Barclay to Peel (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
January 11th 1853
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Lord Desart's letter of the 27th Ulto transmitting a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Admiralty relative to the survey of the eastern Coast of Vancouver's Island, and stating that Sir John Pakington had instructed Governor Douglas to adopt any means at his disposal for obtaining the requisite information with respect to the pilotage of the principal channels and ports of the district, and in furtherance of this object requesting that the Hudsons Bay Company will afford any aid in their power.
In reply to which I am directed to state that the Governor and Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company will instruct the Company's officers in Vancouver's Island to afford every assistance in their power towards the accomplishment of the object in view.
I have the honour to be Sir,
Your most obedt Servant
A. Barclay

Frederick Peel Esqre
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Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
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