Smith to Under-Secretary of State
Hudson's Bay House
March 3rd 1858
I am directed by the Governor and Committee of the Hudson’s Bay Company to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Merivale’s letter of the 25th Instant transmitting for the information of the Company a copy of a Despatch from H M Minister at Washington relative to the rumoured intention of the Mormons to emigrate to the Company’s Territory.
In expressing the thanks of the Directors of the Hudson’s Bay Company for the communication I am instructed to forward for the information of Lord Stanley the accompanying Extract of a letter bearing upon this subject recentlyManuscript image recently received from Sir George Simpson.
I have the honour to be Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
W.G. Smith
The Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The enclosure adds nothing to the information derived from general sources. Put by?
(Annex Mr Labouchere’s despatch to Gov. Douglas, which Lord Carnarvon and Lord Stanley will probably like to peruse).
ABd 4/3
S M. 6
I never supposed they would go to the Sas Katchewan, but an attempt to occupy the Fraser's River Valley is also equally improbable.
C March 5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract of a letter from Simpson to Smith dated Hudson's Bay House, Lachine, 8th February 1858.