No. 73
Downing Street
2 June 1859
I transmit to you herewith the Copy of a letter from the Hudson's Bay Company and of the answer which I have caused to be returned to it respecting the employment of the Reverend Edward Cridge as Chaplain in Vancouver's Island. I have to request that you will submit to the decisions of the Legislature of the Island, the proposal of Mr Cridge to enter into a fresh agreement to act in this capacity.
I have etc.
In the absence of Sir E.B. Lytton