Shepherd to Labouchere
Hudsons Bay House
13th August 1857
I have the honor to enclose for your information copy of a letter just received from Governor Douglas, dated Victoria, Vancouver's Island 4th June 1857, which will, I trust be satisfactory to you.
By a letter received from Mr Pemberton, Colonial Surveyor, it appears that land near Victoria continues to be in demand, and that the amount of money received on account of land sales within the half year ending 30th June 1857 will be about 1500 Sterling.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt humble Servant
John Shepherd

The Right Honble H. Labouchere
&c &c &c
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acke receipt.
ABd 14 Augt
TFE 15/8
CF 18
HL 19
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Shepherd, 27 August 1857, acknowledging receipt of letter and enclosure.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to Secretary of the Hudson's Bay Company, 4 June 1857, enclosing a report from J.D. Pemberton (not in file) and reporting he had purchased 119 acres for the Company on the south side of Constance Cove for resale in 5 acre lots, nine of which had already been sold "and are now occupied by as many respective settlers, giving that part of the coast a look of cheerful industry, which it is pleasant to behold."
Minutes by CO staff
The Company speculating in land.