Shepherd to Labouchere
Hudson's Bay House
May 22nd 1856
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Merivale's letter of the 19th Instant, notifying your approval of the instructions proposed to be given to Governor Douglas to dispose of the tract of land on Vancouver's Island, known as the "Governor's Reserve," and I beg to acquaint you that directions for the sale of the land will accordingly be transmitted to Governor Douglas by the earliest opportunity.
I have the honour to be Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant,
John Shepherd

The Right Honble Henry Labouchere
&c &c &c
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by.
ABd 24 May
Mr Blackwood
Put by.
TFE 24 May