4th Novr 1852
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith for the information of Secretary Sir John Pakington Copies of a Letter from Rear Adml Moresby dated the 14th of September last No 91 and of its several enclosures reporting the proceedings of Her Majestys Ship Thetis at Queen Charlotte's and Vancouver's Islands.
I am, Sir
Your most obedient Servant
Aug Stafford

Herman Merivale Esqr
Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Should copies be sent to the Hudson's Bay Company in continuation of the former papers referred to them?
VJ 10 Novr
Extract of Capt. Kuper's report I think, down to the middle of par. 21 as marked to the H.B.C. There seems no occasion for sending them the Captain's Manuscript imageviews of their ill success as colonizers. it can only provoke controversy. I fear there is no doubt of their truth.
The account of Q. Charlotte's Island is more particular than we have hitherto received. It leaves the gold prospects still uncertain, but probabilities are evidently against them.
HM N 13
D 13
Extracts to H.B.C.
I will speak to Mr Merivale about these papers.
JSP 15
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Barclay, Hudson's Bay Company, 29 November 1852, forwarding extract of Kuper's report.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moresby to Admiralty, 14 September 1852, forwarding correspondence.
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Kuper to Moresby, 20 July 1852, reporting on his recent tour of duty to Vancouver Island and Queen Charlotte Island.
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Kuper to Moresby, 19 July 1852, acknowledging orders to return to the Northwest Coast until the latter part of January, and reporting on his current status.
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List of "Spars of Douglas Red Pine lying ready for Embarkation at Port Rupert," no date, giving the number, diameter, and length.
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Brotchie to Kuper, 26 June 1852, enclosing the list below.
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Commander of HMS Swift to Moresby, 17 April 1852, extract describing the anchorage at the Bay of San Lucas, Mexico.
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Moresby to Douglas, 14 September 1852, advising that the HMS Thetis would remain on the Northwest Coast until the end of January.