Shepherd to Lytton
Hudson's Bay House
3th June 1858
Sir
I have the honor to enclose for your information Extracts of two letters received by the last Mail from Governor Douglas; dated respectively, Victoria Vancouvers' Island, 22nd & 25th March, giving the latest information from the gold fields recently discovered on the North West Coast of America.
I have the honor to be Sir
your obedt humble Servant
John Shepherd
Govr
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Mr Merivale
This was reserved, expecting the return of other papers in circulation. See 5869.
ABd 18 June
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Extract, Douglas to W.G. Smith, Hudson's Bay Company, 22 March 1858, expressing his desire to keep out the great numbers of Americans who were flocking into the gold country.
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He probably refers to strangers who in defiance of the Proclamation which he has issued come in & dig without a license.
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Extract, Douglas to Smith, 25 March 1858, reporting the opinions of "an experienced miner" as to the probable richness of the gold fields.
Shepherd, John to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 3 June 1858, CO 305:9, no. 5419, 469. 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/V585MI13.html.

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