Harris to Viscount Palmerston (Secretary of State, Treasury)
Victoria Vancouver Island
April 4th 1864
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward to your Lordship, for transmission to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, a Congratulatory address from the Corporation of the City of Victoria on the Auspicious event of the birth of a Son to their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and at the Same time to assure your Lordship that this gratifying intelligence has been received with unmixed joy by all classes of Her Majesty's loyal and devoted Subjects in this remote Quarter of the British Empire.
I have the
honor to Subscribe
Myself My Lord
with all Respect
Your Lordships Most
obedient Humble Servant
Thos Harris, Mayor
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acke rect in suitable terms through the Governor.
ABd 20 June
TFE 22/6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Evelyn Ashley to Colonial Office, 17 June 1864, forwarding the despatch and enclosure from Palmerston to Cardwell for presentation to the Queen.
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Memorial from the Mayor and Council of the City of Victoria extending congratulations on the birth of a son to the Prince and Princess of Wales, 4 April 1864, signed by the mayor and six councillors.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 13, 24 June 1864.