Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
31st May 1853
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, a copy of the Orders given by Rear Admiral Moresby, dated the 13 April, to the Captain of Her Majesty's Ship Trincomalee, to proceed to carry on the duties of Senior Naval Officer at Vancouver and Queen Charlotte Islands.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
W.A.B. Hamilton

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Will it not be sufficient to inform the H.B.C. that H.M.S. Trincomalee has been ordered to VanCouver Island?
ABd 3 June
HM June 4
FP 4
N 6
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to A. Colvile, Hudson's Bay Company, 15 June 1853, advising that H.M.S. Trincomalee has been ordered to proceed to Vancouver Island.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moresby to Captain Wallace Houstoun, H.M.S. Trincomalee, 13 April 1853, instructing him to proceed to Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands to relieve Commander Prevost and prepare for a stay of ten months.