Cooper to Lytton
Aug 21st 1858 Rt Honble Sir E B Lytton Bart
Rt Honble Sir
A circumstance in connection with my reply to the charge made against me has occurred to my mind since my handing in that reply to the Colonial office this day, vizt that the charge in itself conveys the impression that I did not leave the Colony with credit to myself, nor Manuscript image(from that inference) with the good wishes of the inhabitants. To prove to the contrary I beg respectfully to state that I do firmly believe that the Govr Mr Douglas together with the other members of the Board of Management, made their plans subservient to my convenience & so arranged to send their vessel, the Steamer "Otter", to "Sanfrancisco" as to afford me with my family a safe passage to that Port. In conclusion I may say that all the respectable part of Manuscript imagethe community were present to take leave, & as a further proof of this statement I beg to hand in a note received from Mr Douglas conveying to me, as by arrangement, the decision of the Board to send the vessel alluded to, to San frisco on the day mentioned.
I have the honor to be Rt
Honble Sir
Your Most Obdt & Very Hble
James Cooper
Minutes by CO staff
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See 8510/58.
ABd. 22/Augt. HM A 23 C. Aug. 25
Put by.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. James Douglas to Cooper, 9 January 1857, stating that the Otter would leave for San Francisco on Monday next.