Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
29th May 1858
I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you, for the information of Lord Stanley, a copy of a letter from Mr Barwise relative to the discovery of gold in Vancouver's Island.
I am, Sir
Your most obedient, Humble
E. Hammond
Herman Merivale, Esqre&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Acke rect (to Mr Barwise) with thanks for his suggestion.
ABd 1 June
Annex dt.
HM June 1
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Jackson Barwise, 4 June 1858, thanking him for his letter.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Jackson Barwise to Malmesbury, no date, advising that if the Hudson's Bay Company's charter over the colony was renewed, all mineral rights should be reserved to the Crown, with explanation.