Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
January 11 1864
I am directed by Earl Russell to transmit to you herewith a Copy of a Letter from the Italian Minister at this Court, requesting information as to the fate of G. Vignola, whose family last heard from him at Vancouver's Island in March, 1861; and I am to request that in laying the same before The Duke of Newcastle, you will move His Grace to cause enquiry to be made respecting the individual in question.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant,
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Request the Governor to have the necessary enquiries instituted, & report the result.
ABd 12 Jany
Draft—& tell F.O.
TFE 12/1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, N.E. Ayyle [Argyle?] to Earl Russell, 4 January 1864, requesting that an inquiry be made to locate G. Vignola, an Italian citizen, whose last known address was Vancouver Island (written in French).
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 46, 13 January 1864.
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Rogers to Hammond, 15 January 1864, advising that the governor had been instructed to inquire into the whereabouts of Vignola.