No. 3
18 January 1860
I have the honor to transmit herewith, copy of a Proclamation declaring Fort Victoria a free Port of Entrance and Clearance, for Ships and Goods, which has this day been issuedManuscript imageissued, according to the instructions in your Graces Despatch No 4 of the 22nd July last.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Proclamation issued by Douglas, 18 January 1860, declaring the port of Victoria, including Esquimalt Harbour, to be a free port.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Sir J. Emerson Tennent, Board of Trade, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure.