No. 40
3rd October 1854
I have to acknowledge the receipt on the 28th Ultimo of your Circular Despatch of the 12th of June last, informing that Her Majesty had been pleased to entrust to your care, as one of the Principal Secretaries of State, the seals of the Colonial Department, an appointment which I have duly noted, and made public for the information of Her Majesty's subjects in this Colony.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

The Right Honble Sir George Grey
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
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Mr Merivale
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