No. 12
Downing Street,
8th July 1856
I transmit for your information copies of a correspondence with Mr Robert L. Swanston of San Francisco relative to the selection of Mr Cameron for the Office of Judge of the Supreme Court of Van Couver's Island.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
H. Labouchere

Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. R.J. Sangster to Thomas Banister, 4 January 1856, enclosing memorials and documents describing the unfavourable state of affairs on Vancouver Island.
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2. Swanston to Banister, 20 December 1855, enclosing 2.1 below, which was signed by 3 of the five members of the committee, the other two (E.E. Langford and T. Skinner) being afraid of retaliation by the Hudson's Bay Company.
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2.1 James Cooper, R. Barefield [E. Banfield], and James Yates to Banister, no date, reporting they were appointed a committee at a public meeting in February 1854 to draw up a petition, which was delivered to the Colonial Office nearly two years ago, and requesting Banister's assistance.
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3. Petition addressed to Douglas, signed by 90 persons, no date, 1854, protesting the appointment of Cameron. [Last pages are missing; BCARS date is 14 February 1854.]
4. Newspaper clipping, no date, advocating a Pacific Railroad, acquisition of the Sandwich Islands, Vancouver Island, and all of British North America. [First pages missing; looks like a Whig platform.]
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5. Newspaper clipping, "More Indian Depredations," from a Washington Territory newspaper.
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6. "The War in Rogue River," Olympia Pioneer and Democrat, no date.
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7. "The H.B. Steamer 'Otter'," Olympia Pioneer and Democrat, no date.
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8. Editorial, Olympia Pioneer and Democrat, 19 October 1855.
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9. J. Ball, Colonial Office, to Swanston, 1 July 1856, responding to earlier complaints against Cameron but informing him of Cameron's appointment. [File needs more work]
Labouchere, Henry to Douglas, James 8 July 1856, LAC RG7:G8C/1, 418. 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.

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