No. 86
18 November 1867
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 95 of the 17th August suggesting that the expense of the survey of the Coasts of British Columbia should be borne by the Imperial Government for this and next year.
The Lords CommissionersofManuscript image of the Admiralty to whom your despatch was forwarded have expressed an opinion to the effect that as the chief work of that Survey is now removed some hundred miles from the actual Settlements of the Colony it is really more for the benefit of Her Majesty's Ships than for the Commercial purposes of the Colony. The have therefore given directions for the expenses of the survey and the hire of the "Beaver" Vessel to be borne by the Imperial Government.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Grenville, Richard

Seymour, Frederick

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