Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
July 19, 1858
I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to acquaint you, in reply to your letter of the 15th instant, that His Lordship concurs in the Despatch which Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton proposes to address to the Governor of Vancouvers Island on the subject of a proclamation issued by that officer prohibiting all Boats and Vessels, not having a License from the Hudson's Bay Company, from entering Frazer's River for the purpose of Trade.
I am, Sir,
your most Obedient, Humble
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 20 July
HM Jy 20
C July 21