9009. Van Couver's Island.

Hudsons Bay House
October 23rd 1851
I am directed to acknowledge the Receipt of your letter of the 8th Inst, transmitting for the information of the Directors of the Hudson's Bay Company, the copy of a letter from the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, accompanied by the Copy of a letter dated the 27th June last (No 54) from Rear Admiral Moresby Commander in Chief in the Pacific and of its enclosure, detailing his proceedings at Vancouver's Island and reporting on the state of affairs there.
The Directors of the Hudson's Bay Company request that you will convey to Earl Grey their thanks for the communication of these documents.
I am
Your obedt Servant
A. Barclay
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by.?
25 Oct.
T.FE. 27 10.
O 28 BH
This may be put by, for the but the subject to which it relates is one which must not be lost sight of, & it will be necessary to come to a clear understanding with the H.B.Co as to their intentns respectg V.C.'s Island. ⎯
G. 29/
Note Lord Grey's observation in the Registry book that we may not overlook his instructions.
Noted in Regy.