No. 36
27 August 1858
My Lord,
With reference to my communication to Mr Hawes of the 7th of April last respecting the accommodation which I was directed through him to provide for the use of the Party despatched from England under the command of Major Hawkins R.E. Her Majesty's Commissioner for determining the land boundary between the British PossessionsonManuscript image on the north west coast of America and those of the United States, of which duplicate is herewith forwarded, I have the honor to inform you that the plan therein proposed for meeting the instructions of Her Majesty's Government was carried into effect and the House was delivered to Major Hawkins on his arrival here, and is now occupied by his party and in his possession.
The money expended for the object in question is as follows vizt Paid to the Puget's Sound Compy
for purchase of Land & House £ 493.15.4
Paid for completing and painting house 729.03.4
I have now drawn on the Secretary of War a Bill of Exchange in Triplicate for that sum, in favor of the Hudson's BayCompanyManuscript image Company, which I beg you will cause to be paid at maturity.
I have etc.
James Douglas
P.S. Vouchers of the account advised in this despatch will be transmitted by this mail to the "Under Secretary of State" War office, Pall Mall. J.D.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
As the proceedings taken by the Governor have been directed by the War Office, at the instance of the Foreign Office, it is only necessary that we should send copies of these papers to the first named Dept.
ABd 13 Oct
TFE 13 Octr
C Oct 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to Hawes, 7 April 1858, advising preparations had been made to receive and accommodate the expected party of officials.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Under-Secretary, War Office, 20 October 1858, forwarding copy of the despatch.
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 48, 23 November 1858.