Smith to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
June 16th 1856
I am directed by the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 16th Instant, and to inform you that in accordance with Your request, the accompanying packet to the address of Governor Douglas will be forwarded to Vancouver's Island by the first vessel to be dispatched to that Island.
I have the honour to be Sir,
Your most obedt Servant,
W.G. Smith

Herman Merivale Esqre
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 19 June
HM June 19
JB 20 Jun
HL 20