Head to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Hudsons Bay House
April 1st 1865
In reply to your letter of the 31st of March I have to request that you will inform Mr Cardwell that the letter of which a copy is enclosed will be sent to the Company's Officers at Victoria by the next Mail.
In the meantime if there is any information on the subject in this Office which is desired the Governor andCommitteeManuscript image Committee will be quite ready to furnish it.
It is difficult to see what information is sought for which is not already accessible to the Government in the Public Registry of the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
Edmund Head
Minutes by CO staff
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Not passed on owing to the absence of necessary papers.
The papers in question having returned to day I send this to Mr Murdoch together with others bearing on the subject of Land in V.C.I. as directed by Minute of 8 Apl.
ABd 10 Apl
Mr Elliot
Mr Murdoch has seen this when writing the draft to Sir E. Head on the "Lowenburg" [Lowenberg] dispute.
I think that this Letter shd be ackd & that we shd send the Govr a copy of it,Manuscript image & of the C.O. letter to Sir Edmund of the 31st ulto.
ABd 13 Apl
Sir F. Rogers
So proceed?
TFE 13 April
I think so.
FR 13/4
EC 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Thomas Fraser to William Fraser Tolmie, 1 April 1865, instructing that any information in respect of land sales in Vancouver Island while under the administration of the Company "should be freely communicated to the Colonial Government if desired by them."
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 22, 17 April 1865.