Lugard to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
19 September 1859
I have laid before the Secretary of State for War your Letter of the 10th instant together with its enclosure from the Governor of British Columbia relative to the cost of the Military Force stationed in that Colony.
In reply I am to request that you will acquaint the Duke of Newcastle that MrManuscript imageMr Sidney Herbert concurs in the terms of the answer which His Grace proposes to return to Governor Douglas on this subject.
I have etc.
Edward Lugard
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Mr Merivale
1. Now send the proposed despatch to the Governor.
2. Write to Home Office, or the Chief Secy for Ireland, to say the Irish Constabulary will not be needed for B. Columbia.
3. And I should suggest sending the Treasury a copy of the Govrs desph 8576, (with the Duke of Duke of Manuscript imageNewcastle's ansr) as it seems to explain the financial position of the Governor, & His Grace's despatch testifies to the desire of this Office to keep the Governor up to the mark as to economy.
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