Hudsons Bay House
February 24th 1852
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th Instant.
I remain Sir
Your obedient humble Servant
J.H. Pelly

Frederick Peel Esqre
&. &. &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
I understood Lord Grey's instructions on 1128 differently from yourself. I fancied he wished to have from Sir J. Pelly a statement of the extent &c of the land claimed by the Company, as well as a report from the Governor on the point, so that the two statements might be subjected to a certain degree of comparison. But I must have been mistaken in my impression for I perceive Lord Grey approved the draft with the addition you made to it, & of which addition Sir J. Pelly avails himself by returning a simple acknowledgment to our Letter.
ABd 28/2
Perhaps I misinterpreted Ld Grey: but at all events the Govr is the only party who could furnish this information, I imagine. Put by?
HM F 28
JSP Mar 1
Pelly, John Henry to Peel, Frederick 24 February 1852, CO 305:3, no. 1727, 435. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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