Shepherd to Lytton
Hudson's Bay House
June 3rd 1858
With reference to the communications which have taken place from time to time with the Colonial Office on the subject of an expected migration of the Mormons into Her Majesty's possessions on the North West Coast of America, I have now the honor to enclose for your information a Copy of a letter just received by the Hudson's Bay Company from Governor Douglas dated Victoria, Vancouvers Island, 31st March last, which, I trust, will be satisfactory.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt humble Servant
John Shepherd
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Our advices from the Govr on this subject are dated the 6th Apl.
ABd 7 June
HM June 7
Annex draft.
C June 7
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Shepherd, 15 June 1858, acknowledging receipt of his letter and enclosure.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to William G. Smith, 31 March 1858, reporting that as yet he had no intimation of the approach of the Mormons to "any part of Her Majesty's Dominions on this Coast."