Hosken to Secretary of State
23 New Steine
July 9th 1862
Having been informed that there is a good opening for young men in VanCouver's Island and that Government has generously seconded the efforts of all those who are anxious to go there, I shd Esteem it a great favor if you cd kindly send me all necessary information as to what Government guarantees to do in the matter.
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I address you in behalf of a young man from the Blue Coal School, whence he has borne the highest Testimonies. Age 16. Is at the present moment engaged in an office. Awaiting the favor of an early reply.
I remain Sir
Yours truly
R.F. Hosken
Minutes by CO staff
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The writer must wish to include B. Columbia in his enquiries.
Ans: that H.M.G. are not assisting Emigration to V.C.I. or B.C., & as to infn refer him to the published works, of whh supply the names.
ABd 12/7
TFE 12/7
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Fortescue to Hosken, 15 July 1862, advising that the government was not assisting emigration to the colonies, but providing details of where information on the region could be obtained.