Fraser to Under-Secretary of State
Hudsons Bay House
28 August 1858 To the Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office.
I am directed by the Governor and Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company to acquaint you, for the information of Secretary Sir Edward B. Lytton, that they propose to despatch their Steamer the "Labouchere" to Vancouver's Island and that she will start from the port of London on Thursday morning the 2nd Septr.
Should it be the wish of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton to avail himself of this opportunity of forwarding any Communication to the Island, the Governor and Committee will feel pleasure in taking charge of it.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your very obedt Servant
Thomas Fraser
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Mr Merivale
If we had known of this purpose before we might perhaps have sent the Royal Engineers; the Judge &c by this oppy. The "Labouchere" starts on Thursday morng (2nd proxo.). Arrangements having been made for theManuscript image detention for a few hours of the W.I. Mail Steam Packet of the 2nd proxo we may ansr I suppose, that we do
wish to avail ourselves of this obliging offer.
ABd 30 Augt
I suppose so?
HM A 30
Acknowledge as proposed with thanks.
C Aug. 31
Other documents included in the file
Manuscript image
Carnarvon to Fraser, 1 September 1858, declining the offer, with thanks.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Carnarvon, Earl

Fraser, Thomas

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Vessels in this document

Labouchere, 1858

Places in this document


Vancouver Island