Hawes to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
27 October 1858
I am directed by Secretary Major General Peel to forward, herewith, for the information of Mr Secretary Labouchere copies of a letter and enclosures which have been received from the Governor of Vancouver's Island, regarding certain buildings which have been erected, under his orders, for the accommodation of the North American Boundary Surveying Expedition.
I have etc.
B. Hawes
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Attach the accg notes from Mr Talbot to this Letter & put it by.
ABd 4 Novr
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Douglas to Under-Secretary, War Office, 30 August 1858, transmitting vouchers for sums expended in providing accommodation for Major Hawkins.
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"Account of Expenses incurred by the Hudsons Bay Company, for the Military Cantonments at Constance Cove Vancouvers Island," dated 30 August 1858.
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Account of expenses incurred in construction of Constance Cove House, dated 7 April 1858, with additional accounts dated 28 August 1858, signed by Alex Munro, Agent, Puget Sound Agricultural Company.
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Asst Accountant General [title has been crossed out]
This has been returned to me by the Colonial Office as having been probably addressed to it under error, and with a view to its being withdrawn therefore.
The Gentleman who wrote it will require to be informed that Mr Labouchere has long ceased to be Colonial Minister!
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Mr Talbot
This letter was written by Sir Benjamin Hawes' desire,asManuscript image as you will perceive from 3452/96.
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Novr 4th 1858
My dear Blackwood,
The enclosed was doubtless sent to you, as you surmise, unnecessarily. I had no hand in it; but as it will take more trouble to get it cancelled than it is worth, I recommend you to put it into the fire.
Yours truly
C. Talbot