Colvile to Labouchere
Hudson's Bay House
6th December 1855
With reference to Mr Merivale's letter of the 16th July 1855, on the subject of the Hudson's Bay Company's Screw Steamer "Otter," chartered by the Governor of Vancouver's Island as a Guard Ship for the protection of the Settlement, I have now the honor to enclose an account just received from Vancouver's Island, duly certified by Governor Douglas, and trust that Her Majesty's Government will take the necessary steps to defray the amount.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt humble Servant
A. Colvile

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Transmit to the War Dept with reference to their letter of the 10 July?
VJ 7 Decr
Annex dt.
HM D 7
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Colvile, 17 January 1856, advising that the Treasury has instructed the paymaster general to pay the HBC £400 for use of the Otter.