No. 96
Downing Street
30 April 1862
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch together with an Address of Condolence to the Queen from the Inhabitants of Vancouver Island.
I have to request that you will inform the Chairman and Secretary of the Public Meeting from whom this Address has emanated that I have duly laid it before The Queen and that Her Majesty derived much satisfaction from the sentiments of sympathy and attachment expressed by Her loyal subjects the inhabitants of Vancouver Island.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant