No. 6
2 September 1858
I have to acquaint you that directions were sent by the Overland Mail of the 25th instant to Rear Admiral Sir Michael Seymour to despatch Her Majesty's Ship "Tribune" to Vancouver's Island with as many Supernumerary Marines as she can carry and he can spare.
The Manuscript image
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have further apprized that the Admiral was instructed in May last to send Her Majesty's Ships "Plyades" and "Amethyst" to the Pacific Station as soon as their services in India and China might be no longer required, and that he has now been ordered to send the two ships in the first instance to Vancouver's Island.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
E B Lytton
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 2 September 1858, LAC RG7:G8C/6, 26. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V587306.html.

Last modified: 2020-12-02 13:40:34 -0800 (Wed, 02 Dec 2020) (SVN revision: 5008)