Shelbury to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
August 16, 1856
I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th instant, Enclosing a copy of a despatch from the Governor of Vancouver's Island, reporting the assistance which he had afforded to Governor Stevens in the Indian war now raging in American Oregon, and I am to request that you will state to Mr Secretary Labouchere that the conduct of Governor Douglas appears to have been most judicious.
I am Sir,
Your Most obedient humble servant

Herman Merivale Esq.
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Draft to Governor annexed.
ABd 18 Augt
HM A 20