Murray to Fortescue (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
29 May 1860
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you, to be laid before the Duke of Newcastle the accompanying Extract of a Despatch which has been received from Her Majesty's Acting Consul General at Woahoo reporting on the increasing amount of Trade at Victoria, Vancouvers Island, owing to its being a Free Port.
I am etc.
James Murray
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Bd of Trade L[ithographed] F[orm]—the Foreign Office, I find, not having sent it.
ABd 30/5
Sir F. Rogers
You may like to see this, which points to the importance of Victoria in Vancouver as a free Port. It should be transmitted to Board of Trade as proposed.
TFE 31 May
FR 1/6
CF 2
N 3
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Draft, Elliot to J. Booth, Board of Trade, 8 June 1860, forwarding copy of the letter and enclosure for information.
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Extract, Consul General Green to Russell, 17 February 1860, reporting the beneficial effects of Fort Victoria being a free port.