Head to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Hudsons Bay House, London
April 19th 1866
It is essential for the interests of the Hudsons Bay Company in Vancouver Island that the authority of the Emigration Commissioners to execute the Indenture of 1862 on the part of the Crown should be officially notified by the right Honorable the Secretary of State to the Governor of that Colony.
The efficacy of this Indenture is disputed because thispointManuscript image point is not taken for granted by a purchaser.
I have therefore to request that the Secretary of State will be good enough to inform the Governor of Vancouver Island officially of the fact that the Emigration Commissioners had the necessary authority to execute that Deed.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
Edmund Head
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 20 April
Sir F. Rogers
The Land Board report went on to you very recently.
TFE 20 April
I would write to the Governor to state that the HBC have requested him to notify officially to him (the Govr) that theManuscript image indenture of 1862 (describing it) was executed by the Emign Commrs under proper authority.
That Mr C has no difficulty in informing the Govr what he will doubtless have collected from previous correspondence, that the Emign Commrs were authorised by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to execute the Indenture on behalf of the Crown.
Draft dph and let me know (with the draft) in what form the authority was given. I shd like to see.
FR 21/4
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 17, 26 April 1866.
Minutes by CO staff
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See Sir F. Rogers Minute. the authority was given to the Commrs:
by letter dated 18 Jan 1862 & will be found marked in the [one word off microfilm] Vol.
Sir Frederic Rogers
Inform the Hudson's Bay Company, in answer to their letter of the 19th?
TFE 25 April
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Elliot to Edmund Head, 27 April 1866, advising the governor had been informed that the emigration commissioners had the full authority of the government to execute the indenture of 1862 on behalf of the crown.