Trevor to Under-Secretary of State
Board of Trade
8th October 1867
I am directed by the Board of Trade to acknowledge your letter of the 13th Ultimo stating that a Requisition for Lighthouse stores for Vancouver's Island, made in April 1865 has only been partially complied with, and in reply to refer you, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, to the letter from this Department of the 28th August 1865 forwarding a Bill of Lading for Stores shipped in the "Severn;" 500 galls. of oil, and the stores included in the requisition totheManuscript image the Crown Agents, which was transmitted to this Board in the letter from the Colonial Office of the 15th July 1865, were forwarded to the Governor of Vancouvers Island in the "Severn" and entered on the Bill of lading. I am to add that this Board are not aware that any portion of the requisition was not complied with.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
C. Cecil Trevor
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F Rogers
See minutes on 8749. Inform Agents & Governor. The Bill of Lading appears to have been sent out of the office in 1865 & no copy of it kept.
WR 9 Oct
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Mr Robinson
Yes. But the Bd of Trade shd first correct this letter. There is, I imagine some clerical error & I cannot make [grammar?] of it. Manuscript imageCan the B. of T. give us a copy of the requisition & bill of lading. If they could, we might be able to see what was wanted witht referring back to B. Columbia.
The Col Secty of B.C. shd have told the Crown Agents what was wanting & this shd be pointed out.
FR 10/10
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 69, 12 October 1867 stating that the Board of Trade is “not aware that any portion of the requisition [for lighthouse supplies] was not complied with” and asking for “further information” from Seymour.
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Sir F. Rogers
I annex Dfts dealing with this matter. By minutes on 8749 you will see where there has been an oversight in the correspondence.
The requisition is on 6393 V.C.I. The Bill of Lading wh I have seen simply mentions "77 cans oil, 1 Case Stores, 2 Cases stained glass."
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 14 October 1867, advising of the situation regarding the requisition of lighthouse stores.