No. 8
5 March 1863
My attention has been again directed to the subject of the charges preferred by Mr. E.E. Langford in the letters which formed enclosures to my despatches of the 2nd and 19th of June last, and I regret to be compelled to express my surprise that, being in receipt of these communications which bring in question notonlyManuscript image only the conduct of certain public Officers in Vancouver Island but your own, you should have contented yourself with furnishing such a casual and incomplete reply as that contained in your Despatch of the 23rd of August last, and have allowed the matter to rest from that date to the present time.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant