Sargeaunt to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Office of the Crown Agents for the Colonies
Spring Gardens, London, S.W.
19 August 1868
Referring to your letter of the 3rd ultimo, and in compliance with the request contained in its P.S., I return herewith the drawings and specifications supplied by the War Office to enable the Volunteers of Vancouver's Island to obtain the Targets they require from the Trade.
The Birmingham Agents, to whom I referred these drawings and specifications for the purpose of ascertainingtheManuscript image the price, state that the Iron Targets could be supplied at £4 each and Mantlets at £26 each: but that they cannot report favorably of the Targets, the impact of the bullet in a very short time so bends and buckles the plates as to render them useless.
They recommend the Cast Hematite Targets as being cheaper (£3 each), stronger, and never bending.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient servant,
W.C. Sargeaunt
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Copy to Governor & to Mr Roscoe for infn & with reference to previous correspondence.
WR 20/8/68
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At once.
FR 20/8
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to F.J. Roscoe, 25 August 1868, forwarding copy of correspondence relating to cost of supplies required for rifle practise of the Vanocuver Island Volunteer Corps.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 65, 25 August 1868 transmitting the Colonial Office's correspondence with the War Office and the Crown Agents regarding “Targets for the Vancouver Island Volunteer Corps.”