No. 38
29th September 1854
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a Circular Despatch from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 29th of May last, transmitting copies of the Decrees, Regulations and Instructions under which His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French, has directed that the Universal Exhibition of Agricultural and Manufacturing Produce shall be opened at Paris on the 1st of May 1855, and also copy of a communication addressed to His Grace bydirectionManuscript image direction of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, recommending certain steps which it is desirable should be adopted without delay, in order that the industry and resources of the Colonies should be duly represented at the Exhibition. And his Grace further directs that due publicity may be given to the project of this Exhibition, and that I should lend my influence to the formation of a Committee in this Colony for the purpose of securing every facility for the due representation of the Manufactures or Produce of the Colony, and I beg to assure you, that I shall attend to those instructions.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

To The Right Honorable Sir George Grey
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
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