No. 2, Military
9 January 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Grace's despatch of the 9th of October last No 57, enclosing a list of the names of 18 men, late of the Royal Engineers, who were employed on the North American Boundary Commission, and whopurchasedManuscript image purchased their discharge on the return of the detachment to England; and instructing me, at the instance of Colonel Hawkins R.E., to take measures for making free grants of land in British Columbia, to the extent of Thirty Acres each, to such of these men as may wish to avail themselves of the indulgence, and on the sameconditionsManuscript image conditions of residence and Military Service as were required from the soldiers of the Royal Engineers under Colonel Moody; and I beg to acquaint your Grace that I will take steps at an early period to carry these instructions into effect.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the War Office—with ref: to their Letter of 3 Oct last.
ABd 16-3
Draft.
TFE 16 March
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Elliot to Under-Secretary of State for War, 19 March 1864, reporting that the governor is taking steps to make free grants of land to eighteen men of the Royal Engineers as per instructions.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 9 January 1864, CO 60:18, no. 2554, 9. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B64002.html.

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