Berens to Lytton
Hudson's Bay House
London
21 February 1859
In continuation of the Return of Sales of Land in Vancouver's Island furnished you on the 15th July 1858, by Captain Shepherd then Governor of this Company, I have now the honour to transmit for your information a Copy of a letter addressed by Governor Douglas to the Secretary of this Company, under date the 25th November 1858 together with statements of the Sales of Land effected in that Island from the 10th October 1857 to the 4th November 1858, together with the names of the purchasers, and the Districts in which such Sales have been effected.
I also transmit returns furnished by Governor Douglas, of the vessels which entered the Port of Victoria Vancouver's Island, from June 28th till November 25th 1858, and of the revenue received by the DepartmentManuscript imageDepartment of Customs at the Port of Victoria for the Quarter ending September 29th 1858.
I have etc.
H.H. Berens
Govr
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
This is merely sent for information. If we have not yet recd
These have been already received & sent to Bd of Td & E. Coms.
HTI 25 Feby
from the Govr the Trade returns (whh I think we have got from him,) these might be communicated to the B. of T. And the Land sale returns to the Land Board.
ABd 23 Feb
HM F 23
Put by.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to Thomas Fraser, Hudson's Bay Company, 25 November 1858, transmitting statements of land sales and customs revenues, with summary and comments.
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Joseph D. Pemberton, Colonial Surveyor, to Douglas, 4 November 1858, enclosing statements of land sales for the preceding 13 months.
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Statement of land sales from 10 October 1857 to 4 November 1858, Victoria District.
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Statement of land sales for the same period, Esquimalt District.
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Statement of land sales for the same period, Metchosin District.
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Statement of land sales for the same period, Lake District.
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Statement of land sales for the same period, Sooke District.
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Statement of land sales for the same period, Saanich Districts.
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Statement of land sales for the same period, Cowichan District.
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Statement of monies due on sales of land to 4 November 1858.
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Statement of the number of acres of land sold from 10 October to 4 November 1858.
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Custom house returns for the quarter commencing 28 June and ending 29 September 1858, dated 20 November 1858, signed by Alexander C. Anderson, Collector (five pages).
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Returns of vessels entered at Victoria for the quarters ending 29 September and 25 November 1858, dated respectively 20 November and 25 November 1858, signed by Anderson.
Berens, Henry Hulse to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 21 February 1859, CO 305:13, no. 2059, 69. 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/V595HB04.html.

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