No. 34
7 September 1864
I have the honor to transmit herewith a Requisition from the Harbour Master for certain Buoys and Moorings required for the entrance of Fraser River and to request you will be good enough to instruct the Crown Agents to procure the Articles in question and to ship them to this Colony with all convenient speed.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Authorize the Agents to comply with that requisition for buoys & moorings for the Fraser River?
VJ 18 Nov
Buoys and Moorings are extremely Costly Articles: Please let me know existing state of B. Columbia's account with the Agents.
TFE 18/11
Mr Elliot
Mr Sargeaunt informs me that the Govt of B. Columbia is in debt to the Crown Agents £2342.
VJ 19 Nov
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, James Cooper, Harbour Master, to Colonial Secretary, 6 September 1864, requisitioning certain buoys and moorings for use in Fraser River.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 20 December 1864, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure and asking for a probable cost of compliance.
Minutes by CO staff
I suspect that the local Authorities must be ignorant of the very heavy expenses usually occasioned by Buoys and Moorings, and I think that a previous inquiry of the present kind is a necessary precaution.