Resolution, House of Commons
Jovis, 17รง die Junii, 1852
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that She will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House, a Return made since 1849 by the Hudson's Bay Company to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in conformity with the grant of Vancouver's Island to the said Company; of the acres of land sold, and the number of Colonists settled in the said Island, and of all monies which have been received by the said Company for the purchase of such lands; and also from all payments which may have been made to them for or in respect of coal or other minerals obtained in the said Island, together with the amount applied to colonization and improvement of the Island.
D. Le Marchant
Cl. Dom Com
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Parliamentary Clerk.
ABd 21 June
Lord Desart
I am not sure whether this motion is for a particular return made some time ago, or whether it is intended to elicit a new return?
HM June 21
D 21
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Let the return be complete to present time.
JSP 22
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Pelly, Hudson's Bay Company, 2 July 1852, forwarding copy of resolution and asking to be furnished with "the information necessary for making a Return to this Address, under the several Heads therein stated, complete to the latest date."
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Draft, Colonial Office to Barclay, Secretary to the Hudson's Bay Company, 17 November 1852, asking that the information requested in their letter of 2 July be forwarded as soon as possible.