Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
25 September 1863
With reference to your letter of 30th July relative to a proclamation which had been issued by the Governor of British Columbia, substituting for a remission in the purchase money of Land grants of a fixed extent, intheManuscript image the case of Naval and Military Officers, I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to transmit to you for the information of the Duke of Newcastle the enclosed copy of a letter from the India Office and to request that you will move His Grace to inform Earl de Grey whether he sees any objection to the terms & conditions of the grants of Land in British ColumbiaManuscript image being announced by the Government of India, as applicable to the Officers of Her Majesty's Indian Army.
I have etc.
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
No objection I shd think. Is it worth while consulting the Land Bd.
ABd 25 Sepr
I think it wd be safer. There may be some precedent in the way. L[edger] F[olio].
FR 25/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (transcribed)
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R.T. Pears, India Company, to Military Secretary, Horse Guards
India Office
12 Sept 1863
Advertive to the General order No 833, dated Horse Guards 31 August 1863 upon the subject of the Acquisition of Land in British Columbia by officers ofH.M.Manuscript image H.M. Army & Navy I am directed by the Secy of State for India in Council to enquire whether the terms & conditions of the grant of land in this Colony may be announced by the Government of India as applicable to the officers of HM's Army.
I have etc.
R.T. Pears
M. General
Mil. Secy

The Military Secretary
Horse Guards
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Emigration Commissioners, 6 October 1863, forwarding copy of the letter for observations and suggestions
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Memo, Rogers to Lugard, 19 October 1863, asking for a supply of fifty copies of the general order referred to in his letter of 25 September.