Paget to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
6 August 1859
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, an Extract from a Letter, dated the 10th June, from Captain DeCourcy of H.M. Ship Pylades, relative to the state of affairs in Vancouver Island.
I am etc.
C. Paget
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
It begins, I think, to be a question whether, at all events whilst the Surveying Ships are off this Settlement, the Pylades & Tribune are needed there. Perhaps the Foreign Office could form some sort of opinion how much longer the maritime part of the Boundary Commission will last.
ABd 9/8
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HM Augt 10
N 12
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Draft, Merivale to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 19 August 1859, asking to be informed "of the probable time which the surveying ships under Captain Prevost R.N. are likely to be employed" at British Columbia.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extracts, Captain de Courcy to Rear Admiral Baynes, 10 June 1859, reporting the proceedings of HMS Pylades, Tribune, and Satellite and stating that all was quiet at Vancouver Island and British Columbia.