29 March 1862
I have the honor to transmit herewith an Address to the Queen, which has this day been handed to me on behalf of the Bishop and Clergy of the United Church of England and Ireland ininManuscript image Vancouvers Island and British Columbia, with the request that I would forward the same to Your Grace for presentation to Her Majesty.
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
State that Her Majesty has derived much satisfaction from their Loyal sympathy and the devout Consolation tendered by them to Her in the affliction with which she has been visited by Divine Providence.
TFE 4 June
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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G. Columbia to Newcastle, 29 March 1862, forwarding an Address for presentation to the Queen.
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Address to the Queen expressing the deep feeling of respectful sympathy under the heavy grief with which it has pleased our Heavenly Father to visit Your Majesty and the Royal Family, no date, signed by G. Columbia [Bishop of British Columbia] and H.P. Wright, Archdeacon of [British] Columbia.
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Copy of Address to the Queen as noted above.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 103, 6 June 1862, which acknowledges receipt of Douglas's despatch and enclosed address, and asks to convey to "the authour" that it has been laid before the Queen.