Booth to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade,
11 June 1859
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th instant stating that the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury have consented to advance the sum of Seven thousand pounds (£7000) required towards the construction of the two Lighthouses in Fucas Straits and the entrance of Esquimault Harbour, on condition that one half of this sum shall be repaid by the Colonies of British Columbia and Vancouvers Island jointly, and requesting My Lords to cause measures to be taken for sendingManuscript imagesending out immediately from this Country the necessary Lighting Apparatus.
In reply, I am to acquaint you, for the information of Secretary Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, that My Lords will give instructions for the construction of the Lanterns and Lighting Apparatus which will be required for these two Lighthouses with the least possible delay.
To assist the Colonial Authorities in carrying out the undertaking, I am to enclose a Copy of a further Memorandum of Captain Sulivan of this Department, together with drawings on the subject shewing the dimension which will be required at the top of the Towers.
My Lords believe that the costManuscript imagecost of the lanterns and apparatus including gallery rails, to be sent to this Country will not exceed Three thousand three hundred pounds (£3300) inclusive of freight, but My Lords will give more specific information on this point when the Tenders are received.
I have etc.
James Booth
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Copy to the Governor, for his informn & guidance, with reference to the S. of S. desph of the [blank] ultimo on this subject.
ABd 13 June
TFE 13 June
C June 13
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 78, 16 June 1859.