Shepherd to Labouchere
Hudson's Bay House
29th August 1856
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Merivale's letter of the 25th Instant, stating that the substance of my letter to you dated 14th July would be communicated to Governor Douglas, accompanied by a recommendation that some moderate impost be levied to assist in defraying the expenses of the Government of Vancouver's Island; and I beg to convey the thanks of the Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company for this communication.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt Servant
John Shepherd

The Right Honble Henry Labouchere
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Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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