Corry to Under-Secretary of State
28 March 1859
With reference to your letter of the 22d of January transmitting a copy of the report of Captain Richards on the Harbours of Van Couver's Island and the coast of British Columbia; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request you will lay before Secretary Sir Bulwer Lytton the accompanying copy of a report from the Hydrographer of this Office in regard to the suggestions of Captain Richards for the lighting of Juan de Fuca Strait, and the approach to Esquimalt Harbour.
I am etc.
H. Corry
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The Bd of Trade has some despatches of Govr Douglas under its consn at present on this subject. Refer this to the Dept?
ABd 1/4
At once.
HM Apl 1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Report on lighthouse requirements for Vancouver Island, 25 March 1859, signed by John Washington, Hydrographer.