Irving to Newcastle
Blenheim House, Lea nr Ross
June 16th
My Lord Duke
I had the honor to receive an official letter dated the 10th October 1861 in reply to a communication of mine of the 23rd Sept in which your Grace is pleased to state that my letter would be referred to the Governor of Vancouver's Island and that I should beManuscript image apprized of the decision arrived at in the matter.
Trusting to be favored with an early reply.
I have the honour to remain My Lord Duke
Your very obedient Servant
John Irving

The Right Honourable His Grace
the Duke of Newcastle
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Remind the Governor of the reference made to him on the 9 of last Octr, & request an Ansr.
Inform the writer accg.
ABd 19 June
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 107, 19 June 1862, asking for an update.
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Fortescue to Irving, 20 June 1862, advising that no report had yet been received from the governor, but that "his attention would be recalled to the subject."