No. 3
16 July 1858
I have to acknowledge theManuscript image receipt of your Despatch No 18, of the 24th of April last and have to acquaint you that, having consulted the Queen's Advocate on the subject, Her Majesty's Government are of opinion that you acted properly in declining to deliver up to the United States Government the soldiers charged with Robbery, who had deserted from the United States.
I have etc.
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 16 July 1858, CO 410:1, 131. 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.

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