No. 2
15th January 1866
Sir,
In obedience to the instructions contained in Your Circular Despatch of the 27th June 1864, I have the honor to report for the information of the Board of Trade, that a Light ShiphasManuscript image has been built by this Government and is stationed in the Gulf of Georgia to mark the entrance to the Fraser River.
2. The enclosed Report from the Harbour Master contains a full description of the vessel and explains the exact position in which she is now anchored.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Bd Trade.
This is the Light for which provision has been made in the Estimates, but for the expense of which, as I have already remarked, sanction was neither asked for nor obtained by the Governor.
ABd 2 April
FR 2/4
EC 3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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James Cooper, Harbour Master, to Colonial Secretary, 13 January 1866, reporting as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to T.H. Farrer, Board of Trade, 10 April 1866, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 15 January 1866, CO 60:24, no. 3016, 5. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B66002.html.

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