Barclay to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
September 10 1853
I am directed to enclose to you herewith, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, an extract of a letter received from Mr Douglas relative to the letter of a gentleman residing at Vancouver's Island, of which extracts were transmitted to the Governor and Committee of the Hudsons Bay Company with your letter of the 3rd November last.
I have the honour to be, Sir
Your obedient humble Servant
A. Barclay

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by? The rule obliging purchasers of Land to bring into the Island a certain number of Settlers has been relaxed.
VJ 14 Sept
HM S 14
FP 15
N 18
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Douglas to Barclay, 27 May 1853, explaining and defending the Hudson's Bay Company's land policy.