Private
Downing Street
16 October 1858
Sir,
Though I think that you must be in complete possession of my views in respect to the Employment of the Royal Engineers who have been despatched to British Columbia I desire nevertheless, and for fear of any possible misunderstanding on your part to mention that to Colonel Moody and his men do I look for the performance of all the surveying duties in the Colony and therefore to caution you against accepting the services of other Surveyors or Assistants whose employment would add so much to the heavy expenses which the colony at its outset is called upon to defray.
I have etc.
E.B. Lytton
Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer to Douglas, James 16 October 1858, CO 398:1, 133. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B587030A.html.

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