Osborne to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
14th July 1857
Having laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your letter of the 10th Instant, with its enclosures from the Governor of Vancouver's Island relative to the hostile movements of the Northern Indians, and conveying the request of Mr Secretary Labouchere to be informed what Naval Force is stationed in the vicinity of the Island and at what point stationed; I am commanded by theirLordshipsManuscript image Lordships to acquaint you that the Satellite has probably reached Vancouvers Island by this time and that another Vessel is on her way there, but my Lords cannot possibly say in what part of Vancouvers Island the Satellite may be.
I am Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
R. Osborne

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Apprize the H. Bay Co that the "Satellite" has probably reached VanCouver's Island, & that another Vessel is on it's way there.
ABd 15 July
Annex dt.
HM Jy 16
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Draft, Merivale to John Shepherd, Hudson's Bay Company, 28 July 1857, advising that HMS Satellite had probably reached Vancouver Island, and another vessel was on its way there.