Vancouver Island Public Offices 1846
Hudson's Bay Company1074 Sep. 7 Request to confirm possession of Fort Victoria. 1074 V465HB011301 Oct. 24 Clarification of request and power of the HBC to hold land . 1301 V465HB021666 Dec. 11 Providing more complete information about Oregon and the HBC's rights. 1666 V465HB03
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1847
1148 June 9 Fitzgerald, J.E., proposal to form a colony on VI. 1148 V476F01
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1847
Admiralty - Feb. 47 Reporting the discovery of coal on Vancouver Island. 
Hudson's Bay Company 93 Jan. 22 Opinion of law officers on power to hold land grants. 333 Mar. 5 Draft grant of territories north and west of Rupert's Land.  333 V475HB02
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Foreign Office nomf Apr. 29 [Nothing noted on mf index] 
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1848
* July 10 Coulson, W., enclosing draft of contents of grant. 1111 May 30 Dundas, A., arguing the HBC should not be allowed to colonize VI. 1111 V486D011674 Aug. 25 Enderby, C., proposes to co-operate with the HBC and establish a whaling station on VI. 1674 V486E01 343 Feb. 14 Fitzgerald, J.E., proposes to form company to mine the coal on VI.  386 Feb. 21 -----, encloses prospectus of company to work the coal and colonize VI. 1108 June 2 -----, accuses the HBC of reneging on its promise to co-operate with him in exporting coal. 1108 V486F031141 June 6 -----,encloses letter testifying HBC should not be allowed to colonize VI. 1141 V486F041296 June 30 -----, urging the CO to enforce policies to insure the successfull colonization of VI. 1296 V486F05 797 Apr. 15 Freeland, A.B., wants CO support for scheme to colonize VI. 2091 Nov. 8 Grant, W.C., asks if the HBC is authorized to grant land on VI. 2091 V486G012155 Nov. 17 -----, expresses reservations about grant of VI to the HBC. 2155 V486G021645 Aug. 22 Martin, R.M., wishes to prepare report on the HBC and VI. 1645 V486M011723 Sep. 4 -----, requests access to CO documents. 1723 V486M021784 Sep. 14 -----, requests specific documents. 17842035 Oct. 26 -----, requests information about amendments to the charter of grant to the HBC. 2035 V486M042076 - - -----, asks if proposed charter amendments have been finalized. 2076 V486M05 595 Sep. 24 Ryan, E., returning grant and agreeing to amendments. 
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1848
Admiralty 259 Feb. 5 Reservation of coal mines for use of crown. 1809 Sep. 14 Martin requests access to documents. 1809 V485AD022001 Oct. 19 Despatch of steam vessel and ship of war for survey and examination of VI. 2001 V485AD03
Council (Privy Council)2349 Dec. 23 Report of committee on draft charter of grant. 2349 V485CO01
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Foreign Office - Sep. 3 Forwarding report by Warre and Vavasour.  * Sep. 16 Reports on the boundary. 
Hudson's Bay Company 358 Feb. 16 List of correspondence on colonization of VI.  - Feb. 24 List of correspondence on colonization of VI.  471 Mar. 4 Proposed limits to land grants north of 49 
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1849
1 July 21 Transmitting Blanshard's commission as governor and letters patent as Vice Admiral. 1 V4970012 Sept 15 Act for the administration of justice. 2 V49000A
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1849
- - - - Precis regarding colonization of VI. - Dec. 26 894 Reporting Blanshard's arrival at Panama. 894 V49001
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1849
4304 May 15 Griffiths, J., requests employment. 4304 V496G01 910 Jan. 23 Moreing, H., wants agent appointed to monitor actions of HBC on VI. 1209 Feb. 9 Slaughter, W., wants letter forwarded to Captain Williams. 1209 V496S011488 Feb. 9 Slaughter, J.W., application for employment. 1488 V496S02
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1849
Admiralty1293 Feb. 12 House of Commons correspondence. 1293 V495AD017020 Aug. 9 Blanshard's passage from Panama to VI. 7020 V495AD028238 Sep. 24 Vice Admiralty commissions. 8238 V495AD038270 Sep. 24 Blanshard's appointment as Vice Admiral. 8270 V495AD049461 Nov. 5 State of affairs on VI and Northwest America. 9461 V495AD05
Council (Privy Council)6238 June 29 Approval of draft commission and instructions. 62386772 July 30 Appointment of vice admiralty judge and officers. 6772
Foreign Office2237 Mar. 15 Inquiries about VI from British subjects in Peru. 2237 V495FO013173 Apr. 14 HM Consul in Peru to receive land payments for HBC. 3173 V495FO023325 Apr. 19 HM Consul in Honolulu reports on HBC in Oregon. 3325 V495FO033967 May 1 HM Consul in Honolulu reports on Queen Charlotte Island. 3967 V495FO047737 Sep. 8 Inability of HM consul in Peru to aid emigration. 7737 V495FO05
Hudson's Bay Company - n.d. - Articles published in Daily News. 2777 Mar. 31 Emigration of British subjects from Peru. 2777 V495HB024688 May 26 Despatch of vessel for survey and protection of VI. 4688 V495HB035639 June 26 Appointment of Blanshard. 5639 V495HB046637 July 28 Request for Blanshard's passage from Panama. 6637 V495HB058519 Oct. 4 Information packet for the governor. 8519 V495HB069816 Nov. 22 Hornby's report on state of affairs on VI. 9816 V495HB07
Law Office6143 July 10 Blanshard's commission and instructions. 6143
Parliamentary1170 Feb. 6 Charter of grant of VI. 1170 V495PA011823 Mar. 1 Board of Trade report on grant of VI. 1823 V495PA02 - Mar. - Confidential memo, printed at Foreign Office.  - n.d. - Parliamentary Papers. 
Trade (Board of Trade)10722 Dec. 17 Approval of device for seal. 10722 V495TA01
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1850
Admiralty 299 Jan. 11 Royal Navy unable to convey Blanshard to Panama. 1843 Mar. 4 Driver despatched to convey Blanshard from Callao to VI. 1843 V505AD027416 Sep. 6 Cost of Blanshard's passage from Callao to VI. 7416 V505AD03
Council (Privy Council) * Jan. 9 Order in Council approving device of seal.  * June 20 Approval of seal for Vancouver Island. 
Hudson's Bay Company 479 Jan. 21 Blanshard's passage from Panama to VI. 1971 Mar. 9 Blanshard's passage in Driver from Callao to VI. 1971 V505HB026452 Aug. 2 Announcing Blanshard's arrival in Victoria 6452
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8250 Oct. 4 Progress of the VI settlement. 8250 V505HB039512 Nov. 22 Helmcken's appointment as magistrate at Fort Rupert. 9512 V505HB049802 Dec. 2 Murder of deserting British seamen by Indians. 9802 V505HB0510275 Dec. 18 Position regarding protection of settlers. 10275 V505HB06
Trade (Board of Trade)4933 June 15 Incorporation of sawmill and agricultural company. 4933 V505TA01
Treasury8290 Oct. 9 Cost of Blanshard's passage from Callao to VI. 8290 V505TE01
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1850
7234 Aug. 25 Demers, Bishop M., requesting allowance for Roman Catholic bishop. 
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1850
3 June 29 Transmitting public seal and warrant. 34 July 16 Governor's arrival in VI and formation of Council. 45 Oct 23 Progress of colony and Puget Sound Company's involvement. 56 Nov 20 Appointment of magistrate and liquor tax. 6
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1850
2 Apr. 8 5505 Blanshard's arrival in Victoria and assumption of duties. 5505 V500023 June 15 7378 Progress of the settlement. 7378 V500034 July 10 9152 Helmcken appointed magistrate at Fort Rupert. 9152 V500045 Aug. 18 9564 Killing of sailors by Newitty Indians. 9564 V500056 Sep. 18 1394 Grant's complaint of harrassment by Indians at Sooke. 1394- Oct. 19 2521 Naval expedition against Newitty Indians. 2521 V50007- Nov. 18 2726 Requesting leave to visit England. 2726 V50008- Nov. 18 2727 Tendering resignation and requesting passage home. 2727 V50009
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1851
8 Feb 3 3885 Mismanagement of affairs by HBC in Victoria. 3885 V510089 Feb 18 4441 Protests charges for goods paid to Indians. 4441 V5100910 Feb 25 4442 Complaints against the PSAC and the HBC. 4442 V5101011 Mar 29 5948 Helmcken resigns appointment as magistrate. 5948 V5101112 Apr 28 6267 Protests erection of public buildings by HBC. 6267 V5101213 May 12 6824 Receipt of seal and inability to form Council. 6824 V5101314 June 10 8058 Memorial by Andrew Muir alleging ill treatment by the HBC. 8058 V5101415 Aug 4 8963 Murder of deserting seamen and naval expedition against the Newitty. 8963 V5101516 Aug 11 9336 Unprotected state of the settlements. 9336 V5101617 Aug 11 9337 Blanshard submits his resignation. 9337 V5101718 Aug 11 9338 Cost of Blanshard's passage on Daedalus referred to HBC. 9338 V5101819 Aug 19 9339 Appointment of Council to administer the government. 9339 V510191 Oct 31 484 Douglas acknowleges receipt of commission. 484 V511012 Dec 16 1865 Admissibility of Indian testimony in court. 1865 V51102
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1851
Admiralty1801 Feb. 27 Capt. Wellesley's report on murder of deserting seamen. 1801 V515ADW1
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2717 Mar. 28 Expense of Blanshard's passage to Fort Rupert. 2717 V515AD012974 Apr. 9 Blanshard to receive passage to Panama. 2974 V515AD023045 Apr. 12 Expense of Blanshard's passage to Fort Rupert requested. 3045 V515AD037395 Aug. 25 Admiral Moresby's report on proceedings to protect VI. 7395 V515AD048047 Sep. 22 Moresby's report on state of affairs in VI. 8047 V515AD058856 Oct. 21 Moresby's report on complaints against HBC. 8856 V515AD069092 Oct. 24 Capt. Fanshawe's report on proceedings against Newitty Indians. 9092 V515AD0710075 Nov. 28 Moresby's report on state of affairs. 10075 V515AD0810817 Dec. 30 Moresby's report on proceedings against Newitty Indians. 10817 V515AD09
Foreign Office6039 July 12 British consul reports gold discoveries on Queen Charlotte Island. 6039 V515FO01
Hudson's Bay Company1322 Feb. 11 Indian murder of three deserting seamen. 1322 V515HB011800 Feb. 28 Grant's complaint of HBC opposition to his settling. 1800 V515HB022226 Mar. 13 Douglas's account of murder of deserting seamen. 2226 V515HB033118 Apr. 16 Blanshard's resignation and Douglas's appointment. 3118 V515HB043558 Dec. 22 Report by Douglas on Indian unrest around Victoria. 3558 V515HB054082 May 10 Despatches forwarded to governor. 4082 V515HB065120 June 12 Report on progress of the colony. 5120 V515HB075122 June 12 Goods paid to extinquish Indian title. 5122 V515HB087742 Sep. 10 Governor's complaints on public buildings and salaries. 7742 V515HB097770 Sep. 12 Report on progress of settlement. 7770 V515HB109009 Oct. 23 Reply to Moresby's report on state of affairs. 9009 V515HB119024 Oct. 24 Reply to Muir's complaint of ill treatment by HBC. 9024 V515HB129281 Nov. 7 Refutation of Moresby's complaints by HBC. 9281 V515HB13
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Admiralty 892 Jan. 28 Expense of Blanshard's passage on HMS Daphne.  4249 May 14 Violation of British territory by Americans.  4770 May 25 Gold discoveries on Queen Charlotte Island.  6031 June 28 Gold discoveries on Queen Charlotte Island.  6603 July 12 Naval protection by HMS Thetis.  7689 Aug. 16 Gold discoveries on Queen Charlotte Island.  8866 Sep. 27 Report of HMS Thetis on Gold workings.  9799 Oct. 22 Dispatch of Thetis for naval protection of VI. 10161 Nov. 1 Moresby's report on despatch of Thetis. 10161 V525AD09
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11307 Dec. 9 Survey of Gulf of Georgia deferred. 11307 V525AD10 nomf Dec. 29 Cooper's and Todd's appointment to Council.  nomf Mar. 6 Finlayson's appointment to Council. 
Foreign Office 3513 Apr. 26 Consul's report on conduct of parties to QCI.  4097 May 8 Consul's report on illegal proceedings of Americans.  4949 June 2 Consul's report on aggressions by Americans.  9322 Oct. 14 Consul's report on Thetis's visit to VI. 
Miscellaneous 1836 Feb. 28 Establishment of schools for instruction of natives. 
Hudson's Bay Company 409 Jan. 14 Moresby's report on monopoly of HBC, etc.  847 Jan. 27 Refutation of complaints against Indians.  1039 Feb. 2 Moresby's report on Indian murderers.  1128 Feb. 4 Lands possessed by HBC before boundary treaty.  1282 Feb. 10 Despatches forwarded to governor.  1292 Feb. 11 Governor's despatch regarding colonial affairs.  1727 Feb. 24 Acknowledgement of letter of 13 Feb.  1855 Mar. 1 Governor's despatches.  2534 Mar. 26 McNeill's report on gold discoveries on QCI.  2689 Apr. 3 McNeill's report on American interests in gold.  3779 May 3 McNeill's report on American gold seekers.  4369 May 19 Gold discoveries on QCI.  6104 June 28 Douglas' commission as lieutenant governor of QCI.  6484 July 12 Despatches from governor.  7542 Aug. 9 Despatches from governor.  8029 Aug. 25 Late arrival of despatches for governor.  8869 Sep. 25 Despatches forwarded to governor.  9080 Oct. 2 Despatches forwarded to governor. 10831 Nov. 24 Governor's report on colonization of VI. 10831 V525HB1911003 Dec. 1 Douglas's canoe expedition. 11003 V525HB2011004 Dec. 1 Refutation of complaints against HBC. 11004 V525HB2111005 Dec. 1 Acknowledgement of proceedings of HMS Thetis. 11005 V525HB2211215 Dec. 8 Acknowledgement of Moresby's reports. 11215 V525HB23
Parliamentary 5686 June 17 Sums received from land sales since 1849. 
Treasury 1489 Feb. 20 Expense of Blanshard's passage from Panama.  7593 Aug. 14 Revenue from gold digging at Queen Charlottes.  9535 Oct. 20 Expense of Blanshard's passage on the Daphne. 
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1851
1 Mar 20 Protection of colony and murder of sailor at Fort Rupert. 1 V510087 Apr 3 Accepting Blanshard's resignation. 78 Apr 20 Blanshard's passage to VI. 81 May 19 Transmitting Douglas's commission. 1 V5171012 Sep 19 HBC report on land sales in VI. 21 Nov 5 Deserting sailors murdered by Newitty Indians. 1 V51008
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1851
9954 Nov. 27 Blanshard, R., announcing his arrival in London. 221852 9954 V516B01 957 Blanshard, R., Jan. [blank], applying for reappointment in the public service. 7500 -----, Aug. 9, copies of official correspondence deposited with Council of VI. 75008073 -----, Aug. 30, forwarding copy of memorial presented to him upon his embarcation from Victoria. 8073 8996 Boys, Rev. F., Sept. 30, reporting news from Staines gold discoveries on QCI.  9263 -----, Oct 11, forwarding Staines' report on gold discoveries.  942 Cooper, I., Oct. 8, complaining that Douglas's Council resolution giving him bad name.  * Easterby, n.d., corresponding to Mr. Grey.  7949 Gray, N., Aug. 19, regarding lease of gold vein to him. 11222 Heath, T., Dec. 8, seeking informationabout availability on land in VI. 11222 5253 Holloway, H., June 9, requesting information about purchase of land on Queen Charlotte Island.  nomf Harwood, J., Aug. 12, requesting information about lease or grants of land on QCI.  - Miller, W., Jan. 5, submitting observations about price of land. 
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11039 Murchison, R., Dec. 6, acknowledging account of expedition along east coast of V.I. 11039 4255 Nicolay, C., May 14, recommending appointment of government on NW coast of BNA.  nomf Staines, Rev. J., no date, acknowledging report forwarded by Rev. Boys.  nomf Settlers of Vancouver Island, no date, memorial asking for appointment of a Council on VI.  7950 Taylor, I., Aug. 23, enclosing Gray's letter on lease of gold vein. 
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1852
3 Jan 9 Appointment of Cooper and Tod to Council. 3 V521014 Feb 4 Appointment of councillor, gold discoveries, and Indian instruction. 45 Feb 11 Correspondence between HBC and Colonial Office. 51 Mar 11 Transmitting warrant appointing Finlayson to Council 1 V537009A2 Mar 18 Admissability of Indian testimony. 23 Aug 2 Missing despatches, Songhees Indians, and protection of colony. 3 V521064 Aug 20 Location and protection of missionary settlements. 45 Sep 27 Wreck of the Una and gold discoveries in Queen Charlotte Islands. 56 Dec 18 Survey of east coast of VI. 6
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1852
Admiralty 836 Jan. 28 Expense of Blanshard's passage on HMS Daphne. 4249 May 14 Violation of British territory by Americans. 4249 V525AD024770 May 25 Gold discoveries on Queen Charlotte Island. 4770 V525AD036031 June 28 Gold discoveries on QCI. 6031 V525AD046603 July 12 Naval protection by HMS Thetis. 6603 V525AD057689 Aug. 16 Gold discoveries on QCI. 7689 V525AD068866 Sep. 27 Report of HMS Thetis on gold workings. 8866 V525AD079799 Oct. 22 Dispatch of Thetis for naval protection of VI. 9799 V525AD0810161 Nov. 1 Moresby's report on despatch of Thetis. 10161 V525AD0911307 Dec. 9 Survey of Gulf of Georgia deferred. 11307 V525AD10 * Dec. 29 Cooper's and Todd's appointment to Council.  * Mar. 6 Finlayson's appointment to Council. 
Foreign Office3513 Apr. 26 Report on conduct of parties to QCI. 3513 V525FO014097 May 8 Report on illegal proceedings of Americans. 4097 V525FO024949 June 2 Report on aggressions by Americans. 4949 V525FO039322 Oct. 14 Report on visit of the Thetis to VI. 9322 V525FO04
Hudson's Bay Company 409 Jan. 14 Moresby's report on monopoly of HBC.  847 Jan. 27 Response to allegations made by Indians of the Red River Settlement through the Aborigines Society. 1039 Feb. 2 Execution by their own tribe of Indian murderers of British sailors. 1039 V525HB031128 Feb. 4 Lands possessed by HBC before boundary treaty. 1128 V525HB041282 Feb. 10 Despatches forwarded to governor. 1282 V525HB051292 Feb. 11 Governor's despatch regarding colonial affairs. 1292 V525HB061727 Feb. 24 Acknowledgement of letter of 13 February. 1727 V525HB071855 Mar. 1 Forwarding packet of despatches from the governor. 1855 V525HB082534 Mar. 26 McNeill's report on gold discoveries on QCI. 2534 V525HB092689 Apr. 3 Ballenden's report on growing American interest in gold discovery on QCI. 2689 V525HB103779 May 3 Forwarding packet of despatches from the governor. 3779 V525HB114369 May 19 Receipt of despatches concerning QCI. 4369 V525HB126104 June 28 Douglas's commission as lieutenant governor of QCI. 6104 V525HB136484 July 12 Forwarding packet of despatches from the governor. 6484 V525HB147542 Aug. 9 Forwarding packet of despatches from the governor. 7542 V525HB158029 Aug. 25 Late arrival of despatches for governor. 8029 V525HB168869 Sep. 25 Despatches forwarded to and received from governor. 8869 V525HB179080 Oct. 2 Despatches forwarded to governor. 9080 V525HB1810831 Nov. 24 Governor's report on colonization of VI. 10831 V525HB1911003 Dec. 1 Douglas's canoe expedition. 11003 V525HB2011004 Dec. 1 Refutation of complaints against HBC. 11004 V525HB2111005 Dec. 1 Acknowledgement of proceedings of HMS Thetis. 11005 V525HB2211215 Dec. 8 Acknowledgement of Moresby's reports. 11215 V525HB23
Miscellaneous1836 Feb. 28 Establishment of schools for instruction of Indians. 1836 V525MI01
Parliamentary5686 June 17 Request for report on VI settlement. 5686 V525PA01
Treasury1489 Feb. 20 Expense of Blanshard's passage from Panama. 1489 V525TE017593 Aug. 14 Revenue from gold digging at QCI. 7593 V525TE029535 Oct. 20 Expense of Blanshard's passage on the Daphne. 9535 V525TE03
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1852
957 Jan. - Blanshard, R., applying for reappointment in the public service. 7500 Aug. 9 -----, official correspondence deposited with VI Council. 7500 V526B028073 Aug. 30 -----, memorial presented to him upon his embarcation from Victoria. 8073 V526B038996 Sep. 30 Boys, Reverend F., reporting news from Staines regarding gold discoveries on Queen Charlotte Island. 8996 V526B049263 Oct. 11 -----, forwarding Staines's report on gold discoveries. 9263 V526B05 942 Oct. 8 Cooper, J., complaining that Douglas was trying to force him off the Council.  * n.d. - Easterby, corresponding with Grey. 7949 Aug. 19 Gray, N., requesting lease of gold vein. 7949 V526G0111222 Dec. 8 Heath, T., seeking information about availability of land in VI. 11222 V526H015253 June 9 Holloway, H., requesting information about purchase of land on Queen Charlotte Island. 5253 * Aug. 12 Harwood, J., requesting information about lease or grants of land on Queen Charlotte Island.  - Jan. 5 Miller, W., submitting observations about price of land on VI. 
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11039 Dec. 6 Murchison, R., acknowledging account of expedition along east coast of VI. 11039 V526M024255 May 14 Nicolay, C., discussing the growing importance of the northwest coast of British North America. 4255 V526N01 * n.d. - Staines, Reverend J., acknowledging report forwarded by Reverend Boys.  * n.d. - Settlers of VI, memorial asking for appointment of a council in the colony. 7950 Aug. 23 Taylor, I., enclosing Gray's letter on lease of gold vein. 7950 V526T01
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1852
1 Jan 30 3742 Discovery of gold on Queen Charlotte Islands and wreck of the Una. 3742 V521012 Feb 11 3778 Punishment of Indians for plunder of the Una. 3778 V521023 Apr 15 6485 General state of affairs of the colony. 6485 V521034 May 28 7372 General state of affairs of the colony. 7372 V521045 June 25 9099 Extent of HBC's fur trade reserves. 9099 V521056 Aug 2 9399 Report on the general state of affairs in the colony. 9399 V521067 Aug 27 10199 Canoe expedition along east coast of VI. 10199 V521078 Nov 11 933 State of affairs in the colony. 933 V521089 Dec 9 3851 State of affairs in the colony. 3851 V52109
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1853
7591 July 26 Gray, N., reporting discovery of coal mine on Queen Charlotte Island.  4079 Apr. 7 Taylor, R., enclosing report of Easterby's gold discovery at Queen Charlotte Island.  4529 Apr. 23 -----, requesting reply to account of gold discovery.  5168 May 16 -----, explaining reasons for applying for land lease.  5432 May 22 -----, requesting official reports of gold discoveries.  5492 May 26 -----, forwarding list of men willing to join in his prospecting venture. 
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1853
1 Jan 21 3852 Expedition against Cowichan Indians and capture of murderers. 3852 V530012 Mar 2 5423 Blanshard's correspondence not left in colony. 5423 V530023 Mar 4 5416 Report on activities of Roman Catholic missionaries. 5416 V530034 Mar 7 5417 Acknowledging receipt of commission as lieutenant governor of Queen Charlotte Islands. 5417 V530045 Apr 11 6979 Reporting actions of the Council. 6979 V530056 Apr 11 6980 Transmitting duplicate copies of despatches. 6980 V530061 Apr 11 6981 Proclamation declaring rights of the crown on QCI. 6981 V531017 May 20 8063 Conditions of navigation along east coast of VI. 8063 V531072 June 8 8062 Captain Prevost's report of cruise of Virago around VI. 8062 V532023 July 26 9498 Plunder of Susan Sturges by Indians of QCI. 9498 V532038 July 28 9499 General state of affairs of the colony. 9499 V532089 Oct 24 12345 General state of affairs of the colony. 12345 V5320910 Nov 24 738 American designs on the San Juan Islands. 738 V53210
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1853
1 Feb 8 Complaints of James Cooper. 1 V530012 Feb 10 Appointment of collector of customs and discovery of coal. 23 Mar 8 Ships despatched to VI. 34 Apr 12 Expedition against murderers of Peter Brown. 4 V530015 Jul 16 Rights of crown regarding gold in Queen Charlotte Islands. 56 Aug 9 Duplicates of Blanshard's despatches. 67 Aug 27 Legal works despatched to VI. 78 Aug 27 Expedition to QCI by Virago. 8 V530029 Sep 27 Government and peace in VI. 9Cir Oct 7 Passengers act of 1852. 10 Oct 15 Dealings with Indians and protection of colony. 1011 Oct 17 Manner of conducting official correspondence. 1112 Oct 22 Sovereignty of San Juan Islands, fishing rights of foreigners and trade with natives. 12 V5300313 Nov 12 Appointment of John Work to Council. 13
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1853
Admiralty1219 Feb. 4 Rear Admiral Moresby's report on status of Pacific squadron. 1219 V535AD011911 Mar. 2 Two warships to be sent to VI. 1911 V535AD023079 Mar. 8 Visit of the Virago to Queen Charlotte Island. 3079 V535AD035349 May 19 Moresby's report on limited protection given by HBC. 5349 V535AD045892 May 31 Despatch of Trincomalee to VI and QCI. 5892 V535AD058265 Aug. 23 Grant required for survey and charting of Georgia Strait. 8265 V535AD068605 Aug. 20 Prevost's report on Virago's visit to VI. 8605 V535AD079016 Sep. 6 Moresby's report of Prevost's visit and high price for coal charged by HBC. 9016 V535AD089415 Sep. 22 Visit of Virago to QCI. 9415 V535AD099834 Oct. 3 Redress for pillage of the Susan Sturges. 9834 V535AD1010231 Oct. 22 Erection of naval storehouses at Esquimalt. 10231 V535AD11
Foreign Office6160 June 14 Claim by US to San Juan Islands. 6160 V535FO018610 Aug. 23 Claim by US to San Juan Islands. 8610 V535FO028654 Aug. 25 Destruction of Susan Sturges by Indians. 8654 V535FO0312135 Dec. 19 Inland navigation of waters around QCI. 12135 V535FO04
Hudson's Bay Company 331 Jan. 11 HBC survey of eastern coast.  1190 Feb. 4 Account of Peter Brown's murder by Indians.  1518 Feb. 18 Relaxation of rules regarding land purchases by emigrants.  1519 Feb. 18 Douglas's report regarding state of island.  1620 Feb. 21 Despatches forwarded to governor.  3284 Mar. 14 Despatches forwarded to governor.  3701 Mar. 24 Acknowledgement of report on visit of Virago to QCI.  4081 Apr. 7 Trial and execution of Brown's murderers.  4325 Apr. 17 Proposed church at Victoria.  5479 May 16 Sending of governor's despatches through post office.  6314 June 14 Appointment of magistrates and liquor licenses.  6315 June 17 Despatch of war ship Trincomalee to VI.  9032 Sep. 6 Despatches for governor.  9182 Sep. 10 Douglas's remarks on land price on VI. 10908 Nov. 10 Freedom of trade in settled districts. 10908 V535HB15 * Dec. 24 Naval protection. 
Home Office3432 Mar. 16 Bright's suggestions regarding penal settlement. 3432 V535HO01
Land (Emigration Office)535 Jan. 19 Obligation of land purchasers to introduce immigrants. 535 V535LN016879 July 4 Easterby's application for lease of mineral lands in QCI. 6879 V535LN02
Miscellaneous4655 Apr. 28 Easterby's application for lease of mineral lands on QCI. 4655 V535MI01 8823 Aug. 30 Oaths used for appointing magistrates in England. 
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Parliamentary 6303 June 16 Gold discoveries in QCI. 
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1854
5924 Apr. 20 Cooper, Langford and Skinner, regarding commission of Reverend R.J. Staines at VI. 5924 V546C015923 Apr. 17 Swanston, R.S., complaining of governor's investigation of the wreck of his ship. 5923 V546S019803 Sep. 15 -----, complaining of attitude of customs house official toward foreign vessels. 9803 V546S02
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1854
Admiralty 4698 June 1 Lighthouse construction off Victoria. 
Foreign Office 1224 Feb. 9 American citizens in Haro Strait.  4597 May 30 Boundary between US and VI.  6812 Aug. 5 Boundary between US and VI.  7373 Aug. 19 US possession of HBC property on San Juan Island.  7690 Aug. 31 Boundary between US and VI.  8044 Sep. 15 Sovereignty of crown over San Juan Island.  8493 Sep. 29 Boundary between US and VI. 
Land (Emigration Office) 7391 Aug. 21 HBC provision for clergyman on VI. 
Law Office 6 Dec. 20 Establishment of civil court at VI. 
Miscellaneous ----- May 18 Minute by Blackwood discussing issues involving VI and the HBC.  6186 July 18 Money stipend instead of land reserve for maintenance of clergymen.  6566 July 31 Regulations for purchase of land in VI.  6789 Aug. 3 Qualifications of Cameron.  7277 Aug. 15 Despatch of clergyman for VI.  7698 Aug. 31 Despatches forwarded from Douglas.  7910 Sep. 9 Appointment of Reverend Cridge for VI church. 11142 Dec. 18 Despatches forwarded to Douglas. 11142 V545MI0811321 Dec. 28 VI benefits from reciprocity treaty with US. 11321 V545MI09
War Office10301 Nov. 28 Expense of maintaining guard ship at VI. 10301 V545WA0111225 Dec. 23 Despatches forwarded from Douglas. 11225 V545WA02
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1854
1 Jan 5 3205 Loss of the barque Lord Western. 3205 V540012 Jan 7 3206 Council proceedings to 2 December 1853. 3206 V540023 Jan 30 3207 Requisition for books, printed forms, and official seals. 3207 V540034 Feb 25 4062 Procedure regarding payment of fines and forfeitures. 4062 V540045 Feb 27 4063 British claims to the San Juan Islands against US encroachments. 4063 V540056 Feb 28 4064 Relations with Indians, problems with Panama mail route, and erection of naval storehouses. 4064 V540067 Feb 28 4065 Receipt of regulations respecting official correspondence. 4065 V540078 Mar 13 4928 Loss of the brig William. 4928 V540089 Mar 28 5325 John Work appointed member of Council. 532510 May 11 6341 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6341 V5401011 May 11 6342 Correction of error in despatch number 5. 6342 V5401112 May 11 6343 Acknowledging Newcastle's accession to office. 6343 V5401213 May 11 6344 Complaint of Cooper relative to a resolution of governor and Council. 6344 V5401314 May 11 6345 Appointment of Sangster as collector of customs and discovery of coal. 6345 V5401415 May 11 6346 Ships of war expected to visit colony. 6346 V5401516 May 11 6347 Apprehension of murderers of Peter Brown. 6347 V5401617 May 11 6348 Permission to admit certain foreign goods. 6348 V5401718 May 11 6349 Receipt of notice of Paris Exhibition. 6349 V5401819 May 11 6350 Receipt of approval of gold proclamation. 6350 V5401920 May 12 6351 Receipt of legal works. 6351 V5402021 May 13 6352 Receipt of colonial instructions. 6352 V5402122 May 13 6353 Regulations regarding ships in distress. 6353 V5402223 May 15 6354 Registration of merchant seamen. 6354 V5402324 May 16 6355 Receipt of commission of the peace. 6355 V5402425 May 16 6356 Receipt of proclamation respecting passengers act. 6356 V5402526 May 16 6357 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6357 V5402627 May 16 6358 Protection to French subjects and commerce. 6358 V5402728 May 17 6359 Activities of US collector of customs on San Juan Island. 6359 V5402828a May 17 6360 Acknowledging receipt of duplicate despatches. 6360 V54028A29 July 20 8948 Receipt of instructions respecting suspended civil servants. 8948 V5402930 July 20 8949 Announcement of declaration of war with Russia. 8949 V5403031 July 20 8950 Embargo on Russian shipping. 8950 V5403132 July 20 8951 Declaration of war with Russia. 8951 V5403233 July 20 8952 Exportation of arms and ammunition. 8952 V5403334 July 21 8953 Regulations regarding neutral vessels. 8953 V5403434a July 20 8955 Duplicate despatches acknowledged. 895535 Aug 17 9424 Forwarding minutes of Council. 9424 V5403535a Sep 29 10695 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10695 V54035A35b Sep 29 10696 Acknowledging receipt of duplicate despatches. 10696 V54035B36 Sep 29 10697 Order in Council respecting exportation of arms. 10697 V5403637 Sep 29 10698 Non-recognition of Russian consular authorities. 10698 V5403738 Sep 29 10699 Receipt of regulations for Paris Exhibition. 10699 V5403839 Oct 3 10700 Regretting Admiralty decision regarding storehouses. 10700 V5403940 Oct 3 10701 Acknowledging Sir George Grey's accession to office. 10701 V5404041 Oct 26 1917 Disposition of the Vice Admiralty Court. 1917 V5404142 Dec 11 1918 Problems with grievance procedure in the colony. 1918 V54042
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1854
14 Jan 13 Acknowledging report on state of colony. 1415 May 19 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 15 V5400216 Jun 8 Store houses in Esquimalt Harbour. 161 Jun 19 Authority of governor in Admiralty matters. 1 V540012 Aug 1 Dispute between Cooper and Douglas. 23 Aug 20 Memorial complaining about composition of supreme court. 34 Sep 21 Sovereignty of San Juan Islands. 45 Oct 24 Manner of acknowledging despatches. 5 V540016 Dec 18 Complaint of Swanston about clearance of William Allen. 6 V545LW017 Dec 18 Charter of HBC vessel to protect VI not authorized. 78 Dec 18 Exclusion of VI from reciprocity treaty. 8
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1855
Admiralty 819 Jan. 27 Esquimalt over Victoria as ideal town site.  2794 Mar. 22 Appointments to Vice Admiralty Court at VI. 10202 Oct. 31 Esquimalt over Victoria as ideal town site. 10202 V555AD0311518 Dec. 15 Shipment and storage of provisions for VI. 11518 V555AD04
Foreign Office 4460 May 8 Boundary between US and VI.  5433 June 13 Exclusion of VI from reciprocity treaty with US.  7772 Aug. 16 American aggression at San Juan Island. 
Miscellaneous 3578 Apr. 16 Goveror's power of legislation and surrender of HBC land to crown.  5305 June 4 Expenses from wreck of Lord Western.  5599 June 9 Second biennial report on HBC progress in settling VI.  7023 July 24 Expense of chartering guard ship Otter. 11300 Dec. 6 Expense of chartering guard ship Otter. 11300 V555MI0511301 Dec. 6 Formation of naval base in Esquimalt Harbour. 11301 V555MI0611392 Dec. 8 Receipt of bill of exchange for 11392 V555MI07
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1855
43 Jan 29 3930 Acknowledging appointment of fourth secretary of state. 3930 V5504344 Jan 29 3931 Forms required for Blue Book for colony. 3931 V5504445 Jan 29 3932 Reduction of gratuities paid for conveyance of ship letters. 3932 V5504546 Jan 30 3933 Acknowledging receipt of Merchant's Shipping Act, 1854. 3933 V5504647 Jan 30 3934 Acknowledging receipt of despatch. 3934 V5504748 Jan 30 3935 US claims to San Juan Islands. 3935 V5504849 Feb 1 3936 Force needed for defense of the colony. 3936 V5504950 Feb 8 3937 Acknowledging receipt of code of private signals. 3937 V5505051 Feb 12 3938 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3938 V550511 Mar 1 5019 Quarantine laws, defense, and reciprocity with US. 5019 V551012 Mar 6 5020 Swanston's complaint against collector of customs. 5020 V551023 May 16 6875 Receipt of commission establishing patriotic fund. 6875 V551034 May 13 6876 Mills's complaint about treatment of the Colinda. 6876 V551045 May 18 6877 US attempt to tax British property on San Juan Island. 6877 V551056 June 12 7546 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7546 V551067 June 12 7547 US attempt to tax British property on San Juan Island. 7547 V551078 June 13 7548 Preparations for arrival of Pacific Squadron. 7548 V551089 July 25 8989 Lack of postal services in the colony. 8989 V5510910 July 25 8990 Appointments to Vice Admiralty Court and Court of Prize. 8990 V5511011 July 25 8991 Establishment of Supreme Court and Assembly. 8991 V5511112 Aug 6 8992 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8992 V5511213 Aug 6 8993 Relief costs of Lord Western to be borne from trust fund. 8993 V5511314 Aug 15 10046 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10046 V5511415 Aug 16 10047 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10047 V5511516 Aug 21 10048 State of affairs and census of the colony. 10048 V5511617 Sep 13 10886 Arrival of Pacific Squadron and its needs. 10886 V5511718 Sep 13 10887 Contribution of 10887 V55118
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1855
276 Jan. 9 Mills, J.P., complaining of treatment by VI and HBC authorities toward foreign traders. 7488 Aug. 6 -----, complaining of ill treatment by government of VI. 7488 V556M029759 Oct. 20 Sinclair, W., requesting information on the company given a grant at VI. 9759 V556S019007 Sep. 22 Weekes, H., urging British authorities to declare VI an official British colony. 9007 V556W01
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1855
9 Jan 16 Complaint tendered by Mills. 91 Apr 3 Necessity for judge, registrar, advocate, and marshall. 1 V55043Apr 5 Powers of the governor. (Confidential) 2 Jun 20 Protection of VI. 2 V550441 Aug 3 Expenses of guardship Otter. 1 V550432 Aug 13 Occupation of San Juan Islands. 2 V550443 Sep 5 Complaint tendered by Swanston. 3 V550454 Sep 6 Supplies and hospital accommodation for naval fleet. 4 V550465 Nov 12 Formation of police force and trade in VI. 5 V550471 Dec 17 Stores required for Her Majesty's ships. 1 V550432 Dec 24 Receipt from patriotic fund. 2 V55044
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1856
1 Jan. 31 3370 Acknowledging receipt of despatches and reporting on postal rates. 3370 V560012 Feb. 29 3968 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3968 V560023 Mar. 1 3969 Indian situation in VI and Washington Territory. 3969 V560034 Mar. 7 3970 Petition asking for naval protection. 3970 V560045 Mar. 8 3971 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3971 V560056 Apr. 3 5811 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5811 V560067 Apr. 5 5812 Items prohibited from import into the colony. 5812 V560078 Apr. 8 5813 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5813 V560089 Apr. 10 5814 Indian war in Washington Territory and funds advanced from Douglas. 5814 V5600910 Apr. 16 5815 Gold discovered in upper Columbia River district. 5815 V5601011 May 19 7189 Indian war in Washington Territory and second advance of funds from Douglas. 7189 V5601112 May 22 7190 Establishment of House of Assembly and arrival of northern Indians. 7190 V5601213 May 22 7191 Arrangements to repurchase colony from HBC. 7191 V56013May 22 7238 Receipt of information regarding elections. (Private) 7238 V56013PR14 June 7 7192 Establishment of House of Assembly. 7192 V5601415 July 22 9300 Elections to Assembly and discovery of gold in Fraser river. 9300 V5601516 Aug. 4 8817 Arrangement of affairs of colonial church. 8817 V5601617 Aug. 14 9706 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9706 V5601718 Aug. 14 9707 Acknowledging receipt of despatches, with comment. 9707 V5601819 Aug. 20 9708 Problems with the northern Indians at Victoria. 9708 V5601920 Aug. 22 9709 Wounding by Indian of Thomas Williams, a squatter in the Cowichan district. 9709 V5602021 Sep. 6 10152 Expedition to capture the Indian accused of wounding Williams. 10152 V5602122 Sep. 12 10153 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10153 V5602223 Sep. 15 10154 Acknowledging receipt of despatches, with comment. 10154 V5602324 Oct. 20 11582 Current status of the Indian population. 11582 V5602425 Oct. 20 11583 Request from Americans for aid in capture of Indian murderers. 11583 V5602526 Oct. 24 11584 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 11584 V5602627 Oct. 29 346 Receipt of colonial regulations regarding official correspondence. 2728 Oct. 29 347 Further report on discovery of gold in BC. 2829 Oct. 31 348 Sums advanced to governor of Washington Territory during Indian war. 2930 Oct. 31 349 Proceedings in House of Assembly. 3031 Nov. 26 2422 American attempt to land Indian renegades on VI. 2422 V5603132 Dec. 5 2423 US deserters taking refuge on VI. 2423 V56032
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1856
3 Jan 26 Aid to Americans for Indian war in Washington. 34 Feb 22 Aid to Americans for Indian war in Washington. 4 V560025 Feb 28 Formation of House of Assembly. 5 V560036 Feb 28 State of affairs between HBC and British government. 6 V565FO05Feb 28 Hostilities between American settlers and Indians in Washington. (Confidential) 7 Apr 26 Transmission of mail between VI and Colonial Office. 7 V560018 Apr 26 Establishing Supreme Court of Civil Justice. 89 May 5 Appointment of Cameron as chief justice. 910 May 14 President frigate despatched to VI. 1011 May 15 Measures taken for protection of settlement. 1112 Jul 8 Complaint by Swanston against appointment of Cameron. 1213 Jul 18 Rules for conducting correspondence. 13 V5600414 Aug 4 Preserving order in upper Columbia River district. 1415 Aug 23 Aid to Governor Stevens for Indian war in Washington. 1516 Aug 23 Formation of House of Assembly. 1617 Aug 23 Financial condition of colony. 1718 Oct 21 General state of colony. 18 V56005Sep Nov 6 forwarding documents relating to county courts. 6 V565FO0519 Nov 10 Indians, speech to legislature, and disputed elections. 19 V5600620 Nov 13 Expedition against Indian murderers. 20 V5600721 Dec 13 Transmitting seals for supreme court and customs. 21
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1856
3900 May 2 Banister, T., forwarding letter concerning appointment of David Cameron as chief justice. 3900 V566B015911 July 2 -----, regarding dissatisfaction of colony with courts of justice on VI. 5911 V566B021777 Jan. 4 Swanston, R., appealing for improvements in colonial government on behalf of colonists. 1777 V566S01
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1856
Admiralty 1862 Feb. 25 Despatch of ships for defense of VI.  4583 May 21 Despatch of HMS President for VI.  5837 June 30 Despatch of HMS Alarm for VI.  5858 June 30 Admiral Bruce's report on steps taken for defense of VI.  9579 Oct. 20 Progress of HMS Satellite towards VI. 10166 Nov. 8 Bruce's report of confrontation with Indians. 10166 V565AD06
Council (Privy Council) 3120 Apr. 5 Council order for Supreme Court of Civil Justice. 
Foreign Office 1008 Feb. 1 American interests in VI.  2015 Mar. 3 Extension of terms of reciprocity treaty of 1854.  2435 Mar. 15 Extension of terms of reciprocity treaty.  2623 Mar. 19 Occupation of San Juan Island by HBC.  7399 Aug. 16 Douglas's assistance in Indian war in Washington. 
Land (Emigration Office) 2642 Mar. 20 Modification of land regulations on VI.  4240 May 13 Sale of tract of land on governor's reserve. 
Law 1652 Feb. 19 Proposed establishment of Supreme Court. 
Miscellaneous 1227 Feb. 7 HBC acknowledgement of report on US Indian war.  1679 Feb. 19 Douglas's report on Indian war in Oregon  1765 Feb. 22 Forwarding of mail through US.  1775 Feb. 22 Letter from deputy governor of HBC to Clarendon.  1852 Feb. 25 Formation of General Assembly on VI.  1962 Feb. 29 HBC settlement on San Juan Island.  2092 Mar. 5 Chart of Strait of Juan de Fuca by Ball.  2399 Mar. 12 Report on HBC land transactions on VI.  2400 Mar. 13 Report on HMS President in defense of VI.  2646 Mar. 20 HBC acceptance of reciprocity treaty extension.  3010 Mar. 31 HBC occupation of San Juan Island.  3481 Apr. 15 HBC rights to west coast and river fishery.  4154 May 8 HBC request to limit treaty extension to VI.  4155 May 8 HBC hopes HMS President has arrived at VI.  4164 May 9 HBC approval of sale of land in governor's reserve.  4325 May 16 Packet forwarded to Douglas.  4591 May 20 Douglas's formation of local force to protect VI.  4645 May 22 HBC approval of sale of land in governor's reserve.  5017 June 5 Mactavish's report of Indian war in Oregon.  5393 June 16 Packet forwarded to Douglas.  6281 July 14 HBC reaction to defraying of current expenses in VI.  7901 Aug. 29 HBC assistance in defraying costs of VI government.  8707 Sep. 16 Statement of sums expended on account of VI.  9178 Oct. 9 Despatches forwarded to Douglas.  9179 Oct. 9 Despatches forwarded from Douglas.  9185 Oct. 10 Boundary line between US and VI.  9680 Oct. 24 Receipt of copy of governor's despatch.  9784 Oct. 30 Despatches and letters forwarded to Douglas. 10191 Nov. 8 Douglas's report of Indian attack on Williams. 10191 V565MI2910270 Nov. 13 Douglas's report on successful capture of attacker. 10270 V565MI3010962 Dec. 3 HBC request to sell land to non-British subjects. 10962 V565MI31
War Office 327 Jan. 1 Expense of chartering Otter as guard ship on VI. 
3839
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1857
Jan 2 Instructions to Captains Prevost and Richards. (Confidential) 1 Jan 2 Appointment of Prevost and Richards to survey party. 1 V577001A2 Jan 7 Request for aid in capturing US Indian murderers. 2 V570013 Jan 15 Indian population of VI. 34 Jan 24 Proceedings of House of Assembly. 45 Jan 24 Discovery of gold in upper Columbia River district. 5 V570026 Mar 24 Proceedings of House of Assembly. 67 Mar 24 Welfare of colony. 78 Apr 8 Landing of Indian prisoners by Americans. 8 V570069 Apr 9 Desertion of American soldiers. 910 May 6 Armed force sent against Cowichan Indians. 1011 Jul 1 Payment for handpress and seals. 1112 Jul 16 Repayment of loan to American authorities. 1213 Sep 2 Disturbances among Indians in VI. 1314 Nov 6 Salary of Chief Justice Cameron. 14Nov 19 Use of public seal. (Confidential) 
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1857
454 Jan. 16 Banister, T., complaint regarding appointment of David Cameron as chief justice. 9323 Oct. 9 Barwise, J., regarding mining of gold at Queen Charlotte Island. 9323 V576B0211619 Dec. 22 Dawson, G., requesting judicial or ministerial appointment in VI. 11619 V576D0111197 Dec. 3 Gordon, A., requesting information on land acquisition in VI. 11197 V576G018768 Sep. 9 Lawford, T.W., requesting information on transportation to VI. 8768 V576L0110092 Nov. 4 Rayne, M., requesting information on land acquisition in VI. 10092 V576R015178 Apr. 23 Williams, A., requesting information on land grants in VI. 5178 V576W01
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1857
Admiralty 6382 July 14 Despatch of ships for defense against Indians. 
Foreign Office 3002 Apr. 2 Douglas's refusal to permit arrest of American soldiers on British territory.  3003 Apr. 2 Douglas's refusal to permit landing of 87 Indian prisoners from US.  6275 July 8 Repayment of sum advanced to governor of Washington. 
Law Office 9208 Oct. 3 Rules of court framed by chief justice of VI. 
Miscellaneous 5671 June 19 Despatches forwarded to Douglas.  6083 July 2 Sale of land for agricultural purposes.  6450 July 16 Despatch forwarded from Douglas.  6891 July 29 Acknowledgement of report on defense vessels.  7366 Aug. 10 Despatches forwarded to Douglas.  7502 Aug. 13 Money received from sale of land near Victoria.  9835 Oct. 28 Salary for Chief Justice Cameron.  9836 Oct. 28 Indian murder of Ebey on Whidbey Island. 10179 Nov. 9 Despatch forwarded to Douglas. 10179 V575MI0911424 Dec. 16 Request from Adam Gordon for land prices on VI. 11424 V575MI1011656 Dec. 24 Changes in terms of payment for land on VI. 11656 V575MI1111679 Dec. 28 Indian murder of Ebey on Whidbey Island. 11679 V575MI12
Parliamentary 5808 Aug. 3 Establishment of Hous of Assembly on VI. 
War Office11734 Dec. 30 Royal Engineers to lay out international boundary. 11734 V575WA01
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1857
1 Jan. 9 2424 Governor's report on condition of the colony. 2424 V570012 Jan. 9 2425 Proceedings of House of Assembly. 2425 V570023 Feb. 23 3886 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3886 V570034 Feb. 24 3887 Further explanation of Cowichan expedition to apprehend Indian criminal. 3887 V570045 Feb. 24 3888 Proceedings of House of Assembly. 3888 V570056 Apr. 8 5812 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5812 V570067 Apr. 8 5813 Forwarding payment for official seals. 5813 V570078 Apr. 16 5814 Appointment of Captains Prevost and Richards as boundary commissioners. 5814 V570089 Apr. 16 5815 Acknowledge approval for action taken in attempt by Americans to land Indian criminals in VI. 5815 V5700910 Apr. 16 5816 Receipt of instructions for boundary commissioners. 5816 V5701011 Apr. 20 5817 Response to reports that northern Indians were preparing to attack Washington Territory. 5817 V5701112 May 5 6331 Correspondence with governor of Washington Territory regarding the supposed Indian attack. 6331 V5701213 June 12 7947 Procedures regarding aliens arriving in VI. 7947 V5701314 June 12 7948 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7948 V5701415 June 13 7949 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7949 V5701516 June 13 7950 Indian outrages in the colony. 7950 V5701617 June 17 7951 Arrival of Captain Prevost in the Satellite. 7951 V5701718 June 26 8653 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8653 V5701819 June 29 8654 Arrival of US boundary commissioner. 8654 V5701920 June 30 8665 Governor's correspondence with House of Assembly. 866521 July 14 8656 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8656 V5702122 July 15 8657 Observations on gold producing districts in BC. 8657 V5702223 July 20 8658 Use of public seals of the colony. 8658 V5702324 July 20 8659 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8659 V5702425 July 28 8557 Rules of practice for supreme and inferior courts. 8557 V5702526 Aug. 10 9640 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9640 V5702627 Aug. 13 9641 Cancellation of Douglas's trip to Washington Territory. 9641 V5702728 Sep. 17 11371 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 11371 V5702829 Sep. - - "Not received." 29 V5700530 Oct. 13 11372 Outrages committed by Indians on US citizens. 11372 V5703031 Nov. 10 11698 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 11698 V5703132 Nov. 10 11699 Reporting no banks had been established in VI. 11699 V5703233 Dec. 7 1621 Disposition of money advanced by Douglas during Indian war in Washington Territory. 1621 V5703334 Dec. 18 2038 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2038 V5703435 Dec. 29 2084 Recent developments regarding gold fields in BC. 2084 V57035
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1858
1 Jan. 22 2459 Fee increase for gold licences in BC.   2459 2 Jan. 23 2460 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   2460 3 Jan. 22 2461 Salary of Chief Justice David Cameron.   2461 4 Feb. 27 4564 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   4564 5 Mar. 3 4565 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   4565 6 Mar. 4 4566 Proper usage of public seal of the colony.   4566 7 Mar. 5 4567 Survey of the American boundary.   4567 Mar. 8 - Explaining failure to forward ordinances. (Private)   8 Mar. 10 4568 Forwarding ten ordinances and other documents.   4568 9 Mar. 23 5174 Forwarding report on state of public schools.   5174 10 Apr. 3 5175 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   5175 11 Apr. 5 5176 Rules of practice for Supreme Court.   5176 12 Apr. 5 5177 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   5177 13 Apr. 5 5178 Captain Hawkins appointed to boundary commission.   5178 14 Apr. 6 5179 Instructions respecting possible immigration of Mormons.   5179 15 Apr. 6 5180 Update on proceedings in BC gold fields.   5180 16 Apr. 19 5676 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   5676 17 Apr. 19 5677 Forwarding maps and plans of the colony.   5677 18 Apr. 24 5678 Rendition of fugitives from US.   5678 19 May 8 6113 Update on proceedings in BC gold fields.   8 20 May 15 6664 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   6664 21 May 15 6665 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   6665 22 May 17 6666 Repayment of money loaned to governor of Washington Territory.   6666 23 May 19 6667 Update on proceedings in BC gold fields.   6667 24 June 10 7828 Governor's expedition to Fraser River gold fields.   7828 25 June 15 7829 Address to Douglas requesting free trade with miners in Fraser River.   7829 26 June 15 7830 Disturbance between miners and Indians at Hill's Bar.   7830 27 June 19 7831 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   7831 28 June 19 2832 Update on proceedings at BC gold fields.   2832 29 July 1 7833 Update on proceedings at BC gold fields.   7833 30 July 9 8658 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   8658 31 July 26 9253 Police measures adopted for government of gold mining districts.   9253 32 July 25 9254 Double pay allowed to ships' companies of Satellite and Plumper.   9254 33 Aug. 13 9853 Governor's correspondence with House of Assembly.   9853 34 Aug. 19 10342 Problems with foreigners flooding to gold fields and update on construction of roads.   10342 35 Aug. 27 10343 Indian unrest at Fraser River.   10343 36 Aug. 27 10341 Cost of accommodation for Major Hawkins and boundary party.   10341 37 Aug. 30 10344 Instructions to assistant gold commissioners.   10344 38 Aug. 30 * Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   38 39 Sep. 9 12177 Update on proceedings at BC gold fields.   12177 40 Sep. 29 12178 Maintaining order over adventurers arriving at gold fields.   12178 41 Sep. 30 12175 Rendition of fugitives from the US.   12175 42 Sep. 30 12179 Establishment of regular government in the gold country.   12179 Oct. 4 12643 Accepting appointment as governor of BC. (Private)   12643 43 Oct. 11 12180 Establishment of regular government in BC.   12180 44 Oct. 13 12718 Petition from Nias regarding land sales.   12718 45 Oct. 29 551 Arrival of Royal Engineers under Captain Parsons.   45 Nov. 17 516 Forwarding correspondence with John Nugent. (Private)   516 46 Nov. 12 552 Arrival of Nugent, US special agent.   46 47 Nov. 12 1068 Promising report on disputed water boundary between VI and Washington Territory.   1068 48 Dec. 7 1069 Stamp's application to convey mail between San Francisco and VI.   1069 49 Dec. 11 1070 Announcing various appointments in the colony.   1070 50 Dec. 11 1071 Custom house returns and statement of land sales.   1071 54 Dec. 27 2133 Nonpayment of loan by governor of Washington Territory.   2133 V58054
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1858
9906 Sep. 28 Baird, F.C., requesting financial appointment in VI government.   9906 8343 Aug. 13 Barwise, J., suggesting feasibility of new postal route.   8343 8592 Aug. 23 Blake, A., requesting information on land sales in VI.   8592 6551 July 7 Canterbury, Archbishop of, regarding introduction of land reserves for clergy on VI.   6551 328 Jan. 8 Dawson, G., requesting ministerial or judicial appointment in VI government.   2168 Jan. 15 Easterby, A., proclaiming rights to gold mine on Queen Charlotte Island.   2168 6127 May 18 -----, requesting compensation for expenses incurred in gold mine operation.   6127 7922 Aug. 7 Elliot, W., furnishing information on agricultural progress in VI.   7922 9088 Aug. 31 -----, furnishing information on agricultural progress in VI.   9088 6181 June 9 Evans, J., requesting grant of land on VI.   6181 10134 Sep. 16 Forbes, R., regarding free grants of land on VI.   10134 7769 Aug. 5 Goring, W.H., requesting information on purchase of land from HBC.   7769 9731 Sep. 15 Higginson, H., requesting employment in colonial bank on VI.   9731 5347 May 31 Howe, A.B., regarding employment for his son as naval chaplain.   5347 8001 Aug. 10 Irving, J., requesting information on land purchase in VI.   8001 9642 Sep. 20 Itter, W., requesting appointment to colonial bank on VI.   9642 7940 Aug. 9 Kernaghan, W., regarding HBC land sales.   7940 6501 July 6 King, E.H., requesting appointment as superintendant of police on VI.   6501 7288 July 24 -----, regarding appointment to VI.   7288 7540 July 30 -----, regarding appointment to VI.   7540 8137 Aug. 16 -----, regarding appointment to VI.   8137 8819 Aug. 30 -----, regarding appointment to VI.   8819 11103 Oct. 12 Leach, S., requesting information on purchase or grant of land in VI.   11103 1657 Feb. 15 Leonard, H.B., requesting information on land grants in VI to naval and military officers.   1657 4061 Apr. 12 Litchfield, J.P., requesting magisterial appointment at VI.   4061 8855 Aug. 31 Macdonald, D.G., regarding system of free emigration.   8855 608 Dec. 27 Morton, T.A., requesting information on climate and land grants in VI.   6529 July 5 Pearson, C.S., requesting employment in VI.   6529 2377 Mar. 10 Read, W., requesting employment regarding proposed ethnological survey in VI.   2377 6177 June 9 Riddel, A.A., regarding government assistance for British settlers in VI.   6177 5409 May 8 Williams, A., regarding emigration to VI.   5409 8034 July 27 -----, regarding emigration to VI.   8034
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British Columbia Correspondence 1858 46
9923 Aug. 18 Aldrich, Stephen J. (p. 432), requesting appointment.   9923 10476 Oct. 11 Arbuckle, E. Vaughan (p. 434), requesting appointment.   10476 11088 Oct. 29 ----- (p. 438), requesting appointment should a vacancy occur in future.   11088 11901 Nov. 12 Austin, William F. (p. 440), requesting appointment.   11901 12198 Nov. 26 ----- (p. 450), again requesting appointment.   12198 10825 Oct. 18 Bandon, Lord (p. 561), recommending John Sargeant for police force in BC.   10825 11377 Nov. 3 Barker, Francis (p. 564), requesting appointment.   11377 9358 Aug. 28 Barwise, Jackson (p. 452), requesting introduction letter to governor for appointment in constabulary or other service.   9358 9429 Sep. 10 Batchelor, Reverend J.W. (p. 457), requesting appointment as colonial chaplain.   9429 10233 n.d. - Bedford, C.J.R. (p. 545), requesting letter of introduction to governor for appointment in constabulary or other service.   10233 * 1072 Dec. 1 Begbie, Matthew B. (p. 576), reporting his arrival in BC and questioning his commission.   12894 Nov. 4 Bennett, Thomas (p. 571), requesting appointment as colonial surgeon.   12894 9825 Sep. 24 Blythe, Green, et al (p. 468), testimonial for Charles Enderby.   9825 9974 Sep. 29 Bond, Frederick W. (p. 273), requesting appointment.   9974 10796 Oct. 19 ----- (p. 560), requesting appointment should a vacancy occur in future.   10796 9593 Sep. 18 Bradford, John (p. 464), suggesting land grants be made available for militia service in BC.   9593 * 10594 Sep. 27 Brew, Chartres (p. 554), reporting loss of the Austria and his rescue and arrival in Halifax.   10130 Oct. 2 Broun, Sir Richard (p. 476), proposing scheme for Atlantic to Pacific railway and requesting interview with Lytton.   10130 10221 Oct. 6 ----- (p. 512), enclosing pamphlet on same.   10221 9966 Sep. 28 Brown, Alex (p 470), inquiring about price of land in VI and BC.   9966 11488 Nov. 5 Brown, Thomas (p. 568), requesting appointment in BC or elsewhere.   11488 10213 Oct. 4 Bull, Andrew Marsal (p. 509), requesting appointment as surveyor.   10213 2766 Dec. 14 Burke, Ethelbert (p. 583), testimonial for P. Cadell.   2766 * 11874 Nov. 17 Burdett Coutts, A. (p. 673), requesting a military chaplain for the colony and inviting Lytton to call.   9921 Aug. 23 Cadell, P. (p. 614), requesting employment in connection with expedition of Royal Engineers to BC.   9921 9444 Aug. 30 ----- (p. 593), requesting appointment with Captain Parsons.   9444 9526 Sep. 17 ----- (p. 595), enclosing report and requesting free passage to BC.   9526 9907 Sep. 28 ----- (p. 613), repeating request for passage.   9907 10336 Oct. 9 ----- (p. 644), requesting letter of introduction to the governor.   10336 10578 Oct. 15 ----- (p. 648), wishes to view operations of the mint.   10578 12145 Nov. 24 ----- (p. 683), acknowledging letter of introduction.   12145 13267 Dec. 15 Caithness, Lord (p. 691), recommending an introduction to the governor for Mr. Cochrane, a civil engineer just gone out to VI.   13267 9793 Sep. 23 Campbell, Lt. Col. Douglas H. (p. 603), requesting appointment in constabulary force in BC or Cape Colony.   9793 9880 Sep. 27 *Canterbury, Archbishop of (p. 606), reporting Miss Burdett Coutts has endowed the See of British Columbia.   9880 11385 Nov. 4 *----- (p. 660), recommending George Hills as Bishop of Columbia.   11385 11855 Nov. 9 Casey, Captain R.M. (p. 666), requesting appointment.   11855 13195 Dec. 23 Cavan, B.M. & Co. (p 686), concerning contract for conveyance of mail.   13195 11020 Oct. 27 Charlesworth, J.C.D. (p. 651), requesting introduction to governor for William Brooke Naylor.   11020 11536 Nov. 6 ----- (p. 663), again requesting introduction for Naylor.   11536 9952 Sep. 29 Colborne, Thomas (p. 616), requesting appointment in BC, Australia, or New Zealand.   9952 9344 Sep. 9 *Cooper, James (p. 586), forwarding letter accepting appointment.   9344 9359 Sep. 9 *----- (p. 588), requesting original testimonials be sent to Lytton for inspection.   9359 9377 Sep. 9 *----- (p. 591), accepting appointment as harbour master at Esquimalt.   9377 9882 Sep. 25 *----- (p.611), will depart for colony on the Africa 3 October.   9882 11002 Oct. 25 Cooper, Edward (p. 619), enclosing application for police force and testimonials for Henry Williams.   11002 10227 Oct. -- Cotton, Samuel (p. 640), testimonial for J.W. Keating.   10227 11258 Nov. 2 Cox, Lt. Col. John (p. 655), requesting appointment.   11258 12895 Nov. 5 Cromartey, W.A. (p. 665), acknowledging letter of introduction to governor.   12895 9301 Sep. 22 Davies, D. (p. 8), requesting appointment as clerk for proposed bank in British Columbia.   9301 10482 Oct. 6 de Courcy, Major John, (p 13), requesting appointment as constable or magistrate.   10482 9999 Oct. 1 Denham, Harrison (p. 10), requesting appointment as surveyor.   9999 10556 Oct. 14 Dobson, J. Metcalfe (p. 15), requesting appointment.   10556 9528 Sep. 16 Doyle, Joseph A. (p. 3), proposing "Mexican Interoceanic" route to transport mail to BC via Mexico.   9528 10920 Oct. 22 Duffy, John (p. 21), requesting appointment in police force.   10920 10928 Oct. 24 Dunne, John J. (p. 18), requesting appointment in police force or other position.   10928 12694 Dec. 11 ----- (p. 27), requesting that his name be kept on file.   12694 13161 Dec. 21 [Disoyhman?] (p. 30), testimonial for Colonel Fitzgerald.   13161 13158 Dec. 23 Edelman & Co. (p. 42), requesting information about regulations governing grants of land.   13158 9824 Sep. 24 Enderby, Charles (p. 33), requesting appointment as magistrate in BC.   9824 10368 Oct. 8 Evans, Reverend R.M. (p. 39), testimonial for William Baker.   10368 11245 Oct. 28 Falk, Robert (p. 72), forwarding prospectus for trading society.   11245 13163 Nov. 26 Fitzgerald, Lt. Col. L.C.K. (p. 78), requesting appointment.   13163 13239 Dec. 26 Fitzgerald, Nugent (p. 82), requesting appointment in police force.   13239 9803 Sep. 20 Forster, Captain Archibald Cochrane (p. 50), requesting appointment to military or police force.   9803 11895 Nov. 18 Forster, Sir George (p. 75), requesting information about the colony.   11895 9804 n.d. - Fresson, Mitchell (p. 65), requesting appointment as clerk in Bank of BC.   9804 9497 Sep. 15 Fryer, William J. (p. 47), requesting appointment.   9497 9624 Sep. 18 Gahan, Alfred (p. 85), requesting appointment as engineer.   9624 10355 Oct. 8 ----- (p. 88), asking if he should apply directly to governor for appointment.   10355 10974 Oct. 26 ----- (p. 125), acknowledging letter of introduction to governor.   10974 10475 Oct. 13 Gilborne, Charles (p. 108), requesting appointment.   10475 11108 Oct. 28 ----- (p. 129), offering to go to BC at own expense if appointed to police force.   11108 9971 Sep. 3 Goddard, Edward (p. 67), requesting letter to governor for C. Buckner.   9971 10840 Oct. 21 ----- (p. 111), acknowledging receipt of letter for Buckner to Douglas.   10840 10405 n.d. - *Gosset, W. Driscoll (p. 91), memo requisitioning stores to be sent out for the treasury of BC.   10405 10459 Oct. 12 *----- (p. 99), accepting appointment as treasurer but expressing concern about his salary.   10459 10452 Oct. 13 *----- (p. 96), requesting Moody to ship his baggage.   10452 10964 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 112), requesting definition of his salary and future role in the government of BC.   10964 10965 Oct. 26 *----- (p. 120), ordering a water wheel and lithographic press.   10965 11093 Oct. 28 *----- (p. 128), ordering stationery and stamps.   11093 11893 Oct. 15 *Grant, Captain F. (p. 133), reporting arrival of his detachment of Royal Engineers at Panama.   11893 11995 Oct. 15 *----- (p. 137), concerning inadequate funds for his wife's passage.   11995 11263 Oct. 13 Grinley, Henry (p. 131), requesting appointment.   11263 11905 Nov. 17 Grogan, Edward (p. 135), forwarding application from Newton Williams, C.E.   11905 10582 Oct. 14 Hamber, Fred M. (p. 176), concerning scheme to provide steamship service between Victoria and the Fraser River.   10582 10999 Oct. 27 *----- (p. 182), requesting an answer to previous letter.   10999 9345 Sep. 10 *Hamley, Wymond (p. 143), stating if appointment is offered in BC, he would accept.   9345 9488 Sep. 16 *----- (p. 153), accepting appointment as collector of customs.   9488 2764 Dec. 8 Hardinck, G.M. (p. 202), testimonial for P. Cadell.   2764 9498 Sep. 15 Hartley, W.G. (p. 154), enclosing pamphlet on drill for recruits and asking for employment.   9498 9758 Sep. 22 Heinke, W. (p. 162), enclosing prospectus of diving apparatus, with testimonials.   9758 9795 Sep. 23 Hewett, J.F. Napier (p. 172), requesting appointment and forwarding testimonials.   9795 13337 Dec. 29 Hewett, W., Major (p. 183) suggesting revenue measures including a royalty on gold be established in BC.   13337 11896 Nov. 19 *Hills, George (p. 678), requesting a military chaplain for BC be appointed.   11896 9641 Sep. 20 Hunter, S.A. (p. 159), requesting appointment with police force.   9641 9422 Sep. 2 Imrie & Tomlinson (p. 186), protesting competition from American vessels on Fraser River.   9422 10229 Oct. 5 Irwin, William (p. 188), requesting appointment.   10229 10364 Oct. 9 Irwin, Reverend Henry (p. 191), requesting church preferment in BC.   10364 10067 Sep. 30 Jacobs, Henry (p. 198), requesting appointment.   10067 11055 Oct. 28 James, Henry (p. 200), requesting letter of introduction to governor for William Moore.   11055 9883 Sep. 2 Joyce, M. (p. 195), requesting free passage for his son to BC.   9883 9837 Sep. 13 Kealy, Thomas (p. 124), forwarding testimonials.   9837 10585 Oct. 15 Kerr, Thomas (p. 231), requesting appointment.   10585 9802 Sep. 13 Kinahan, M.R. (p. 219), requesting letter of introduction to governor and free passage to BC.   9802 10337 Oct. 9 ----- (p. 227), requesting letter of introduction to the governor.   10337 11028 Oct. 27 ----- (p. 236), expressing thanks for letter of introduction.   11028 9508 Sep. 15 *King, E. Hammond (p. 204), asking if land was available by remission to retired military officers.   9508 9643 Sep. 20 *----- (p. 210), requesting appointment.   9643 9527 Sep. 17 King, William Denman (p. 208), requesting appointment.   9527 9772 Sep. 22 Kingscote, Henry (p. 211), proposing to send boatmen to BC.   9772 9916 Sep. 27 Kittow, Richard (p. 226), testimonial for W.D. King.   9916 10627 Oct. 18 Knipe, J. Leigh (p. 233), requesting appointment.   10627 11104 Oct. 30 ----- (p. 237), acknowledging reply.   11104 11779 Nov. 11 Landor, Henry (p. 249), requesting appointment and interview.   11779 9732 Sep. 17 Lansing, Starr & Co. (p. 240), enclosing prospectus for transit routes.   9732 9973 Sep. 29 Locke, J.W.T. (p. 245), proposing to raise a corps of emigrants for BC.   9973 10139 Oct. 12 MacCarthy (p. 311), requesting appointment.   10139 12416 Dec. 2 McDermott, Edmund (p. 441), requesting appointment as police constable.   12416 11876 Oct. 15 McIntosh, John (p. 330), requesting appointment.   11876 13263 Mar. 6 *Maclachlan, A. (p. 256), testimonial for Peter O'Reilly.   13263 9461 Sep. 13 Malcolmson, F.P.H. (p. 263), requesting appointment.   9461 14 Dec. 31 Manseigh, Henry Charles (p. 452), requesting appointment to police force.   10222 Oct. 5 Manseogh, E.R.F. (p. 314), requesting appointment.   10222 9647 Sep. 17 Mathews, G.S. (p. 279), requesting appointment.   9647 10407 Oct. 11 Miller, Steane B., M.P. (p. 327), testimonial for Joseph Fleming.   10407 11505 Nov. 6 ----- (p. 435), concerning letter of introduction for Fleming.   11505 12098 Nov. 23 ----- (p. 386), concerning previous correspondence.   12098 12099 Nov. 23 ----- (p. 438), reminder of Fleming's application.   12099 9423 Sep. 13 *Moody, Colonel R.C. (p. 259), difficulties in dividing the Royal Engineers into two parties.   9423 9465 Sep. 15 *----- (p. 266), requesting advance for Grant's party.   9465 9466 Sep. 15 *----- (p. 268), requesting stores for immediate use upon landing.   9466 9485 Sep. 15 *----- (p. 270), reporting expenses of second vessel.   9485 9486 Sep. 15 *----- (p. 275), requesting pay advance for Royal Engineers.   9486 9708 Sep. 20 *----- (p. 284), requesting advance of £3000 for stores.   9708 9725 Sep. 21 *----- (p. 286), requesting pay advance for assistant surgeon.   9725 9808 Sep. 24 *----- (p. 289), requesting revisions to contract for Thames City and Briseis.   9808 9809 Sep. 24 *----- (p. 291), extra pay for Royal Engineers.   9809 9821 Sep. 24 *----- (p. 295), accommodation of officers on Briseis.   9821 9822 Sep. 24 *----- (p. 298), requesting a volunteer hospital orderly.   9822 9888 Sep. 27 *----- (p. 304), requesting instructions for   9888 9887 Sep. 28 *----- (p. 301), requesting an additional twelve months of rations. Briseis.   9887 9909 Sep. 29 *----- (p. 306), concerning extra pay for Royal Engineers.   9909 10315 Oct. 9 *----- (p. 317), quantity of stores on Euphrates and Briseis.   10315 10319 Oct. 9 *----- (p. 325), requesting loan of traction engine for trial in BC.   10319 10409 Oct. 11 *----- (p. 333), requesting supplies to be sent on Euphrates.   10409 10914 Oct. 23 *----- (p. 336), requesting authority to board stores on the Euphrates.   10914 10943 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 338), requesting extra pay for detachment from date of embarkation.   10943 10944 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 341), requesting advance for Mrs. Moody's passage.   10944 10945 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 343), requesting his salary be paid quarterly to his agents.   10945 10946 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 345), requesting advance for passage of himself and two servants.   10946 10960 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 349), requesting £3400 for stores.   10960 11035 Oct. 25 *----- (p. 361), requesting £58.5.4 for expenses.   11035 10962 Oct. 26 *----- (p. 354), concerning stores on the Euphrates.   10962 10963 Oct. 26 *----- (p. 358), baggage for Begbie and Gosset to be sent on the Euphrates.   10963 11072 Oct. 28 *----- (p. 368), requesting Parliamentary Blue Books for use in colony.   11072 11237 Oct. 30 *----- (p. 426), concerning purchase of forage.   11237 11238 Oct. 30 *----- (p. 428), requesting decision regarding his passage allowance.   11238 11239 Oct. 30 *----- (p. 429), requesting Corporal Spackman be authorized to go to BC.   11239 11773 Oct. 30 *----- (p. 432), concerning stores.   11773 12419 Nov. 18 *----- (p. 383), explaining why three vessels were employed to convey REs to BC.   12419 1682 Dec. 27 *----- (p. 447), announcing his arrival in Victoria.   1682 1918 Dec. 27 *----- (p. 448), describing his relations with Governor Douglas.   1918 9384 Sep. 7 Morgan, Capt. (p. 253), submitting application for T. Kealy.   9384 13339 Dec. 24 Morgan, Thomas (p. 444), requesting appointment as police constable.   13339 11421 Oct. 25 Munro, Alexander Fraser (p. 363), requesting information about land prices.   11421 9920 Sep. 6 Murray, Samuel (p. 308), requesting appointment to police force.   9920 9797 Sep. 23 Nisbett, George B. (p. 457), requesting appointment with police force and including testimonials.   9797 11508 Nov. 4 Oakes, Walter (p. 477), requesting appointment.   11508 10628 Oct. 13 O'Brien, James A.B. (p. 473), forwarding memorial.   10628 9446 Sep. 11 O'Neill, G.S. John, p. (471), requesting appointment.   9446 9421 Sep. 13 ----- (p. 469), requesting appointment with police force.   9421 11075 Oct. 27 Page, Edward Legh (p. 505), requesting appointment.   11075 9727 Sep. 21 Palmer, Joseph (p. 481), requesting Mr. Brew's address.   9727 9978 Sep. 30 ----- (p. 487), explaining his request for Brew's address so as to secure employment.   9978 11483 Oct. 28 Parkin, William (p. 524), concerning a system of registering land titles and requesting appointment.   11483 11022 Sep. 27 *Parsons, Captain R.M. (p. 496), reporting the arrival of Royal Engineers at Panama.   11022 652 Nov. 9 *----- (p. 530), reporting arrival with Royal Engineers at VI.   1038 Nov. 9 *----- (p. 535), concerning pay for the troops.   1038 651 Nov. 12 *----- (p. 528), forwarding statement of expenses incurred.   11231 Oct. 26 Peebles, A.M. (p. 519), recommending P. Cadell.   11231 11214 Oct. 28 Plinden, J. (p. 517), requesting appointment.   11214 9876 Sep. 25 Plowden, Colonel J.C. (p. 483), requesting appointment.   9876 10309 Oct. 6 Power, Lieut. Thomas G. (p. 494), requesting appointment.   10309 10247 Oct. 7 Raynes, F.M. (p. 557), requesting appointment as superintendent of police force.   10247 9884 Sep. 27 Rogerson, Joseph (p. 555), requesting free passage to BC.   9884 10333 Sep. 6 Rowlandson, Thomas (p. 560), offering information on mining and agriculture, and seeking employment.   10333 11053 Sep. 21 ----- (p. 579), furnishing references and expressing desire to work again in BC.   11053 9762 Sep. 22 Rust, William Taylor (p. 552), requesting appointment with police force.   9762 9334 Sep. 8 Sandell, Lieut. J.C. (p. 539), suggesting the formation of a corps of mounted riflemen in BC.   9334 9438 Sep. 14 ----- (p. 546), duplicate of previous letter.   9438 10085 Oct. 2 *Sanders, Edward H. (p. 598), submitting testimonials and requesting appointment.   10085 11018 Oct. 26 *----- (p. 618), requesting letter of introduction to the governor.   11018 9998 Oct. 1 *Sanders, Capt. G.O. (p. 595), recommending his nephew, Edward Howard Sanders, for mounted police in BC.   9998 9950 Sep. 29 Scott, Andrew Jr. (p. 592), requesting appointment.   9950 11115 Sep. 23 Scott, Edward (p. 621), testimonial for Bowers Doggett.   11115 11394 Nov. 5 *Scott, W.C. (p. 636), enclosing application from H.P.P. Crease for stipendiary magistrate.   11394 9506 Sep. 16 Sharland, G. (p. 550), requesting appointment with police force.   9506 11213 Sep. 27 Shepherd, Capt. John (p. 624), testimonial for Colonel Plowden.   11213 11378 Nov. 4 Shield, Mrs. (p. 630), requesting appointment as clerk.   11378 10086 Oct. 2 Smith, Henry J. (p. 604), requesting appointment as surgeon to the constabulary force.   10086 2726 Dec. 20 Snyder, H.M. (p. 648), forwarding memorial of residents of Yale congratulating Douglas on being appointed governor.   2726 41 Dec. 11 St. Aubyn, William (p. 645), requesting appointment.   11423 Nov. 7 Stephens, Mrs. Mary (p. 643), inquiring if John Dunn had been appointed to constabulary force.   11423 9445 Sep. 14 Steventon, Dr. William, M.D. (p. 547), requesting appointment as a medical officer.   9445 9902 Sep. 27 Stewart, J.R. (p. 588), requesting information about BC.   9902 10402 Oct. 8 ----- (p. 607), requesting further information.   10402 10583 Oct. 13 Strickland, Capt. Thomas (p. 610), requesting appointment.   10583 10984 Oct. 23 Sutton, James (p. 615), requesting appointment with police force.   10984 9374 Sep. 10 Swift, Capt. W. Alfred (p. 541), requesting appointment.   9374 9792 Sep. 23 Tilby, James F. (p. 584), requesting opinion on prospects of immigrating to BC.   9792 9591 Sep. 17 Tobin, W.T. (p. 651), requesting appointment.   9591 10354 Oct. 8 *Trutch, Joseph W. (p. 653), offering his services to survey the colony.   10354 B586T01 11530 Nov. 10 Tully, Joseph (p. 664), requesting interview to discuss a submarine telegraph between BC and San Francisco.   11530 9496 Sep. 15 Veale, Charles H.S. (p. 669), requesting appointment.   9496 9509 Sep. 16 Wallace, A.S. (p. 677), requesting appointment.   9509 10419 Oct. 11 ----- (p. 689), again requesting appointment.   10419 9757 Sep. 21 Ward, Lieut. Col. James (p. 684), requesting appointment as stipendiary magistrate.   9757 12887 Dec. 15 Watkins, Rev. Charles F. (p. 707), requesting an appointment for his son.   12887 9409 Sep. 11 Wellingsley, de Broke (p. 675), expressing willingness to be of service.   9409 9729 Sep. 17 Whiteford, Lieut. (p. 682), requesting appointment for his son, Edward Whiteford.   9729 12918 Dec. 14 *Whitman, Henry (p. 7l6), requesting a testimonial for John Gaggin.   12918 10149 Oct. 1 Williams, Charles (p. 686), requesting appointment.   10149 11899 Nov. 16 Williams, Newton (p. 691), requesting appointment as civil engineer.   11899 12803 Dec. 15 Wolfe, Lieutenant John (p. 695), requesting appointment with the constabulary force.   12803 9400 Sep. 10 Wolseley, W. Augustus (p. 673), requesting appointment as colonial surgeon.   9400 9705 Sep. 14 Wright, George Taylor (p. 680), requesting appointment.   9705
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British Columbia Despatches to London 1858
7 Mar 5 4567 Survey of the American boundary.   4567 15 Apr. 6 5180 Report on conditions in gold fields.   5180 23 May 19 6667 Report on conditions in gold fields.   6667 24 June 10 7828 Governor's expedition to Fraser River gold fields.   7828 25 June 15 7829 Address to Douglas requesting free trade with mining district.   7829 26 June 15 7830 Disturbance between miners and Indians at Hill's Bar.   7830 28 June 19 2832 Report on conditions in gold fields.   7832 29 July 1 7833 Report on conditions in gold fields.   7833 31 July 26 9253 Police measures adopted for gold mining districts.   9253 34 Aug. 19 10342 Numbers of foreigners at mines; construction of Lillooet-Harison road.   10342 35 Aug. 27 10343 Indian unrest at Fraser River.   10343 37 Aug. 30 10344 Instructions to assistant gold commissioners.   10344 39 Sep 9 12177 Report on conditions in gold fields.   12177 40 Sep 29 12178 Maintaining order over adventurers arriving at gold fields.   12178 42 Sep 30 12179 Establishment of regular government in the gold country.   12179 Oct 4 12643 Accepting appointment as governor of BC. (Private)   12643 43 Oct 11 12180 Establishment of regular government in BC.   12643 1 Oct 12 12719 Regulating supply of alcohol to Indians.   12719 2 Oct 12 12720 Arrangements for reception of Royal Engineers.   12720 3 Oct 12 12721 Report on conditions of the gold fields.   12721 4 Oct 21 12722 Receipt of act providing for government of BC.   12722 5 Oct 23 12723 Sale of town lots at Fort Langley.   12723 6 Oct 26 12724 Report on the harbours of Vancouver Island and BC.   12724 7 Oct 27 12725 Pemberton's report on sale of lands.   12725 8 Oct 27 12726 Requisitions for law courts and public offices.   12726 Oct 28 586 Governor's observations on affairs of the colony. (Private)   586 9 Nov 3 528 Recommendation for a seaport on Fraser River.   528 10 Nov 3 529 Naval assistance from China Station.   529 11 Nov 3 530 Brew appointed chief inspector of police.   530 12 Nov 3 531 Douglas' policy respecting further naval assistance.   531 13 Nov 3 532 Allegations relative to proceedings of the HBC.   532 14 Nov 4 533 Maintenance costs of Royal Engineers.   533 15 Nov 4 534 Col. Moody to command detachment of Royal Engineers.   534 16 Nov 5 535 Postal arrangements via Panama and San Francisco.   535 17 Nov 5 536 Views of Aborigines Protection Society.   536 18 Nov 5 537 Douglas's commission as governor.   537 19 Nov 5 538 Receipt of seal.   538 20 Nov 5 539 J. Cooper appointed harbour master at Esquimalt.   539 21 Nov 6 540 Inquiries about Pacific Mail Steam Packet Co.   540 22 Nov 6 541 Sending of missionary chaplains to VI.   541 23 Nov 6 542 Revocation of exclusive license to HBC in BC.   542 24 Nov 8 543 Matthew Begbie appointed chief justice.   543 25 Nov 8 544 Rebates and grants of land to armed forces personnel.   544 26 Nov 8 545 Arrival of Captain Parsons' detachment of Royal Engineers.   545 27 Nov 8 546 Proclamation of act for government of BC.   546 28 Nov 9 547 Arrival of Brew, Begbie and Captain Grant, RE.   547 29 Nov 9 548 Appointment of gold commissioners and police.   548 30 Nov 9 549 Commissioner Hinks' report on Fort Yale district.   549 31a Nov 13 550 W.A.G. Young recommended as colonial secretary.   550 31b Nov 26 1047 R. Sinclair's memo on affairs of the colony.   1047 32 Nov 26 1048 P. Rousset, French consular agent at Victoria.   1048 33 Nov 27 1049 Draft of £500 for passage of Royal Engineers.   1049 34 Nov 27 1050 Proclamation of act providing for BC government.   1050 35 Nov 27 1051 Grant and engineers depart for Fort Langley.   1051 36 Nov 27 1052 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   1052 37 Nov 27 1053 Governor's suggestions for a military force.   1053 38 Nov 29 1054 First sale of town lands in BC at Fort Langley.   1054 39 Nov 30 1055 Murderers among miners.   1055 40 Nov 30 1056 State of affairs in mining districts.   1056 41 Dec 2 1057 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   1057 42 Dec 4 1058 Conveyance of crown lands and duties on imports.   1058 43 Dec 9 1059 Hamley appointed collector of customs.   1059 44 Dec 9 1060 Moody appointed chief commissioner of lands & works.   1060 45 Dec 9 1061 Reverend J. Gammage to officiate among miners.   1061 46 Dec 9 1062 Payment for services of Satellite and Plumper.   1062 47 Dec 9 1063 Moody appointed lieutenant governor.   1063 48 Dec 9 1064 Information for immigrants.   1064 49 Dec 9 1065 Arrival of Cooper, harbour master.   1065 50 Dec 7 1066 Possessory rights of HBC to land.   1066 51 Dec 14 1067 State of affairs.   1067 52 Dec 24 1527 State of affairs.   1527 53 Dec 27 1528 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   1528 54 Dec 27 1529 Americans fail to pay for Oregon supplies of 1856.   1529 55 Dec 27 2134 Salary of Chief Justice Begbie.   2134 56 Dec 27 2135 State of naval and military forces.   2135 57 Dec 28 2136 Captain Gosset appointed treasurer.   2136 58 Dec 28 2137 Endowment of bishopric by Burdett Coutts.   2137 59 Dec 28 2138 Application of Miles for a mineral claim.   2138 60 Dec 28 2139 Pension to Michael Kelsher.   2139 61 Dec 28 2140 Receipt of instructions for Moody.   2140 62 Dec 29 2141 Employment of Royal Engineers as surveyors.   2141 63 Dec 30 2142 Revision of regulations for gold fields.   2142
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British Columbia Despatches from London 1858
Sep. 1 Forwarding memo regarding mining rights. (Private)   Sep Sep. 1 Introducing Parsons of Royal Engineers.   1 1 Sep. 2 Warrant appointing Douglas governor of BC.   1 2 Sep. 2 Order in Council empowering governor to make laws.   2 3 Sep. 2 Revocation of HBC's license in BC.   3 4 Sep. 2 Enclosing commission for Begbie.   4 Sep. 2 Forwarding small temporary seal. (Private)   5 Sep. 2 Naval assistance to BC.   5 6 Sep. 2 Tribune and Pylades dispatched to BC with Supernumary Marines.   6 7 Sep. 2 Detachment of Royal Engineers sent to BC.   7 8 Sep. 2 BC to defray all expenses of Royal Engineers in BC.   8 9 Sep. 2 Postal arrangements between England and BC.   9 10 Sep. 2 Allegations relative to activities of the HBC.   10 11 Sep. 2 Brew appointed chief inspector of police.   11 12 Sep. 2 Forwarding letter from Aborigines Protection Society.   12 13 Sep. 2 Society for the Propagation of the Gospel sending missionaries.   13 14 Sep. 2 Land grants for Royal Engineers in BC.   14 15 Sep. 2 Appointment of Cooper as harbour master.   15 16 Sep. 2 Douglas's duties as governor of BC.   16 17 Sep. 2 Correspondence regarding the Pacific Mail Steam Packet Company.   17 Sep. 2 Introducing Nugent, special agent of the US. (Confidential)   Sep. 2 Begbie's departure delayed two weeks because of illness. (Private)   Sep Sep. 2 Appointment of gold commissioners to police gold fields.   2 18 Sep. 4 Appointment of Rousset as French consular agent.   18 19 Sep. 9 Issue of £500 to Parsons for travel expenses.   19 Sep. 11 Letter of introduction to D'Ewes. (Private)   20 Sep. 16 Further instructions to the governor.   20 Sep. 16 Letter of introduction for Trutch. (Private)   21 Sep. 23 Appointment of Hamley as collector of customs.   21 22 Sep. 23 Authorization to appoint Moody chief commissioner of lands and works.   22 23 Sep. 17 Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to send Reverend Gammage to BC.   23 24 Sep. 24 Colonial pay to men of Satellite and Plumper.   24 25 Sep. 24 Appointment of Moody as lieutenant governor.   25 Sep Sep. 29 Appointment of Cooper as harbour master [VI despatch].   29 26 Oct. 1 Forwarding copies of colonization circular.   26 27 Oct. 5 State of prisons in Vancouver Island [VI despatch].   27 28 Oct. 9 Money advanced by Douglas to Washington Territory in 1856 [VI despatch].   28 29 Oct. 11 Begbie's salary set at £800, payable by BC.   29 Oct. 14 Reactions to regulations to manage the gold fields. (Confidential)   30 Oct. 16 Measures for the military protection of BC.   30 Oct. 16 Only Royal Engineers to make surveys in BC. (Private)   Oct. 29 Recommending Trutch for employment in BC. (Private)   31 Oct. 29 Appointment of Gosset as treasurer.   31 32 Oct. 19 Endowment of ecclesiastical see by Miss Burdett Coutts.   32 33 Oct. 25 Application of Miles to work a quartz vein.   33 34 Oct. 30 Payment of pension to Kelcher.   34 Sep Oct. 30 Letter of introduction to Plowden.   30 35 Nov. 1 Instructions addressed to Moody.   35 36 Nov. 9 Approval of harbour regulations.   36 37 Nov. 10 Replying to requests from Gosset.   37 38 Nov. 11 Grant of £100 to cover losses by Brew en route to BC.   38 39 Nov. 12 Persons crimping sailors are proceeding to BC.   39 40 Nov. 15 Parsons' bills of £600 for passage of men to San Francisco.   40 41 Nov. 16 Gosset bonded for performance of duties as treasurer.   41 42 Nov. 16 Request for information about lands claimed by HBC.   42 43 Nov. 16 Information about mining laws in California.   43 44 Nov. 17 Appointment of Gosset as treasurer of BC.   44 45 Nov. 19 Life certificate for Moody required for issuance of pay.   45 46 Nov. 20 £250 passage money for Moody and two servants.   46 47 Nov. 21 Issuance of stationery supplies for treasurer's office.   47 48 Nov. 23 Disposal of buildings erected for boundary survey [VI despatch].   48 Nov. 29 Qualification to introduction granted D'Ewes. (Confidential)   49 Dec. 1 Travel expenses incurred by Parsons.   49 Dec. 7 Douglas awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath. (Private)   50 Dec. 9 Moody's request for Spackman to come to BC.   50 51 Dec. 10 Establishment of branch of Bank of British North America in Victoria.   51 52 Dec. 10 Instructions for keeping colonial accounts.   52 53 Dec. 11 Moody's request for copies of Parliamentary Papers.   53 54 Dec. 15 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   54 55 Dec. 16 Tribune dispatched from Calcutta with 150 Royal Marines.   55 56 Dec. 16 Expenses incurred by Parsons.   56 Dec. 16 Douglas's salary as governor. (Private)   57 Dec. 17 Additional passage money for Grant's family.   57 58 Dec. 24 Instructions for keeping colonial accounts.   58 59 Dec. 29 Money advanced by Douglas to Washington Territory in 1856.   59 60 Dec. 30 Acknowledging receipt of despatches.   60 61 Dec. 30 Administration of justice and need for economy.   61 62 Dec. 30 Policy towards Indians.   62 63 Dec. 31 Sanctioning amended list of stores requested by Moody.   63
British Columbia Public Offices 1858
Admiralty 9424 Sep. 13 Passage to Colon for Captain Grant's detachment.   9467 Sep. 15 Passage to Vancouver Island for Hamley.   9494 Sep. 16 Shipment of supplies and equipment for Royal Engineers.   9862 Sep. 22 Establishment of Vice Admiralty Court in BC.   9879 Sep. 27 Increase of pay to men on H.M. ships.   9929 Sep. 29 Passage for Hamley & Gammage on Thames City.   10073 Oct. 2 Accommodations for men aboard Briseis.   10073 10074 Oct. 2 Stationing of man of war at Vancouver Island.   10074 10075 Oct. 2 Sailing orders for Briseis.   10075 10133 Oct. 4 Departure of Thames City for Gravesend.   10133 10184 Oct. 5 Better terms for landing vessels at Fraser's River.   10184 10358 Oct. 11 Conveyance of Royal Engineers from Esquimalt to the Fraser region.   10358 10430 Oct. 13 Transfer of Royal Engineers from Briseis to Euphrates.   10430 10567 Oct. 15 Report from Captain Prevost of conditions in BC gold fields.   10567 10586 Oct. 16 Accommodations for men aboard Euphrates.   10586 10949 Oct. 25 Departure of Briseis for Vancouver Island.   10949 11058 Oct. 28 Provisions to be shipped on Euphrates.   11058 12071 Nov. 24 Shipment of Begbie's baggage aboard Euphrates.   12071 12329 Dec. 2 State of affairs in BC and VI.   12329 12503 Dec. 6 Shipment of Crickmer's baggage aboard Euphrates.   12503 12787 Dec. 15 Dispatch of Royal Marines from China to BC.   12787 13024 Dec. 18 Cost of letters patent for Vice Admiralty Court.   13024 13031 Dec. 18 Commissions and regulations of Vice Admiralty Court.   13031 13320 Dec. 20 Embarkation of Euphrates for BC.   13320 2 Dec. 31 Letters Patent appointing Douglas as Vice Admiral.   3 Dec. 31 Letters Patent appointing Begbie a judge of Vice Admiralty Court.  
Agent (Crown Agents)13182 Dec 23 Equipment ordered by Captain Gosset.   13182
Foreign Office 9628 Sep. 20 Mining licences in BC.   10636 Oct. 18 Navigation rights of HBC on Fraser River.   10636 10768 Oct. 19 Numbers of miners leaving San Francisco for Victoria.   10768 11266 Nov. 2 Crimping of sailors may spread to BC.   11266 11498 Nov. 9 Arrival of Royal Engineers detachment at Panama.   11498 11499 Nov. 9 Transmission of BC despatches from Panama.   11499 11700 Nov. 13 Consuls to assist passage of Royal Engineers to BC.   11700 11989 Nov. 20 Laws governing American coastal trade.   11989 12081 Nov. 24 Departure of Grant's detachment from Panama.   12081 12285 Dec. 1 Arrival of Parsons's detachment at San Francisco.   12285 12286 Dec. 1 Return of gold miners to San Francisco.   12286 12289 Dec. 1 BC despatches entrusted to Parsons.   12289 12881 Dec. 16 Departure of Grant's detachment from San Francisco.   12881
Home Office10983 Oct. 26 Tradesmen from Glasgow wish to emigrate.   10983
Law Office12681 Dec. 10 Establishment of Bishop's See in BC.   12681
Miscellaneous 9463 Sep. 15 Revocation of exclusive trading rights of HBC.   9499 Sep. 16 Instructions for Grant's detachment.   9634 Sep. 19 Letter of introduction for Reverend Gammage.   9790 Sep. 23 HBC's navigation rights on the Columbia River.   9830 Sep. 25 Free passage for clergyman requested.   9832 n.d. - Draft resolution of Colonial Church Committee.   9904 Sep. 28 Free passage for clergyman requested.   10207 Oct. 4 Extra pay for crews of Plumper and Satellite.   10207 10424 Oct. 12 Title to lands around HBC forts in BC.   10424 10427 Oct. 8 Appointment of Reverend Crickmer.   10427 10896 Oct. 18 Pay for Royal Engineers.   10896 10972 Oct. 26 Stationery requirements for BC.   10972 11054 Oct. 29 Conveyance of Parsons's detachment to BC.   11054 11227 Nov. 1 Departure of Parsons's detachment from Panama.   11227 12037 Nov. 22 HBC's navigation rights on the Columbia River.   12037 12090 Nov. 23 Shipment of baggage for Reverend Crickmer.   12090 12266 Nov. 30 Interview with directors, Bank of British North America.   12266 12294 Dec. 1 State of affairs in BC.   12294 12882 Dec. 16 Extension of charter, Bank of British North America.   12882 12943 Dec. 17 Relinquishment of HBC connections by Douglas.   12943
Trade (Board of Trade) 9582 Sep. 18 American entry to coastal trade of BC.   11118 Oct. 30 Harbour regulations for Victoria and Esquimalt.   11118 12900 Dec. 17 Exclusion of American shipping from BC coastal trade.   12900
Treasury 9493 Sep. 16 Expenses of Royal Engineers.   9723 Sep. 21 Expenses of Royal Engineers.   9752 Sep. 22 Appointment of customs officers for BC.   9836 Sep. 25 Expenses of Royal Engineers.   9892 Sep. 28 Expenses of Royal Engineers.   9932 Sep. 29 Passage for James Cooper to Esquimalt.   10236 Oct. 7 Extra pay for Royal Engineers in BC.   10236 10988 Oct. 27 Expenses of Royal Engineers.   10988 11279 Nov. 2 Stamp duties on documents for BC.   11279 11300 Nov. 4 Expense of Mrs. Moody's passage.   11300 11407 Nov. 6 Salary for Colonel Moody to be issued quarterly.   11407 11523 Nov. 10 Bond & sureties executed by Gosset.   11523 11566 Nov. 12 Passage for Moody and two servants.   11566 11765 Nov. 16 Stationery and supplies for BC treasury.   11765 11799 Nov. 17 Water wheel, mill, and lithographic press for BC.   11799 11841 Nov. 18 Expense of stores for Royal Engineers.   11841 11842 Nov. 18 Expenses incurred by Moody.   11842 12043 Nov. 23 Stationery supplies ordered by Moody.   12043 12050 Nov. 23 Charter for Bank of British Columbia and Vancouver Island.   12050 12078 Nov. 24 Stationery and supplies for BC treasury.   12078 12111 Nov. 25 Expenses of Parsons's detachment.   12111 12159 Nov. 27 Charter for Bank of British North America.   12159 12378 Dec. 3 Postal service for BC.   12378 12504 Dec. 6 Rates of pay for Royal Engineers.   12504 12508 Dec. 6 Supply of Parliamentary Papers for BC.   12508 12632 Dec. 9 Expenses of Parsons's detachment.   12632 12648 Dec. 10 Expenses of Grant's detachment.   12648 13034 Dec. 20 Forms for use by treasury in BC.   13034 13189 Dec. 24 Expenses of Parsons's detachment.   13189 13275 Dec. 29 Forms for use by treasury in BC.   13275
War Office 9363 Sep. 10 Transport of Royal Engineers and supplies.   9516 Sep. 16 Transport of Royal Engineers and supplies.   9977 Oct. 1 Engagement of Thames City and Briseis.   10081 Oct. 2 Vessels transporting Royal Engineers chartered to VI only.   10081 10182 Oct. 5 Provisions to be shipped aboard Briseis.   10182 10183 Oct. 4 Hospital orderly to accompany Royal Engineers.   10183 10915 Oct. 23 Coloured maps of BC.   10915 12057 Nov. 23 Provisions to be shipped aboard Euphrates.   12057 12115 Nov. 25 Shipment of Begbie's baggage aboard Euphrates.   12115 12274 Dec. 1 One month's delay in departure of Euphrates.   12274 12379 Dec. 3 Ill health of Corporal Spackman, Royal Engineer.   12379 12529 Dec. 7 Payment of Royal Engineers.   12529 12941 Dec. 18 Military chaplain not authorized for BC.   12941 13025 Dec. 20 Expedition of Lt. Colonel Hawkins of boundary commission to BC.   13025 13097 Dec. 22 Alterations to supplies for Royal Engineers.   13097 13098 Dec. 22 Extra pay and allowances for Royal Engineers.   13098
5152
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1858
1 Jan 6 Rules of practice for supreme and inferior courts of VI.   1 2 Jan 8 Outrages committed by Indians in US.   2 3 Jan 23 Appointment of chief commissioner of boundary survey.   3 4 Feb 1 Possible immigration of Mormons from Utah.   4 5 Mar 15 Repayment of loan by Washington authorities.   5 1 Mar 28 Sale of Thetis Island in Esquimalt Harbour.   1 2 Apr 30 Salary of Chief Justice Cameron.   2 1 Jun 10 Enlargement of boundary survey party.   1 2 Jul 1 Regulations regarding gold discoveries on the Fraser River.   2 Jul 1 Maintenance of order in Fraser River gold fields. (Confidential)   3 Jul 16 Douglas's refusal to deliver American soldiers to authorities.   3 4 n.d. - Maintenance of order in Couteau gold diggings.   4 Jul 16 Establishment of colony of British Columbia. (Confidential)   5 Jul 30 Company of Royal Engineers despatched to BC.   5 Jul 31 Douglas's interest in Puget Sound Agricultural Company. (Confidential)   6 Jul 31 Lytton's views as to government of BC.   6 7 Aug 14 Transmitting an act to provide for the government of BC.   7 8 Aug 14 Instructions for the government of BC.   8 9 Aug 14 Disposal of land in BC.   9 10 Aug 16 Sales of town land in BC.   10 Aug 21 Failure of marine boundary survey party to agree. (Confidential)   6 Sep 2 Tribune, Pylades, and Amethyst despatched to VI.   6 10 Sep 2 Compulsory purchase of tools from HBC.   10 15 Sep 2 Appointing Cooper to be harbour master of BC.   15 Sep 2 Favourable view of special agent of US. (Confidential)   16 Sep 2 Legal position and duties of governor.   16 17 Sep 2 Queries to Her Majesty's minister at Washington.   17 18 Sep 4 Appointing French consular agent.   18 24 Sep 24 Pay to crews of Plumper and Satellite.   24 Sep Sep 29 Letter of introduction for Cooper.   29 27 Oct 5 State of prison in VI.   27 28 Oct 9 Repayment of loan by Washington authorities.   28 34 Oct 29 Payment of Kelcher's pension.   34 36 Nov 9 Harbour regulations.   36 48 Nov 23 Disposal of buildings used by Royal Engineers.   48 Sep Dec 7 Conferring Companion of the Order of the Bath on Douglas.   7 51 Dec 10 Establishment of banks in BC and VI.   51 55 Dec 16 Tribune despatched to VI.   55 Dec 16 Douglas's acceptance of governorship of BC. (Private)   59 Dec 29 Repayment of loan by Washington authorities.   59
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1858
Admiralty 2878 Mar. 22 Sale of Thetis Island in Esquimalt harbour.   6214 June 28 Despatch of ships for protection of VI.   7714 Aug. 4 Despatch of ships for protection of VI.   8226 Aug. 16 Despatch of ships with provisions for VI.   8227 Aug. 16 Request for naval force and marines at Fraser River.  
Agent (Crown Agents)10465 Oct. 14 Payment of pension for Michael Kelcher.   10465
Foreign Office 98 Jan. 2 Indian attacks on US settlers.   507 Jan. 12 Emigration of Mormons from Utah.   882 Jan. 27 Emigration of Mormons from Utah.   1788 Feb. 19 Captain Prevost's report on boundary line.   2364 Mar. 10 Repayment of sums advanced to Washington Territory.   5315 May 29 Barwise report on discovery of gold on VI.   6609 July 9 Desertion of soldiers from US army.   7094 July 19 Ban on Fraser River of vessels not licensed with HBC.   8408 Aug. 18 US refusal to acknowledge stores loaned from VI.   8694 Aug. 26 Recognition of French consular agent at Victoria.   9988 Sep. 30 Repayment of sums advanced to Washington Territory.   12907 Dec. 17 Merchant interest in Victoria as free port.   12907 12929 Dec. 12 Repayment of sums advanced to Washington Territory.   12929
Land (Emigration Office) 3854 Apr. 19 HBC accounts of sums expended on VI.   8830 Aug. 31 Colonization of VI.   8831 Aug. 31 HBC claims against crown on resumption of VI.   12126 Nov. 26 HBC claims against crown on resumption of VI.   12126
Law Office 6012 June 7 HBC claims against crown on resumption of VI.  
Miscellaneous 750 Jan. 21 Payment of sums to HBC for resumption of VI.   751 Jan. 21 Information about VI supplied to Dawson.   873 Jan. 23 Douglas's account of colonial progress of VI.   1655 Feb. 16 Emigration of Mormons from Utah.   1987 Feb. 24 HBC claims against Crown on resumption of VI.   2057 Feb. 27 Leonard's application for free land grant.   * Mar. 3 Leonard's application for free land grant.   2396 Mar. 11 Discovery of gold at Thompson River.   2717 Mar. 18 Indian murder of Ebey at Whidbey Island.   3505 Apr. 10 Sale of government land to private individual.   3663 Apr. 17 Payment of salary to Chief Justice Cameron.   4723 May 12 Despatches forwarded to Douglas.   5419 June 3 Douglas's report on west coast gold discoveries.   5420 June 3 Emigration of Mormons from Utah.   5576 June 8 Emigration of Mormons from Utah.   5875 June 17 Douglas's report on Fraser River gold discoveries.   6213 June 28 Douglas's report on Fraser River gold discoveries.   6854 July 15 Report of individual and company land ownership.   7920 Aug. 4 Dispensation of VI land to settlers.   7962 Aug. 9 HBC claims for resumption of land to Crown.   8635 Aug. 25 Future government of colony.   8789 Aug. 28 Dispatch of steamer Labouchere to VI.   9141 Sep. 7 HBC claims for compensation of expenses.   11257 Nov. 2 HBC claims for compensation of expenses.   11257 12291 Dec. 1 HBC land possessions on VI and in BC.   12291
Parliamentary 6160 June 24 Return of individual and company land ownership.  
Trade (Board of Trade)13147 Dec. 23 Merchant interest in Victoria as free port.   13147
War Office10993 Oct. 27 Erection of buildings for boundary surveyors.   10993 11728 Nov. 15 Expense of buildings for boundary surveyors.   11728
5354
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1859
480 Jan. 10 Allen, B.G., requesting government appointment on behalf of W. Burlington. 8241 June 20 Anonymous, extracts regarding life in VI. 8241 V596A024173 Apr. 4 Barnston, G., regarding exclusion of son from superior courts of VI and BC. 4173 V596B012680 Mar. 11 Brook, Thornton and Brook, regarding cargo to be shipped on Athelstan. 2680 V596B023797 Apr. 9 Bullock, A., requesting appointment as land surveyor at VI. 3797 V596B0310023 Aug. 25 Easterby, A., regarding claim to gold mine on Queen Charlotte Island. 10023 V596E0111336 Oct. 28 Forbes, R., regarding free grant of land on VI. 11336 V596F014275 Mar. 13 Grant, W.C., regarding town site at Victoria. 4275 V596G01 661 Jan. 19 Hicks, H., memorial in favour of appointing W. Smith as customs collector. 11931 Nov. 28 Higgins, J., requesting information on emigration to VI. 11931 V596H0210609 Oct. 25 Holloway, T., requesting name of British consul at VI. 10609 V596H031507 Feb. 10 Houseman, F., requesting legal appointment in VI. 1507 V596H041600 Feb. 11 Isbister, A.K., requesting appointment on behalf of Dr. F. Kennedy. 1600 V596I015043 May 17 Itter, W., requesting appointment in VI treasury. 5043 V596I021227 Jan. 26 Josling, L.E., promoting consideration of E. Langford for appointment at VI. 1227 V596J011530 Dec. 21 Moody, R.C., forwarding correspondence relating to military command in VI and BC. 1530 V596M011088 Jan. 29 Pattenson, J., requesting appointment as clerk at VI bank. 1088 V596P011163 Feb. 2 Stamp, E., regarding contract for conveyance of mails from San Francisco to VI and BC. 1163 V596S011963 Feb. 18 -----, regarding mail conveyance to VI and BC. 196311073 Nov. 5 Waddell, J., occupation of San Juan Island. 11073 V596W01
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1505 Feb. 10 Willmett and Sons, requesting information on land acquisition in VI. 1505 V596W024686 May 3 Wood, K., requesting appointment for husband at VI. 4686 V596W03
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1859
Admiralty 562 Jan. 15 Plans for naval hospital at Esquimalt.  592 Jan. 17 Conveyance of Thetis Island to naval department.  2062 Feb. 21 Transmission of mails between Panama and Vancouver.  2427 Mar. 3 Coast survey report of HMS Plumper.  3328 Mar. 28 Report on need for lighthouses in VI.  4250 Apr. 20 Need for lighthouses at Race Rocks and Esquimalt harbour.  6827 July 6 Transfer of survey buildings to naval department.  7943 Aug. 6 Captain DeCourcy's report on state of affairs.  9686 Sep. 27 US occupation of San Juan Island.  9776 Oct. 1 Settling of water boundary between US and Britain. 10470 Oct. 18 Repayment to naval department for stores supplied. 10470 V595AD1110914 Nov. 2 Erection of powder magazine at VI. 10914 V595AD12
Council (Privy Council) 7592 Aug. 1 Licensing of pubs and beer houses at VI.  9553 Sep. 24 Approval of act no. 7, passed April 1859. 
Foreign Office 3166 Mar. 26 French ambassador's search for French settler.  3320 Mar. 30 Settlement of Douglas's claim against Washington.  4083 Apr. 13 Settlement of Douglas's claim against Washington.  4373 Apr. 27 Encroachment of US citizens on San Juan Island.  4867 May 11 Douglas's claim against Washington authorities.  5743 June 2 Encroachment of US citizens on San Juan Island.  6288 June 15 Transfer of survey buildings to colony.  8118 Aug. 11 Port bonding system.  9112 Sep. 14 US occupation of San Juan Island.  9477 Sep. 19 US occupation of San Juan Island.  9538 Sep. 23 US occupation of San Juan Island.  9598 Sep. 24 Memorandum respecting San Juan Island.  9754 Sep. 30 US occupation of San Juan Island.  9774 Sep. 30 General Scott's appointment as commander US troops.  9775 Oct. 1 General Scott's appointment as commander US troops.  9924 Oct. 3 Increase of naval forces on NW coast. 10014 Oct. 5 US occupation of San Juan Island. 10014 V595FO1710071 Oct. 6 General Scott's mission to San Juan Island. 10071 V595FO1810106 Oct. 8 Despatch regarding Scott's mission to San Juan Island. 10106 V595FO1910174 Oct. 14 US newspaper articles regarding San Juan Island. 10174 V595FO2010175 Oct. 14 Reinforcements sent to Pacific Station. 10175 V595FO2110508 Oct. 6 Despatches regarding Scott's San Juan Island mission. 10508 V595FO2210921 Nov. 1 US occupation of San Juan Island. 10921 V595FO2310995 Nov. 4 Promotion of British emigration to VI. 10995 V595FO2410996* Nov. 4 Promotion of emigration. [Missing] 10996*
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11112 Nov. 8 Payment for stores supplied to Col. Hawkins. 11112 V595FO2511291 Nov. 10 US occupation of San Juan Island. 11291 V595FO2611475 Nov. 18 US occupation of San Juan Island. 11475 V595FO2712300 Dec. 13 Promotion of British emigration to VI. 12300 V595FO2812449 Dec. 15 Promotion of joint occupation of San Juan Island. 12449 V595FO2912817 Dec. 28 Promotion of joint occupation of San Juan Island. 12817 V595FO30 4 Dec. 31 Joint occupation of San Juan Island. 
Hudson's Bay Company 481 Jan. 13 Sale of town lands at Victoria.  1468 Feb. 9 Sale of Thetis Island.  1540 Feb. 10 Sale of Thetis Island.  2059 Feb. 21 Sale of lands on VI.  2249 Feb. 28 Government reimbursements to HBC.  2452 Mar. 4 Sale of Thetis Island.  4294 Apr. 21 HBC search for coal at Fort Rupert.  5176 May 20 Renewal of Reverend Cridge's appointment.  7160 July 16 HBC claims against crown for expenditures.  7249 July 19 Erection of public buildings at Victoria.  8096 Aug. 10 Douglas's request for HBC advances.  8803 Sep. 2 Douglas's request for HBC advances. 10324 Oct. 10 Douglas's request for HBC advances. 10324 V595HB1310380 Oct. 15 HBC rights under grant of VI. 10380 V595HB1410998 Nov. 4 Douglas's request for HBC advances. 10998 V595HB1512465 Dec. 16 HBC advance to Douglas. 12465 V595HB16
Land (Emigration Office) 994 Jan. 27 Private sale of town lots in Victoria.  3169 Mar. 26 HBC claim against crown for coal search expenses.  4162 Apr. 18 Reservation of coal and timber for government purposes.  4720 May 7 HBC claim against crown for coal search expenses.  6604 June 29 Reservation of crown lands by government.  9965 Oct. 6 Sale of inferior lands, and settlement near Nanaimo.  9966 Oct. 6 Sale of crown lands on VI. 10941 Nov. 3 Printing of survey report on Nanaimo and Cowichan. 10941 V595LN0811630 Nov. 24 Promotion of British emigration to VI. 11630 V595LN09
Miscellaneous 4292 Apr. 21 Despatches forwarded to Douglas. 
Trade (Board of Trade) 6086 June 11 Advance of £7000 for construction of lighthouses.  7034 July 12 Proposal to declare Victoria a free port.  8594 Aug. 25 Import bonding system. 10097 Oct. 12 Conveyance of lighting supplies by HBC ship. 10097 V595TA04
Treasury 2884 Mar. 19 Mail communication between San Francisco and BC.  4647 May 4 Lighthouses in Fuca Strait and Esquimalt harbour.  7664 Aug. 4 Lighthouses in Fuca Strait and Esquimalt harbour. 10160 Oct. 13 Printing of surveyor general's public lands report. 10160 V595TE0410675 Oct. 27 Expenses of San Juan Island occupation. 10675 V595TE0511060 Nov. 7 Bill drawn by Gosset. 11060 V595TE06
War Office 3164 Mar. 26 Expense of buildings for boundary surveyors.  5473 May 28 Payment of commissioned officer's pension.  6152 June 13 Expense of buildings for boundary surveyors.  6694 June 30 Erection of powder magazine at VI. 10534 Oct. 21 Expense of buildings for boundary surveyors. 10534 V595WA0510552 Oct. 22 Erection of powder magazine at VI. 10552 V595WA0610724 Oct. 28 Lithographing of map tracings of VI. 10724 V595WA0712091 Dec. 7 Expense in provision of barrack accommodation. 12091 V595WA0812809 Dec. 27 Expense in provision of barrack accomomdation. 12809 V595WA09
58596061
British Columbia Despatches from London 1859
1 Jan 3 Payment of bill on account of Royal Engineers. 1 B5970012 Jan 6 Forwarding commissions for vice admiral and judge. 2 B59063PR3 Jan 6 Documents for guidance of treasurer of BC. 3 B590644 Jan 7 English merchants wish to make Victoria a free port. 4 B590695 Jan 15 Captain Gosset's requisition for stores. 5 B595AD046 Jan 20 Approval of proclamation regarding disposal of land. 6 B595LW017 Jan 22 Construction of roads in BC. 7 B595MI018 Jan 27 Reservation of land at Esquimalt for naval purposes. 89 Jan 28 Money advanced to chief inspector of police. 9 B5919710 Jan 29 Payment of bill on account of Royal Engineers. 10 B5906511 Jan 29 HMS Tribune sails from Hong Kong to VI. 11 V5903012 Jan 31 Establishment of bishoprick of BC. 12 B5919813 Feb 2 Method of addressing secretary of state. 13 B5919914 Feb 4 Approval of proceedings regarding Royal Engineers. 14 V5900315 Feb 7 Source of salaries of VI officers. 15 B5920016 Feb 7 Disposal of public land. 16 B5920117 Feb 8 HBC claims to land in BC. 1718 Feb 9 Sale of town lots in Victoria. 18 V5905619 Feb 9 Pay of officers and men in BC. 19 B595MI0520 Feb 11 Sale of land and rights of aliens in BC. 2021 Feb 11 Governmental proceedings in the colony. 21 B595MI0622 Feb 12 Financial state of the colony. 22 B595MI0723 Feb 12 Reporting loss of Briseis. 23Feb 14 Introducing Robert Falk. (Confidential) 24 Feb 14 Suggestions and complaints of Begbie. 2425 Feb 21 Rights of foreign miners in BC and VI. 25 B5906626 Feb 23 Transmitting seals for BC. 26 V595AD0627 Feb 26 Forms needed for meteorological observations. 27 B5906728 Mar 3 Appointment of colonial secretary. 28 V595TE0629 Mar 10 Appointment of Cary as attorney general. 29 B595MI0930 Mar 10 Two gun boats to be fitted for service in BC. 30 B5906931 Mar 14 Exchange rate for US dollar. 31 V595WA0132 Mar 15 Lack of English lawyers in the colony. 3233 Mar 19 Approval of two proclamations. 3334 Mar 19 Regulations regarding officers settling in colony. 3435 Mar 21 Incorrect to call Moody the lieutenant governor. 35 V595AD0736 Mar 22 Approval of marine engineers going to Hope. 3637 Mar 23 Letter from Snyder received. 3738 Mar 24 Crickmer had received no appointment as chaplain. 38 V595WA0239 Mar 24 State of colony and acknowledging despatch. 39 B59203Sep. Mar 24 Warrant appointing Cary as attorney general. 2440 Apr 1 Whereabouts of Jean Baptiste Massenot. 40 B5920441 Apr 2 Requesting vouchers for boundary survey buildings. 41 B595MI1042 Apr 2 Payment of loan to Stevens should be imminent. 42 B5906843 Apr 2 Captain Gosset to pay £67 due to Admiralty. 43 B5920544 Apr 6 Imperial funds unavailable for fixing prison conditions. 44 B5920645 Apr 9 Admission of Scottish barristers to practice in VI. 45 B595MI1346 Apr 11 To appoint an executive council when necessary. 46 B595MI1447 Apr 11 Approval of Brew's appointment as gold commissioner. 47 B595MI1548 Apr 11 Requesting further information regarding proposal to send Irish Constabulary to the colony. 4849 Apr 11 Urging a liberal and just Indian policy in BC. 4950 Apr 12 State of colony and acknowledging despatch. 50 V595WA0551 Apr 12 No increase of expenditure in Moody's department. 51 B595MI1652 Apr 15 Law books shipped in Gomelza. 5253 Apr 16 Law bench shipped in Gomelza. 53 V595WA0654 Apr 20 Transmitting New Zealand gold fields act. 54 V5900655 Apr 25 Loan to Stevens to be repaid with interest. 55 B59069SP56 Apr 28 Regular postal service. 56 B59069SQ57 Apr 29 Barnston's application to be admitted to practice law in VI. 57 B5907158 Apr 30 Restoration of British rights on San Juan Island. 58 B5907259 Apr 30 Reservation of coal and timber for government. 59 B5907360 Apr 30 Transmitting public seal. 60 B595WA0961 May 5 Capital of BC to be called New Westminster. 61 B5907562 May 7 Regulating disposal of crown land. 62 B5907663 May 11 Erection of lighthouses in Straits of Juan de Fuca. 63 V595HB0164 May 14 Report on state of colony received. 64 B595MI20May 14 Admission of British shipping to US coastal trade. (Confidential) 65 May 16 Bills for £2520 to be paid. 65 B595MI2166 May 19 Rules for vice admiralty court. 6667 May 20 Treatment of Indians. 6768 May 21 Position of Reverend Crickmer. 68 V5903369 May 22 Correspondence regarding loan to Stevens. 69 B595MI2270 May 23 Salary of governor increased to £1200. 70 B5907771 May 24 Site of capital of BC. 71 B5920772 June 1 More evidence required to act on petition of House of Assembly regarding HBC. 7273 June 2 Cridge's proposal for new agreement as chaplain of VI. 73 B595TA0174 June 2 Pension payment for Serjeant Calder. 7475 June 3 Despatch with specimens of gold received. 75 V595AD1276 June 4 Expenses for Harrison trail to come from colonial reserve. 7677 June 10 Occupation of San Juan by Americans. 77 B5907878 June 16 Erection of lighthouses in Straits of Juan de Fuca. 78 B595TA0279 June 16 Arrival of Royal Engineers and acknowledging despatch. 79 B590791 June 23 Moody's application for passage money not entertained. 1 B5971012 June 25 Royal Engineer expenses show discrepancy in bills. 2 B59063PR3 June 30 Opinion of Law Office on US vessels in Fraser River. 3 B590644 July 1 Stores lost on Briseis to be replaced. 4 B591735 July 4 Report on colony received. 5 B59195SP6 July 26 Resignation of colonial secretary accepted. 6 B596B017 July 26 No increase of salary to Hamley and Gosset. 7 B595MI018 July 28 Land sales, mining licenses, and acknowledging despatch. 89 July 28 Land sales. 9 B59197July 29 Discussing various issues relative to the governor's salary. (Confidential) 10 Aug 5 Disposal of convicts. 10 B5906511 Aug 6 Moody's salary paid to 31 March. 11 V5903012 Aug 16 Postage stamps ordered. 12 B5919813 Aug 29 Postal communication. 13 B5919914 Sep 5 Discussing act dealing with Indian trade and the administration of justice. 14 V59003Sep 5 BC officials residing in Victoria must move to mainland. (Confidential) 15 Sep 5 Return of civil establishment regulations, and changes in appointments. 15 B5920016 Sep 5 Thanks to Begbie for general report. 16 B5920117 Sep 6 O'Reilly appointed JP in Langley and acknowledging despatch. 1718 Sep 6 Postal communications between BC and San Francisco. 18 V5905619 Sep 7 Bills for £3200 and £1200 military service accepted. 19 B595MI0520 Sep 7 Requesting statement of military pay drawn. 2021 Sep 8 Payment of Moody's salary. 21 B595MI0622 Sep 19 Assay office establishment. 22 B595MI0732 Sep 22 Transmitting colonial estimates. 3224 Sep 23 Regimental pay of engineers to be drawn from imperial funds. 2425 Sep 25 Bills drawn on paymaster general. 25 B5906626 Sep 28 Bills to be paid by Treasury. 26 V595AD0627 Sep 29 Correspondence relative to assay office. 27 B5906728 Sep 30 £47.13.9 paid from stores supplied to Captain Grant. 28 V595TE0629 Oct 20 Report on Harrison Lillooet route received. 29 B595MI0930 Oct 20 Report of survey of Thompson, Fraser, and Harrison districts received. 30 B5906931 Oct 21 Gun boats despatched on 28 August. 31 V595WA0132 Oct 21 Appointments to assay office. 3233 Oct 28 No loan to be raised. 3334 Nov 2 Bills for £200 on military account to be paid. 3435 Nov 9 Payment of Moody's salary. 35 V595AD0736 Nov 23 Bills for £2000 by treasurer to be paid. 3637 Dec 23 Introducing Colonel O'Connor. 37
British Columbia Despatches to London 1859
Jan 1 2165 Receipt of information on Trutch. (Private) 2165 B59063PR64 Jan 5 2143 Activities of US agent Nugent. 2143 B5906465 Jan 5 2144 Admission of American lawyers. 2144 B5906566 Jan 6 2145 Young appointed colonial secretary. 2145 B5906667 Jan 5 2146 Arrival of Moody, Gosset and Cooper. 2146 B5906768 Jan 8 2147 Trouble with gamblers at Yale. 2147 B5906869 Jan 7 2730 Proposing Crickmer as chaplain at Langley. 2730 B59069Sep Jan - 2148 Letter of introduction from Spalding. 2148 B59069SPSep Jan - 2149 Letter of introduction from Trutch. 2149 B59069SQ70 Jan 10 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 70 B5907771 Jan 12 2732 Concessions to Brew as result of shipwreck. 2732 B5907172 Jan 12 2733 Warned of men engaged in crimping sailors. 2733 B5907273 Jan 12 2734 Receipt of past history on Gosset. 2734 B5907374 Jan 13 2735 Approval of prodeedings of Captain Parsons, RE. 2735 B5907475 Jan 13 2736 Bonds for Gosset. 2736 B5907576 Jan 15 2737 Lighthouses needed at Race Rocks and Fisgard. 2737 B5907677 Jan 20 2738 Arrest of Whannell by Justice Perrier. 2738 B5907778 Jan 20 2739 Free postage for military communications. 2739 B5907879 Jan 21 2740 State of affairs in colony. 2740 B5907980 Jan 22 2741 Troubles at Yale quelled, marines proceed to Hope. 2741 B5908081a Jan 13 2742 Harbour and coast regulations. 2742 V5900181b Jan 22 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 81b82 Jan 24 3257 California mining laws. 3257 B5908283 Jan 24 3258 Official warrant for appointment of Gosset. 3258 B5908384 Jan 24 3259 Payment of Moody's salary through his London agent. 3259 B5908485 Jan 24 3260 Allowance to Moody for passage money. 3260 B5908586 Jan 24 3261 Stationery supply. 3261 B5908687 Jan 25 3262 Disposal of military buildings. 3262 B5908788 Jan 25 3263 Conveyance of Captain Parsons's company. 3263 B5908889 Feb 4 3264 Moody's actions at Yale. 3264 B5908990 Feb 4 3270 Captain Richards's report on lighthouse sites. 3270 B5909091 Feb 4 3265 Advising appointments of public officers. 3265 B5909192 Feb 4 3266 Moody recommends New Westminster as townsite. 3266 B5909293 Feb 5 3267 Request Queen to name the future capital of BC. 3267 B5909394 Feb 5 3268 Executive Council for BC. 3268 B5909495 Feb 7 3293 State of affairs, need for better steamboat service. 3293 B5909596 Feb 9 3269 Engineers too few for detailed survey. 3269 B59096Feb 10 4102 Thanks for act providing for government. (Private) 4102 B59096PR97 Feb 9 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 97 B5908598 Feb 10 3820 Correspondence on Spackman forwarded to Moody. 3820 B5909899 Feb 11 3821 Proposal for a Bank of BNA branch in BC. 3821 B59099100 Feb 11 3822 Receipt of accounting instructions from Treasury. 3822 B59100101 Feb 11 3823 Parliamentary papers for Moody. 3823 B59101102 Feb 11 3824 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 54. 3824 B59102103 Feb 11 3825 Intention of dispatching Tribune to VI. 3825 B59103104 Feb 19 3826 Proclamation regarding ownership of public lands. 3826 B59104Mar 5 4777 Douglas created Commander of the Bath. (Private) 4777105 Feb 24 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 105 B595TE03106 Mar 9 4470 Payment of bill on account of Royal Engineers. 4470 B59106107 Mar 9 4471 Grant given additional travelling allowance. 4471 B59107108 Mar 9 4472 Instructions regarding accounting procedures. 4472 B59108109 Mar 9 4473 Douglas's loan to governor of Washington. 4473 B59109110 Mar 9 4474 Sanction of stores requisitioned by Moody. 4474 B59110111 Mar 10 4475 State of affairs in colony. 4475 B59111112 Mar 11 4476 Draft of £1250 on military account. 4476 B59112113 Mar 15 4799 Draft of £400 on military account. 4799 B59113114 Mar 14 4800 Feasibility of settling Indians permanently in villages. 4800 B59114115 Mar 10 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 115 B59091116 Mar 18 4802 Opposed to high tariffs as incentive to smuggling and fraud. 4802 B59116117 Mar 19 4803 Begbie in charge of judiciary. 4803 B59117118 Mar 21 4804 Acknowledging circular despatch. 4804 B59118119 Mar 21 4805 Agreement that water wheel not necessary. 4805 B59119120 Mar 21 4806 Payment of bill on account of Royal Engineers. 4806 B59120121 Mar 21 4807 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 7. 4807 B59121122 Mar 21 4808 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 2. 4808 B59122123 Mar 25 4809 State of affairs in colony. 4809 B59123124 Mar 26 4810 Draft of £600 on military account. 4810 B59124125 Mar 28 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 125126 Apr 6 5438 Draft of £1500 on military account. 5438 B59126127 Apr 8 5439 Forwarding financial returns to 23 February 1859. 5439 B59127128 Apr 11 5440 Prohibition of liquor sales to Indians. 5440 B59128129 Apr 11 5441 Harrison road paid from local revenue. 5441 B59129130 Apr 11 5442 Esquimalt land reservation for navy. 5442 B59130131 Apr 11 5443 Assistance for Captain Brew after shipwreck. 5443 B59131132 Apr 11 5444 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 10. 5444 B59132133 Apr 11 5445 Arrival of Royal Marines from China, ship despatched to Queensborough. 5445 B59133134 Apr 11 5446 Reverend G. Hills appointed bishop of BC. 5446 B59134135 Apr 11 5447 Assay office proposals. 5447 B59135Apr 12 5548 Acknowledging confidential despatch of 6 January. (Private) 5548136 Apr 12 5451 State of affairs in colony. 5451 B59136137 Apr 12 5449 Exorbitant prices on Fraser River steamboats. 5449 B59137138 Apr 13 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 138139 Apr 16 5888 Draft of £3000 on military account. 5888 B59139140 Apr 19 5889 Request that bills on military account be payable at seven days sight. 5889 B59140141 Apr 25 5890 Douglas commended for avoiding the need to draw on Imperial Treasury. 5890 B59141142 Apr 25 5891 Main body of sappers and miners arrive. 5891 B59142143 Apr 25 5892 State of affairs in colony. 5892 B59143Sep Apr 25 5893 Moody's passage money. 5893 B59143SP144 Apr 26 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 144 B595TE14145 May 2 6501 Captain Parsons admonished for corresponding directly with Imperial Government. 6501 B59145146 May 2 6502 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 17. 6502 B59146147 May 3 6503 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 19. 6503 B59147148 May 3 6504 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 21. 6504 B59148May 4 6987 Douglas's disposal of connection with HBC. (Confidential) 6987 B59148CO149 May 4 6505 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 141. 6505 B59149150 May 8 6506 State of affairs in colony. 6506 B59150151 May 9 6507 Losses on Briseis to be made up. 6507 B59151152 May 10 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 152153 May 12 6951 Legislation for aliens and sale of lots in Langley townsite. 6951 B59153154 May 14 6508 Copper and gold from Bridge River. 6508 B59154155 May 20 6952 Regularity in Begbie's correspondence. 6952 B59155156 May 23 6953 Land settlement laws. 6953 B59156157 May 23 6954 Gosset and Hamley complain of salaries. 6954 B59157158 May 25 6955 Proposal for BC mint. 6955 B59158159 May 26 6956 Young declines salary of £500. 6956 B59159160 May 27 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 160 B595LN02161 May 31 7332 HBC's claim to mineral lands and others. 7332 B59161Jun 2 - Cooper's position and salary as harbourmaster. (Confidential) 
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162 Jun 4 7333 Two gunboats for service in BC. 7333 B59162163 Jun 4 7334 Cary appointed attorney general. 7334 B59163164 Jun 4 7335 Receipt of instruments for meteorological observations. 7335 B59164165 Jun 6 7336 Sale of lots at Queensborough. 7336 B59165166 Jun 6 7337 Draft of £6700 on military account for marines and engineers. 7337 B59166167 Jun 8 7338 State of affairs in colony. 7338 B59167168 Jun 8 7339 Sappers and miners land at Queensborough. 7339 B59168169 Jun 26 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 169 B59102170 Jun 30 8564 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 33. 8564 B59170171 Jun 30 8565 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 34. 8565 B59171172 Jun 30 8566 Suspension of Perrier, inaccuracy in appointing Lieutenant Governor. 8566 B59172173 Jul 1 8567 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 25. 8567 B59173174 Jul 1 8568 Exchange rate of 4&S's to US dollar. 8568 B59174175 Jul 1 8569 Priviledges of US lawyers expire. 8569 B59175176 Jul 2 8570 Memorial regarding Douglas's appointment as governor. 8570 B59176177 Jul 2 8571 Matters awaiting arrival of the Bishop. 8571 B59177178 Jul 4 8572 Whereabouts of J.B. Massenot. 8572 B59178179 Jul 4 8573 Official warrant for Cary's appointment. 8573 B59179180 Jul 4 8574 Schedule of despatches received for half year. 8574 B59180181 Jul 4 8575 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 51. 8575 B59181182 Jul 2 8576 Provisions for police and military forces. 8576 B59182183 Jul 2 8577 Abandoning of plans for government-owned steamboat. 8577 B59183184 Jul 4 8578 New Zealand act for gold fields. 8578 B59184185 Jul 4 8579 Sanders's Fort Yale district mining report. 8579 B59185186 Jul 6 8580 Postal services with San Francisco. 8580 B59186187 Jul 6 8581 Procuring of Canadian-educated lawyers. 8581 B59187188 Jul 6 8582 Draft of £5174 on military account. 8582 B59188189 Jul 6 8583 Return of provisional appointments for half year. 8583 B59189190 Jul 6 8584 Resignations by Brew and Bedford. 8584 B59190191 Jul 11 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 191 B595TE23192 Jul 11 8938 Acknowledging receipt of despatches No. 52 and 53. 8938 B59192193 Jul 22 8939 Gosset remits passage fare from Ceylon to England. 8939 B59193194 Jul 23 8949 Imperial government advance £7000 for lighthouses. 8949 B59194195 Jul 25 8941 Draft of £3500 on military account. 8941 B59195Sep n.d. 9576 Moody's observations on military defence. 9576 B59195SP196 Jul 26 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 196 B595TE27197 Aug 15 10039 Plan for government coal and timber reserves. 10039 B59197198 Aug 15 10040 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 66. 10040 B59198199 Aug 15 10041 Approval of Indian policy by home government. 10041 B59199200 Aug 15 - Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 68. 200 B59225CO201 Aug 16 10043 Mayne's exploration of Thompson, Harrison, and Fraser River districts. 10043 B59201202 Aug 8 10044 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10044203 Aug 17 10045 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10045 B59203204 Aug 17 10046 Queen choses "New Westminster" as name of capital. 10046 B59204205 Aug 17 10047 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 76. 10047 B59205206 Aug 18 10048 Palmer's reconnaissance of Harrison-Lillooet route. 10048 B59206207 Aug 23 10049 State of affairs in colony. 10049 B59207208 Aug 23 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 208 V59021209 Aug 27 10051 Acknowledging circular despatch of 18 June. 10051 B59209210 Aug 27 10052 Acknowledging receipt of despatch No. 71. 10052 B59210211 Aug 27 10053 Draft of £3000 for military pay due to Royal Engineers. 10053 B59211212 Sep 8 10776 Commissariat Officer wanted. 10776 B59212213 Sep 10 10777 Moody's passage money refused. 10777 B59213214 Sep 10 10778 Replacement of stores destroyed on Briseis. 10778 B59214215 Sep 10 10779 Draft of £2500 on military account. 10779 B59215216 Sep 10 10780 Coins wanted and decimal currency proposed. 10780 B59216217 Sep 13 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 217 B597017218 Sep 13 10782 Proclamations lately issued for the colony. 10782 B59218219 Sep 13 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 219 B597018220 Sep 14 12493 Increase of pay for Cooper. 12493 B59220221 Sep 19 12496 Building expenses for RE. 12496 B59221222 Oct 12 12497 Financial discrepancies explained. 12497 B59222223 Oct 19 12498 Captain Lempriere's application for pay increase. 12498 B59223224 Oct 18 12499 State of affairs in colony. 12499 B59224225 Oct 24 12500 Inability to meet Moody's salary from colonial revenue. 12500 B59225Oct 24 12573 Status of governor's salary. (Confidential) 12573 B59225CO226 Oct 25 12501 Governor's allowance during official tours. 12501 B59226227 Oct 25 12502 Losses incurred as a result of fire on Briseis. 12502 B59227228 Oct 25 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 228229 Oct 26 12708 Salaries of public officers. 12708 B59229230 Nov 7 12709 Young persuaded to stay as colonial secretary. 12709 B59230231 Nov 10 870 Reservation of lots in New Westminster. 231 B59118232 Nov 11 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 232 B59119233 Nov 14 878 Begbie's expedition into the interior. 233 B597023234 Nov 16 879 Postal service between San Francisco and BC. 234 B59120235 Nov 21 880 W. Downie's journey up the Skeena River. 235 B59121236 Nov 24 881 Moody's pay as commissioner of lands. 236 B59122237 Nov 26 882 Draft of £3000 on military account. 237 B595TE38237a Dec 10 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 237a238 Dec 12 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 238 B59123239 Dec 22 1559 Establishment of small debt courts. 1559 B59239240 Dec 22 1560 Transportation tax for goods leaving New Westminster. 1560 B59240241 Dec 23 1561 Naval land reserves at Burrard Inlet. 1561 B59241242 Dec 24 - Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 242 B597027
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British Columbia Correspondence 185964
2028 Feb. 21 Archibald, Wm. (p. 338), requesting information on papers presented to the House of Commons on BC. 20287550 July 26 *Barr, Robert (p. 353), requesting appointment. 7550 B596B011259 Feb. 3 *Begbie, Tho. Sterling (p. 345), transmission of law books to colony. 12594413 Apr. 11 Bell, Edward (p. 350), government inducements to Church of England clergymen. 4413 146 Jan. 5 Blundell, Joseph Argent (p. 342), government inducements to emigrants. 4151 Apr. 11 Brown, Alan (p. 347), requesting introduction to company contracted to convey mail to BC. 41511360 Feb. 4 Cadell, P. (p. 366), asking that his testimonials be forwarded to the governor 13602085 Feb. 17 *Cairns, H.M. (p. 379), proposing G.H. Cary as attorney general of BC. 2085 B596C012763 Mar. 14 *Cary, George H. (p. 390), accepting appointment as attorney general. 2763 B596C0210396 Oct. 18 *Clarke, Captain (p. 422), report on disposal of crown lands in the colony. 10396 B596C032515 Mar. 7 Cocker, Frederick (p. 387), requesting appointment in police force of BC 25152777 Mar. 12 ----- (p. 392), requesting appointment in any colony. 27774876 Apr. 15 *Columbia, Bishop of (p. 401), dispute over position of Reverend Crickmer. 4876 B596C049938 Oct. 4 *----- (p. 419), passage arrangements to BC. 9938 B596C051341 Feb. 1 Cotton, Samuel (p. 362), testimonial for J.W. Keating. 13413705 Apr. 2 *Coutts, A.B. (p. 393), emigration proposals for the colony. 3705 B596C064415 Apr. 18 *----- (p. 398), warning about the intentions of an American named Walker against BC. 4415 B596C076587 June 28 Cox and Co. (p. 403), payment of Moody's salary. 658710952 Nov. 3 ----- (p. 475), payment of Moody's salary. 1095212800 Dec. 27 ----- (p. 487), payment of Moody's salary. 128006777 July 4 Crawford, John (p. 413), requesting emigration assistance for body of workingmen. 67779509 Sep. 23 ----- (p. 416), asking if a body of emigrants could join the sappers and miners enroute to the colony. 95091020 Jan. 28 Croskey, J. Rodney (p. 359), requesting an interview with the secretary of state. 10201359 Feb. 3 ----- (p. 364), advising a statement of his views would be forthcoming. 13591866 Feb. 14 ----- (p. 370), proposal to build a shipping canal across Nicaragua. 18662162 Feb. 26 ----- (p. 386), pressing for an answer to his proposed canal project. 2162 141 Jan. 3 Edwards, Elizabeth C. (p. 490), requesting appointment on behalf of her son in police force.  451 Jan. 10 *Falk, Robert (p. 494), requesting letter of introduction to Douglas. 1264 Feb. 2 *----- (p. 498), furnishing pre-requisites for letter of introduction. 1264 B596F023999 Apr. 12 Fisher, William (p. 516), seeking an interview to discuss opening trade links to the colony. 39994708 May 2 ----- (p. 520), asking to be granted an interview when convenient. 47082727 Jan. 21 *Fraser, D. (p. 502), forwarding memorials in favour of Douglas. 2727 B596F032872 n.d. - Gillvine, Charles (p. 523), requesting appointment 65 as inspector of police. 2872
7482 May 25 *Gosset, W. Driscoll (p. 528), requesting appointment as colonial secretary and promoting union of the colonies. 7482 B596G01 806 Jan. 20 Haines, Major H. (p. 533), emigration inducements to pensioned soldiers. 4963 May 16 Henderson, E. (p. 535), application to purchase land in the colony. 49636193 June 13 Hossack, A.G. (p. 538), requesting information on Douglas. 61933631 Apr. 2 Johnston, Major J.G.J. (p. 541), emigration programs for military settlers. 36317423 July 27 Johnston, Robert G. (p. 545), requesting appointment. 74237782 Aug. 3 Johnston, Reverend Thomas (p. 550), requesting information on emigration to BC. 77821142 Feb. 1 Keating, J.W. (p. 556), requesting appointment. 11422086 Feb. 18 Kelly, Fitz Roy (p. 561), recommending a suitable candidate for post of attorney general. 2086 988 Jan. 22 Kennedy, Alexander Deaves (p. 554), requesting legal appointment. 2057 Feb. 11 ----- (p. 560), acknowledging reply. 20573704 Apr. 2 Kernaghan, Wm. (p. 563), proposal to establish an overland postal communication through Canada. 37045731 May 30 ----- (p. 566), reducing estimated time for conveyance of mail to BC, and enclosing letter explaining the route. 57316701 June 30 Kinahan, M.R. Cornwallis (p. 571), requesting appointment. 67012084 Feb. 22 Langford, Wm. (p. 577), requesting legal appointment. 20842336 Mar. 3 ----- (p. 580), declining to pursue his application at present. 23362809 Mar. 16 Lindsay and Co., W.S. (p. 581), proposal for conveyance of mail to the colony. 28093310 Mar. 29 *London, Bishop of (p. 585), dispute over position of Reverend Crickmer. 3310 B596L015775 June 3 *Macfie, Matthew (p. 597), requesting statistical information regarding emigrants. 5775 B596M015435 Apr. 9 *Moody, Col. R.C. (p. 593), requesting increased passage allowance for family. 5435 B596M02 925 Nov. 16 *----- (p. 600), forwarding correspondence relating to the disposition of the Royal Engineers. 1419 Feb. 8 *Nicholls, J.W. (p. 609), testimonial in favour of H.M. Ball. 1419 B596N0112188 Dec. 7 O'Connor, William (p. 616), requesting letter of introduction to Douglas in furtherance of emigration proposal. 121883488 Mar. 23 Overend, J. (p. 613), requesting appointment. 34883176 Mar. 22 Plowden, J.C. (p. 625), requesting appointment. 3176 615 Jan. 18 Prendergast, James (p. 623), asking if previous application for post of attorney general would be favourably considered. 1606 Feb. 8 Ravensworth (p. 629), testimonial in favour of George Paul. 16061356 Feb. 7 Sabin, Chaplain J.E. (p. 637), testimonial in favour of C.A. Watson. 1356 614 Jan. 3 Scoble, Andrew Richard (p. 631), requesting appointment as attorney general. 2577 Feb. 19 ----- (p. 647), further application for legal appointment in the colony. 25777029 Aug. 2 Sedgwick, W. (p. 662), requesting appointment. 7029 268 Dec. 29 Shrapnel, Henry (p. 667), requesting appointment. 1273 Feb. 3 Shaw, Savill and Co. (p. 634), reporting loss of the Briseis. 1273 B596S012102 Feb. 24 Sirr, Henry C. (p. 640), requesting appointment as attorney general. 21022714 Mar. 15 ----- (p. 655), expressing thanks that he would be considered for future employment. 27142339 Feb. 11 St. Aubyn, William (p. 644), requesting appointment. 23392693 Mar. 11 *Stamp, Edward (p. 650), supply of spars to navy. 2693 B596S024298 Apr. 20 *----- (p. 656), postal contract between BC and San Francisco. 4298 B596S035837 June 3 *----- (p. 658), postal contract between BC and San Francisco. 5837 B596S0411936 Nov. 30 Stephens, Geo. (p. 664), requesting information on disposition of land in BC. 119362623 Mar. 9 Todman, William (p. 674), requesting appointment. 26232558 Mar. 7 *Trutch, William (p. 670), requesting payment for maps supplied to the Colonial Office. 2558 B596T013130 Mar. 22 *----- (p. 677), acknowledging payment. 3130 B596T0211073 Nov. 5 Waddell, James (p. 684), offering to supply information on the colony and the San Juan Island dispute. 11073 V596W014239 Apr. 4 White, William (p. 679), requesting appointment. 42395367 May 24 Williams, J. (p. 682), requesting appointment in police force. 5367 141 Dec. 31 Wither, Arthur J. (p. 686), free grant of land to retired military officers. 2624 Mar. 9 Young, Reverend R.O. (p. 691), seeking clergy appointment as a representative of the Church of Scotland. 26243306 Mar. 24 ----- (p. 697), requesting various concessions attendent on his proposal to proceed to BC as a missionary. 33064244 Apr. 16 ----- (p. 701), further elaborating his mission scheme and requesting comments and observations. 42444276 Apr. 18 ----- (p. 706), requesting information and a map of the colony. 4276
6667
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1859
4 Jan 7 Desire of English merchant to make VI a free port. 4 B590698 Jan 27 Reserving land for naval purposes. 811 Jan 29 Tribune sailing from Hong Kong for VI. 11 V5903015 Feb 7 Appointment of public officers in VI. 15 B5920018 Feb 9 Sale of town lots at Victoria. 18 V5905625 Feb 21 Rights of foreign miners in BC and VI. 25 B5906637 Mar 23 Reaction of BC residents to Douglas's appointment. 3740 Apr 1 Fate of French subject, Jean Baptiste Massenot. 40 B59204Mar 24 James Cooper's duties in VI for BC. (Confidential) 41 Apr 2 Expenditure on buildings for boundary survey. 41 B595MI1042 Apr 2 Repayment of loan by Washington authorities. 42 B5906844 Apr 6 Refusal of imperial government to pay for prison reform. 44 B5920645 Apr 9 Admission of Scottish lawyers to practice in VI. 45 B595MI1349 Apr 11 Relations with Indians. 4955 Apr 25 Repayment of loan by Washington authorities. 55 B59069SP57 Apr 29 Admission of Barnston to practice law in VI. 57 B5907158 Apr 30 American settlers on San Juan Island. 58 B5907259 Apr 30 Reservation of coal and timber for crown use. 59 B5907363 May 11 Construction of lighthouses at Race Rocks and Fisgard Island. 63 V595HB01May 14 Admission of British shipping to US coasting trade. (Confidential) 67 May 20 Formation of Indian reserves. 6769 May 22 Repayment of loan by Washington authorities. 69 B595MI2272 Jun 1 Assembly's request for investigation of HBC affairs. 7273 Jun 2 Employment of Reverend Cridge. 73 B595TA0174 Jun 2 Payment of Calder's pension. 7477 Jun 10 American settlers on San Juan Island. 77 B5907878 Jun 16 Construction of lighthouses. 78 B595TA021 Jul 12 Expenses incurred for construction of public buildings. 1 V5971012 Jul 22 Use of military force against Indians. 2 B59063PR3 Jul 22 Future use of buildings used by boundary survey. 3 B590644 Jul 22 Proclamation declaring Victoria a free port. 4 B591935 Jul 24 Crown land reserves in VI. 5 B59195SPJul 29 Salary of governor. (Confidential) 6 Aug 1 HBC reaction to letter concerning construction of public buildings. 6 B595LW017 Aug 5 Transmitting order approving three acts. 7 B595MI018 Aug 11 Payments for construction of lighthouses. 89 Sep 3 Bonding system in Californian ports. 9 B5919710 Sep 3 Refusal of HBC to accede to Douglas's application for advances. 10 B5906511 Sep 17 Irregularities and mismanagement of customs office. 11 V5903012 Sep 28 Transmitting order approving one act. 12 B59198Sep 29 Reaction to American occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) 13 Oct 8 General Scott embarks at New York. 13 B5919914 Oct 20 Use of BC civil servants for VI purposes. 14 V5900315 Oct 20 Sale of inferior land. 15 B5920016 Oct 20 General Harney's occupation of San Juan Island. 16 B5920117 Oct 21 Despatch of lighting apparatus to VI. 1718 Oct 21 Occupation of San Juan Island by American troops. 18 V5905619 Oct 21 Memorial from VI inhabitants concerned about San Juan Island. 19 B595MI0520 Nov 2 Site of naval powder magazine on VI. 2021 Nov 2 Vouchers for expenditure for buildings for survey party. 21 B595MI06Nov 16 Joint occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) 22 Nov 30 Memorial from inhabitants of VI concerning San Juan Island. 22 B595MI0723 Dec 1 Difficulties incurred by resumption of VI by British government. 2324 Dec 1 Payment for public buildings. 2425 Dec 28 American attempt to levy customs dues on baggage of San Juan's resident magistrate. 25 B59066
British Columbia Public Offices 1859
Admiralty 109 Jan. 3 Arrival of Royal Engineers at Esquimalt.  130 Jan. 3 Arrival of Rear Admiral Baynes at Esquimalt.  131 Jan. 4 Extract from Baynes on affairs of BC.  590 Jan. 15 Despatch of HMS Tribune to Esquimalt.  591 Jan. 15 State of affairs in BC and VI.  1103 Jan. 31 Entertainment on board on HMS Satellite.  1799 Feb. 15 State of affairs in the colony.  1919 Feb. 18 Young appointed colonial secretary.  2010 Feb. 21 Supply of meteorological forms.  2154 Feb. 25 Supply of meteorological forms.  2425 Mar. 4 Expenses of transporting Royal Engineers.  2501 Mar. 7 Gun boats to be fitted for Fraser River.  3057 Mar. 21 Disturbances on Fraser River.  3122 Mar. 24 Conveyance of Bishop from Panama to Esquimalt.  3695 Apr. 5 Progress of the Thames City.  3711 Apr. 6 Difficulties at Fort Yale.  4105 Apr. 15 State of affairs in colony.  4158 Apr. 18 Gun boats delayed and civil use of navy crews.  4666 May 4 State of affairs in colony.  4773 May 7 Entertainment on board HMS Plumper.  4832 May 10 State of affairs in colony.  4842 May 10 Site of seaport town for BC.  4992 May 16 Rules and regulations of Vice Admiralty Court.  6147 June 10 State of affairs of Fraser River.  6716 June 30 State of affairs in colony.  6717 July 1 Cost of provisions sent to BC.  7241 July 20 State of affairs in colony.  7763 Aug. 20 Cost of passengers conveyed to BC.  8652 Aug. 30 Cost of party embarked on Thames City.  8786 Aug. 31 Extra pay and land grants for Royal Marines. 10511 Oct. 20 Passage to Colon for Bishop of Columbia. 10511 B595AD3110915 Nov. 1 Coal deposits on Burrard Inlet. 10915 B595AD3211656 Nov. 26 Gold expedition to Queen Charlotte Islands. 11656 B595AD3311814 Nov. 28 Supplies shipped on board Thames City. 11814 B595AD34
Agent (Crown Agents) 3978 Apr. 12 Articles shipped for government of BC.  3979 Apr. 12 Shipment of law books. 11057 Nov. 7 Payment of Evans and Stevens. 11057 B595AG03
Foreign Office 734 Jan. 19 Conduct of Nugent before departing colony.  828 Jan. 19 Relaxation of US coastal trade laws.  1026 Jan. 28 Departure of Moody from Panama.  1116 Jan. 31 Navigation rights on Columbia River.  1117 Jan. 31 US laws regulating coastal passenger traffic.  1502 Feb. 9 Conduct of Nugent.  1923 Feb. 18 Appointment of Young as colonial secretary. 
Land (Emigration Office) 159 Jan. 5 Forms for grants of lands and town lots.  160 Jan. 5 Disposal of crown lands in colonies.  1344 Feb. 7 Land sales at Langley and rights of aliens.  2013 Feb. 21 Conditions on board Sea Nymph.  2015 Feb. 21 Land grants to officers of army and navy.  2019 Feb. 21 Prerogative of crown in land grants.  3087 Mar. 23 Admission of Scottish solicitors to colonial courts.  4406 Apr. 28 Disposal of crown lands in BC.  5429 May 27 Disposal of crown lands by private agents.  8113 Aug. 11 Disposal of crown lands by installment.  8634 Aug. 29 Land claims by HBC in BC.  9516 Sep. 23 Pre-emption of crown land. 11468 Nov. 17 Proclamations issued by governor. 11468 B595LN13
Law Office 6408 June 18 Navigation rights to Americans on Fraser River. 
Miscellaneous 448 Jan. 12 Separation of Douglas from affairs of HBC.  740 Jan. 19 Arrival of Begbie and state of colonial affairs.  1389 Feb. 7 Tradesmen from Glasgow wish to emigrate.  1413 Feb. 8 Exclusion of Scottish solicitors and attornies.  1465 Feb. 7 Pamphlet to assist in recovery from drowning.  2072 Feb. 22 Revocation of HBC's exclusive license to trade.  2334 Mar. 2 Admission of Scottish solicitors and attornies.  2491 n.d. - Emigration scheme for tradesmen from Glasgow.  3011 Mar. 21 Report on Irish constabulary force for BC.  3572 Apr. 2 Specimens of gold from BC to museum.  3630 Apr. 5 BC documents sent with Cary on Europa.  3782 Apr. 8 BC despatches entrusted to De Courcy.  3798 Apr. 9 Meteorological information for Royal Geog. Soc.  4121 Apr. 14 Receipt of letter, Solicitor's Hall, Edinburgh.  4705 May 6 Steamship connections via Panama.  4997 May 16 Proposal by Canada Agency Company for land sales.  7063 July 13 Purchase of Douglas's retirement interest by HBC.  8787 Sep. 1 Report of expedition to interior forwarded to Royal Geographical Society.  9018 Sep. 8 Assistance sought for Presbyterian clergyman.  9600 Sep. 24 HBC land claims in BC. 10076 Oct. 6 HBC land claims in BC. 10076 B595MI2110805 Oct. 31 Reconnaisance reports by Mayne and Palmer. 10805 B595MI22
Trade (Board of Trade) 2588 Mar. 9 Light houses for colonies.  3721 Apr. 7 Erection of light houses in Fuca's Straits.  6319 June 17 Monopoly of navigation on Fraser River. 12173 Dec. 10 Ordinances, customs duties, harbour dues. 12173 B595TA04
Treasury 472 Jan. 13 Charter for Bank of BC.  473 Jan. 13 Conveyance of mails to BC.  801 Jan. 21 Expenses of Captain Parson's detachment.  1136 Feb. 1 Advances made to persons on account of BC.  1403 Feb. 8 Charges for erecting Bishop's See in BC.  1898 Feb. 17 Expenses of Royal Engineers.  2155 Feb. 26 Proposed charter for Bank of BC.  2297 Mar. 2 Proclamation imposing import duties.  2612 Mar. 10 Rates to apply to US coins.  3103 Mar. 24 Payment of £150 for passage of Cary.  4310 Apr. 23 Charter for Bank of British Columbia.  4312 Apr. 23 Postal service between San Francisco and BC.  4823 May 10 Replacement of stores lost on Briseis.  4845 May 11 Expenses of Royal Engineers.  4894 May 14 Payment of bills for £1270.  5331 May 27 Cost of mint and assay office for BC.  5383 May 21 Entertainment expenses for Moody on Plumper.  5533 May 31 Fortnightly mail service, San Francisco to BC.  6322 June 17 Expenses of Royal Engineers.  6323 June 17 Discrepancy between bills.  6790 July 5 Establishment of mint and assay office in BC.  7003 July 11 Inclusion of £42,998 in estimates for BC.  7113 July 16 Bill for £500 for supplies lost on Briseis.  7389 July 22 Cost of medical instruments supplied to BC.  7616 Aug. 2 Expenses of Royal Engineers.  8187 Aug. 15 Design of postage stamp for BC.  8427 Aug. 19 Subsidy for postal services to BC declined.  8483 Aug. 22 Cost of stores supplied for Royal Engineers.  8556 Aug. 25 Colonial pay for Royal Engineers.  8750 Sep. 1 Colonial pay for Moody.  8794 Sep. 2 Sanctioning assay office for BC.  8918 Sep. 5 Bills drawn for military purposes.  8952 Sep. 7 Military expenditures and amount authorized.  9057 Sep. 12 Expenses of Royal Engineers.  9454 Sep. 19 Report on establishment of assay office. 10088 Oct. 11 Arrangements for establishment of assay office. 10088 B595TE3610531 Oct. 21 Expenses of Royal Engineers. 10531 B595TE3711474 Nov. 18 Bills drawn for treasury of BC. 11474 B595TE3811519 Nov. 21 Quarterly payment of Moody's salary. 11519 B595TE3912167 Dec. 10 Silver and copper coins for BC. 12167 B595TE4012296 Dec. 14 Ordinances, import duties, sale of spirits. 12296 B595TE41
War Office 1495 Feb. 10 Briseis destroyed by fire at sea.  2096 Feb. 23 Replacement of supplies lost on Briseis.  2301 Mar. 2 Statement of stores supplied for Royal Engineers.  2454 Mar. 4 Advance for officers of BC expedition.  2619 Mar. 9 Stores lost in Briseis not insured.  2654 Mar. 11 Offer to recruit 100 Canadians for service in BC.  3913 Apr. 11 Replacement of stores lost on Briseis.  4081 Apr. 14 Private property lost on Briseis.  4447 Apr. 30 Site selected for seat of government in BC.  5846 June 7 Cost of stores supplied for Royal Engineers.  6306 June 16 Supernumerary marines not needed in BC.  6448 June 24 Conveyance of barrack furniture to BC.  6601 June 19 Conveyance and insurance of stores for BC.  6768 July 4 Cost of medical instruments supplied.  6781 July 4 Insurance of stores for conveyance to BC.  6816 July 6 Commencement of colonial pay for Royal Engineers.  7599 July 30 Commencement of colonial pay for Royal Engineers.  8132 Aug. 12 Cost of stores supplied for Royal Engineers.  8404 Aug. 19 Extra pay for Royal Marines.  8511 Aug. 23 Payment for medical stores for BC.  9450 Sep. 19 Cost of military force stationed in BC.  9985 Oct. 7 Extra pay for Royal Marines questioned. 10685 Oct. 27 Payment of medical stores supplied to BC. 10685 B595WA2311357 Nov. 15 Map and report supplied by Lieutenant Mayne. 11357 B595WA2412302 Dec. 14 Payment of stores lost on Briseis. 12302 B595WA2512692 Dec. 24 Commissariat office not needed for BC. 12692 B595WA26
6869
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1859
1 Jan. 13 2742 Receipt of approval for harbour and coast regulations. 2742 V590012 Jan. 17 2729 Report on disputed water boundary between US and VI. 2729 V590023 Feb. 8 3271 Heaton appointed sheriff for VI. 3271 V590034 Feb. 9 3272 Forwarding correspondence with Assembly from 23 August. 3272 V590045 Feb. 9 3273 Improper condition of gaol of VI. 3273 V590056 Feb. 19 3827 Sovereignty of islands in Canal de Arro. 3827 V590067 Feb. 19 3828 Arrival of Tribune and Pylades in VI. 3828 V590078 Mar. 23 4812 Plunder of US brig Swiss Boy off coast of VI. 4812 V590089 Mar. 23 4813 Supporting measure to declare Victoria a free port. 4813 V5900910 Mar. 30 5452 Transmitting custom house returns. 5452 V5901011 Apr. 8 5453 Transmitting address from Assembly requesting investigation into affairs of colony. 5453 V5901112 Apr. 15 5894 Appointment of public officers. 5894 V5901213 Apr. 25 5895 Transmitting correspondence with House of Assembly. 5895 V5901314 Apr. 25 5896 Transmitting minutes of Council. 5896 V5901415 May 3 6509 Transmitting minutes of Council to 16 April 1859. 3 B5906416 Apr. 25 6510 Sale of town lots in Victoria. 6510 V5901617 May 16 6511 Correspondence with Assembly regarding erection of public buildings. 6511 V5901718 May 25 6949 Report on Indians in vicinity of Victoria. 6949 V5901819 June 6 7342 Irregularities in custom house and suspension of Anderson. 7342 V5901920 June 8 7343 Postal arrangements in the colony. 7343June 2 7377 Report on employment for James Cooper. (Confidential) 7377 V59020CO21 June 30 8585 Arrangement for repayment of loan to governor of Washington Territory. 8585 V5902122 July 4 8586 Receipt of approval for actions to improve Indian conditions. 8586 V5902223 July 5 8587 Admission of solicitors of Supreme Court of Scotland to practice in VI. 8587 V5902324 July 5 8588 Transmitting schedule of despatches for half year ending 3 June 1859. 8588 V5902425 July 15 8942 Sale of inferior land at upset price. 8942 V5902526 July 20 8943 Transmitting correspondence with Assembly to 18 July 1866. 8943 V5902627 July 20 8944 Petition in reference to price of land. 8944 V5902728 July 22 8945 Frauds in custom house and dismissal of Anderson. 8945 V5902829 July 25 8946 Reports and maps relative to survey of Nanaimo and Cowichan districts. 8946 V5902930 Aug. 1 9569 US occupation of San Juan Island. 9569 V5903031 Aug. 8 9570 US occupation of San Juan Island. 9570 V5903132 Aug. 8 9571 Lighthouses for Straits of Juan de Fuca. 9571 V5903233 Aug. 12 9709 US occupation of San Juan Island. 9709 V5903334 Aug. 12 9710 US occupation of San Juan Island. 9710 V5903435 Aug. 15 10028 Repayment of loan made to governor of Washington Territory. 10028 V5903536 Aug. 16 10029 Employment of Reverend Cridge as chaplain in VI. 10029 V5903637 Aug. 17 10030 US occupation of San Juan Island. 10030 V5903738 Aug. 17 10031 Request for clarification regarding proposed commission to inspect affairs of the colony. 10031 V5903839 Aug. 17 10032 Pension for Sargeant Calder. 10032 V5903940 Aug. 22 10033 US occupation of San Juan Island. 10033 V5904041 Aug. 22 10034 US occupation of San Juan Island. 10034 V5904142 Aug. 27 10035 Preparations and expense of protecting VI in view of recent US occupation of San Juan Island. 10035 V5904243 Aug. 27 10036 Appointment of treasurer and attorney general to acting positions in VI. 10036 V5904344 Aug. 27 10037 Petition regarding US occupation of San Juan Island. 10037 V5904445 Sep. 9 10757 US occupation of San Juan Island. 10757 V5904546 Sep. 12 10758 Financial condition of colony relative to repurchase from HBC. 10758 V5904647 Sep. 12 10759 Erection of government buildings in VI. 10759 V5904748 Sep. 14 10760 Memorial regarding US occupation of San Juan Island. 10760 V5904849 Oct. 22 12503 Postage stamp for BC and VI. 12503 V5904950 Oct. 22 12504 Address from House of Assembly on land question. 12504 V5905051 Oct. 26 12505 US occupation of San Juan Island. 12505 V5905152 Nov. 5 12730 Disposal of facilities used by surveying party under Col. Hawkins. 12730 V5905253 Nov. 5 12731 Height of lighthouse towers. 12731 V5905354 Nov. 7 12732 Reservation of crown lands. 12732 V5905455 Nov. 9 12699 US occupation of San Juan Island. 12699 V5905556 Nov. 11 18 US occupation of San Juan Island. 56 B59069SQ57 Nov. 10 870 £1500 required to complete lighthouses. 57 B5907158 Nov. 24 871 Stoppage of advances from HBC. 58 B5907259 Nov. 24 872 Bonding system in California ports and European imports to San Francisco. 59 B5907360 Nov. 26 873 Forwarding eight acts passed by legislature. 60 B5923761 Nov. 26 874 Opinion of Justice Begbie on "Usury Act 1859." 61 B5907562 Dec. 3 875 Bill of £2000 drawn for military expenditure. 62 B59076Dec. 15 1543 US occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) 1543 V59062CO63 Dec. 17 1544 Transmitting correspondence with House of Assembly. 1544 V5906364 Dec. 17 1545 Proposal for throwing open lands for public occupation. 1545 V59064
70
British Columbia Correspondence 1860
583 Jan. 16 Blake, James, inquiring into the existence of a police force in Vancouver Island or British Columbia.  926 Jan. 27 Begbie, Thomas Stirling, seeking contract to build road from Port Douglas to Cayoosh. 6708 May 2 Cadell, P., requesting position as superintendent of mining districts. 6708 B606C011901 Feb. 24 Cox and Company, payment of Moody's salary. 1901 B606C025140 May 22 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 5140 B606C038373 Aug. 23 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 8373 B606C0411732 Dec. 19 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 11732 B606C057299 July 21 Elmsley, W., relaying memorial from Reverend Pringle expressing grievances. 7299 B606E0111327 Dec. 4 Good, Reverend John B., applying for passage to BC. 11327* May 25 Gosset, Captain, application for colonial secretaryship. 4611 May 5 Magee, J.M., property of Bernard Rice, murdered at Fort Yale. 4611 B606M015416 Apr. 9 Moody, Colonel, seeking passages for families of non-commissioned officers. 5416 B606M029922 Aug. 25 -----, enclosing protest of his exclusion from selection of town sites. 9922 B606M03* Apr. 4 Shepherd, H., seeking appointment as solicitor. * Apr. 5 -----, seeking appointment as solicitor. 3586 Apr. 4 Shrapnel, H.N.S., seeking employment in Canada or BC. 3586 B606S013872 Apr. 5 -----, presenting claims for reward of his father's invention, the shrapnel shell. 3872 B606S02
71
British Columbia Despatches from London 1860
1 Jan 2 No increase of salary to harbour master. 1 B6070012 Jan 2 Not necessary to send out commissariat officer. 2 B600013 Jan 7 Requesting opinion of Clarke's land system. 3 B605AD014 Jan 20 Payment of Moody's salary. 45 Jan 21 Rules for payment of governor's travelling allowance. 5 V600026 Jan 22 No compensation to officers for loss of property on Briseis. 67 Feb 3 Recall of Captain Lempriere. 7 B600168 Feb 7 Requesting report on Begbie's road proposal. 8 B60070Feb 13 Douglas's salary of £3000 cannot be made permanent. (Confidential) 9 Feb 18 Clarke's land system. 9 B605AD01Feb 19 Replacement of Cambell on land boundary commission. (Confidential) 10 Feb 20 Civil salaries bills to be drawn by governor only. 10 B605AD0311 Feb 26 Exploration maps of Palmer and Mayne. 11 B6007112 Feb 28 Burrard Inlet reserves. 12 B605AD0413 Mar 12 Instructions to Hawkins regarding boundary commission. 13 B6007214 Mar 20 Moody's salary paid to 31 December 1859. 14 V6000115 Apr 5 Repayment of Captain Grant's travelling expenses. 15 V606M0216 Apr 6 HBC's claim to land in BC not settled. 16 V6000517 Apr 16 Submission and form of proclamations. 17 B605AD0618 Apr 16 Calling attention to defects in alien act. 1819 Apr 20 Copy of extradition treaty. 19 B605AD0720 Apr 24 Military road from New Westminster to Burrard Inlet. 2021 May 4 Sanction of proclamations. 21 B605AD0822 May 5 Repayment of advances to BC, and need for better accounting. 2223 May 7 Emigration Commissioners on pre-emption proclamation. 2324 May 8 Approval of proclamation on auction of land at upset price. 2425 May 18 Property of Bernard Rice. 2526 May 19 Grants of land to religious denominations. 2627 May 25 Settlement of Christian Indians near Fort Simpson. 27 B6007328 May 31 Payment of bill for £250 drawn by Gosset. 28 B605AD0929 June 3 Relative to map of NW Territories of BN America. 29 B6007430 June 13 Moody's salary paid to 31 March. 3031 June 13 Payment of bill for £500 drawn by Gosset. 31 V605AD0632 June 14 Payment of two bills drawn by Gosset. 3233 June 15 Complaints by HBC of customs laws. 3334 June 19 Statement of revenue received. 34 B6007535 June 20 Specimens of gold received. 35 B605CO0136 June 26 General report received. 36 B6007637 July 2 Extra pay to marines. 3738 July 3 Despatches to be written on proper sized paper. 3839 July 6 Harbour master to proceed to New Westminster. 39 B605CO0240 July 10 No appointment for Cadell. 40 V60006CO41 July 16 Public lands to be sold at 4/2 per acre. 4142 July 19 Land report received, approval of municipal institution. 4243 July 21 Passage of wives of Royal Engineers. 43 B6000244 July 30 Payment of bill for £650 drawn by Gosset. 44 V6000745 Aug 10 General report received. 4546 Aug 11 Assistance given for passage of wives of Royal Engineers. 4647 Aug 18 Payment of bills for regimental pay. 47 B6000348 Aug 24 Land claims of HBC submitted to privy council. 4849 Sep 19 Payment of bills and governor's salary. 49 V605AD0750 Oct 3 Shipment of stores by Thames City. 5051 Oct 4 W. Allison's report on gold at Similkameen. 5152 Oct 19 Silver coin in demand. 52 B6000453 Oct 20 Gosset's application for colonial secretaryship. 5354 Oct 23 Gold discoveries. 54 V6000955 Oct 25 Advances to BC and instructions to auditor. 55 B6000556 Oct 26 Assistance to religious bodies. 5657 Oct 27 Remarks on employment of Moody as chief commissioner of lands and works. 5758 Oct 30 £6900 in coin shipped in the Tartar. 58 59 Nov 2 Payment of Admiralty claim for £42.2. 59 V605AD0860 Nov 12 Extra pay to marines. 60 B6000161 Nov 16 Military wives sailed on 12 November 1860 in Marcella. 6162 Nov 20 Defalcations in surveyor general's office in Ceylon while under Gosset's supervision. 6263 Dec 4 Charge for entertainment of bishop on Forward paid. 63 B6000664 Dec 6 Reply to report on Clarke's land scheme. 6465 Dec 12 Receipt of address from municipal council to Prince of Wales. 65 B60007
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1860
1 Jan 2 Payment of expenses for public office buildings. 1 B6070012 Jan 5 Expenditure for construction of barracks. 2 B600013 Jan 7 Petitions begging for reform of land system in VI. 3 B605AD014 Jan 10 Joint occupation of San Juan Island. 4Jan 10 Transmitting correspondence regarding occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) 5 Feb 2 Transfer of buildings to Admiralty for naval purposes. 5 V600026 Feb 3 Apparatus, stores, and keepers for lighthouses. 67 Feb 4 Bill for construction of barracks on San Juan Island. 7 B600018 Feb 6 Lieutenant Colonel Hawkins despatched to Washington. 8 B600709 Feb 7 Expenditure for construction of lighthouses. 9 B605LN01Feb 13 Occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) Feb 15 Occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) 10 Feb 21 Disposal of land in VI. 10 B605AD03Feb 21 Proceeds of the sale of public land. (Confidential) 11 Feb 22 Authentication of certain acts of the legislature. 11 B6007112 Feb 25 Dissolution of the assembly of VI. 12 B605AD0413 Mar 7 Transfer of buildings and land to naval department. 13 B60072Mar 14 Protection of colony in case of hostilities. (Confidential) 14 Mar 15 Payment of passage for wife and children of lighthouse keeper. 14 V6000115 Mar 17 Leave of absence for Pemberton. 15 V605LN0316 Mar 27 Report of Reverend Cridge on state of school in VI. 16 V6000517 Mar 30 Report and maps of the Nanaimo and Cowichan districts. 17 B605AD0618 Apr 6 Grant of land to Stamp. 1819 Apr 12 Failure of Douglas to communicate orders to the Admiral. 19 B605AD0720 May 4 Douglas's speech to open legislature. 2021 May 26 Acknowledging despatches concerning San Juan Island. 21 B605AD0822 Jun 8 Douglas's communications with the House of Assembly. 2223 Jun 9 Withdrawal of troops from VI to San Juan Island. 2324 Jun 11 Letter to Colonel Moody concerning San Juan Island. 2425 Jun 13 Payment of Kelcher's pension. 2526 Jun 28 Payment to HBC for resumption of VI. 2627 Jul 16 Disposal of land in VI. 27 B6007328 Jul 26 Complaint by Langford against governor and surveyor general. 28 B605AD0929 July 31 Withdrawal of troops from San Juan Island. 29 B6007430 Aug 16 Approval of acts. 3031 Aug 28 Expenses for construction of lighthouses. 31 V605AD0632 Aug 24 HBC title to certain land in VI. 32Sep Aug 11 Commission of Pemberton as surveyor general of VI. 11 B6007133 Sep 8 Disturbances among natives. 3334 Sep 15 Survey of occupational site on San Juan Island. 34 B6007535 Sep 16 Despatch from Her Majesty's chargé d'affairs at Washington regarding occupation of San Juan Island. 35 B605CO0136 Sep 25 Official position of Pemberton. 36 B6007637 Oct 2 Schedule of bills. 3738 Oct 3 Appointment of Gordon as treasurer 3839 Oct 4 Magistrate needed on Admiral [Saltspring] Island. 39 B605CO0240 Oct 17 Relations with natives in Victoria. 40 V60006COSep Nov 10 Warrant for appointment of treasurer. 10 B605AD0341 Nov 16 Approval of act No. 16. 4142 Nov 23 Effects of Heseltine. 4243 Dec 22 Removal of General Harney from command of US forces in Oregon. 43 B6000244 Dec 28 Appointment of Rhodes as Hawaiian consul at VI. 44 V60007
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1860
1 Jan. 12 2317 Leave of absence granted to Pemberton. 2317 V600012 Jan. 18 2758 Erection of naval powder magazine. 2758 V600023 Jan. 18 2759 Proclamation declaring Victoria a free port. 2759 V600034 Jan. 25 2760 Returns of election to House of Assembly. 2760 V600045 Jan. 26 2761 Civil list for Vancouver Island. 2761 V600056 Jan. 26 2762 Correspondence with Captain Stamp regarding his proposed commercial activities in Barclay Sound. 2762 V60006Jan. 27 2830 US occupation of San Juan Island. (Confidential) 2830 V60006CO7 Jan. 27 2763 Cridge's report on the colonial school. 2763 V600078 Feb. 9 3202 Financial state of VI. 32029 Feb. 13 3601 Report by Torrens of expedition to Queen Charlotte Islands. 3601 V6000910 Feb. 15 3602 New government buildings in VI. 3602 V6001011 Feb. 16 3603 Sale of inferior lands near Victoria. 3603 V6001112 Feb. 17 3604 Forwarding information on postal system in VI. 3604 V6001213 Mar. 10 4092 Opening of new session of legislature. 4092 V6001314 Mar. 23 4817 Complaints of Langford against the colonial surveyor. 4817 V6001415 Mar. 27 4818 Landing of Royal Marines on San Juan Island. 4818 V6001516 Mar. 28 4819 Petition from Assembly regarding price of land. 4819 V6001617 Mar. 28 4820 Correspondence relative to dispute with HBC over land reserved for government buildings. 4820 V6001718 Apr. 7 5373 Disposition of boundary commission barracks. 5373 V6001819 Apr. 7 5374 Lighthouses in Straits of Juan de Fuca. 5374 V6001920 Apr. 7 5375 Transmitting correspondence with House of Assembly to 7 April 1860. 5375 V6002021 Apr. 20 5819 Correspondence with Council to 10 April 1860. 5819 V6002122 Apr. 23 5820 £250 bill drawn by Young for half salary. 5820 V6002223 May 8 6346 Disposition of crown land in VI. 8 B605AD0224 May 7 6347 Change in US command on San Juan Island. 7 B6004425 May 8 6348 Receipt of despatch on San Juan Island. 8 B605AD0226 May 8 6349 Forwarding eight acts for confirmation. 8 B605AD0227 May 10 6350 Powder magazine at Esquimalt. 6350 V6002728 May 10 6351 HBC land claims prior to charter of grant. 6351 V6002829 May 15 7736 Expense of passage from England of lighthouse keeper. 7736 V6002930 May 16 7737 Location of military post on San Juan Island. 7737 V6003031 June 18 7738 Report on construction of lighthouses. 7738 V6003132 June 21 7739 Proposal of Captain Stamp. 7739 V6003233 June 23 7740 Non-communication of despatch to Admiral Baynes. 7740 V6003334 July 7 8319 Indian disturbances in Victoria. 8319 V6003435 July 16 8787 Transmitting half yearly return of despatches. 8787 V6003536 Aug. 4 9340 Administration of oaths in House of Assembly. 9340 V6003637 Aug. 6 9341 Proceedings of House of Assembly. 9341 V6003738 Aug. 7 9342 Appointment of Gordon as acting treasurer. 9342 V6003839 Aug. 8 9267 Disposition of Indians at Victoria. 9267 V6003940 Aug. 25 9593 Joint occupation of San Juan Island. 9593 V6004041 Aug. 25 9594 Correspondence in reference to northern Indians. 9594 V6004142 Oct. 7 11194 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 11194 V6004243 Oct. 8 11195 Requisition for £1000 for barrack accommodation at San Juan Island. 11195 V6004344 Oct. 27 11680 Details of expenditure relating to the occupation of San Juan Island. 11680 V6004445 Nov. 8 82 Civil jurisdiction on San Juan Island. 4546 Nov. 8 83 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4647 Nov. 9 84 Acknowleding circular despatch in reference to Bavarian subjects. 47 B6000348 Nov. 14 941 Draft of £1000 to meet extra pay of marines serving on San Juan Island. 4849 Nov. 14 942 Disturbances between Indian tribes at Victoria. 49 V605AD0750 Dec. 5 943 Lighthouse expenditures. 5051 Dec. 7 944 Claims of HBC to proceeds of sale of government land at Victoria. 5152 Dec. 8 1545 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 1545 V60052
7273
British Columbia Despatches to London 1860
1 Jan 9 2312 Palmer's expedition from Fort Hope to Fort Colvile. 2312 B600012 Jan 12 2313 Comparative statement of customs revenue. 2313 B600023 Jan 12 2314 Grant's expenses in England on colonial service. 2314 B600034 Jan 14 2315 Draft of £3500 on military account. 2315 B600045 Jan 14 2316 Regulating pre-emption of agricultural land. 2316 B600056 Jan 16 2747 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2747 B600067 Jan 17 2748 Boundary commission barracks at Esquimalt 2748 B600078 Jan 16 2749 Ball's report on Upper Fraser gold fields. 2749 B600089 Jan 24 2750 Establishment of assay office. 2750 B6000910 Jan 24 2751 Establishment of assay office. 2751 B6001011 Jan 25 2752 Establishment of assay office. 2752 B6001112 Jan 26 2753 Salary of commissioner of lands and works. 2753 B6001213 Jan 26 2754 Admiralty claim of £49.13.9 on account of stores. 2754 B6001314 Jan 26 2755 Parliamentary vote on estimates for 1860. 2755 B60014Jan 26 2831 Non-residence of government officers. (Confidential) 2831 B60014CO15 Jan 27 2756 Sale of crown lands unsold at public auction. 2756 B6001516 Feb 3 3210 Draft of £2395 for governor's salary. 3210 B6001617 Feb 6 3211 Draft of £1400 on military account. 3211 B6001718 Feb 7 3283 Claims of HBC to land in BC. 3283 B6001819 Feb 8 3284 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3284 B6001920 Feb 15 3617 Requesting copy of Extradition Treaty with US, 1843. 3617 B6002021 Feb 15 3618 Receipt of Mercantile Navy List for 1859. 3618 B6002122 Feb 15 3619 Extension of extradition of criminals convention. 3619 B6002223 Feb 15 3620 Diagram and register of meterological observation. 3620 B6002324 Feb 17 3621 Free grants of land to ordained clergy. 3621 B6002425 Feb 18 3622 Duncan's proposed reserve for Christian Tsimshian Indians. 3622 B6002526 Feb 23 3623 Draft of £2300 on military account. 3623 B6002627 Feb 25 3624 Financial condition of colony. 3624 B6002728 Feb 27 3625 New Westminster to Burrard Inlet military road. 3625 B6002829 Mar 2 4093 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4093 B6002930 Mar 6 4094 Emigration of Colonel O'Connor to BC. 4094 B6003031 Mar 13 4095 Draft of £2500 on military account. 4095 B6003132 Mar 14 4814 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4814 B6003233 Mar 22 4815 Trade and policing of North Western Territories. 4815 B6003334 Apr 3 5371 Moody's request for a commissariat officer. 5371 B6003435 Apr 6 5372 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5372 B6003536 Apr 20 5821 Replacement of personal property of Royal Engineers lost on the Briseis. 5821 B6003637 Apr 20 5822 Captain Lempriere's application for pay increase. 5822 B6003738 Apr 21 5823 Specimen of gold from Quesnel River. 5823 B6003839 Apr 21 5824 Comparative statement of customs revenue. 5824 B6003940 Apr 21 5825 Governor's allowance when on official tours. 5825 B6004041 Apr 22 5826 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5826 B6004142 Apr 22 5827 State of affairs in the colony. 5827 B6004243 Apr 23 5828 Begbie's proposal for road from Douglas to Cayoosh. 5828 B6004344 May 4 6338 Permitting Cooper to remain at Esquimalt. 6338 B60044May 4 6385 Reasons for permitting Cooper to remain. (Confidential) 6385 B60044CO45 May 5 6339 Draft of £1500 on military account. 6339 B6004546 May 7 6340 Paucity of small coins in circulation. 6340 B6004647 May 7 6341 Palmer's and Mayne's maps and plans. 6341 B6004748 May 8 6342 Clarke's land scheme. 6342 B6004849 May 8 6343 Clarke's report on land system. 6343 B6004950 May 8 5344 Replacement of Campbell as boundary commissioner. 534451 May 9 6345 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6345 B6005152 May 12 7719 Passages for wives of Royal Engineers. 7719 B6005253 May 19 7720 Instructions for boundary commissioners. 7720 B60053Sep May 24 7130 Visit to BC and report on state of affairs. 7130 B60053SPSep May 31 7721 State of affairs in colony continued. 7721 B60053SQSep Jun 5 7722 State of affairs in colony continued. 7722 B60053SR54 Jun 18 7723 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7723 B6005455 Jun 18 7724 Draft of £1000 on regimental pay account. 7724 B6005556 Jun 21 7725 HBC claims to land in BC. 7725 B6005657 Jun 22 7726 Receipt of copy of extradition treaty. 7726 B6005758 Jun 22 7727 Memorial calling for representative institutions. 7727 B6005859 Jun 22 8320 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8320 B6005960 Jul 7 8321 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8321 B60060Sep Jul 6 8322 State of affairs in colony continued. 8322 B60060SPSep Jul 7 8323 Returning "Code of Private Signals." 8323 B60060SQ61 Jul 12 8788 Draft of £3000 for military pay. 8788 B6006162 Jul 16 8789 Return of despatches for half year ending 30 June. 8789 B6006263 Jul 19 8790 Defects in act for naturalization of aliens. 8790 B6006364 Jul 21 8791 Approval of three proclamations. 8791 B6006465 Jul 21 8792 Sale of auctioned but unsold land. 8792 B6006566 Jul 21 8793 Draft of £860.2.6 for governor's salary. 8793 B6006667 Jul 21 8794 Comparative statement of customs revenue. 8794 B6006768 Jul 23 8795 Advances made from imperial treasury. 8795 B6006869 Jul 23 8796 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8796 B6006970 Aug 3 9346 Similkameen country gold mining report. 9346 B6007071 Aug 3 9347 Fort Simpson settlement for Indian Christians. 9347 B6007172 Aug 4 9348 Grants of land to clergy. 9348 B6007273 Aug 6 9349 Arrival of equipment for lighthouses. 9349 B6007374 Aug 4 9350 Providing municipal council for New Westminster. 9350 B6007475 Aug 7 9595 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9595 B6007576 Aug 16 9596 Gold discoveries in Similikameen country. 9596 B6007677 Aug 23 9597 Gosset's application as colonial secretary. 9597 B6007778 Aug 24 9598 Report on Clarke's land disposal scheme. 9598 B6007879 Aug 25 9599 Moody's salary as commissioner of lands and works. 9599 B6007980 Aug 24 9600 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9600 B6008081 Aug 24 9601 Begbie's report on Clarke's land scheme. 9601 B6008182 Aug 24 9602 Gosset's application for colonial secretaryship. 9602 B6008283 Aug 25 9603 Management of Northwest British North America. 9603 B60083Sep Aug 27 9923 Enclosing omitted document in despatch No. 77. 9923 B60083SP
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84 Aug 28 9924 Proposing negotiation of a loan of £50,000. 9924 B6008485 Oct 7 11189 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 11189 B6008586 Oct 8 11190 Governor's return to Victoria from BC. 11190 B6008687 Oct 8 11191 Extra pay to Royal Engineers. 11191 B6008788 Oct 8 11192 Size of dispatch stationery. 11192 B60088Sep Oct 9 11678 Visit to BC and report on state of affairs. 11678 B60088SPSep Oct 25 85 State of affairs in colony continued. 85 B6001489 Oct 26 11679 HBC complaint about customs laws. 11679 B6008990 Nov 8 86 Position and residence of J. Cooper. 90 B6001591 Nov 8 87 Application for appointment by Cadell. 91 B6009592 Nov 8 88 Receipt of Blue Books. 9293 Nov 8 89 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9394 Nov 9 90 Withdrawal of property of Bavarian subjects. 94 B6001695 Nov 9 91 Forbes's exploration of Harrison River area. 95 B6007996 Nov 15 912 Abstinence from dealing with HBC land claim. 96 B6001797 Nov 28 911 Comparative statement of customs revenue. 9798 Nov 29 913 Request for assay office articles. 98 B6008199 Nov 30 914 Draft of £6000 on military account. 99 B60018100 Nov 28 915 State of affairs in the colony continued. 915 B60100101 Dec 3 916 Disposal of effects of Bernard Rice. 916 B60101102 Dec 1 917 Affairs and position of HBC in BC. 917 B60102103 Dec 8 1546 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 1546 B60103104 Dec 12 1547 Road toll, customs, and new road bond acts. 1547 B60104105 Dec 12 1548 Draft of £1200 on military account. 1548 B60105106 Dec 15 1549 Draft of £550 for regimental pay of Royal Engineers. 1549 B60106
7576
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1860
Admiralty 109 Jan. 2 Report from Rear Admiral Baynes on San Juan Island.  698 Jan. 20 Transfer of survey buildings to naval department.  1132 Feb. 1 Defense of Esquimalt Harbour.  1431 Feb. 8 Transfer of survey buildings to naval department.  3072 Mar. 19 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  5065 May 17 Military guard of Royal Marines.  5407 May 20 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  8509 Aug. 28 Maintenance of order on VI by naval forces.  9006 Sep. 14 Disturbances at Admiral Island.  9430 Sep. 28 Relocation of Indians near Victoria. 10098 Oct. 22 End of service for Royal Marines. 10098 V605AD1110335 Oct. 29 Ship movements and state of affairs at VI. 10335 V605AD1210336 Oct. 29 Indian disturbances at VI. 10336 V605AD13
Agent (Crown Agents) 361 Jan. 12 Insurance of articles to be shipped to VI. 
Council (Privy Council) 7665 Aug. 2 Operation of acts Nos. 8-15. 10433 Nov. 5 Operation of act No. 16. 10433 V605CO02
Foreign Office 856 Jan. 25 Insuring stores for Oregon boundary commission.  1010 Jan. 30 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  1176 Feb. 3 Occupation of San Juan Island.  1273 Feb. 4 Occupation of San Juan Island.  2242 Feb. 29 Transfer of survey buildings to naval department.  2282 Mar. 2 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  2535 Mar. 8 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  2818 Mar. 13 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  3166 Mar. 23 US Senate's views on San Juan Island.  4004 Apr. 19 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  4069 Apr. 20 Douglas's delay in despatching troops to San Juan Island.  5134 May 21 Dispute of title to San Juan Island.  5412 May 29 Increase in trade at Victoria as free port.  5699 June 4 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  5992 June 11 Pony express from Missouri to San Francisco.  6262 June 19 Removal of General Harney as US commander.  6264 June 19 Possessory rights of HBC in Oregon.  6398 June 25 Joint occupation of San Juan Island.  6479 June 27 Possessory rights of HBC in Oregon.  6626 June 30 Proceedings of General Harney at San Juan Island.  7352 July 23 Withdrawal of civil magistracy at San Juan Island.  8438 Aug. 27 Site on San Juan Island for British camp.  8829 Sep. 8 Civil jurisdiction on San Juan Island.  8929 Sep. 12 US jurisdiction over San Juan Island. 10510 Nov. 8 Replacement of Royal Marines at San Juan Island. 10510 V605FO2511373 Dec. 5 Removal of Harney as US commander. 11373 V605FO2611503 Dec. 12 Commission of Rhodes as Hawaiian consul at VI. 11503 V605FO2711897 Dec. 21 Appointment of Rhodes as Hawaiian consul. 11897 V605FO28
Land (Emigration Office) 205 Jan. 6 Promote emigration of British subjects to VI.  1326 Feb. 7 HBC claims against crown for resumption of VI.  2978 Mar. 17 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI.  3260 Mar. 29 Establishment of saw mill and other works on VI.  3485 Apr. 4 Disposal of revenue from sale of crown lands.  5693 June 4 Complaint of Langford against surveyor general.  5785 June 9 House of Assembly report on price of crown land.  7233 July 19 Surveyor General Pemberton's reply to Langford. 
Law Office 824 Jan. 24 Disposal of revenue from sale of crown lands. 
Miscellaneous 143 Jan. 4 Disposal of public lands.  265 Jan. 9 Conveyance of despatches via Panama.  533 Jan. 16 HBC claims against crown for resumption of VI.  773 Jan. 23 HBC reconveyance of VI to crown.  1579 Feb. 14 HBC reconveyance of VI to crown.  2290 Mar. 2 HBC claims against crown for resumption of VI.  2877 Mar. 15 HBC claims over certain lands on VI.  4060 Apr. 20 HBC claims over certain lands on VI.  4873 May 11 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI.  4963 May 14 HBC complaint against Douglas's import duties.  6405 June 26 HBC claims over certain lands on VI.  6480 June 27 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI. 11771 Dec. 18 HBC establishment on San Juan Island. 11771 V605MI13
Trade (Board of Trade) 834 Jan. 25 Despatch of supplies for lighthouse construction.  1110 Feb. 1 Payment of £1500 for lighthouse construction.  1888 Feb. 24 Port bonding system.  2521 Mar. 8 Expense of passage of lightkeeper's family. 
Treasury 946 Jan. 28 Bill drawn by Douglas for service of VI.  4143 Apr. 25 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI.  5099 May 19 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI.  5357 May 28 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI.  6146 June 16 Payment of HBC claims for resumption of VI.  7069 July 12 Conveyance of folio paper supplies to Douglas.  8306 Aug. 21 Expenses for construction of lighthouses. 
War Office 2972 Mar. 16 Printing of plans of districts on VI.  5725 June 6 Payment of pension to Kelcher.  7161 July 13 Erection of powder magazine at Esquimalt. 
7778
British Columbia Public Offices 1860
Admiralty 2571 Mar. 10 Extra pay for Royal Marines.  5113 May 21 Shortage of provisions on Thames City.  5761 June 8 Expense of transfer of Royal Marines.  5782 June 9 Shipment of cargo on Thames City.  5986 June 11 Withdrawal of claim for travel expenses of Royal Engineers.  9195 Sep. 15 Shipment and delivery of stores on Thames City.  9487 Oct. 1 Young to remain in colony as colonial secretary. 10354 Oct. 30 Extra pay for Royal Marines. 10354 B605AD0810799 Nov. 16 Payment of entertainment expenses on Forward. 10799 B605AD09
Council (Privy Council) 6448 June 27 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land.  6822 July 9 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land. 
Land (Emigration Office) 1299 Feb. 7 Objection to system of land preemption.  2301 Mar. 3 Report on Clarke's land scheme.  3402 Mar. 31 Report on preemption proclamation.  3403 Mar. 31 Approval of crown lands proclamation.  4725 May 8 Free land grants to clergy.  4752 May 9 Land reservations for Christianized Indians.  8130 Aug. 13 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land.  8564 Aug. 31 Passage for wives of Royal Engineers. 10092 Oct. 20 Passage for wives of Royal Engineers. 10092 B605LN0910674 Nov. 14 Passage for wives of Royal Engineers. 10674 B605LN1010940 Nov. 20 Reports on Clarke's land scheme. 10940 B605LN11
Law Office 3091 Mar. 19 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land. 
Miscellaneous 240 Jan. 5 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land.  532 Jan. 16 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land.  6239 June 15 Hudson's Bay Company claims to land. 11001 Aug. 25 Welcoming address to the Prince of Wales. 11001 B605MI04
Treasury 262 Jan. 9 Moody's salary as land commissioner.  480 Jan. 13 Moody's salary as land commissioner.  526 Jan. 16 Travelling allowance to the governor.  1173 Feb. 3 Inadequacy of governor's salary.  1566 Feb. 15 Bill drawn by Young.  1776 Feb. 20 Bill drawn by Young.  2532 Mar. 8 Moody's salary as land commissioner.  2909 Mar. 16 Approval of tonnage duties proclamation.  2910 Mar. 16 Advances and payments on the colony.  3191 Mar. 26 Stores supplied to Royal Engineers.  3192 Mar. 26 Stores supplied to Royal Engineers.  3193 Mar. 26 Medicines supplied to Royal Engineers.  3277 Mar. 30 Grant's travelling expenses.  3326 Mar. 31 Admiralty claim for passages of Royal Engineers.  3493 Apr. 4 Payment of governor's salary.  3520 Apr. 5 Advances from Treasury.  3980 Apr. 18 Establishment of assay office.  4190 Apr. 26 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  4602 May 7 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  5231 May 25 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  5424 May 30 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  5510 June 2 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  5511 June 2 Payment of passage expenses.  5721 June 6 Payment of Moody's salary.  7392 July 26 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  7840 Aug. 9 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  8536 Aug. 29 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  8566 Aug. 31 Payment of Moody's salary.  8866 Sep. 11 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  9010 Sep. 15 Governor's salary and treasurer's bill.  9017 Sep. 15 Bill drawn for treasury of BC.  9623 Oct. 9 Payment of passage for wives of Royal Engineers.  9987 Oct. 20 Advances from Treasury regarding Royal Engineers. 10154 Oct. 25 Requisition of small coins. 10154 B605TE3410172 Oct. 26 Shipment of coins to colony. 10172 B605TE3511517 Dec. 13 Payment of entertainment expenses on Forward. 11517 B605TE36
War Office 603 Jan. 18 Personal belongings of Engineers lost on the Briseis.  822 Jan. 24 Promotion and removal of Lempriere.  1122 Feb. 1 Plans relative to Palmer's exploration of BC.  1790 Feb. 21 Mayne's sketch map of BC.  1791 Feb. 21 Palmer's sketch map of BC.  3273 Mar. 29 King's application for remission and purchase of land.  3411 Apr. 2 Claim for medical stores supplied to the colony.  7179 July 14 Cargo shipped with Thames City.  9021 Sep. 15 Passage for wives of Royal Engineers. 
79
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1860
1150 Feb. 2 Cotteris and Sons, sale and mortgage of lands in Vancouver Island and British Columbia. 1150 V606C014114 Apr. 23 Dunn, J., complaining of unfair treatment of British colonists at VI. 4114 V606D01Pri. Aug. 10 Foster, G., Private, recounting events in the colony. 2986 Mar. 18 Hammersley, F., delay in conveyance of mails. 2986 V606H0110934 Aug. 25 Heseltine, S.R., money owed him by registrar of VI. 10934 V606H022825 Mar. 13 Mitchell, H., requesting information on land acquisition in VI. 2825 V606M013537 Apr. 5 -----, acknowledging receipt of information. 3537 V606M025477 Mar. 14 Moody, R.C., joint occupation of San Juan Island. 5477 V606M035417 Apr. 17 -----, joint occupation of San Juan Island. 5417 V606M04
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2520 Mar. 7 Pemberton, J.D., expense of surveying and mapping VI. 2520 V606P016407 June 25 -----, responding to complaints made by Langford. 6407 V606P026776 July 6 -----, regarding commission as surveyor general. 6776 V606P038026 Aug. 11 -----, regarding commission as surveyor general. 8026 V606P0410793 Nov. 16 Wylde and Co., requesting address of George Tomlin Gordon, Treasurer for VI. 10793 V606W01
8182
British Columbia Public Offices 1861
Admiralty 124 Jan. 4 Passage to colony of Reverend J.B. Good.  1747 Feb. 23 Repayment of expenses incurred by naval department.  2499 Mar. 18 Extra pay for Royal Marines.  2513 Mar. 18 Repayment for freight of stores on Thames City.  2517 Mar. 19 Entertainment of bishop on Grappler.  8415 Sep. 18 Brandy deficiency on Thames City. 
Agent (Crown Agents) 1481 Feb. 16 Stores for assay department.  4094 May 23 Stores for assay department. 
Council (Privy Council) 2141 Mar. 9 HBC land title petition to Judicial Committee.  5917 June 28 HBC land title petition to Judicial Committee. 
Land (Emigration Office) 973 Jan. 31 HBC complaint about government sale of land.  2699 Mar. 22 Settlement of HBC land claims.  2760 Mar. 25 Complaint of A.G. Dallas for HBC.  6848 July 29 HBC land claims.  7375 Aug. 15 Preemption of unsurveyed land.  9218 Oct. 14 Settlement of HBC land claims. 11123 Dec. 13 Proclamations on disposal of land. 11123 B615LN07
Miscellaneous 177 Jan. 4 HBC complaint about Douglas's proceedings.  460 Jan. 17 Requesting information on gold yields 1858 to 1860.  861 Jan. 29 Requesting information on gold yield for 1860.  863 Jan. 29 HBC complaints about collection of import duty.  1917 Mar. 1 Complaint of Dallas regarding HBC land claims.  2881 Mar. 30 Assessed taxes due from Cary.  3014 Apr. 2 Douglas's encroachment on HBC property.  4653 Mar. 6 Memorial to Newcastle from New Westminster.  7852 Aug. 27 Settlement of HBC land claims.  9934 Nov. 7 Settlement of HBC land claims. 11138 Oct. 14 Memorial promoting mail steam communication with Britain. 11138 B615MI1111147 Nov. 29 Mail steam communication with Britain and problems associated with absentee governor. 11147
Trade (Board of Trade) 2727 Mar. 23 Approval of customs amendment proclamation. 11009 Dec. 11 Approval of southern boundary proclamation. 11009 B615TA02
Treasury 75 Jan. 6 Payment of Moody's salary.  153 Jan. 7 Loan of £50,000 for road construction.  977 Jan. 31 Bills for general service of colony.  1282 Feb. 12 Payment for governor's entertainment on Satellite.  1675 Feb. 20 Compensation with respect to HBC land claims.  2308 Mar. 15 Stores for BC assay office.  2336 Mar. 16 Payment for stores supplied to Royal Engineers.  2732 Mar. 23 Payment of Moody's salary.  2797 Mar. 27 Approval of two road bond acts and customs act.  3196 Apr. 10 Payment for bishop's entertainment on Grappler.  4046 May 20 Approval of expenditure and revenue estimates.  4725 May 24 HBC land title claims to Privy Council.  4748 May 25 Payment of Douglas's salary.  5509 June 18 Payment of Douglas's salary.  5705 June 24 Payment of Moody's salary.  6950 Aug. 1 Payment for freight of stores on Thames City.  8570 Sep. 16 Payment of Moody's salary.  8864 Oct. 1 Payment to naval services for passenger expenses.  9832 Nov. 4 Payment for freight of stores on Thames City. 10216 Nov. 16 Mode of keeping colonial accounts. 10216 B615TE2010231 Nov. 18 Passage for wives and families of Royal Engineers. 10231 B615TE2110725 Nov. 29 Payment of bill drawn by Gosset. 10725 B615TE2211312 Dec. 19 Payment of Moody's salary. 11312 B615TE23
War Office 8305 Sep. 14 Charts of the world and stars. 
83
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1861
45 Jan 26 Expenses for construction of barracks at San Juan Island. 4546 Feb 19 Salary of Pemberton while on leave. 4647 Mar 1 Completion of lighthouses. 47 B615CO0248 Mar 23 Whereabouts of Adolphe Sokeren. 48 V615AD0749 Mar 31 Entertainment afforded to Captain Stamp aboard Grappler. 4950 Mar 31 Petition asking that John Copland be allowed to practice law in VI. 5051 Apr 5 Appointment of G.H. Cary as attorney general of VI. 5152 Apr 7 Taxes due from Cary. 5253 Apr 9 Approval of withdrawal of magistrate from San Juan Island. 5354 Apr 15 Disposal of land in VI. 54 B615LN01Sep Apr 19 Warrant appointing treasurer of VI. 19 B615AD0555 May 1 Money due to Samuel Heseltine at the time of his death. 5556 May 5 Appointment of Fraser, Cameron, and Langley to legislature. 5657 May 11 Approval of Victoria Harbour Act. 5758 May 30 Shipment of stores for lighthouses. 58 B615LN02Sep June 3 Finances of VI in hands of agents general. 3 B615AD0159 June 12 Payment of detachment of royal marines at San Juan Island. 59 V6101060 June 14 Issue of five hundred Brunswick rifles to VI. 60 B606G0161 June 15 Sale of waterfront land in Victoria. 61 B615LN0362 June 25 Site of barracks in VI. 62 V6101163 June 26 Payment of expenses for stationery. 63Sep July 6 Payment of expenses for supplies for Tribune. 6 B61708964 July 15 Proclamations allowing occupation of unsurveyed land. 64 B6101165 July 26 Land sold to L. Lowenburg. 6566 Aug 15 Additional expense for lighthouses. 66 V6101367 Aug 23 Church reserves and employment of Reverend E. Cridge. 6768 Aug 24 Retention of British detachment at San Juan Island. 6869 Sep 3 Withdrawal of American troops from San Juan Island. 69 V615AD1170 Sep 6 Douglas's speech opening the session of the legislature. 70 B6105871 Sep 9 Method of identifying bills for paymaster general. 7172 Oct 9 Non-refundability of land in VI. 72 B6105973 Oct 19 Native title to public land in VI. 7374 Nov 9 Request for field batteries and additional rifles. 7475 Nov 14 Salary withheld from Samuel Heseltine. 75 B615TE0176 Nov 23 Rifles shipped to VI. 76 B615LN0577 Nov 26 Cost of Captain Stamp's entertainment. 77 B6106078 Nov 30 Admission of John Copland to practice law in VI. 7879 Dec 4 Disposal of land by HBC. 79 V6101580 Dec 5 Approval of act number 17. 8081 Dec 30 Appointment of Allen Francis as US consul at VI. 8182 Dec 31 Application for colonial pay to Grappler and Forward. 82 B615LN0683 Dec 31 Method of appointing officers of VI volunteer corps. 83 B61061
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1861
8609 Sep. 24 Begbie, Thomas S., communication north from San Francisco. 8609 V616B015469 June 14 Blake, Captain, allowance for Royal Marines. 5469 V616B022742 Mar. 21 Duncan, J., appointment of John Copland as attorney at Vancouver Island. 2742 V616D012965 Mar. 13 Forbes, R., regarding land grants. 2965 V616F014012 Apr. 15 -----, asking that his previous letter be answered. 4012 V616F0210440 Nov. 22 Foster, G.L., requesting supply of arms for volunteer force. 10440 V616F035087 June 3 Henry, R.P., enquiring into pay of Royal Marines stationed at San Juan Island. 5087 V616H013718 Apr. 22 Heseltine, S.R., personal effects of his late son. 3718 V616H02 * July 9 Hoskin, R.F., government aid to persons seeking employment. 8628 Sep. 23 Irving, J., depreciation of the value of his land. 8628 V616I015078 June 18 Langford, E., complaining about certain officials at VI. 5078 V616L019549 Oct. 22 Moncrieff, J., appointment of John Copland as attorney at VI. 9549 V616M018650 Sep. 27 Norman, R., enquiring about George Cook. 8650 V616N01Oct. 16 19285 -----, enquiring about George Cook. 19285 657 Jan. 19 Pemberton, J.D., regarding departure for VI.  764 Jan. 24 -----, departure for VI. 1313 Feb. 13 -----, map of Victoria town and district. 1313 V616P031782 Feb. 25 -----, departure for VI. 1782 V616P04
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1861
Admiralty2493 Mar. 18 Captain Stamp's entertainment. 2493 V615AD015483 June 17 Freight costs for 500 rifles. 5483 V615AD036401 July 15 Ship proceedings under Admiral Maitland. 6401 V615AD046402 July 15 Depredations of Indians. 6402 V615AD056867 July 29 Necessity for increased forces in Pacific. 6867 V615AD067861 Aug. 29 Withdrawal of US troops from San Juan Island. 7861 V615AD078299 Sep. 13 Withdrawal of US troops from San Juan Island. 8299 V615AD088886 Oct. 2 Replacement of US troops on San Juan Island. 8886 V615AD0910414 Nov. 22 Captain Stamp's entertainment. 10414 V615AD1011587 Dec. 27 Pay for lieutenants on Grappler and Forward. 11587 V615AD11
Agent (Crown Agents)5619 June 20 Receipt of bill for stationery supplies. 5619 V615AG0110290 Nov. 19 Shipment of rifles. 10290 V615AG02
Council (Privy Council) * May 13 Legislative Council appointments. 10804 Dec. 2 Approval of Victoria Harbour Act. 10804 V615CO01
Foreign Office 671 Jan. 21 Troops for San Juan Island.  673 Jan. 21 HBC establishment on San Juan Island. 2311 Mar. 15 Enquiry regarding Adolphe Sokeren. 2311 V615FO032962 Mar. 30 Military government on San Juan Island. 2962 V615FO045530 June 19 Expediency of sending troops to San Juan Island. 5530 V615FO056679 July 24 Expediency of sending troops to San Juan Island. 6679 V615FO067616 Aug. 21 Withdrawal of US troops from San Juan Island. 7616 V615FO078175 Sep. 10 Withdrawal of US troops from San Juan Island. 8175 V615FO088397 Sep. 17 Withdrawal of US troops from San Juan Island. 8397 V615FO0911285 Dec. 16 Allen Francis as US Consul. 11285 V615FO10
Land (Emigration Office)2297 Mar. 14 HBC claim to government land and buildings. 2297 V615LN012496 Mar. 19 Delay in completion of land grants. 2496 V615LN022955 Mar. 30 Expenditures of HBC. 2955 V615LN034017 Apr. 30 HBC water frontage claims. 4017 V615LN044745 May 25 HBC accounts. 4745 V615LN055177 June 8 HBC sale of water frontage. 5177 V615LN065329 June 12 Extinction of Indian title. 5329 V615LN076097 July 6 Proclamations of land occupation. 6097 V615LN086482 July 20 HBC accounts. 6482 V615LN097152 Aug. 10 Appropriation of lands. 7152 V615LN108297 Sep. 13 Audit of HBC accounts by Mr. Andoe. 8297 V615LN118927 Oct. 3 Mr. I. Frey's land claim. 8927 V615LN128941 Oct. 4 Advance of £3000 for Indian title to lands. 8941 V615LN139296 Oct. 18 HBC injunction regarding sale of land. 9296 V615LN1411603 Dec. 28 HBC land claims. 11603 V615LN15
Miscellaneous2718 Mar. 22 Further accounts of HBC advances. 2718 V615MI014752 May 24 Sale of water frontage at Victoria. 4752 V615MI025821 June 26 Advances to colonial government. 5821 V615MI036418 July 15 Mr. Lowenberg's land claim. 6418 V615MI046654 July 22 Title deeds of church reserve. 6654 V615MI056681 July 24 Title deeds of church reserve. 6681 V615MI067677 Aug. 22 Title deeds of church reserve. 7677 V615MI079032 Oct. 9 Enquiry regarding George Cook. 9032 V615MI089935 Nov. 8 HBC injunction regarding sale of land. 9935 V615MI0911218 Dec. 13 Steam ship Labouchere for sale or hire. 11218 V615MI1011302 Dec. 18 HBC land claims. 11302 V615MI11
Trade (Board of Trade)1826 Feb. 28 Lighthouses at Fisgard Island and Race Rocks. 1826 V615TA013041 Apr. 5 Approval of Victoria Harbour Act. 3041 V615TA02 * Apr. 27 Governor's power to contract debts. 4093 May 23 Lighthouse stores. 4093 V615TA03 * July 14 Lighthouse stores. 
Treasury1731 Feb. 22 Expenses of lighthouse construction. 1731 V615TE012972 Apr. 2 Extra pay for marines at San Juan Island. 2972 V615TE023827 Apr. 27 Approval of Victoria Harbour Act. 3827 V615TE03 * May 17 Extra pay of marines at San Juan Island. 4822 May 28 Extra pay of marines at San Juan Island. 4822 V615TE047230 Aug. 12 Bill of £430 on account of lighthouses. 7230 V615TE057359 Aug. 15 Governor's bills of £600 and £400. 7359 V615TE067614 Aug. 21 Audit of HBC accounts. 7614 V615TE078010 Sep. 3 Payment for governor's bills authorized. 8010 V615TE088150 Sep. 10 Audit of HBC accounts. 8150 V615TE098612 Sep. 25 Extinction of Indian land title. 8612 V615TE10
War Office 201 Jan. 7 Supply of military relief.  737 Jan. 23 Erection of barracks at San Juan Island. 1081 Feb. 6 Supply of military relief. 1081 V615WA035112 June 5 Supply of arms for volunteers. 5112 V615WA045501 June 17 Land for barracks. 5501 V615WA056258 July 13 Supply of troops. 6258 V615WA067619 Aug. 21 Transport of rifles and ammunition. 7619 V615WA079812 Nov. 2 Requisition of rifles and field batteries. 9812 V615WA0811489 Dec. 23 Appointment of officers for volunteers. 11489 V615WA09
8586
British Columbia Despatches to London 1861
1 Jan 8 2039 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2039 B610012 Jan 8 2040 Travelling allowance to officers of Royal Engineers. 2040 B610023 Jan 11 2041 Land claim arrangement with HBC. 2041 B610034 Jan 17 2749 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2749 B610045 Jan 23 2750 Abstract of customs revenue 1860. 2750 B610056 Jan 23 2751 Draft of £2000 on military account. 2751 B610067 Jan 26 2752 Revenue and expenditure for 1860. 2752 B610078 Jan 25 2753 Resignation of Cary as attorney general. 2753 B610089 Jan 26 3006 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3006 B6100910 Jan 28 3007 Townsite on Similkameen River and expenses of Royal Engineers, 1860-61. 3007 B6101011 Feb 6 3008 Forwarding four acts for confirmation. 3008 B6101112 Feb 7 3009 Estimates for 1861 and return of appointments 1860. 3009 B6101213 Feb 8 3010 Shipment of supply of coins. 3010 B6101314 Feb 8 3011 Temporary pecuniary assistance to clergy. 3011 B6101415 Feb 10 3640 Return of despatches for half year ending 31 December 1860. 3640 B6101516 Feb 15 3641 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3641 B6101617 Feb 18 3642 Draft of £300 on military account. 3642 B6101718 Feb 19 3643 Estimates for Royal Engineers for 1861. 3643 B6101819 Feb 19 4317 Draft of £866.50 for governor's salary. 4317 B61019Sep Feb 28 4318 State of colonial affairs. 4318 B61019SP20 Mar 7 4515 Accounts for stores sent on Thames City. 4515 B6102021 Mar 16 4769 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4769 B6102122 Mar 23 4770 Receipt of Blue Books. 4770 B6102223 Mar 26 4771 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4771 B61023Sec Mar 26 5507 Treatment of confederate vessels. 5507 B61023SP24 Apr 14 5161 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5161 B6102425 Apr 15 5162 Comparative statement of customs revenue. 5162 B6102526 Apr 17 5163 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 5163 B61026Sep Apr 22 5166 Petition for representative institutions. 5166 B61026SP27 Apr 23 5164 Forwarding four acts for confirmation. 5164 B6102728 Apr 23 5165 Preparations for 1862 London exhibition. 5165 B6102829 Apr 24 5474 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5474 B6102930 Apr 26 5475 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5475 B6103031 Apr 26 5476 Clearing of British ships from South Carolina. 5476 B6103132 Apr 30 5477 Crease applies for appointment as attorney general. 5477 B6103233 May 2 5478 Cariboo report by Nind and Okanagan report by Cox. 5478 B6103334 May 2 6113 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6113 B6103435 May 6 6114 Claims of HBC to land in BC. 6114 B61035Sep Jun 4 6744 Visit to BC and report on state of affairs. 6744 B61035SP36 Jun 4 6743 Conveyance of crown land. 6743 B6103637 Jun 24 7765 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7765 B6103738 Jun 24 7915 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7915 B6103839 Jul 9 7916 Expenses of conveying Royal Engineers to BC in 1858. 7916 B6103940 Jul 14 8717 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8717 B61040Sep Jul 16 8719 Visit to BC and report on state of affairs. 8719 B61041SP
87
41 Jul 14 8719 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 8719 B61041SP42 Aug 2 8720 Policy with regard to American belligerents 8720 B6104243 Aug 3 8721 Draft of £1500 on regimental pay account. 8721 B6104344 Aug 3 8722 Draft of £3000 for colonial pay of Royal Engineers. 8722 B6104445 Aug 7 8723 Loan of £50,000. 8723 B6104546 Aug 7 9043 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9043 B6104647 Aug 20 9044 Proclamation of neutrality in US Civil War. 9044 B6104748 Aug 21 9045 Preparations for neutrality in Civil War. 9045 B6104849 Aug 22 9046 Review of four proclamations. 9046 B6104950 Aug 22 9047 Non-transmission of colonial returns and accounts. 9047 B6105051 Aug 26 9048 Revenue for half years ending June 1860 and 1861. 9048 B6105152 Aug 26 9796 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9796 B6105253 Aug 26 9797 Ffennell memo on salmon fisheries protection. 9797 B6105354 Sep 4 9798 Pilotage, fireman's protection, land acts. 9798 B6105455 Sep 11 9799 Forwarding financial returns for 1860. 9799 B6105556 Sep 16 9800 Return of bills drawn 1859 and 1860. 9800 B61056Sep Sep 16 9801 Report on mining activity in the colony. 9801 B61056SP57 Sep 15 10505 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10505 B61057Sep Oct 8 10955 Petition for representative institutions. 10955 B61057SP58 Oct 14 10956 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10956 B6105859 Oct 14 10957 Receipts and disbursements for Royal Engineers. 10957 B6105960 Oct 15 10958 Pre-emption Consolidation Act, 1861. 10958 B6106061 Oct 21 10959 British Columbia Land Registry Act, 1861. 10959 B6106162 Oct 22 10962 Distillers Excise Act, 1861. 10962 B61062Sep Oct 24 10961 State of affairs and gold discoveries. 10961 B61062SP63 Oct 25 10962 Bushby appointed registrar general. 10962 B6106364 Oct 25 10963 Draft of £3000 on military account. 10963 B6106465 Oct 25 401 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6566 Nov 2 402 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 66 V6101367 Nov 16 403 Want of a circulating medium. 6768 Nov 16 404 Assistance in educating children of Royal Engineers. 6869 Nov 16 405 Appointment of commissioners for 1862 exhibition. 69 V615AD1170 Nov 16 406 Loan of £100,000. 70 B6105871 Nov 15 407 Extension of New Westminster municipal council and Harrison road bond acts. 7172 Nov 23 1161 Draft of £3000 on military account. 1161 B6107273 nov 24 1162 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 1162 B6107374 Nov 30 1163 Estimates for 1862. 1163 B6107475 Nov 30 1164 Estimates for Royal Engineers for 1862. 1164 B6107576 Nov 30 1165 Memorial for direct steam communication. 1165 B6107677 Dec 7 1166 Resolution of New Westminster municipal council. 1166 B6107778 Dec 7 2187 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2187 B6107879 Dec 9 2188 Crease appointed attorney general. 2188 B6107980 Dec 29 2189 Leave of absence for P. Nind, stipendiary magistrate. 2189 B6108081 Dec 31 2618 Forwarding Blue Book for 1860. 2618 B6108182 Dec 31 2619 Forwarding certification for leave of absence granted to Nind. 2619 B6108283 Dec 31 3910 Forwarding return of changes in public service. 3910 B61083
8889
British Columbia Correspondence 1861
8694 Sep. 28 Aiken, James, enquiring into death of Seney. 8694 B616A018375 Sep. 16 Bousfield, Edward P., enquiring about free grants of land. 8375 B616B019099 Aug. 1 Cadell, P., seeking employment in the colony. 9099 B616C011918 Mar. 2 Collins, Reverend W.C., enquiring into shooting of man in California. 1918 B616C022079 Mar. 8 Cox and Company, payment of Moody's salary. 2079 B616C035428 June 13 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 5428 B616C048020 Sep. 2 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 8020 B616C0510995 Dec. 9 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 10995 B616C064830 May 28 Davidson, James, complaining about governorship of Douglas. 4830 B616D01* July 17 Day, Thomas, complaint about Commander Lascelles, HMS Forward. * July 20 Deasy, F., passage for self and family. 2031 Mar. 7 Ffennell, W.J., memo regarding conservation of BC salmon fisheries. 2031 B616F013716 Apr. 19 -----, suggesting documents for use by governor of BC to regulate fisheries. 3716 B616F02 224 Jan. 9 Good, J.B., expressing thanks for arrangement of a contract passage to the colony. 1190 Nov. 30 Holloway, Robert, complaining about forfeiture of lots in New Westminster. 1190 B616H01
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British Columbia Despatches from London 1861
- - - Missing Sep Feb 16 Reverend Garrett offers to be commissioner at exhibit. 1666 Feb 1 General report received. 66 V6101367 Feb 24 Calling for returns and accounts due. 6768 Mar 1 Information necessary before granting £50,000 loan. 6869 Mar 2 Stores for assay office will be sent. 69 V615AD1170 Mar 6 General report received. 70 B6105871 Mar 19 Travelling allowances to officers of royal engineers. 7172 Mar 26 Payment for bishop's entertainment on HMS Grappler. 72 B6105973 Apr 11 Acknowledging despatch on claims of HBC. 7374 Apr 13 Receipt of revenue and expenditure returns. 7475 Apr 17 Dallas's charges against the government not sustained. 75 B615TE0176 Apr 30 Moody's explanation of Similkameen town satisfactory. 76 B615LN0577 May 9 Protection of salmon fisheries. 77 B6106078 May 9 Provision of £12200 in imperial estimates. 7879 May 15 Allowing three acts, disallowing speedy trial act. 79 V61015May 11 Attitude of Great Britain in American question. (Confidential) 80 May 29 Assay office stores shipped in Prince of the Seas. 8081 June 7 Approval 1861 estimates, disallowing auditor's salary. 8182 June 13 Question as to appointment of Crease as attorney general. 82 B615LN0683 June 27 Canadian acts respecting salmon fisheries. 83 B61061Sep June 20 Gosset to repay stamp duty on warrant. 20Sep July 14 Parliamentary estimates, £17,800. 14 B6100584 July 19 Appointment of Crease as attorney general. 8485 July 20 Confirming six acts. 85 V615FO01Sep July 29 Royal warrant for appointment of Crease. 2986 Aug 21 Continuous settlement on pre-empted land. 8687 Sep 17 Settlement terms for members of boundary survey party to mirror those offered to Royal Engineers. 87 B6101288 Sep 23 Charts of world and stars for surveyor general. 8889 Oct 22 Remit £67 to agents general for Gosset's passage. 8990 Nov 15 Settlement of HBC's claims. 90 B6106291 Nov 18 Report on state of colony received. 91 V615FO0292 Dec 3 1860 accounts received, report of commissioners of audit. 92 V6101793 Dec 3 Bill for £250 to be paid. 93 V615FO0394 Dec 7 Attorney general's report on certain proclamations needed. 94 B61062SP95 Dec 23 Letter in reply to memorial. 9596 Dec 30 Approval of acts 29 to 36 inclusive. 96 V61018
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1861
1 Jan. 5 2033 Transmitting Harbour Act 1860 for confirmation. 2033 V610012 Jan. 7 2034 Civil jurisdiction on San Juan Island. 2034 V610023 Jan. 7 2035 Extension of leave for J.D. Pemberton. 2035 V610034 Jan. 8 2036 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 20365 Jan. 8 2037 Magistrate on Saltspring Island. 2037 V610056 Jan. 10 2038 Reconveyance of colony from HBC. 2038 V610067 Jan. 21 2747 Requisition of stores for lighthouses. 2747 V610078 Jan. 17 2748 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2748 V610089 Feb. 7 3004 Site for harbour master's office. 3004 V6100910 Feb. 8 3005 Expenditure relative to occupation of San Juan Island. 3005 V6101011 Feb. 5 3644 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3644 V6101112 Feb. 11 3645 Return of despatches for half year ending 31 December 1860. 3645 V6101213 Feb. 8 3646 Forwarding seven acts for confirmation. 3646 V6101314 Feb. 12 3647 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3647 V6101415 Feb. 15 3648 Reporting appointment of members of Council. 3648 V6101516 Feb. 18 3649 Proceedings of the House of Assembly. 3649 V6101617 Feb. 19 3650 Advising draft of £3000 for colonial allowances to Royal Marines on San Juan Island. 3650 V6101718 Mar. 4 4322 Attorney general's report on various acts passed in House of Assembly. 4322 V6101819 Feb. 19 4319 Establishment of a volunteer corps. 4319 V6101920 Feb. 19 4320 Receipt of confirmation of Act 16. 4320 V6102021 Feb. 19 4321 Receipt of warrant confirming Gordon as treasurer. 4321 V6102122 Mar. 16 4777 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4777 V6102223 Mar. 25 4778 Acknowledging receipt of Blue Books. 4778 V6102324 Mar. 25 4779 Petition from Assembly regarding extinction of Indian title. 4779 V6102425 Mar. 26 4780 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4780 V61025Sec Mar. 26 5506 Instructions regarding persons or shipping belonging to US confederate states. 5506 V61025SC26 Apr. 4 4781 Postal communication between San Francisco and VI. 4781 V6102627 Apr. 14 5160 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5160 V6102728 Apr. 23 5159 International exhibition of 1862. 5159 V6102829 Apr. 24 5470 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5470 V6102930 Apr. 26 5471 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5471 V6103031 Apr. 25 5472 Forwarding two proclamations regarding pre-emption of land. 5472 V6103132 Apr. 26 5473 Ships clearing from Charleston for British ports. 5473 V6103233 May 2 6108 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2 B6100134 May 7 6109 Petition from Rev. Cridge for confirmation of his position and of church reserve. 7 B615AD0235 May 2 6110 Draft of £430 for completion of lighthouses. 2 B6100136 May 9 6111 Completion of the lighthouses. 9 B606G0137 May 10 6112 Accounts relating to occupation of San Juan Island. 6112 V6103738 June 24 7741 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7741 V6103839 June 25 7742 Draft of £1000 on military account. 7742 V6103940 June 25 7743 Withdrawal of US troops from San Juan Island. 7743 V6104041 June 24 7940 Report on effects of the late Samuel Heseltine. 7940 V6104142 June 26 7941 Forwarding information on Adolphe Von Lokeren. 7941 V6104243 June 24 7942 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7942 V61043Sep June 25 7744 Memorial of inhabitants regarding steam postal communications. 7744 V61043SP44 July 12 7943 Forwarding journal of Assembly for session,1 March 18 60 to 6 February 1861. 7943 V6104445 July 12 7944 Forwarding minutes of Council from 1 May 1860 to 6 February 1861. 7944 V6104546 July 12 7945 Opening new session of the legislature. 7945 V6104647 July 14 7946 Direct mail service from England to VI. 7946 V6104748 July 14 8769 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8769 V6104849 Aug. 2 8770 Receipt of instructions for maintenance of neutrality in war between US states. 8770 V6104950 Aug. 8 8771 Injunction against sale of certain lands by HBC. 8771 V6105051 Aug. 8 8772 Applying for rifles for use by volunteer corps. 8772 V6105152 Aug. 7 9049 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9049 V6105253 Aug. 20 9050 Receipt of proclamation regarding neutrality. 9050 V6105354 Aug. 21 9051 Forwarding copy of Harbour Act for confirmation. 9051 V6105455 Aug. 21 9052 Receipt of confidential despatch in reference to war between the states. 9052 V6105556 Aug. 22 9053 Royal warrants for members of Council. 9053 V6105657 Aug. 26 3054 Applying for two field batteries for defence of VI and BC. 305458 Aug. 26 9780 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9780 V6105859 Sep. 10 9781 Claim made by Heseltine relative to estate of his late son. 9781 V6105960 Sep. 11 9782 Entertainment of Capt. Stamp on Grappler. 9782 V6106061 Sep. 16 9783 Statement of bills drawn upon paymaster general. 9783 V6106162 Sep. 15 10474 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10474 V6106263 Sep. 17 10475 Application for colonial pay for Forward and Grappler. 10475 V6106364 Oct. 14 10951 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10951 V6106465 Oct. 14 10952 Report on admiralty claim for stores supplied Tribune. 10952 V6106566 Oct. 24 10953 Land sold by HBC to Mr. Lowenberg. 10953 V6106667 Oct. 25 10954 Dismissal of Nagle and absconding of D'Ewes. 10954 V6106768 Oct. 25 408 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6869 Nov. 2 409 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 69 V615AD1170 Nov. 9 410 Draft of £1000 on military account. 70 B6105871 Nov. 11 411 Procedures for submitting bills. 7172 Nov. 14 412 Appointment of commissioners to international exhibition 1862. 72 B6105973 Nov. 25 1167 Forwarding four acts for confirmation. 1167 V6107374 Dec. 7 1168 Application of Copland to practice as solicitor in Supreme Court. 1168 V6107475 Dec. 7 2190 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2190 V6107576 Dec. 9 2191 Cary appointed attorney general of VI. 2191 V6107677 Dec. 28 2192 Suspension of Gordon as treasurer. 2192 V6107778 Dec. 28 2193 Alexander Watson appointed treasurer. 2193 V61078Sep Dec. 28 2297 Probability of war between England and US. 2297 V61078CO
91
Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1862
84 Jan 24 Settlement of HBC's claims to land in VI. 84 B62714085 Feb 7 Application of John Copland to practice law in VI. 85 B6200886 Feb 18 Proper paper to be used for despatches. 86 B625MI0287 Feb 20 Additional rifles sent to VI. 87 B6200988 Feb 23 Suicide of John D'Ewes, acting postmaster of Victoria. 88 B62714389 Feb 24 Failure of Douglas to dismiss John D'Ewes. 89 B62714490 Mar 10 Extension of leave for B.W. Pearse. 90 B62009SPMar 10 Protection of colony in case of hostilities with US. (Confidential) 91 Mar 15 Douglas's improper distribution of patronage. 91 B627146Sep Mar 15 Tabular statement of duties levied in VI. 15 B62709892 Mar 21 Arrangements for landing of two guns at Victoria. 92 B625MI0493 Apr 2 Approval of five acts. 9394 Apr 16 Supply of Douglas Fir seeds to commissioner of H.M's woods and forests. 94 B62715095 Apr 30 Reservation of land for barracks. 9596 Apr 30 Address of condolence to the Queen. 96 B62010Sep May 8 Warrant appointing Alexander Watson treasurer of VI 8 B625AD0297 n.d. - Missing. 97 B625MI0598 May 8 Disposal of land in Victoria. 98 V62016A99 May 9 Notice issued upon death of prince consort. 99 V62016B100 May 31 Money appropriated for establishing communications with San Francisco. 100Sep May 31 Introducing James D. Walken. 31 B627108101 June 2 E.E. Langford's allegations against certain public officers. 101 B625MI06102 June 6 Address of condolence from Wesleyan Methodist church to the Queen. 102103 June 6 Address of condolence from United Church of England to the Queen. 103104 June 12 Appropriation of church reserve. 104105 June 16 Approval of twelve acts. 105106 June 19 Letter from Langford. 106 V62016SP107 June 19 Report on John Irving's application. 107 B62011108 June 30 Exequator appointing US consul at Victoria. 108109 July 3 Douglas's speech opening the session of the legislature. 109 B625MI07110 July 4 Explanation of appointment of D'Ewes. 110111 July 12 Address of condolence from Legislative Assembly to the Queen. 111 B62012112 July 24 Cost of supplies for lighthouses in VI. 112 V62016SQ113 July 29 Approval of governor's proceedings in matter of John Irving. 113 B62013114 Aug 16 Schedule of sums voted by the legislature. 114 B625MI09115 Aug 18 An act to authorise the government of VI to borrow money. 115116 Aug 30 Overdraft of the Vancouver Island account. 116Sep Sep 24 Rules concerning transmission of laws to home office. 24 B625AD05117 Sep 25 Further application of John Copland. 117 B625MI10118 Sep 28 Problems with an act to provide for deserted wives. 118119 Oct 1 Compromise offered to HBC. 119Sep Oct 1 Transmitting unsigned but approved despatch. 1 V627116A120 Nov 13 Approval of seven acts. 120 B625TA01121 Nov 15 Lands to be surrendered to the crown by HBC. 121 B62014Sep Dec 8 Confidential report on character and qualifications of candidates for employment. 8 B625AD02122 Dec 18 Approval of two acts for the borrowing of money. 122 V62018123 Dec 19 Plans of land to be surrendered to crown by HBC. 123 B62014SP124 Dec 24 Percentage of gross land sales prior to 1849 to be given to HBC. 124
British Columbia Public Offices 1862
Admiralty 2798 Mar. 19 Freight of hay and oats on Thames City.  3606 Apr. 12 Freight of hay and oats on Thames City.  6332 June 26 Freight of hay and oats on Thames City.  7649 Aug. 1 Claim for conveyance of extra baggage to colony. 10042 Oct. 13 Claim for conveyance of extra baggage to colony. 10042 B625AD0510690 Oct. 30 Need for naval and military force in colony. 10690 B625AD0611296 Nov. 20 Claim for conveyance of extra baggage to colony. 11296 B625AD07
Agent (Crown Agents) 2930 Mar. 21 Gosset's passage from Ceylon.  5086 May. 19 Shipment of cash books and coke. 12290 Dec. 20 £50,000 debentures to Bank of British Columbia. 12290 B625AG03
Council (Privy Council) * July 22 Order in Council for Stickine Territory [in CO 381/18, pp. 81-92]. 
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Foreign Office 5606 June 6 Navigation rights to rivers in Russian territory. 
Land (Emigration Office) 194 Jan. 3 Report on land registry proclamations.  3235 Mar. 31 Report on Lindsay's letter promoting emigration.  5116 May 20 Report on Overland Transit Company.  6878 July 14 Report on Ward's enquiry at Emigration Board. 
Law Office * July 5 Order in Council for government of Stikine Territory. 
Miscellaneous 2944 Mar. 20 Enquiry into Port Phillip Gold Company leases.  4567 May 6 Postal subsidy requested by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.  5148 May 21 Safety of passengers of Overland Transit Company.  5765 May 14 Proposal of Overland Transit Company for trans-Canada mail service.  6890 July 12 Report on operations of Overland Transit Company.  9555 Aug. 5 Municipal Council request for representative government. 10443 Oct. 23 Bank of British Columbia loan of £50,000. 10443 B625MI0710907 Nov. 10 Bank of British Columbia loan of £50,000. 10907 B625MI0811111 Nov. 18 New Westminster memorial to Prince of Wales. 1111111545 Nov. 26 Bank of British Columbia loan of £50,000. 11545 B625MI10 586 Nov. 18 Address to Prince of Wales from Municipal Council of New Westminster. 
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Trade (Board of Trade) 5138 May 21 Enquiry regarding rail communication to Canada. 
Treasury 955 Jan. 28 Proclamation of distillers excise act.  976 Jan. 29 Appointment of a registry of titles to land.  1137 Feb. 1 Fabrication of dollar pieces approved.  1703 Feb. 18 £6900 coin to be repaid by Parliament.  1948 Feb. 20 Payment of Gosset's passage from Ceylon.  1950 Feb. 20 Postal subsidy to the colony.  2116 Feb. 27 Estimates for 1862.  2118 Feb. 27 Report on proposed loan of £100,000.  2377 Mar. 8 Registrar of supreme court and land titles.  3058 Mar. 27 Repayment of coin supplied to the colony.  3285 Apr. 2 Expenses of mint and assay department.  3469 Apr. 9 Payment of Moody's salary.  4808 May 13 Pay of Royal Engineers.  5310 May 29 Contract for conveyance of mail from San Francisco.  5437 June 3 Payment of Moody's salary.  5534 June 3 Status of hay and oats disembarked from Thames City.  6095 June 16 Adjustment of financial difficulties.  6511 July 1 Payment of Moody's salary.  6569 July 3 Payment of accounts of 1859.  7316 July 24 Specimens of coins approved.  * Aug. 6 Audit Office's report on advance to Colonel Hawkins.  8402 Aug. 23 Admiralty claim for freight of stores.  8433 Aug. 26 Adjustment of financial difficulties.  8874 Sep. 8 Appointment of registrar general.  9538 Sep. 26 Road Loan Act proclamation. 10430 Oct. 23 Application for increased pay in assay department. 10430 B625TE2510905 Nov. 8 Approving act for £50,000 loan. 10905 B625TE2611059 Nov. 12 Payment of Moody's salary. 11059 B625TE2711787 Dec. 4 Conveyance of extra baggage of Royal Engineers. 11787 B625TE28
War Office 2061 Feb. 24 Grant for school for children of Royal Engineers.  2982 Mar. 24 Land grants to military officers.  3608 Apr. 12 Freight of hay and oats on Thames City. 
94
Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1862
1 Jan. 13 2616 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2616 V620012 Jan. 13 2617 Erection of barracks in Vancouver Island. 2617 V62002Jan. 27 3881 Receipt of despatch on neutrality. (Confidential) 3881 V62002CO3 Jan. 27 3882 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3882 V620034 Feb. 6 3883 Direct mail service between San Francisco and VI. 3883 V620045 Feb. 6 3884 Forwarding specimens of postage stamps used in VI. 3884 V620056 Feb. 7 3885 Claim against Cary for assessed taxes. 3885 V620067 Feb. 8 3886 Copland's petition to be admitted as solicitor. 3886 V620078 Feb. 10 3887 Lighthouses in Straits of Juan de Fuca. 3887 V620089 Feb. 11 3888 Reporting close of legislative session with brief summary of bills passed. 3888 V62009Sep Feb. 18 4048 Death of the Prince Consort. 4048 V62009SPSep Feb. 25 4049 Address of condolence to the Queen from inhabitants of VI. 4049 V62009SQ10 Feb. 27 4050 HBC claim to land at Victoria. 4050 V6201011 Mar. 3 5472 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5472 V6201112 Mar. 13 5473 Mode of appointing officers to volunteer corps. 5473 V6201213 Mar. 13 5474 Appointment of US consul for VI. 5474 V6201314 Mar. 14 6709 Irving's claim for a refund on his land purchase. 6709 V6201415 Mar. 20 6710 Transmitting minutes of Council from 26 June 1861 to 3 February 1862. 6710 V6201516 Mar. 21 6711 Forwarding Bankruptcy Act for confirmation. 6711 V62016ASep Mar. 27 5475 Address of condolence from Council to the Queen. 5475 V62016SPSep Mar. 29 5476 Address of condolence to the Queen from bishop and clergy of VI. 5476 V62016SQ17 Mar. 30 5572 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5572 V6201718 Mar. 30 5328 Statement of receipts and disbursements of imperial funds between 1 April and 31 December 1861. 5328 V6201819 Apr. 2 5574 Draft of £1100 on military account. 5574 V6201920 Apr. 4 5575 Address of condolence to the Queen from House of Assembly. 5575 V6202021 Apr. 16 5576 Church reserve at Victoria. 5576 V6202122 Apr. 24 6194 Opening new session of legislature. 6194 V6202223 May 5 6195 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 524 May 13 6353 Appointment of D'Ewes as postmaster. 6353 V6202425 May 17 7703 Defalcations of Gordon, treasurer. 7703 V6202526 May 28 7704 Return of customs duties. 7704 V6202627 May 28 7705 Proper size of official stationery. 7705 V6202728 May 31 7224 Supply of rifles for Victoria volunteers. 7224 V6202829 May 31 7225 Additional leave of absence to Pearse. 7225 V6202930 May 31 7226 Two 68 pounder guns to be landed in VI. 7226 V6203031 May 31 7227 Creation of Executive Council. 7227 V6203132 June 2 7228 Forwarding essay on VI. 7228 V6203233 June 3 7706 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7706 V6203334 June 10 7707 Forwarding Temporary Loan Act for confirmation. 7707 V6203435 June 10 7708 Schedule of supplies voted by House of Assembly for 1862. 7708 V6203536 June 27 8174 Collection of seeds of Douglas Fir. 8174 V6203637 July 8 8829 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8829 V6203738 July 24 8830 Forwarding six acts for confirmation. 8830 V6203839 July 30 9580 Settlement of a site for barracks. 9580 V6203940 Aug. 1 9581 Requisition for lighthouse stores. 9581 V6204041 Aug. 1 9582 Forwarding return of volunteer corps. 9582 V6204142 Aug. 12 9583 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9583 V6204243 Aug. 14 9896 Forwarding journal of Assembly from 26 June 1861 to 3 February 1862. 9896 V6204344 Aug. 23 9897 Charges preferred by Langford against various officers of the government. 9897 V6204445 Sep. 2 10612 Irving's claim for a refund on his land purchase. 10612 V6204546 Sep. 2 10613 Forwarding comparative statement of imports for six months ending 30 June 1861 and 1862. 10613 V6204647 Sep. 8 10614 Forwarding two acts for confirmation. 10614 V6204748 Sep. 8 10615 Forwarding two acts for confirmation. 10615 V6204849 Sep. 8 10616 Draft of £1000 on account of Royal Marines on San Juan Island. 10616 V6204950 Oct. 20 12260 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 12260 V6205051 Nov. 4 12261 £100 remitted to Agents General. 12261 V6205152 Nov. 4 440 Forwarding statement of receipts and disbursements of imperial funds between 1 April and 31 December 1861. 5253 Nov. 17 441 Allen Francis appointed US consul in VI. 53 B6200754 Nov. 28 1008 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 1008 V6205455 Dec. 3 1009 Forwarding request of Assembly for correspondence regarding town site at Victoria. 1009 V6205556 Dec. 3 1010 Procedures regarding marginal abstracts on acts of legislature. 1010 V6205657 Dec. 3 1011 Sum paid to HBC on resumption of grant and unsettled land claims in Victoria. 1011 V6205758 Dec. 5 1012 Further report on HBC land claims in Victoria. 1012 V6205859 Dec. 12 1596 Advising seeds and cones of Douglas Fir sent overland. 1596 V6205960 Dec. 30 2590 Prorogation of House of Assembly. 2590 V62060
95
Vancouver Island Correspondence 1862
3840 Apr. 14 Chadwick, J., requesting information on land mining at Vancouver Island. 3840 V626C014330 Apr. 25 -----, acknowledging receipt of information. 4330 V626C021913 Feb. 18 Duncan, J., regarding appointment of John Copland as attorney at VI. 1913 V626D018849 Sep. 5 -----, appointment of Copland. 8849 V626D029372 Sep. 5 Gibson, J.O., regarding land on San Juan Island. 9372 V626G016849 July 9 Hosken, R.F., requesting information on government aid and emigration to VI. 6849 V626H016100 June 16 Irving, J., depreciation of land values in VI. 6100 V626I0111526 Nov. 24 -----, land depreciation. 11526 V626I027796 Aug. 5 Laird, J., conveyance of mails between San Francisco and VI. 7796 V626L015117 May 21 Langford, E.E., conduct of Chief Justice Cameron. 5117 V626L025614 June 5 -----, conduct of Cameron. 5614 V626L032276 Mar. 4 Pearse, B.W., soliciting for extension of leave. 2276 V626P014457 May 2 Whittle, W., requesting information on emigration to VI. 4457 V626W01
96
British Columbia Despatches to London 1862
1 Jan 13 2620 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2620 B620012 Jan 21 2621 Requisition for cash books. 2621 B620023 Jan 21 2622 Requisition for coke for assay office. 2622 B62003Sep Jan 21 2623 Discovery of gold on Stikine River. 2623 B62003SP4 Jan 27 3920 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 3920 B62004CO Jan 27 3911 Privateers carrying confederate flag. 3911 B62004CO5 Jan 27 3912 Draft of £1000 on regimental pay account. 3912 B620056 Feb 4 3913 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 3913 B620067 Feb 5 3914 Report from Begbie on BC. 3914 B620078 Feb 6 3915 Postage stamps used in colony. 3915 B620089 Feb 7 3916 Draft of £2000 for colonial pay to Royal Engineers. 3916 B62009Sep Feb 7 3917 State of affairs and severity of weather. 3917 B62009SP10 Feb 11 3918 Financial returns for second quarter, 1861. 3918 B6201011 Feb 17 3919 Revenue and expenditures for Royal Engineers. 3919 B6201112 Mar 3 5409 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5409 B6201213 Mar 11 5410 Financial returns for third quarter, 1861. 5410 B6201314 Mar 4 5411 Approval of eight proclamations. 5411 B62014Sep Mar 4 5414 Announcement of Prince Consort's death. 5414 B62014SP15 Mar 5 5412 Attorney General's report omitted from despatch No. 27. 5412 B6201516 Mar 5 5413 Draft of £1500 on regimental pay account. 5413 B62016Sep Mar 13 5415 Address of condolence to queen. 5415 B62016SP17 Mar 19 6704 US proposal to fortify Washington Territory. 6704 B6201718 Mar 31 5568 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5568 B6201819 Apr 2 5569 Draft of £4000 on military account. 5569 B6201920 Apr 8 5570 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 5570 B62020Sep Apr 15 5571 State of colonial affairs and report on roads. 5571 B62020SP21 Apr 28 6213 Revenue and expenditures of Royal Engineers. 6213 B6202122 May 5 6216 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6216 B6202223 May 10 6355 Return of import duties for 1861-62. 6355 B6202324 May 10 6356 Issuing of gold coinage. 6356 B6202425 May 10 6357 Estimates for 1862. 6357 B6202526 May 13 6358 Imperial funding for Royal Engineers in BC. 6358 B6202627 May 15 7708 Passage money due from Gosset. 7708 B62027Sep May 29 7709 State of colonial affairs. 7709 B62027SP28 Jun 3 7710 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 7710 B62028Sep Jun 10 7711 Stikine River gold diggings. 7711 B62028SP29 Jun 16 8173 Bushby recommended for registrar general. 8173 B6202930 Jul 8 8831 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8831 B62030Sep Jul 9 8832 Gold discoveries in Stikine River. 8832 B62030SPSep Jul 16 8653 State of colonial affairs. 8653 B62030SQ31 Jul 21 8833 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 8833 B6203132 Jul 28 8834 Labour problems at assay department. 8834 B6203233 Jul 28 8835 Grievances presented to home government. 8835 B6203334 Jul 28 8836 Financial condition of colony. 8836 B6203435 Jul 28 8837 British Columbia road loans act for 1862. 8837 B6203536 Aug 1 9576 Overland transporting of emigrants. 9576 B6203637 Aug 1 9577 Absence of militia. 9577 B6203738 Aug 2 9578 Financial condition of colony. 9578 B6203839 Aug 12 9579 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9579 B62039Sep Aug 13 9898 State of colonial affairs. 9898 B62039SP40 Aug 14 9904 Financial returns for fourth quarter, 1861. 9904 B62040Sep Aug 23 9899 Gold discoveries on Stikine River. 9899 B62040SP41 Aug 29 10371 Leave of absence for Gosset. 10371 B6204142 Sep 1 10580 Queries regarding Ceylon defalcations. 10580 B6204243 Sep 3 10581 British Columbia Loan Act, 1862. 10581 B62043Sep Oct 27 12259 State of colonial affairs. 12259 B62043SP44 Oct 28 12256 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 12256 B6204445 Nov 4 12257 Mining speculations of government officers. 12257 B6204546 Nov 4 12258 Forwarding six acts for confirmation. 12258 B6204647 Nov 7 430 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 430 B6204748 Nov 17 431 Land left by Sapper Duffy. 431 B6204849 Nov 17 432 Extension of leave for Nind. 432 B6204950 Nov 17 433 Issuing of promissory notes. 433 B6205051 Nov 17 434 Office of registrar general of titles to land. 434 B6205152 Nov 17 435 Congratulatory addresses to Prince of Wales. 435 B6205253a Nov 18 436 Requisition for assay department. 436 B6205353b Nov 17 437 Extension of government to Stikine territories. 437 B62052B53c Nov 18 438 Gold mining and naval visit to Sitka. 438 B62052C54 Nov 28 1013 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 1013 B6205455 Dec 1 1014 Holding mining claims by government officers. 1014 B6205556 Dec 2 1015 Defalcations under Gosset while in Ceylon. 1015 B62056Sep Dec 4 1016 State of colonial affairs. 1016 B62056SP57 Dec 15 1622 Financial returns for first quarter, 1862. 1622 B6205758 Dec 15 1623 State of roads to the mines. 1623 B6205859 Dec 31 2589 Return of changes in public service. 2589 B6205960 Dec 31 3139 Forwarding Blue Book for 1861. 3139 B62060
British Columbia Despatches from London 1862
97 Jan 7 America proposes fortifying Columbia River and Puget Sound. 97 B625MI0598 Jan 28 Municipal extension and Harrison Portage acts approved. 98 V62016A99 Feb 4 Distillers excise act confirmed, revenue report. 99 V62016B100 Feb 9 W. Holloway's complaint of forfeiture of lots in New Westminster. 100101 Feb 14 Postal memorial, explanation of delay satisfactory. 101 B625MI06102 Feb 17 Confirming coining arrangements. 102103 Feb 22 Coin sent out to be paid by colony. 103Sep Feb 22 Summaries of estimates to be on proper size paper. 22 B627102A104 Feb 17 Colony to defray moiety of expenses of royal engineers. 104Feb 27 Governor's salary to be paid from colonial funds. (Confidential) 105 Feb 27 Estimates of works required, calling attention to discrepancy. 105106 Mar 1 £18 per annum allowed for REs school. 106 V62016SP107 Mar 1 To defer raising loan till further instructions. 107 B62011108 Mar 1 No subsidy for mails. 108109 Mar 10 Approval of leave of absence to P.H. Nind. 109 B625MI07110 Mar 13 Repayment of £67 on account of Gosset. 110Mar 14 Hostilities between America and England. (Confidential) 111 Mar 17 Land registry and pre-emption acts approved. 111 B62012Sep Mar 13 Custom's tariff required. 13 B62042112 Mar 17 Salary of registrar general. 112 V62016SQ113 Mar 19 Blue book for 1860 received. 113 B62013114 Mar 19 Nind's certificate of leave received. 114 B625MI09115 Apr 16 Half salary authorized to Nind. 115116 Apr 21 Certificate of existence needed for issue of Moody's pay. 116117 Apr 23 Request for information regarding grain shipped on Thames City. 117 B625MI10118 Apr 26 Report on state of colony received. 118119 Apr 28 Begbie's report on communication through colony received. 119120 May 9 Estimates for 1862-3, last year of governor's salary. 120 B625TA01121 May 13 Repayment of £132.3.8 for assay office expenses. 121 B62014122 May 13 Repayment of £6900 for coin supplied. 122 V62018123 May 13 Sketch for relieving financial difficulties. 123 B62014SP124 May 19 Two bills for £1000 each accepted. 124125 May 29 Adjustment of differences on 49th parallel boundary line. 125 B62015126 May 29 Watch proceedings of BC Overland Transit Company. 126127 May 31 Stores for colony shipped in East Lothian. 127 V62019128 June 7 £2500 mail subsidy paid from revenue. 128129 June 12 Oats unstripped by Moody. 129 B62016130 June 15 Hawkins' boundary report to Dec 1861. 130 B625TE02131 June 16 At liberty to negotiate loan for £30,000. 131132 June 17 Landed property left by Sapper Duffy, RE, deceased. 132 B62016SP133 June 19 Address of condolence from municipal council to Queen. 133July 1 Rights of Great Britain in Russian territory. (Confidential) 134 July 26 Constitution of Stekin Territories. 134135 Aug 1 Extension of leave to Nind. 135 B625TE03136 Aug 1 Gold coins too thick, device approved. 136 V62021137 Aug 16 Policy of issuing treasury notes questionable. 137138 Aug 16 Administration of justice in Stekin Territory. 138Aug 21 Introducing Thomas L. Wood. (Private) 139 Sep 16 Gold commissioner's reports of Cariboo and Lytton districts. 139140 Sep 16 Financial liabilities and position of colony. 140 B62017141 Sep 16 Appointment of registrar general of deeds approved. 141 V62022142 Sep 16 Approval of proceedings in Stekin Territory. 142 B62018143 Sep 17 Defalcations in Ceylon, requesting Gosset's explanation. 143144 Oct 2 Furnish agent's general with local rates of exchange. 144 B62019145 Oct 3 Municipal council memorial for a resident governor. 145146 Oct 28 Approval of leave to Gosset, appointment of Brew. 146147 Oct 28 Assay officers case relative to increase of salary. 147 B62020148 Nov 3 Repeal of certain sections of customs consolidation act. 148149 Nov 12 Loan act 1862 confirmed and allowed. 149 B62020SP150 Nov 12 Remarks on private negotiation of loan. 150 B625TE06151 Nov 28 W. Cox to provide for maintenance of his wife. 151 V62023
Vancouver Island Public Offices 1862
Admiralty 187 Jan. 2 US troops in Oregon relieved by volunteers. 2584 Mar. 14 Shipment of guns for defense of Victoria. 2584 V625AD023065 Mar. 28 Shipment of guns for defense of Victoria. 3065 V625AD039713 Sep. 30 Appointment of Young as colonial secretary. 9713 V625AD049714 Sep. 30 Defenses at Esquimalt. 9714 V625AD05
Agent (Crown Agents)3443 Apr. 8 Mr. Pemberton's half salary. 3443 V625AG018465 Aug. 27 Payment of lighthouse stores. 8465 V625AG02
Council (Privy Council)3076 Mar. 27 Approval of acts numbered 38-41. 3076 V625CO015953 June 13 Approval of acts numbered 42-53. 5953 V625CO02 * Sep. 4 Draft of supplementary instructions to governor. 11029 Nov. 11 Approval of acts numbered 54-60. 11029 V625CO03
Foreign Office4073 Apr. 22 HBC claims to land on San Juan Island. 4073 V625FO016253 June 25 Mr. Francis as US consul at Victoria. 6253
Land (Emigration Office) 681 Jan. 20 Land claims of HBC.  842 Jan. 23 Land claims of HBC. 1300 Feb. 8 Settlement of HBC land claims. 1300 V625LN031702 Feb. 17 Settlement of HBC land claims. 1702 V625LN042726 Mar. 18 HBC accounts. 2726 V625LN053100 Mar. 29 Site for military barracks. 3100 V625LN064383 Apr. 30 HBC sale of land. 4383 V625LN076486 June 30 Land claims of HBC. 6486 V625LN086845 July 12 Land claims of HBC. 6845 V625LN097057 July 16 Mr. Irving's land claim. 7057 V625LN108039 Aug. 13 Land claims of HBC. 8039 V625LN119885 Oct. 9 HBC surrender of lands to Crown. 9885 V625LN1211061 Nov. 13 Land claims of HBC. 11061 V625LN1311258 Nov. 18 HBC percentage on sale of lands. 11258 V625LN1412055 Dec. 13 HBC surrender of lands to Crown. 12055 V625LN1512138 Dec. 15 HBC percentage on sale of lands. 12138 V625LN16
Miscellaneous 575 Jan. 13 Settlement of HBC land claims. 1585 Feb. 13 Observations on Mr. Andoe's audit report. 1585 V625MI023865 Apr. 15 Settlement of HBC accounts. 3865 V625MI034058 Apr. 12 Seeds of Douglas fir tree. 4058 V625MI045967 June 9 Settlement of HBC land claims. 5967 V625MI056347 June 26 Settlement of HBC land claims. 6347 V625MI066657 July 4 Settlement of HBC land claims. 6657 V625MI077344 July 25 Direct communication with Panama. 7344 V625MI088053 Aug. 11 Land claims of HBC. 8053 V625MI098769 Sep. 2 Seeds of Douglas fir tree. 8769 V625MI108823 Sep. 5 Land claims of HBC. 8823 V625MI119392 Sep. 18 Land claims of HBC. 9392 V625MI129795 Oct. 3 Land claims of HBC. 9795 V625MI1310823 Nov. 3 HBC claims to site for harbour master's office. 10823 V625MI1411767 Dec. 2 HBC percentage on sale of lands. 11767 V625MI1511769 Dec. 2 HBC claims to site for harbour master's office. 11769 V625MI16
Trade (Board of Trade)6879 July 14 Expense of lighthouse stores. 6879 V625TA01
Treasury 276 Jan. 8 Examination of HBC accounts. 1266 Feb. 6 Shipment of paper for government stationary office. 1266 V625TE025579 June 5 Expenses regarding occupation of San Juan Island. 5579 V625TE036157 June 20 Land claims of HBC. 6157 V625TE047752 Aug. 5 Land claims of HBC. 7752 V625TE057765 Aug. 6 Money advanced to Col. Hawkins. 7765 V625TE068760 Sep. 2 Land claims of HBC. 8760 V625TE079699 Sep. 30 Payment of £32,500 to HBC for land claims. 9699 V625TE0811488 Nov. 14 Expenses regarding occupation of San Juan Island. 11488 V625TE0911789 Dec. 4 Report on operation of VI Acts. 11789 V625TE10
9798
War Office 254 Jan. 6 Supply of 1000 rifles for volunteers. 2133 Feb. 28 Conveyance of rifles to the colony. 2133 V625WA02
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British Columbia Correspondence 1862
2285 Mar. 4 Bacher & Co., enquiry into murder of Dr. MacPfeiffer. 2285 B626B011917 Feb. 19 Bell, James C., free passage to approved emigrants. 1917 B626B024601 May 6 Brand & Co., verification of governors signature. 4601 B626B038205 Aug. 18 Collingwood, R., emigrants stranded by Overland Transit Co. 8205 B626C012738 Mar. 18 Cox & Co., payment of Moody's salary. 2738 B626C024075 Apr. 23 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 4075 B626C035210 May 26 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 5210 B626C046135 June 18 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 6135 B626C0510791 Oct. 30 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 10791 B626C0611675 Nov. 28 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 11675 B626C0711983 Dec. 10 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 11983 B626C0811575 Nov. 22 Cox, Sophia, claim against her husband, W.G. Cox, for support. 11575 B626C092136 Feb. 28 Ffarmer, R.G., requesting information about the colony. 2136 B626F018373 Aug. 22 Finnis, Thomas, inquiring into the relief of passengers stranded by the Overland Transit Company. 8373 B626F022576 Mar. 12 Fisher, William, seeking mail subsidy. 2576 B626F0311057 Nov. 10 Gosset, W.D., observations about assay branch of mint. 11057 B626G013060 Mar. 27 Harris, I. enquiry regarding enforcement of English laws in the colony. 3060 B626H016502 June 31 (???) Haslewood, C., requesting information on the colony. 6502 B626H0210744 Oct. 30 Hawkins, J.S., requesting public appointment. 10744 B626H032390 Mar. 1 Kelly, William, Douglas's preference for Vancouver Island. 2390 B626K015327 May 29 Laird, J., irregularity of postal service. 5327 B626L016480 June 28 Lightfoot, C., seeking information about the colony. 6480 B626L024821 May 13 Lindsay and Company, departure of screw steamship Tynemouth. 4821 B626L03 613 Jan. 14 MacDonald, D.G., enquiry as to publication of parlimentary papers. 10758 Oct. 31 Maitland, Lady, investment in British Columbia government stock. 10758 B626M029875 Oct. 4 Mayne, Commander, publication of journal detailing four years on the Pacific station. 9875 B626M035324 May 28 McMaster, I., formation of temperance settlement. 5324 B626M046171 June 17 -----, enquiry as to recent explorations in the interior of the colony. 617110272 Aug. 2 Moody, Colonel, appointment of treasurer. 10272 B626M0611426 Sep. 30 -----, maps of gold region. 11426 B626M072447 Mar. 10 Morris, C., appointment requested. 2447 B626M083041 Mar. 24 Nind, W., request for half pay during leave. 3041 B626N016245 June 24 -----, requesting extension of leave of absence. 6245 B626N026281 June 25 -----, forwarding medical certificate. 62817253 July 20 -----, disputing amount of half salary. 7253 B626N04* July 11 Rusdell, G.D., postal service. 5964 June 12 Scott, A. disposition of the late James Duffy's property. 5964 B626S0111696 Nov. 29 -----, asking whether report had been received from the colony. 11696 B626S024329 Apr. 25 Taylor, W., requesting inforamtion on gold fields. 4329 B626T014165 Apr. 25 Tindall, R., route to BC overland from Canada. 4165 B626T021446 Feb. 12 Townsend, H., intention to publish information concerning the colony. 1446 B626T032964 Feb. 24 -----, requesting information regarding disposal of crown land. 2964 B626T042283 Mar. 3 -----, returning information with thanks. 2283 B626T052391 Mar. 7 -----, seeking information of agricultural capabilities. 2391 B626T066828 July 8 Ward, W., seeking passages for self and daughter. 68288272 May 15 Weatherly, W., requesting free grant of land. 8272 B626W027727 Aug. 2 White, T., seeking passage for son. 7727 B626W03
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British Columbia Despatches from London 1863
1 Jan 1 Approval of mining prohibition circular. 1 V6370012 Jan 2 Report on official tour approved. 2 B6370023 Jan 5 Information required as to sale of loan £50,000. 3 B635AD014 Jan 16 11 months extension of leave to Gosset. 4 V63001CO5 Jan 17 Approval of certain proclamations, remarks on others. 56 Jan 22 Ditch rules approved. 67 Jan 23 Address to Prince of Wales received. 78 Jan 24 Report on Stikine received. 89 Feb 4 Report on mining district received. 910 Feb 10 Admission of Walkem and Canadian lawyers. 1011 Feb 10 Sale of spirits to Indians on coast. 11 B6303712 Feb 18 Begbie's denial of interest in gold claim. 1213 Feb 18 Parliamentary vote for 1863-4 £22,121. 1314 Mar 12 Sanction of further loan of £50,000. 14 V635AD0215 Mar 14 Assay office articles ordered, payment to agents general. 15 B6300116 Mar 21 Salary to Gosset while on leave. 16 B6300217 Mar 31 Manner of raising £50,000 loan, non-repayment of£6900. 17 B636M0118 Apr 10 Maintenance of Mrs. Cox. 18 B6300319 Apr 14 Blue book for 1861 received. 1920 Apr 18 Thanks for Begbie's report. 20 V6300121 Apr 18 Periodical report of judge received. 21 V635FO0222 Apr 18 Mining report from Elwyn received. 2223 May 1 Telegraphic communication to BC. 2324 May 1 Treasury report on assay offices and minister(?). 24Sep May 26 Changes in form of government. 26 25 June 11 Attention to BC loan act. 25 B6300526 June 12 To pay pension of Joseph Cue. 26Sep June 15 Alterations in form of government. 15 B6300127 June 27 Admission of Walkem and Canadian barristers. 2728 July 1 Julyan and Gairdner trustees for loan. 28 B6300629 July 4 Investment of sinking fund 1862 loan. 29 V635AD0330 July 7 Arrangements for maintenance of Mrs. Cox. 30 B635AD0331 July 7 Conveyance of church reserve at Victoria. 31 V635AG0132 July 8 Proclamation No. 7 allowed and confirmed. 3233 July 8 Proclamations Nos. 3 and 4 (gold field rules) sanction delayed. 33 B635AD0434 July 10 Royal engineers to be withdrawn at end of year. 3435 July 14 Heads of departments appointed to legislative council. 3536 July 22 Approval of BC loan act 1863. 3637 July 24 Progress of Duncan at Metlakhatla. 37 B6303938 July 24 Supply of spirits to Indians by trading vessels. 38 B636G01Sep July 30 Requesting payment for stamps on warrants. 30 B635AD0339 July 30 Hale to inscribe granite obelisk for boundary terminus. 39 V635AG0340 July 31 Requesting steps Begbie took to admit Walkem to practice. 4041 July 31 Assay office to continue but with reduced staff. 41 V635AG0442 July 31 Approving legislation. 42Sep Aug 1 Appointing officials to legislative council. 1 V63703643 Aug 3 Receipt of Palmer's report 21 May 1863. 4344 Aug 9 £60 disallowed by auditors for 1861. 44 B6300745 Aug 12 Resignation of Gosset. 4546 Aug 28 General report 2 July received. 4647 Aug 27 Enclosing acts to define boundaries and continue government of BC. 4748 Sep 2 Approving formation of gold escort. 48 V635AG0549 Sep 3 Requesting payment of £500 as share of coastal survey. 4950 Sep 4 To reconsider Sunday observance act 1863. 5051 Sep 9 Approving estimates for 1863 except one item. 5152 Sep 10 Confirming legal profession act of 1863. 52 V635AG0653 Sep 18 Further to item of estimates 1863. 53 B6304054 Sep 24 Investment of BC loan fund. 5455 Oct 2 Negotiation of BC loan act 1863 (£50,000). 55 V635AG0756 Oct 2 Payment for bishop's passage and royal engineers. 56 V635AG0857 Oct 9 Land grants for RE's with boundary commission. 57 B6304158 Oct 19 Requesting further information on road contracts. 58 B6300859 Nov 18 General report of 14 September received. 5960 Nov 27 Reported death of Munro. 60 B6300161 Dec 19 Birch appointed to replace Young as Colonial Secretary. 61
British Columbia Correspondence 1863
9951 Oct. 14 Alexander, Reverend H., inquiring about grants to chaplains in BC. 9951 B636A012946 Mar. 23 Barton, F.W., inquiring about funds left to one of her tenants. 2946 B636B017645 July 20 Cameron, Malcolm, protesting the denial of representative government for BC. 7645 B636C012319 Mar. 5 Cox and Company, payment of Moody's salary. 2319 B636C025463 June 3 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 5463 B636C035930 June 15 -----, requesting usual certificate required for payment of Moody's salary. 5930 B636C046498 July 3 -----, difficulty in collecting Moody's salary. 6498 B636C057833 Aug. 15 -----, still unable to obtain warrant for Moody's salary. 7833 B636C0611715 Dec. 4 -----, payment of Moody's salary. 11715 B636C073394 Apr. 3 Cox, Sophia, requesting part of her husband's salary be ordered to be paid to her. 3394 B636C086467 June 30 -----, acknowledging a payment but uncertain of its source. 6467 B636C097006 July 17 Day, Thomas, regarding the conduct of Lieutenant Lascelles of HMS Forward. 7006 B636D01 38 Jan. 1 Gosset, W. Driscoll, requesting extension of leave of absence. 2579 Mar. 16 -----, requesting payment of salary while on leave. 2579 B636G026641 July 8 -----, requesting further extension of leave. 6641 B636G037365 July 27 -----, tendering resignation as treasurer of BC. 7365 B636G049742 Oct. 8 Henry, Captain W., seeking particulars about grants of land to military settlers. 9742 B636H0110840 Sep. 16 Holbrook, Henry (and W.E. Cormack), protesting changes made to prize essay. 10840 B636H02- Mar. 18 Lindley, John, forwarding unsigned letter from BC supporting existing government. 11129 Nov. - Lord, W. Smith, seeking exclusive fishing rights to coastal waters. 11129 B636L025243 Mar. 31 Moody, Colonel R.C., forwarding reports of explorations by Captains Parsons and Palmer. 5243 B636M0112465 Dec. 19 -----, forwarding correspondence with the governor regarding his replacement. 12465 B636M0211444 Nov. 17 Munro, Donald, identifying his deceased son. 11444 B636M036722 July 11 Rusdell, George Davison, offering information on ineffectiveness of postal service in BC. 6722 B636R0110080 Sep. 14 Seymour, Frederick, accepting appointment as governor of BC. 10080 B636S012306 Mar. 4 Vernon, Forbes G., seeking information about the colony. 2306 B636V017419 July 16 Walkem, Charles, protesting his son is still barred from practising law in BC. 7419 B636W01
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Vancouver Island Correspondence 1863
6268 June 26 Columbia, G., conveyance of church land by HBC. 6268 V636C0112431 Dec. 28 -----, conveyance of church land by HBC. 12431 V636C02 155 Jan. 5 Duncan and Dewar, admission of John Copland to supreme court at VI. 9588 Oct. 2 Hyde, C., requesting employment as colonial secretary. 9588 V636H018392 Aug, 26 Kennedy, A.E., suggesting Henry Wakeford be made colonial secretary. 8392 V636K018393 Aug. 27 -----, regarding passage allowance. 8393 V636K028394 Aug. 27 -----, regarding construction of government house. 8394 V636K038395 Aug. 27 -----, regarding a private secretary. 8395 V636K049247 Sep. 19 -----, regarding engagement of engineers for Victoria harbour. 9247 V636K059316 Sep. 21 -----, acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9316 V636K0612004 Dec. 14 -----, submitting plans for government house. 12004 V636K0712455 Dec. 23 -----, passage allowance for private secretary. 12455 V636K0812463 Dec. 30 -----, acknowledging receipt of commission and instructions. 12463 V636K0912373 Dec. 21 Kinlock, A., requesting employment as commissioner of crown lands. 12373 V636K101959 Feb. 20 Langford, E., charges against public officers. 1959 V636L011205 Feb. 2 Lindley, J., regarding conveyance of packages. 1205 V636L031490 Feb. 11 McClure, L., regarding changes to the form of colonial government. 1490 V636M017324 July 25 Pemberton, J., requesting extension of leave. 7324 V636P017683 Aug. 6 -----, engagement of mechanics. 7683 V636P028501 Aug. 28 -----, suggesting Kennedy's participation in engagement of mechanics. 8501 V636P0310388 Oct. 26 -----, requesting further extension of leave. 10388 V636P0412338 Dec. 22 -----, requesting further expension of leave. 12338 V636P0512410 Dec. 24 -----, requesting withdrawal of most recent extension. 12410 V636P069642 Oct. 5 Wayman, E., claim against G. Cary. 9642 V636W01
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Vancouver Island Despatches to London 1863
1 Jan. 9 2129 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2129 V63001Jan. 15 2060 Iron clad ships on Pacific coast. (Confidential) 2060 V63001CO2 Jan. 20 3140 Opening new session of legislature. 3140 V630023 Feb. 14 3699 Cary's reply to allegations of Langford. 3699 V630034 Feb. 14 3700 Replies of various officials to Langford's allegations. 3700 V630045 Feb. 14 3701 Chief Justice Cameron's reply to Langford's allegations. 3701 V630056 Feb. 6 3702 Acknowledging receipt of Parliamentary Papers. 3702 V630067 Mar. 4 4166 Dissolution of House of Assembly. 4166 V630078 Mar. 16 4700 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4700 V630089 Apr. 3 5132 Pemberton's departure for England on special services. 5132 V6300910 Apr. 8 5388 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5388 V6301011 Apr. 20 5737 Claim of HBC to land in VI. 5737 V6301112 May 8 6304 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 813 May 15 6919 Charges preferred by Langford. 6919 V6301314 May 20 6920 Forwarding almanac published in VI. 6920 V6301415 May 21 6921 Forwarding lighthouse accounts. 6921 V6301516 May 21 6922 Reporting on Indian affairs in the colony. 6922 V6301617 May 22 6923 Three month medical leave for Cary. 6923 V6301718 May 30 7004 Execution of three Indians for murder of William Brady. 7004 V6301819 June 1 7005 Forwarding six acts for confirmation. 7005 V6301920 June 11 7754 Forwarding journals of Assembly to 27 February 1863. 7754 V6302021 June 13 7755 Discrepancy in San Juan Island accounts. 7755 V6302122 June 13 7756 Statement of receipts and expenditure for San Juan Island for quarter ending 31 December 1862. 7756 V63022June 18 7753 Report on principal officers of the government. (Confidential) 7753 V63022CO23 June 22 7757 Forwarding minutes of Council from 19 March 1862 to 28 February 1863. 7757 V6302324 June 24 8069 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8069 V6302425 July 4 8070 Action against various Indians accused of murdering settlers. 8070 V6302526 July 4 8071 Execution of four Indians for the crime of murder. 8071 V6302627 July 14 8485 Emigration to Vancouver Island. 8485 V6302728 July 20 8614 Financial status of the colony. 8614 V6302829 July 21 8615 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8615 V6302930 July 21 8616 Civil servants engaging in commercial activity. 8616 V6303031 July 22 8617 Fitting out Confederate privateers in Victoria. 8617 V63031Sep July 23 9248 Formation of Executive and Legislative Councils. 9248 V63031SP32 Aug. 3 9249 Financial returns for year ending 31 December 1862 and quarter ending 31 March 1863. 9249 V6303233 Aug. 10 9505 Claim of HBC to land in VI. 9505 V6303334 Aug. 15 9888 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9888 V6303435 Aug. 27 10019 Returns for quarter ending 30 June 1863. 10019 V6303536 Aug. 29 10020 Result of election to House of Assembly. 10020 V6303637 Sep. 1 10021 Report on form of government for VI and BC. 10021 V6303738 Sep. 3 10022 Status of account with Agents General. 10022 V6303839 Sep. 16 10905 Opening new session of legislature. 10905 V6303940 Sep. 18 10906 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10906 V63040Sep Sep. 21 10907 Memorial from inhabitants of VI in regard to relief of Douglas. 10907 V63040SPSep Sep. 21 11405 Forwarding draft conveyance of church reserve. 11405 V63040SQ41 Sep. 24 11406 Resolution of thanks by Assembly to Capt. Richards and surveying party. 11406 V6304142 Oct. 20 12572 Address from Legislative Council to Prince of Wales upon his marriage. 12572 V6304243 Oct. 20 12573 Address from House of Assembly to Prince of Wales upon his marriage. 12573 V6304344 Oct. 21 12575 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 12575 V6304545 Nov. 3 12575 Seeds and cones of Douglas Fir sent overland. 12575 V6304546 Nov. 3 12576 Extension of leave to J.D. Pemberton. 12576 V6304647 Nov. 3 12577 Thomas Burke improperly sent home at public expense. 12577 V63047Sep Nov. 3 12578 Unpaid account for stamps on warrants of public servants. 12578 V63047SP48 Dec. 4 875 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 48 V635AG0549 Dec. 8 876 Resolution with regard to overland telegraph project. 4950 Dec. 28 2551 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2551 V63050
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British Columbia Despatches from London 1863
1 Jan 24 Approval of seven acts. 1 V6370012 Jan 26 Stores sent to VI for lighthouses and state of account with colony. 2 B63001[Sep] Feb 2 Introducing Captain Prevost's son. 3 Feb 5 Payment of expences incurred as a result of International Exhibition. 3 B635AD014 Feb 9 Unsettled state of final accounts for lighthouses. 4 V63001CO5 Feb 12 Mode of transmitting VI acts. 56 Feb 21 Communication of correspondence to the legislature. 67 Feb 24 Discrepancy in accounts concerning San Juan Island. 78 Mar 5 Douglas's reply to E.E. Langford's complaint. 89 Apr 6 Douglas's speech opening session of the legislature. 910 Apr 8 Payment of expences on account of lighthouses. 10Sep Apr. 14 Division of Council into Executive and Legislative Councils. 14 V635AD0211 Apr 20 Lack of remarks by attorney general on some acts. 11 B6303712 Apr 23 Duties of justice officers with respect to Langford's complaint. 1213 Apr 25 Letter from David Cameron with respect to Langford's complaint. 1314 May 6 Approval of two acts. 14 V635AD0215 May 8 Maintaining neutrality with respect to US Civil War. 15 B6302516 May 9 Informal manner of sending home acts. 16 B6300217 May 9 Financial state of colony. 17 B63038SP18 May 13 Manner of sending home bills. 18 B6300319 May 14 Dealings with HBC with repect to surrender of unsold land. 1920 May 19 Rumour of American aggression towards British possessions. 20 V6300121 May 28 Authorization of payment of bill. 21 B6300422 June 8 Leave of absence of Pemberton. 2223 June 11 Payments due for interest and sinking fund. 2324 June 11 State of VI accounts. 2425 June 24 Clerical omission in act to impose stamp duties. 25 B6300526 June 24 Approval of four acts. 2627 July 1 Appointment of trustees for the sinking fund. 2728 July 4 Sinking fund invested in 3% annuities. 28 B63006Sep July 7 Request for draft of a conveyance. 729 July 22 Medical leave granted to G.H. Cary. 29 V635AD0330 July 22 Execution of three Indians and imprisonment of Indian woman. 30 B635AD0331 July 27 Approval of measures adopted for murderers of William Brady. 31 V635AG0132 July 30 Expense of passage of British subjects from VI to England. 32Sep July 30 Unpaid stamp duty on Cary's warrant. 30 B635AD0333 Aug 2 Extended leave granted to Pemberton. 33 B635AD0434 Aug 20 Settlement of dispute over land to be surrendered by HBC to crown. 3435 Aug 27 Apprehension and execusion of native murderers. 3536 Sep 17 Manner of sending bills and their advices to home office. 36Sep Sep 25 Creation of Executive and Legislative Councils. 25 B6300537 Oct 1 Approval of seven acts. 37 B6303938 Oct 16 Letter relating to Cary's debt. 38 B636G0139 Oct 24 Lands to be conveyed to the crown by the HBC. 39 V635AG0340 Oct 24 Form of government to be established in BC and VI. 4041 Oct 24 Result of election of representatives for House of Assembly. 41 V635AG0442 Nov 2 Financial returns of VI for quarter ending June 30. 42Sep Nov 5 Douglas's knighthood. 543 Nov 17 Termination of Douglas's term as governor. 4344 Nov 25 Douglas's speech opening the session of the legislature. 44 B630071 Dec 18 Appointing Governor Kennedy. 1 V637101
British Columbia Public Offices 1863
Admiralty 1181 Feb. 3 Capture of Indians for murdering two whites.  5353 May 29 Illicit trade in spirits, patrol of Devastation.  5539 June 8 BC's contribution to cost of surveying coast.  6387 June 24 Policing of Indians and sale of spirits.  8496 Aug. 29 Colonial contribution to cost of coastal survey. 10420 Oct. 28 Entitlement of naval chaplains to land grants. 10420 B635AD06
Agent (Crown Agents) 1246 Feb. 4 Supplies for assay office in BC.  2390 Mar. 9 Overdraft of colonial account.  5424 June 1 Repayment of 1862 loan (£50,000).  5921 June 15 Remittance of interest on 1862 loan.  6440 July 1 Issue of debentures for 1863 loan (£50,000).  6631 July 8 Bills drawn against 1863 loan.  6703 July 10 Further bills drawn against 1863 loan.  7315 July 26 Statement of account with BC.  7398 July 29 Bill for £5000 in favour of HBC.  7539 July 31 Advice from governor about bill in favour of HBC.  7574 Aug. 1 Bill for £1000 in favour of Robert Ker.  7686 Aug. 6 Bill for £6000 in favour of HBC.  8704 Sep. 9 Payment of expenses incurred by Dr. Lindley.  8720 Sep. 10 Payment for silver coin supplied to BC.  9050 Sep. 16 Investment of funds credited to BC.  9051 Sep. 16 Debentures authorized under Loan Act of 1863. 10406 Oct. 27 Statement of account of BC. 10406 B635AG1710576 Oct. 31 Draft of £5000 against 1863 loan. 10576 B635AG1812151 Dec. 17 Further draft of £5000 against 1863 loan. 12151 B635AG19
Council (Privy Council) 5704 June 12 Constitution of Legislative Council of BC. 
Land (Emigration Office) 400 Jan. 14 Approval of regulations for management of water rights.  7267 July 22 Changes to land grants to naval and military officers.  9757 Oct. 10 Land grants to naval and military officers. 10593 Oct. 31 Settlement of HBC land claims. 10593 B635LN04
Miscellaneous 3333 May 22 Abstract of meteorological observations.  3924 Apr. 18 Half-yearly statement, Bank of BC.  5551 June 8 Superannuation allowance of Joseph Cue.  7509 Aug. 12 Telegraph line proposed from Canada to Victoria.  8731 Sep. 10 Half-yearly statement, Bank of BC. 10284 Oct. 20 Settlement of HBC land claims. 10284 B635MI0610785 Nov. 9 Settlement of HBC land claims. 10785 B635MI07
Treasury 178 Jan. 7 Payment of Moody's salary.  1311 Feb. 9 Estimate of aid required for BC.  1887 Feb. 17 Authorization for articles to assay and melting departments.  2218 Mar. 2 Consent to loan of £50,000 for BC.  3775 Apr. 15 Payment for freight shipped on Thames City.  5702 May 25 Payment of Moody's salary.  5941 June 16 Payment of Moody's salary.  6208 June 24 Investment in annuities of sinking fund sums.  7113 July 21 Consent to loan of £50,000.  7264 July 22 Statement of credited payments on BC account.  7318 July 25 Confirmation of BC Roads Bonds Act No. 1.  8318 Aug. 25 Sanction of estimates of revenue and expenditure.  8351 Aug. 26 Authorization of expenditure to establish gold escourt.  8591 Sep. 2 Payment of Moody's salary.  8824 Sep. 11 Review of financial condition of colony. 10679 Nov. 4 Cook's Ferry and Clinton road bond act 1863. 10679 B635TE1712141 Dec. 16 Payment of Moody's salary. 12141 B635TE18
War Office - Jan. 16 Terms of Royal Engineers to expire in October.  3913 Apr. 18 Moody's position as Commissioner of Lands and Works.  5193 May 28 Withdrawal of Royal Engineers from colony.  7351 Jul. 27 Request to complete inscription on boundary marker.  7818 Aug. 12 Remission of land grant purchases by officers.  8094 Aug. 17 Payment of expenses of Royal Engineers.  9345 Sep. 25 Applicability of land grants to officers of Indian Army.  9615 Oct. 3 Land grants to Royal Engineers. 12579 Dec. 31 Appointment of Captain Luard as commissioner of lands and works. 12579 B635WA09
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British Columbia Despatches to London 1863
1 Jan 5 2130 Financial returns for second quarter, 1862. 2130 B630012 Jan 9 2131 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2131 B630023 Jan 10 2132 Draft of £431.5.0 for governor's salary. 2132 B630034 Jan 10 2133 Draft of £50,000 on military and civil accounts. 2133 B630045 Jan 10 2134 Draft of £1000 on regimental pay account. 2134 B630056 Jan 10 2135 Financial matters between BC and home government. 2135 B630067 Jan 30 3134 Financial returns for third quarter, 1862. 3134 B630078 Jan 30 3135 Payment of freight costs for hay and oats. 3135 B630089 Feb 2 3136 Begbie's road and mines report. 3136 B6300910 Feb 3 3137 Periodical report of Chief Justice Begbie. 3137 B6301011 Feb 3 3138 Gold commissioner's report. 3138 B6301112 Feb 16 3690 Acknowledging receipt of parliamentary papers. 3690 B63012Feb 18 3746 Characters and qualifications of public officers. (Confidential) 3746 B63012CO13 Feb 14 4165 Maintenance of Sophia Cox by her husband. 4165 B6301314 Mar 7 4701 Estimates for 1863. 4701 B6301415 Mar 7 4702 Draft of £2000 on military account. 4702 B6301516 Mar 16 4703 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 4703 B6301617 Mar 16 4704 Comparative statements of revenue for 1861 and 1862. 4704 B6301718 Apr 8 5385 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 5385 B6301819 Apr 10 5386 Work performed in assay office. 5386 B6301920 Apr 10 5387 Four month extension of leave for Gosset. 5387 B6302021 Apr 21 5739 Eligibility of lawyers practising in BC courts. 5739 B6302122 Apr 22 5740 Financial statement of the Royal Engineers, 1862. 5740 B6302223 Apr 22 5741 Draft of £1000 on regimental pay account. 5741 B6302324 Apr 22 5956 Expenditures of RE. 5956 B6302425 May 8 6331 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 6331 B6302526 May 9 6332 Approval of various acts. 6332 B6302627 May 13 6333 Forwarding four acts for confirmation. 6333 B6302728 May 13 6334 Disposal of loan of £50,000. 6334 B6302829 May 14 6335 Maintenance of credit balance with crown agents. 6335 B6302930 May 14 6336 Confirmation of loan act, 1863. 6336 B63030Sep May 18 6927 State of colonial affairs. 6927 B63030SP31 May 21 6928 Topographical report of Bentinck Arm and Cariboo Districts. 6928 B6303132 May 21 6929 Absence of locally published directory. 6929 B6303233 May 21 6330 Illicit sale of liquor to Indians. 633034 May 27 7000 Attorney general's report on loans act, 1863. 7000 B6303435 May 29 7001 Progress of Duncan's Indian mission work. 7001 B6303536 Jun 3 7002 Mode of raising new loan and repayment of £6,900 for silver coins. 7002 B6303637 Jun 15 7749 Application for 1862 loan of £50,000. 7749 B6303738 Jun 24 8064 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8064 B63038Sep Jul 2 8065 State of colonial affairs. 8065 B63038SP39 Jul 4 8066 Financial returns for fourth quarter, 1862. 8066 B6303940 Jul 7 8486 Forwarding Sunday observance act, 1863. 8486 B6304041 Jul 9 8487 Forwarding legal professions act, 1863. 8487 B6304142 Jul 14 8488 Schemes for assisting emigration of the distressed. 8488 B6304243 Jul 21 8611 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 8611 B6304344 Jul 21 8621 Re-establishment of assay office in BC. 8621 B6304445 Jul 21 8613 Public servants involved in commercial enterprises. 8613 B63045Sep Jul 22 9244 Administration of justice and constitution of Legislative Council. 9244 B63045SP46 Aug 3 9245 Gosset's failure to return after leave of absence. 9245 B6304647 Aug 14 9504 Publishing of lost child notice. 9504 B6304748 aug 15 9889 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 9889 B6304849 Aug 20 9890 Forwarding Cooks Ferry and Clinton road bonds. 9890 B6304950 Aug 21 9891 Pension of Joseph Cue. 9891 B6305051 Sep 2 10014 Young wishes to be Colonial Secretary of VI instead of BC. 10014 B6305152 Sep 2 10015 Recommending Brew as Colonial Secretary and Good as Treasurer. 10015 B6305253 Sep 2 10016 Reporting state of account with agents general. 10016 B6305354 Sep 10 10451 Transmission of copies of prize essay on resources. 10451 B6305455 Sep 12 10452 Authorization to establish Legislative Council. 10452 B6305556 Sep 14 10453 Appointment of chief commissioner of lands and works. 10453 B63056Sep Sep 14 10454 State of colonial affairs. 10454 B63056SP57 Sep 18 10940 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 10940 B6305758 Sep 23 11401 Sinking fund for paying off BC Loan of 1862. 11401 B6305859 Sep 23 11402 Maintenance of Sophia Cox by her husband. 11402 B6305960 Sep 23 11403 Authority of newly formed Legislative Council. 11403 B6306061 Sep 24 11404 Financial returns for first quarter, 1863. 11404 B63061Sep Oct 12 11527 Complaint regarding publication of prize essay. 11527 B63061SP62 Oct 13 11526 Draft of £3000 on regimental pay account. 11526 B6306263 Oct 21 12527 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 12527 B63063Sep Oct 21 12526 Old warrant appointing certain members of Legislative Council. 12526 B63062SPSep Nov 3 12533 Outstanding sums due on warrant stamps. 12533 B63068SP64 Nov 3 12528 Remission of passage money to Sergeant McColl. 12528 B6306465 Nov 3 12529 Admission of Walkem to practice in BC courts. 12529 B6306566 Nov 3 12530 Gosset's resignation as treasurer. 12530 B6306667 Nov 3 12531 Receipt of an act to define boundaries. 12531 B6306768 Nov 3 12532 Staff reductions in the assay department. 12532 B6306869 Nov 13 12534 Return to England of RE. 12534 B6306970 Nov 13 12535 Appointment of Luard as chief commissioner of lands and works. 12535 B63070Sep Nov 13 12536 State of colonial affairs. 12536 B63070SP71 Nov 23 871 Forwarding three acts for confirmation. 871 B6307172 Dec 2 872 Admission of Walkem to practice in BC courts. 872 B6307273 Dec 4 873 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 873 B6307374 Dec 4 874 Steps taken by Cox for support of his wife. 874 B6307475 Dec 18 1276 Financial returns for second quarter, 1863. 1276 B6307576 Dec 19 1277 Sum of £10,704.10.7 due to home government on account of barracks of RE. 1277 B6307677 Dec 19 1941 Reporting payment of £500 towards expenses of Beaver. 1941 B6307778 Dec 28 2859 Acknowledging receipt of despatches. 2859 B63078
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Vancouver Island Public Offices 1863
Admiralty6392 June 29 Proceedings against Indians. 6392 V635AD017496 July 30 Proceedings against Indians. 7496 V635AD029539 Sep. 29 Proceedings against Indians. 9539 V635AD03
Agent (Crown Agents) 29 Jan. 1 Approval of Road and Harbour Acts. 1925 Feb. 19 Proceedings for debenture investments. 1925 V635AG023949 Apr. 21 Status of VI accounts. 3949 V635AG034293 Apr. 30 Requesting authority to accept VI bills. 4293 V635AG044518 May 9 Requesting authority to accept VI bills. 4518 V635AG054914 May 18 Requesting authority to accept VI bills. 4914 V635AG064935 May 19 Advising the bills had been paid. 4935 V635AG075070 May 23 Abstract of accounts. 5070 V635AG085172 May 27 Report received regarding £10,000 bill. 5172 V635AG095425 June 1 Payment of interest and sinking funds. 5425 V635AG106060 June 17 Report on state of accounts. 6060 V635AG1110688 Nov. 4 Correspondence regarding Mr. Pemberton. 10688 V635AG12
Council (Privy Council) 802 Jan. 21 Approval of four acts passed in VI. 4363 May 1 Approval of two acts passed in VI. 4363 V635CO026006 June 18 Approval of four acts passed in VI. 60067308 July 25 Approval of one act passed in VI. 7308 V635CO049300 Sep. 22 Approval of seven acts passed in VI. 9300 V635CO05
Foreign Office2433 Mar. 12 US construction of steamer for California. 2433 V635FO013940 Apr. 18 San Juan boundary line. 3940 V635FO024315 May 1 Attempt to fit out confederate privateer. 4315 V635FO034627 May 12 Military preparations in California. 4627 V635FO045458 June 2 Attempt to fit out confederate privateer. 5458 V635FO055715 June 12 Attempt to fit out confederate privateer. 5715 V635FO066624 July 4 Attempt to fit out confederate privateer. 6624 V635FO0711169 Nov. 19 Verification of colonial secretary's signature. 11169 V635FO0811909 Dec. 10 HBC complaint of squatters at San Juan Island. 11909 V635FO09
Land (Emigration Office)1717 Feb. 16 Town site of Victoria. 1717 V635LN011909 Feb. 18 Town site of Victoria. 1909 V635LN023116 Mar. 30 Land claims of HBC. 3116 V635LN036612 July 6 Land claims of HBC. 6612 V635LN047829 Aug. 14 Land surrendered by HBC. 7829 V635LN059741 Oct. 9 Land surrendered by HBC. 9741 V635LN0611787 Dec. 8 Conveyance of church reserve. 11787 V635LN07
Miscellaneous 943 Jan. 27 Introductory letter for Robert Plummer. 2003 Feb. 23 Seeds and cones of Douglas pine. 2003 V635MI022732 Mar. 17 Land claims of HBC. 2732 V635MI037644 Aug. 1 Land surrendered to crown by HBC. 7644 V635MI04 * Sep. 25 Private claim for £16.13.5. 10403 Oct. 27 Order of Bath for Governor Douglas. 10403 V635MI05
Trade (Board of Trade) 791 Jan. 22 Expense of lighthouse stores. 1262 Feb. 6 Fuca Straits lighthouse accounts. 1262 V635TA023305 Apr. 2 Fuca Straits lighthouse accounts. 3305 V635TA034419 May 5 Act to amend scale of fees for vessels entering and leaving port. 4419 V635TA047794 Aug. 11 Harbour regulations acts. 7794 V635TA0512401 Dec. 24 Advances for lighthouse construction. 12401 V635TA06
Treasury1976 Feb. 21 Discrepancy of colonial accounts for 1861. 1976 V635TE012087 Feb. 28 Cost of procurring seed of Douglas pine. 2087 V635TE024950 May 20 Act for paying of stump duties. 4950 V635TE036206 June 24 Investment of sinking fund. 6206 V635TE047347 July 27 Account of British subject, Thomas Bourke. 7347 V635TE058273 Aug. 24 Account of civil lists. 8273 V635TE068499 Aug. 29 Cost of procurring seed of Douglas pine. 8499 V635TE079350 Sep. 25 Passage allowance for Douglas. 9350 V635TE08
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Vancouver Island Despatches from London 1864
45 Jan 2 Payment of expenses on account of lighthouses. 45 B64223Sep Jan 4 Repayment of G.H. Cary's stamp dues. 4 B64219SQ46 Jan 13 Whereabouts of G. Vignola, Italian citizen. 46 B645AG02Sep Jan 13 Appointment of Colonial Secretary W.A.G. Young. 13 V647268Sep Jan 14 Permission for Kennedy to visit BC. 14 V640032 Jan 20 Whereabouts of Mr. Noiset, a Belgian citizen. 2 B6471013 Jan 21 Congratulations from Assembly to Prince of Wales. 3 B645AD014 Feb 3 Shipment of Douglas Fir seeds to Britain. 4 B64219SQ5 Mar 16 L. Lowenburg's case. 5 B645AD02Sep Mar 28 Appointment of five unofficial members of the legislature. 28 V645AD056 Mar 28 Whereabouts of Mr. Hatcher. 6 B642201 Apr 15 Shipment of stores to VI lighthouses. 1 V6472012 Apt 30 Non-passage of Civil List Act. 2 B640013 Apr 30 Enforcement of neutrality between Americans and British. 3 B645AD01Sep May 12 Condition of hospitals and asylums in VI. 12 B64002SP4 May 12 Appointment of chief justice of VI. 4 B64219SQ5 May 27 Kennedy's assumption of government. 5 B645AD026 May 27 Kennedy's welcome to VI. 6 V645AD027 June 1 Payment of Kennedy's salary. 78 June 1 Problems with bill granting rights to telegraph company. 8 V640019 June 1 Similar laws being passed in BC and VI. 9 B6400210 June 2 Concession of water rights in VI. 1011 June 20 Congratulatory address from mayor. 1112 June 23 Deed endorsing Christ Church in Victoria. 12 B64002SP13 June 24 Congratulatory address from mayor. 13 V64726814 June 24 Congratulatory address from VI inhabitants. 14 V6400315 June 24 Congratulatory address from VI inhabitants. 15 B6400316 July 4 Uprising by Chilcotin Indians. 16 V645AD0417 July 5 Young's leave of absence. 17 V64189A18 July 11 Appointment of successor to