Walcott to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Emigration Office
20 October 1860
I have the honor to state that in obedience to the instructions contained in your letter of 1st inst. we have engaged Steerage Passages to Vancouvers Island in the Ship Marcella for the wives and families of the seven Men belonging to the detachment of Royal Engineers stationed in British Columbia.
2. This is the only vessel sailing direct to Vancouvers Island which is at present on the berth either at London or Liverpool, and as in order to take the Manuscript image the party she will be obliged to come under the provisions of the Passengers Act, the Owners will not agree to accept a lower rate of Passage money than £35 per Statute Adult.
3. The vessel is to sail from the London Docks by Noon of the 9th of November next, and I presume that the women will receive from the proper Military Department the necessary instructions to join the Ship on that day.
I have etc.
S. Walcott
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Mr Walcott has undertaken to apprize the women in question of the passage which has been provided for them.
ABd 23 Oct
FR 22/10
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