Stamp to Carnarvon (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
4, Mansion House Place
18th Feby 1859 To The Right Honorable The Earl of Carnarvon Under Secretary of State for the Colonies &c &c &c
My Lord,
I take the liberty to enclose for your Lordships perusal the following passages in the Times Correspondents letters, dated Vancouvers Island 17th & 25th Decr last. They point out the extreme irregularity of the present defective postal arrangements and the serious inconvenience resulting therefrom. I avail myself of this opportunity to inform your Lordship that I have not yet, as I fully expected to do, heard anything from the Treasury in reference to my proposals of 2nd Inst and as my stay here is to be Short and the question is exceedingly pressing for the Colony may I beg your Lordships kind intervention to shorten the delay.
I have the honor to be My Lord
Your Lordships Obedt humble Servt
Edwd Stamp
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Inform the writer that the matter has been referred to the T-y & that as soon as HM Govt have formed a decision upon it he shall be apprized.
ABd 19 Feb
Annex dt.
HM F 21
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Newspaper clipping, Times, 25 December 1859, referring to the uncertainty of the mail service between Vancouver Island and San Francisco.
Enclosure of 17 December not in file.
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Stamp, 25 February 1859, stating his proposal had been referred to Treasury, and he would be informed as soon as a decision was reached.
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Carnarvon, Earl

Merivale, Herman

Stamp, Edward

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Vancouver Island