No. 3
Downing Street
20th August 1854
I have to transmit to you the copy of a Petition to the Queen, together with the copy of a Memorial addressed to the Duke of Newcastle by certain Inhabitants of Van Couver's Island complaining of the composition of the recentlyestablishedManuscript image established "Supreme Court of Civil Justice," and of other matters affecting the good government of the Settlement, and I have to desire you to furnish me with your early report upon these complaints.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant
G. Grey

Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. Petition to the Queen, 1 March 1854, signed by James Cooper and 69 others, requesting an inquiry into the Supreme Court and appointment of David Cameron as judge.
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2. Petition to Newcastle, 1 March 1854, signed by Cooper and 69 others, making a lengthy case against Cameron, which Staines has been commissioned to bring before Newcastle.
Grey, George to Douglas, James 20 August 1854, LAC RG7:G8C/1, 180. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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