Revocation of H.B.C. License 3 November 1858 Proclamation by Governor James Douglas
page 6 in Gerald Wellburn’s Fraser River Gold Rush collection
Sold for $1,800.00 in our A1190 22nd December auction
By His Excellency, JAMES DOUGLAS, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty’s Colony of Vancouver’s Island and its Dependencies.
Whereas, Her Majesty has been pleased, by an Instrument made under Her Sign Manuel, to revoke the Crown Grant dated the 30th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, 1838, to the Hudson’s Bay Company, for exclusive trading with the Indians, in so far as the said Grant embraces or extends to the Territories comprised within the Colony of British Columbia.
I, JAMES DOUGLAS, Governor of the said Colony, now proclaim and publish this Instrument revoking the said Grant, for the information and guidance of all persons interested therein.
Given under my hand and seal at Victoria, Vancouver’s Island, this third day of November, 1858, in Twenty-Second year of Her Majesty’s Reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
Page 6 is Lot 73 in this week’s Auction at noon on Saturday 22nd December 2018
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