Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
16 August 1858
Sir,
With reference to your letter of the 11th Instant stating that the greatest importance is attached to the presence of a Naval Force with as many Marines as can be spared, off Frazer's River, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you herewith for the information of Secretary Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton a Copy of a letter which has been this day addressed to Rear Adml BaynesuponManuscript image upon the subject.
I am Sir
Your most obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Herman Merival Esq.
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Copy to the Governor—that he may see that the Home Govt is not unmindful of this important desideratum.
ABd 16 Augt
See 8219.
HM Augt 17
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 5, 2 September 1858.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
In pursuance of Minute on 8227.
For signature.
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Draft, Merivale to Secretary to the Admiralty, 20 August 1858, acknowledging receipt of Admiralty letters of 16 August.
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Romaine to Rear Admiral Baynes, 16 August 1858, with instructions to give priority to affording service in the gold region.
Romaine, William Govett to Merivale, Herman 16 August 1858, CO 305:9, no. 8227, 307. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V585AD05.html.

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