Osborne to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
30th June 1856
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of Mr Secretary Labouchere, that Rear Admiral Bruce has reported that Her Majesty's Ship Alarm was to be at San Francisco by the 4th July and is to proceed thence to Vancouver.
I am Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
R. Osborne
H. Merivale Esqr
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the H.B.Co.
ABd 1 July
Annex dt.
HM Jy 1
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Draft, Merivale to John Shepherd, Hudson's Bay Company, 8 July 1856, advising that HMS Alarm was enroute to Vancouver Island, and that Bruce expected to arrive there in his flagship the first week of August.