No. 59, Miscellaneous
12 December 1862
Adverting to your Despatch No 94 of the 16h April last, I have the honor to acquaint Your Grace that by this opportunity will be forwarded through the Express office of Messrs Wells Fargo & Co (London Agents, Eives & Macey, of King William Street) a Box addressed
to
to Her Majesty's Commissioners for Woods and Forests, containing about 20 lbs weight of Seed, and 6 1/2 Bushels of Cones, of the Douglas Pine.  
2. The greatest care has been taken in the collection and packing of this Seed, and I hope it will turn out in good condition. The case is metal lined, and the packages containing the Seed are surrounded by dry Charcoal to absorb moisture.  
The
The expense of collecting amounts to Sixty five pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Five pence (£65.13.5), the particulars of which will be brought to account in the periodical Statement rendered of the Receipt and Disbursement of Imperial moneys by this Government.  
4. The case has been insured for the amount of 325 Dollars.  
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Elliot
Send a Copy of this Despatch to Mr Howard for information?  
VJ
14 Feby
So proceed.  
TFE
14 Feb[ruar]y
Other documents included in the file
  • Fortescue to James Howard, Woods and Forests, 20 February 1863, forwarding copy of the despatch and advising he would be subsequently contacted regarding payment for gathering the seeds.  
  • Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 20 February 1863, forwarding correspondence relating to the collection of the seeds, and asking whether the Commissioners of Woods and Forests should be asked to pay the expense of the collection into the Imperial funds.  
 
Despatch to London:
Douglas to Newcastle, 12 December 1862, National Archives of the UK, 1596, CO 305/19. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/getDoc.htm?id=V62059.scx. Accessed 21 September 2017. 

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