Osborne to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
20th Augt 1853
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle Copies of a Letter from Commander James C. Prevost of Her Majesty's Steam Sloop Virago dated the 7th June last and of its enclosure reporting his proceedings relative 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 Elliot
The enclosure has been received from the Governor. See 8062. Put by?
ABd 24 Augt
Put by.
TFE Aug 24
FP 25
N 27
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. Commander J.C. Prevost to Secretary of the Admiralty, 7 June 1853, forwarding copy of his report to Douglas, 29 May 1853.
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1.1. Prevost to Douglas, 29 May 1853, reporting the proceedings of the Virago during its visit to the Queen Charlotte Islands.