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Hudson's Bay

NoAn

May 30th., 1921.
File F. 88.

V. Stefansson, Esquire,
General Delivery,
Reno,
Nevada.

My dear Mr. Stefansson:-

I have this morning received your telegram
of May twenty-ninth dated from Eureka, California, reading
as follows:-

"Confidential - delighted to learn by
"letter from Mr. Sale Company has de-
"cided establish Post Wrangel Island
"have in mind two excellent men members
"my expedition suitable take charge
"colonization STOP
"when does ship sail please wire reply."

I sent you a nightletter this evening in
reply reading as follows :-

"Thanks telegram twenty-ninth not
"possible instal post mentioned this
"year Schooner "Lady Kindersley" will
"put in there on return and our Captain
"O'Kelly will make preliminary examina-
"tion STOP
"Definitely decided to establish next
"season - am writing."

The establishment of a Post on Wrangel Island
involved more preparation and work than would admit of our
opening Post there this season. It has been decided that our
Captain O'Kelly (Assistant to the Fur Trade Commissioner) who
is going North to Herschel Island on our new Schooner "Lady
Kindersley" sailing from Vancouver within the next three weeks,

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