Downing Street
16 October 1858
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