Smith to Under-Secretary of State
Hudson's Bay House
October 28th 1857
By direction of the Governor and Committee of the Hudsons Bay Company I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Fortescue's letter of the 21st Instant, transmitting an Extract of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver's Island in reference to the Salary to be received by the Chief Justice, Mr Cameron, for his services in that Settlement.
The Governor and Committee instruct me to state, in reply to the observations of Mr Secretary Labouchere, that they were not aware of Governor Douglas's intention to make the application in question, having received no advice from him upon the subject, and that they will communicatewithManuscript image with him in reference thereto by an early opportunity.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Smith

The Under Secretary of State
&c &c &c
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Fortescue
Inform the Governor, with reference to the paragraphs 3 and 4 of his despatch of the 28 July, that the Hudson's Bay Co will communicate with him on the subject of the salary of the Chief Justice of the S. Court at V.C. Isld.
ABd 30 Octr
Annex dft.
CF 31
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Draft, Merivale to Smith, 27 March 1858, forwarding copy of Douglas's despatch No. 3 of 22 January 1858, and asking whether the company had made any proposals to Douglas respecting Cameron's salary.