31st October 1865
I am directed by Mr. Secretary Cardwell to transmit to you the Copy of a Despatch which Governor Kennedy has addressed to him enclosing Copies of a correspondenceManuscript image with yourself and others relative to a claim upon British Columbia for repayment of a moiety of the cost of maintaining the Race Rock and Fisgard Island Light Houses.
As you have, apparently, not had an opportunity of seeing some of this correspondence Mr. Cardwell wishes that you would be so good as to peruse the papers I now enclose and furnish him with your report upon the claim to which they refer.
I am etc.
F. Rogers