No. 20
4 April 1862
I have the honor to forward herewith to your Grace copy of a communication I have received this day from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Vancouver Island enclosing an Address of Condolence toHerManuscript image Her Majesty upon the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
2. The Legislature was not in Session when the sad intelligence first reached Vancouver Island, which will account for the late period at which this Address is forwarded.
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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When the Address arrives Acke it in the usual terms.
ABd 5 June
So proceed. And send copy to Sir C. Phipps.
TFE 5 June
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy of Address to the Queen expressing "deep sympathy with Your Most Gracious Majesty and the Royal Family in the affliction with which, under the Divine Dispensation You and They have been visited," 26 March 1862, signed by J.S. Helmcken on behalf of the Legislative Assembly.
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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. 111, 12 July 1862.