No. 9
28th March 1854
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Grace's Despatch No 13 of the 12th of November last.
I observe with great satisfaction that Her Majesty has been pleased to approve of the provisional appointment of Mr John Work as a Member of the Council of Vancouver's Island, and I have to acknowledge with your Grace's Despatch the receipt of a Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual authorising me to carry that appointment into effect, and IhaveManuscript image have to assure your Grace that the same shall be attended to as soon as convenient.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas
Governor of Vancouver's Island

His Grace The Right Honble The Duke of Newcastle
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 22 June
HM June 22
FP 23
GG 23