Murchison to Desart (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
16 Belgrave Square
Decr 6 [4] 1852
My Lord
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of the 27 November accompanying an account of an Expedition along the east coast of Vancouvers Island & I beg your Lordship to convey to Secretary Sir John Pakington the best thanks of the Royal Geographical Society for this interesting communication which will be read at an early meeting of our body.
I have the honor to be My Lord
Your Lordships obt Set
Rod. I. Murchison

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by. The promised Papers were forwarded yesterday?
VJ 4 Dec
HM D 4
D 5