Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
31 December 1863
I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th Instant in which you state that the Duke of Newcastle proposes to appoint Captain Luard RE to be Commissioner of Lands and Surveyor General of British Columbia.
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In reply I am to request that you will inform His Grace that Earl de Grey, having communicated with His Royal Highness the Field Marshal Commanding in Chief upon the subject, finds that there will be no objection to this arrangement.
I have etc.
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I have forwarded a letter from Colonel Moody respecting Captn Luard's appointment.
VJ 1 Jan
If the Duke should defer to the objections which Coll Moody has to offer to the selection of Captn Luard, it willManuscript image perhaps be enough briefly to answer this letter, that on further consideration the Duke of Newcastle has given up the intention of offering the appointment of Surveyor General in B. Columbia to Captn Luard.
TFE 5 Jan
See 12465.
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State for War, 16 January 1864, advising that Newcastle "finds that he will not have occasion to appoint Captain Luard R.E. to the Office of Commissioner of Lands & Surveyor General in British Columbia."