Tennent to Under-Secretary of State
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade
24 February 1860
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th Instant transmitting by direction of the Duke of Newcastle a Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of British Columbia in explanation of a statement made in his previous Despatch of the 23d March 1859 relative to the Bonding System in Californian Ports.
I am to state that My Lords are of opinion that it would be desirable to communicate the substance of Governor Douglas' Despatch to the Chambers of Commerce but before doingManuscript imagedoing so they would be glad to know whether the Duke of Newcastle sees any objection to such a course.
I have etc.
J. Em. Tennent
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
I apprehend there can be no objection to sanctioning this course.
ABd 25/2
CF 25
N 27
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Draft, Merivale to Tennent, 2 March 1860, expressing Newcastle's approval of the proposed course of action.