Lugard to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
24 March 1862
I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to transmit to you, for the consideration of the Duke of Newcastle, the enclosed copy of a letter from Captain Cochrane in which he requests to be informed whether any and if so what advantages in the purchase of Land in British Columbia are accorded toOfficersManuscript image Officers who may retire from the Army for the purpose of settling in that Colony.
Sir George Lewis will be glad to be informed of the answer which should be returned to this application.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
A copy of the annexed Proclamation (No 3 of /61) was sent to the War Office on the 20th of last Decr. Furnish the War Office with another copy, if we can spare it—which I doubt—adding that the Proclamation recd the Queen's approval on the 30th Decr last.
ABd 27/3
The best reply will be to say that the advantages accorded to Officers of the Army who may settle in British Columbia are detailed in the Proclamation of the 18th of March 1861, of which a copy will be found in the letter from this Department to the War Office dated the 20th of Decr last, and to suggest that Capt. Cochrane should be answered in accordance with the contents of that Proclamation.
TFE 27 March
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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S. Cochrane to War Office, 14 March 1862, requesting information as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Under-Secretary, War Office, 31 March 1862, advising where the requisite information could be found.