No. 27
16 May 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you for your information and in reply to your Despatch of the 6th February, No. 7, a copy of a letter from the Admiralty enclosing copy of one from the Hydrographer in which he expresses his opinionthatManuscript image that Esquimalt Harbor is the fittest place in the Colony for a Naval Dock.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, signed by Seymour, 6 February 1868, forwarding copies of correspondence between himself and Hastings, regarding the "construction of a dock of considerable size in this colony."
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Memorandum, concerning correspondence received from British Columbia from 1872-76.
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Copy, signed by Douglas, 23 December 1859, regarding the reservation of "land in Burard's Inlet for Naval purposes."
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Copy, signed by Douglas, 11 April 1859, regarding the reservation of "land in Esquimalt for Naval purposes in compliance with a request from the Lands Commissioners of the Admiralty."
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 16 May 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 98. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B687027.html.

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