Duncan & Dewar to Newcastle
6 Hill Street
5 January 1863 His Grace the Duke of Newcastle K.G. &c &c Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies

My Lord Duke,
At the desire of Mr John Copland Senior Councillor of the City of Victoria in the Colony of Vancouver Island we have the honor to transmit herewith the accompanying Petition by him which he has forwarded to us for this purpose.
We have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your very obedient humble Servants
Duncan & Dewar
Writers to the Signet
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I presume a simple acknowledgment will be sufficient? The attention of the Govr was called to the subject by a Despatch dated 25 Sepr last.
VJ 7 Jan
TFE 7/1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Petition to Queen Victoria asking that Copland be admitted as an Attorney and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Civil Justice of Vancouver Island, 18 November 1862, signed by John Copland.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Duncan & Dewar, 13 January 1863, acknowledging receipt of their letter and the petition enclosed therein.