No. 13
5 April 1858
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your Despatch No 3 of the 23rd of January last announcing the appointment by the Queen of Captain Hawkins as Chief Commissioner, with a party of Officers under him to be employed in laying down the Boundary under the Treaty of Washington between the British Possessions and the United States and that those Officers were to proceedtoManuscript image to Vancouver's Island, as soon as the necessary arrangements could be made for their departure from England.
You also request me to afford them every facility in my power, in the execution of the duties with which they are charged, and I beg to assure you in reply that those instructions will meet with my best attention.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
HM May 31
C June 1
S 1