2226 Vancouver's Island

Hudson's Bay House
March 1851
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward to you herewith, an Extract of a letter received a few days ago from Mr Chief Factor Douglas relative to the proceedings adopted to punish the murderers of the three Seamen who had deserted from one of the Company's Ships.
As Mr Douglas has not in any of his letters alluded to the rumour mentioned by Governor Blanshard in his Despatch of the 18th August 1850, which attributed the murder of these unfortunate men to the instigation of the Company's Servants, I feel persuaded that the rumour was without foundation,
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your Lordship's mo: Obedt humble Servant.
A Colvile
Dy Govr
To the Right Honble
The Earl Grey
&c. &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by?
ABd 15/3
See also 1801 & draft thereon
HM Mh 19
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Douglas to Barclay, 16 November 1850, describing the action taken against the murderers of the three seamen.