Mitchell to Fortescue (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
5 Church Court, Clements Lane
Lombard St. London E.C.
April 5th 1860 C.S. Fortescue Esqr. M.P. Colonial Office, Downing St
I beg to acknowledge with thanks your reply to my letter of the 13 Ult. addressed to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle for information respecting Vancouvers Island and also for the maps & surveyors report accompanying the same. The latter has afforded me much information that will prove valuable to me when in the colony. My present intention however being to settle in the district of Victoria or one of those adjoining thereto, may I ask without being considered troublesome Manuscript imageto be favoured with maps of that part of the country & if possible also the surveyors report. I am reluctant thus to trouble you, but [my] intention is to leave this country if possible this month—and every bit of information will be to me of the greatest importance.
I remain
Your obedt. Servt.
H. Mitchell
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
We furnished the Writer with all the information we possessed on the former occasion. So inform him?
VJ 9 April
TFE 9/4
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Draft, Elliot to Mitchell, 14 April 1860, advising no further information could be provided.