Hawkins to Lytton
Society for the Propagation of
the Gospel in Foreign Parts,
79, Pall Mall, London, S.W.
August 26, 1858
My Lord
I have the honour to inform your Lordship, that the Committee of this Society looking to the vast importance of making provision for the spiritual wants of the population so rapidly increasing of British Columbia, have this day determined to send there with as little delay as possible one or two missionary Chaplains.
The Committee make no application for any money grant in support of the projected mission, but trust Manuscript imagethat Her Majesty's Government will provide a passage for the Clergyman who shall be appointed first Chaplain in the new Colony.
I have the honour to be, My
Yr Lordship's obt humble
Ernest Hawkins
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Lord Carnarvon, who has had an interview with Mr Hawkins on this subject, has succeeded excellently in relieving us from any charge on account of these Clergymen. I think we can do no less than comply with this request. If the first Chaplain is ready in time he can have a passage on the Freight Ship. Answer accordingly & acquaint the Governor.
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It is very satisfactory. Annex draft.
HM Augt 27
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Draft, Carnarvon to Hawkins, 31 August 1858, informing him the first chaplain can be prepared to embark on the freight ship leaving on 15 September.
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Draft, Lytton to Douglas, No. 13, 2 September 1858.