Shepherd to Labouchere
Hudson's Bay House
July 2, 1857
I have the honour to enclose for your information Copy of a letter just received from Governor Douglas, dated Victoria, Vancouver's Island, 4th May 1857, together with Copy of a Report by Mr Joseph Pemberton, Colonial Surveyor, referred to therein, on the subject of Sales of Land in Vancouvers Island, by which you will see that the modification in the terms of payment for land, made under your sanction, appears to have given a stimulus to the demand for Lots of land for agricultural purposes in Vancouver's Island.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt humble Servant
John Shepherd Govr

The Right
Honble Henry Labouchere
&c &c &c
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
ABd 6 July
This is a favourable return.
HM Jy 6
CF 8 HL 9
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Shepherd, 24 July 1857, acknowledging receipt of letter.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. Douglas to Secretary of the Hudson's Bay Company, 4 May 1857, forwarding report by J.D. Pemberton.
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1.1 Pemberton to Secretary of the Hudson's Bay Company, 27 April 1857, reporting the positive results of modifications made to the terms of land sales, and enclosing a "List of Purchasers of Rural Land this Spring, with quantity of land applied for written opposite the name of each."