No. 4
3rd February 1864
With reference to your Predecessor's despatch No. 45 of the 3rd of November last I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a letter with its enclosure from the Honble Jas. R. Howard on the subject of the Douglas Pine, from which you will learn that it is not the wish of the Commissioners of Woods and Forests that anymoreManuscript image more seeds or cones should be collected for that office until the result of those recently sent home has been ascertained.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Howard to Elliot, 22 January 1864, thanking the Colonial Office for the seeds but requesting that no more seeds be sent.
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Copy, J.E. Nelson to L.H. Cumberbatch, 19 January 1864, reporting that the Douglas Fir cones "did not produce" the amount of seedlings expected.