Hawes to Under-Secretary of State
War Office,
Pall Mall, S.W.
29 June 1859
With reference to the letter from this Office of the 24th Instant, respecting the conveyance for Stores to British Columbia, I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to acquaint you that the Comptroller for Transport Services is desirous to be informed whether the proposed arrangments for the transmission of these Stores by way of Vancouvers Island shall be approved, as the vessel which is to convey the Stores from this country is appointed to sail at an early date, and I am therefore to request you will favour this Office with a reply on this point as soon Manuscript imageas possible. I am to add that with reference to my letter of the 11th of April last 063/34 relating to the insurance of Stores, the Secretary of State would be glad to be informed whether the Colonial Agent or this Department should or should not insure them on account of the Colony?
I have etc.
B. Hawes
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
As the Colonial Agent has no funds in his hands of B. Columbia it will probably be best to beg the War Office to insure these stores. I have added a few lines to that effect to a Letter already prepared for the War Office.
ABd 29/6
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Fortescue, Chichester

Hawes, Benjamin

Merivale, Herman

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