No. 17
26 April 1866
I have the honor to acquaint you that the Hudsons Bay Company have requested me to notify officially to you that the Deed of arrangement, dated the 3rd February 1862, for settling the claim of the Company to certainManuscript image Lands in Vancouver Island, was executed by the Emigration commissioners under proper authority.
I have no difficulty in informing you of what you doubtless have collected from previous correspondence that the Emigration Commissioners were authorized by the Duke of Newcastle, the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to execute the deed on behalf of the Crown.
I have etc.
Edward Cardwell
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Cardwell, Edward

Kennedy, Arthur

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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Hudson's Bay Company

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Vancouver Island