1843. Vancouver's Island.

4th March 1850
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of Earl Grey, that Rear Admiral Hornby in a Letter, dated the 12th Jany last, has reported that
Hudson Bay Compy informed 7 March/50 
Her Majesty's Steam Vessel Driver was to sail from Callao, within a week from that time, for Vancouver's Island to convey there Mr Blanshard the newly appointed Governor. 
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant.
J. Parker

Herman Merivale Esq
&c &c &c
Colonial Office.
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Merivale
Inform the Hudson's Bay Company? 
Annex draft. 
Mh 5
Other documents included in the file
  • Draft, Colonial Office to Sir John Pelly, Hudson's Bay Company, 7 March 1850, stating the Admiralty had despatched a steam vessel to convey Blanshard from Callao to Vancouver Island
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Public Offices document:
Parker to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary), 4 March 1850, National Archives of the UK, 1843, CO 305/2. 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=V505AD02.scx. Accessed 15 December 2018. 

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