd 29/3.
HM Mh 29
M 29 BH
It is better simply to say that I do not consider the charge to be one wh. ought to be borne by the public. ⎯
G. 31
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Draft, Colonial Office to Parker, 8 April 1851, stating that the expense of Blanshard's passage to Fort Rupert should not be borne by the public.
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People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Blanshard, Richard

Grey, Henry George

Hawes, Benjamin

Merivale, Herman

Parker, John

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Hudson's Bay Company

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

HMS Daedalus, 1826-1911

Places in this document

Fort Rupert, or T'sakis

Vancouver Island