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His Grace
The Duke of Newcastle
&c. &c. &c.

and Civilization has been pushed
forward by some two hundred miles.

I have &c.
Signed / G.F. Bowen.

No 91.

Enclosure
(Ex. Council Office.)

Government House,
Brisbane, Queensland.
5th December, 1860.

My Lord Duke,

I have the honor to
report that, with the advice
of my Executive Council, I have
appointed Mr. Matthew Henry
Marsh
, M.P. for Salisbury in
the House of Commons, to be
Honorary-General and
authorised Representative of the Colony of
Queensland in the United Kingdom.
I enclose a copy of the Minute
of Council on this appointment.

2. My Government have
already felt the necessity of
authorizing a gentleman of
ability and position resident
in England to act as the
Representative of Queensland
at Statistical Congresses, at
Industrial Exhibitions, in
negotiations respecting Electric
Telegraphs, postal and steam
communication, and, generally,
in all affairs affecting the
interests of this Colony. Mr.
Marsh
has passed many years
of

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of his life, and still possesses
large property, in this part of
Australia, he zealously and ably
assisted the inhabitants of the
new Colony in their long and
arduous struggle for Separation
from New South Wales, he has
now offered to act fraternitously
as its Representative in the
mother-country; and it is
generally felt here that there is
no other individual on whom
that Office could be so appropriately
conferred - Mr. Marsh will receive
instructions, from time to time,
on all matters in which his
assistance is desired.

3. The most pressing
need of Queensland is an
accession of population to develop
the rich and varied resources
and capabilities of our vast
territory. For the purpose of
procuring population, it is
obviously above all things
necessary that those resources
and capabilities should be made
known in the parent State.
For this purpose, I have appointed,
with the advice of my Executive
Council, Mr. Henry Jordan, late
Member of the first Legislative
Assembly of Queensland, to be
our Emigration Agent at home.
Mr. Jordan hopes to reach England
in April next; and it will
be his principal duty to diffuse
information respecting this Colony
by delivering lectures and otherwise,
in

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