Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
14 July 1865
I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to request that you will acquaint Mr Secretary Cardwell that William McColl, late Sergeant in the Royal Engineers, has represented to this Department that he has not received the grant of Land which it was agreed should to be given to those men belonging to theManuscript image detachment employed under Colonel Moody in British Columbia, who might take their discharge, with a view to settling in the Colony.
Earl de Grey will be glad if Mr Cardwell will call the attention of the Governor of British Columbia to this subject.
McColl is at present residing at Yale, British Columbia.
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I have the honor to be
Sir Your obedient Servant
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Transmit to the Govr for report? The terms of the agreement were that the Men of the Royal Engineers should receive grants of 30 Acres of each of Agricultural Land after 6 years continuous good faithful service, on condition of residence and Military Service within the Colony if called upon.
VJ 15 July
Draft to Govr.
TFE 15/7
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 44, 20 July 1865.