No. 5
Downing Street
11 February 1852
I transmit to you herewith the copy of a correspondence between this office and the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, on the subject of certain land in Vancouver's Island which the Company has intimated its intention of appropriating with the view to extending its fur trade; and I have to direct you to furnish me with any information in yourpowerManuscript image power as to the extent and description of the land in question.
I am Sir
Your most obedient Servant

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1. Extract, Peel to Pelly, 20 December 1851, asking if the land so reserved is for public purposes or for the private use of the HBC or PSAC.
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2. Extract, Pelly to Grey, 14 January 1852, stating lands possessed prior to the Oregon boundary treaty will be made over to the HBC without purchase but that the PSAC will pay for its land.
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3. Extract, Peel to Pelly, 2 February 1852, seeking clarification of paragraph four of his letter of 14 January 1853.
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4. Pelly to Grey, 4 February 1852, clarifying the nature of the HBC's anterior claims.
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Douglas, James

Grey, Henry George

Peel, Frederick

Pelly, John Henry

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Colonial Office

Hudson's Bay Company

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Vancouver Island