Lennox to Under-Secretary of State
22 June 1868
In reply to your Letter of the 16th Instant transmitting a Copy of a Letter from Mr J. Scott Tucker relative to the desirability of constructing a Hydraulic Lift at Vancouvers Island; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners oftheManuscript image the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, that, should a company be formed and the requisite Capital be subscribed for the formation of a Hydraulic Lift in the Harbour of Esquimalt, my Lords will be prepared to recommend to the Treasury the application in favour of the undertaking,ofManuscript image of the provisions of the "Colonial Docks Loans Act."
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Henry G. Lennox
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 23 June
FR 24/6
CBA 25/6
B&C 26/6
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Adderley to J. Scott Tucker, British Columbia Graving Dock Co., 30 June 1868, advising the Admiralty would be prepared to recommend an application to Treasury as per despatch.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 42, 30 June 1868 transmitting Tucker’s letter stating a desire to build a hydraulic lift on Vancouver Island, with help from the British government, and correspondence between the Colonial Office and the Admiralty regarding Tucker’s proposal.