No. 27
Downing Street
25 May 1860
Sir,
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 25 of the 10th of February last enclosing copies of a correspondence between Mr Cridge, the District Minister of Victoria, and Mr Duncan, relative to the formation of a settlement for Indian Converts to Christianity, and in order to carry this plan into effect you propose to reserve several hundred
acres
acres of land in the neighbourhood of Fort Simpson.  
Subject to the stipulations which you suggest, namely that the land should be conveyed to the Governor of the Colony for the time being in trust for the use and benefit of the Indians, leaving them no power to alienate or dispose of it, I have to authorize you to take the necessary steps for the conveyance of the lands in question.  
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your Obedient Servant
Newcastle
Governor Douglas, C.B.
 
Despatch from London:
Newcastle to Douglas, 25 May 1860, Libraries and Archives Canada, LAC, RG7, G8C/9. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/getDoc.htm?id=B607027.scx. Accessed 15 December 2018. 

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