No. 4
18th January 1865
In consequence of the requisition contained in your Despatch of 7th September No. 34 for Buoys and Moorings for the entrance of Fraser's River, I caused enquiries to be instituted as to the probable expense of complying with your application. I enclose herewith a copy of the report made to me on the subjectManuscript image by the Crown Agents, by which you will perceive how great a difference there is between the Estimate of the Harbour Master of British Columbia and that formed in this country. The expense of the Buoys being so much greater than you have calculated upon, I have thought it best to order the Crown Agents to send you half the number for which you have applied, leaving it to you to decide whether the remainder shall be supplied or not.
You will be so good as to make arrangements for defraying the cost of this requisition—the exact amount of which willbeManuscript image be in due time communicated to you.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Sargeaunt to Elliot, 13 January 1865, reporting that the requested material exceeds estimated costs and that only half the number of buoys requested would suffice.
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Brown Lenox and Company to the Crown Agents, 2 January 1865, with estimates and specifications for bouys for the Fraser River.
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Copy, The Crown Agents to Brown Lenox and Company, 4 January 1865, requesting an explanation for the increased number of projected costs from original estimates.
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Copy, Brown Lenox and Company to the Crown Agents, 6 January 1865, explaining the estimates given.
Cardwell, Edward to Seymour, Frederick 18 January 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/12, 45. 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.

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