No. 3
16th May 1855
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Circular Despatch of the 23rd of January last, transmitting copy of the Letters Patent, under the Royal Sign Manual, constituting the Royal Commission of the Patriotic Fund, and I shall take immediate steps for giving publicity to the Royal Commission, and to establish a local Committee in this Colony for the purpose of collecting subscriptions, in aid of the benevolent objects to which the said Fund is to be applied.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

The Right Honble Sir George Grey Bart
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department.
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 23 July
HM Jy 23
JB 24 Jy
WM 24 July