House of Commons
 
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Parliament oversaw the implementation of legislations in colonies. Legislative issues relating to colonies were always debated in Parliament; few laws could be enacted without Parliament's endorsement. Clerks of the House of Commons communicated Parliament's inquiries, requests and decisions to the Colonial Office.1 In this despatch, J. H. Ley requested the Colonial Office to provide the House of Commons with a Copy of Correspondence between the Chairman of the Hudson's Bay Company, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, relative to the Colonization of Vancouver's Island.2
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Ley, J. H.

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Hudson's Bay Company

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Vancouver Island

The Colonial Despatches Team. House of Commons. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/commons.html.

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