Murdoch to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Emigration Office
8 June 1861
I have to acknolwedge your letter of 3rd instant enclosing one from the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Co, in which it is stated that in compliance with the desire expressed by the Duke of Newcastle, instructions had been sent to the Agent of the Company in Vancouvers Island to suspend the sale of the Water frontage in the Town of Victoria claimed byManuscript image the Company as their private property.
2. Under these circumstances there is nothing more to be done in the matter at present.
I have etc.
T.W.C. Murdoch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
We should ansr the Governor's despatch 3004; and I think we cannot do so more completely than by sending him a copy of the C.O. Letter to Mr Berens of the 23 May, & of that gentleman's ansr d[ate]d the 24 idem.
ABd 10 June
TFE 11 June
CF 12
N 12
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 61, 15 June 1861, informing him that, directions have been sent to the [HBC's] Agent at Victoria to suspend the sale of land on the city's waterfront.