No. 19
11th May 1854
My Lord Duke
I have to acknowledge the receipt on the 16th April last, of your Despatch No 5, dated 16th July 1853, approving of the Proclamation issued by me, declaring the rights of the Crown with respect to Gold found on Queen Charlotte's Islands, and also of the regulations afterwards published, setting forth the terms and conditions on which Licences would be granted by the local Government, to search and dig for Gold in those Islands.
I have the honor to be
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

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 25 July
HM July 25
FP 26
GG 26