22nd Oct. 1852
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you, for the information of Secretary Sir John Pakington, the copy of a letter from Rear Admiral Moresby dated 30th August last No 76, and of its enclosures relative to his proceedings in regards to Queen Charlotte's and Vancouvers Island.
I am Sir
Your most obedient Servant
Aug Stafford

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Do you think it advisable to send a copy of the Admiral's report to the H. Bay Company?
ABd 28 Oct
I think so?
HM O 28
JSP 30
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Barclay, Hudson's Bay Company, 3 November 1852, forwarding copy of the letter and enclosures.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moresby to Admiralty, 30 August 1852, explaining his actions "relative to the proceedings to be adopted with regard to the Sovereignty of Queen Charlotte's & Vancouver's Island," with enclosures.
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Moresby to Kuper, 22 May 1852, directing him to return to the Northwest Coast until the latter part of January to "protect the property of British & Colonial Subjects as well as for the preservation of National rights & private interests in HM Dominions of Queen Charlottes Island."