Shepherd to Labouchere
Hudson's Bay House
9th October 1856
Sir
I have the honor to enclose for your information Extracts of letters lately received from Governor Douglas, dated Victoria, Vancouver's Island, 4th and 13th August, which I trust you will consider satisfactory.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
John Shepherd
Govr

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Acke & copy to F.O. with reference to our Letter of the 31 May last.
ABd 10 Oct
I should doubt the Amn government caring about extending the
Reciprocity Treaty to Vancouver's Island taken alone.
HM O 13
HL O 15
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Shepherd, 21 October 1856, acknowledging receipt of his letter and enclosures.
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Draft, Elliot to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 24 October 1856, forwarding copy of enclosure relating to the reciprocity issue.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. Extract, Douglas to Secretary of the Hudson's Bay Company, 4 August 1856, agreeing with Sir George Simpson's views on the dangers of reciprocity for the Northwest Coast but arguing that Vancouver Island would derive "an incalculable amount of benefit" from being included in the treaty.
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2. Extract, Douglas to Secretary of the Hudson's Bay Company, 13 August 1856, reporting on the disposition of naval ships in the colony.
Shepherd, John to Labouchere, Henry 9 October 1856, CO 305:7, no. 9179, 384. 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/V565MI25.html.

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