No. 20
Downing Street
24 April 1860
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 28 of the 27th of February last enclosing a letter from Colonel Moody recommending the construction of a Military Road from New Westminster to Burrards Inlet.
In reply I have to instruct you that I cannot sanction the formation of such a road atManuscript imageat the cost of Imperial funds.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 24 April 1860, LAC RG7:G8C/9, 146. 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.

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