No. 28, Military
31 May 1862
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of Your Despatch No 87 of the 20th February last, acquainting me that the Secretary of State for War has, on Your Grace's recommendation,authorizedManuscript image authorized the issue of a supply of Rifles for the use of the Volunteers of Vancouver Island, of a description superior to the Brunswick Rifles recently sent out; and that 500 stand of Rifles pattern 53, with a proper supply of ammunition have accordingly been presented to the Colony.
2. I beg to assure Your Grace that your kind attention in thus providingforManuscript image for the wants of the Colony in this respect, is highly appreciated.
3. I will duly advise Your Grace so soon as the Arms may arrive.
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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War Office. L[edger] F[olio].
ABd 21 July
Transmit.
TFE 21 July
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Elliot to Under Secretary of State, War Office, 23 July 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 31 May 1862, CO 305:19, no. 7224, 175. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V62028.html.

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