Osborne to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
8th March 1853
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith for the information of the Duke of Newcastle an Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Moresby dated the 7th of Decr last No 123 relative to the intended visit of Her Majestys Steam Sloop Virago to Queen Charlottes Island.
I am Sir
Your most obedient Servant
R. Osborne

Herman Merivale Esqre
Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Communicate to Hudson's Bay Co.
ABd 9 March
Annex dft.
HM Mh 11
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Draft, Colonial Office to A. Colvile, Hudson's Bay Company, 18 March 1853, forwarding copy of an extract from Moresby.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Moresby to Admiralty, 17 December 1852, stating he had provided the Virago with supplies and implements "for the purpose of testing the value of ores" and that an HBC officer at Valparaiso had volunteered to accompany it to the Queen Charlottes.