Smith to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
London
May 16th 1856
Sir,
I am directed by the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday's date, with the accompanying Bag of Documents to the address of the Governor of Vancouver's Island, and to acquaint you that the Bag will be forwarded as requested, to Governor Douglas by the Hudson's Bay Company's first vessel for Vancouver's Island.
I beg however to mention that the Company will not dispatch any vessel to that quarter before the end of July.
I am Sir,
Your most obt Servant
W.G. Smith
Secy

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The "documents" are the Books you thought wd be of use to the Governor in establishing rules for the Supreme Court.
ABd 17 May
Put by.
HM My 17
JB 19 My
HL 21
Smith, William G. to Merivale, Herman 16 May 1856, CO 305:7, no. 4325, 355. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V565MI16.html.

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