No. 61
Downing Street
16 November 1860
With reference to your despatch No. 52 of the 12th of May last, I am directed by the Secretary of State to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a letter from the Emigration Commissioners shewing the steps that have been taken for sending out to British Columbia certain women who had married or engaged to marry some of the Royal Engineers stationed inManuscript image the Colony; as named in the list enclosed in Colonel Moody's letter of the 29th of March; you will perceive that these Women, with certain exceptions, have proceeded to Vancouver Island in the "Marcella" which left for the Colony on the 12th Instant.
As the cost of these passages will be advanced from Imperial Funds, I am desired to instruct you to take the necessary measures for repayment of the amount in the manner authorized by the Secretary of State's despatch of theManuscript imagethe 21st of July last, No. 43.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
C. Fortescue
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Murdoch to Rogers, 14 November 1860, regarding arrangements made for the transportation to British Columbia of the wives and families of Royal Engineers stationed there.