27 March 1862
I have the honour to enclose herewith, an Address to the Queen, which has been handed to me by the Reverend Ephraim Evans, D.D. the PrincipalofManuscript image of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionaries in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, with the request that I would forward the same to Your Grace for presentation.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Acke as usual.
ABd 3 June
Convey to them Her Majesty's ackts for their Loyal and pious expressions of sympathy.
TFE 4 June
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy of Address to the Queen expressing condolences "with Your Majesty, in the bereavement occasioned by the lamented death of his late Royal Highness, The Prince Consort," dated New Westminster, 10 March 1862, signed by Evans on behalf of the District Meeting.
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Address to the Queen as noted above.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 102, 6 June 1862, acknowledging Douglas's despatch and Evans's enclosed "address of condolence."