No. 22
New Westminster
19th March 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No. 69 of the 12th of October 1867 on the subject of a correspondence whichhadManuscript image had passed between the Colonial Secretary and the Crown Agents respecting an alleged omission on the part of the latter to supply the whole of the stores for the Lighthouses included in a certain requisition made in April 1865.
2. I learn on enquiry that no blame can be attached to the Crown Agents. The originalRequisitionManuscript image Requisition drawn up by the Lighthouse Board was revised by Governor Kennedy in the Executive Council and several items struck out. This revised requisition was the only one sent home, and it has been fully complied with.
3. I enclose a List of the Stores required for the Lighthouses and beg that Your Grace will be good enough tocauseManuscript image cause the same to be forwarded by the earliest opportunity which may present itself in a sailing vessel.
4. I was not in the Colony at the time the Requisition of April 1865 was made.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 17 June 68
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At once.
FR 17/6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Requisition for lighthouse supplies, signed by W.B. Pearse, Superintendent of Lighthouses, 27 February 1868.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Assistant Secretary, Harbour Department, Board of Trade, 20 June 1868, forwarding copy of the despatch and requisition for consideration.