Osborne to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
21st May 1856
Having laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your letter of the 17th Instant, with its enclosed copy of a despatch from the Governor of Vancouver's Island, relative to a Ship of War being sent for the protection of that Settlement from attack by Indians, I am commanded by their Lordships to acquaint you, for the information of
Mr Secretary Labouchere
, that as intimated in my letter of the 25th February last, Her Majesty's Ship President has been dispatched to Vancouvers Island, but no accounts have yet been received of her arrival at that Colony.  
I am Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
R. Osborne
H. Merivale Esqr
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
Put by.
22 May
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Public Offices document:
Osborne to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary), 21 May 1856, National Archives of the UK, 4583, CO 305/7. 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=V565AD02.scx. Accessed 18 November 2018. 

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