Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
12. January 1864
I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to transmit to you for the information of the Duke of Newcastle the accompanying copy of a letter from the Horse Guards with its enclosure addressed to the Deputy Adjutant General Royal Engineers by Colonel Moody, commanding the party of Royal Engineers lately employed inBritishManuscript image British Columbia, on the subject of the proposed appointment of Captain Luard R.E. to be Commissioner of Lands and Surveyor General in that Colony.
It appears that the Colonial Office is already in possession of copies of the correspondence referred to in these Papers.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The papers connected with the proposed appointment of Capn Luard to the Office of Surveyor General of B. Columbia are in circulation.
ABd 13 Jany
They have returned to me, & are annexed. I think we might tell the War Office thatManuscript image the Duke of Newcastle will not have occasion to appoint Capn Luard to the Office of Surveyor Genl in B.C.?
TFE 13 Jany
This should be done at once.
N 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Moody to Deptuy Adjutant General, Royal Engineers, 19 December 1863, regarding the office of chief commissioner of lands and works and his refusal to allow Luard to remain behind in the post.
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Copy, W.F. Forster, Horse Guards, to Under-Secretary of State for War, 8 January 1864, transmitting correspondence (not on microfilm) between Douglas and Moody concerning Captain Luard.