No. 128
Victoria, Vancouver's Island
11 April 1859
I have duly received your Despatch of the 20th January last No 6, conveying to me your approval of two Proclamations and a notice I had issued prohibiting the introduction of Spirituous liquors among the Natives, and continuing Purchases against the fraudulent sales of Crown lands,
and also, with reference to a Form of Grant I had forwarded to you, transmitting to me an amended Form which you consider sufficient for all purposes.  
2. This amended Form shall be brought into immediate use in all Sales of Crown lands, and I observe with much satisfaction that all reservations of Timber, Minerals, the baser Metals, and Coal are omitted; for such reservations only excite odium and clamour, without producing any compensatory advantage.  
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Elliot
Land Board.  
For their information.  
May 30
Despatch to London:
Douglas to Lytton, 11 April 1859, National Archives of the UK, 5440, CO 60/4. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed 10 December 2018. 

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