Shepherd to Labouchere
Hudson's Bay House
Novem'r 8, 1856
Herewith I have the honor to enclose for your information copy of a letter lately received from Governor Douglas, dated Victoria, 22nd August 1856, reporting an outrage committed by an Indian on Thomas Williams, a British subject, residing at Vancouvers Island, and the Steps for arresting the offender proposed to be taken by Governor Douglas in conjunction with Admiral Bruce.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt humble Servt
John Shepherd

The Right Honble Henry Labouchere
&c &c &c
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The Company do not seem to have heard of the result of the Govr's proceedings in this matter, it may therefore be as well to send them a Copy of the last despatch saying that Mr Labouchere proposes, under the peculiar circumstances, to approve the measures adopted?
VJ 11 Novr
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Annex dt.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to William G. Smith, Secretary, Hudson's Bay Company, 22 August 1856, reporting the wounding of Thomas Williams, a squatter in the Cowichan district, and his proposed measures to bring Tathlasut, the accused, to justice.