Wodehouse to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
15 March 1861
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you a Copy of a Note from the Belgian Minister at this Court, requesting the good offices of Her Majesty's Government to enable him to procure certain information relative to Monsieur Adolphe Lokeren, who is stated to be a resident in Victoria, Vancouver's Island, BritishColumbiaManuscript image Columbia; and I am to request that in laying this paper before The Duke of Newcastle you will move His Grace to enable Lord John Russell to comply with Monsieur Van De Weyer's request.
I am etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Request the Govr to obtain the information required by the Belgian Minister?
VJ 16 Mar
TFE 18 March
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Sylvain van de Weyer to Russell, 22 March 1861, asking to be furnished with information on "l'honorabilité et la position de fortune d'un Sieur Adolphe Van Lokeren."
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 48, 23 March 1861, forwarding a copy of Van de Weyer's request and asking Douglas to make the necessary enquiries and report to me the result.