Smith to Labouchere
Hudsons Bay House
22nd February 1856
By Mr Ellice's desire I send you a copy of a letter from the Deputy Governor of this Company to the Earl of Clarendon dated Hudson's Bay House 24th July 1855.
I have the honour to be Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
W.G. Smith

The Right Honble Henry Labouchere
&c &c &c
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 23 F
See 1478 & draft letter thereon just sent. Put by?
HM F 23
It is quite clear that we have not had full & correct
information. Await reply to 1478.
JB 25 F
HL 28
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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John Shepherd, Deputy Governor, Hudson's Bay Company, to [Clarendon, Foreign Office], 24 July 1855, enclosing letters from Charles Griffin to Douglas and Douglas to Isaac I. Stevens (not in file), discussing the attack on the Hudson's Bay Company settlement on San Juan Island by a party of Americans, and emphasizing that Griffin is a clerk in the employ of the Company and that the sheep referred to belonged to the Company and not Griffin.