Smith to Under-Secretary of State
Hudson's Bay House
21st January 1858
By direction of the Governor and Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Merivale's letter of the 12th Instant, with the accompanying copy of [a] letter from Mr G.P. Dawson, and I am to state that, in accordance with Mr Secretary Labouchere's request, that Gentleman has been furnished with the information which he requires in reference to the Colony of Vancouver's Island.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedt Servant
W.G. Smith
The Undersecretary of State for the Colonies
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
HM Jan 22
HL 23
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Former papers.
HM Jan 21
Annexed. The Company appears to have ansd the enquiries proposed by Mr Dawson.
ABd 22 Jany