No. 52
5 November 1859
I have duly received your Graces Despatch No 3 of the 22d July, transmitting copies of a correspondence between the War Office, Foreign Office, the Admiralty, and the Colonial Office referring to the disposal of the Land and Buildings at Esquimalt, occupied by the surveying party under the CommandManuscript imageCommand of Lieut Colonel Hawkins.
2. I have agreeably to your Graces instructions, put myself into communication with Rear Admiral Baynes the senior Naval Officer on the station, and I beg to enclose herewith for your Graces information the copy of a letter from Admiral Baynes, in which he states his intention of recommending the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to obtain the Land and buildings in question for Naval purposes.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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HT Irving 27 Dec
At once.
HM D 28
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Baynes to Douglas, 3 November 1859, advising of his intention to recommend that the Admiralty purchase the buildings in question.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Under-Secretary, War Office, 5 January 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch.
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Draft, Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 5 January 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure.