Booth to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade
12 October 1859
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th Instant transmitting copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver's Island recommending that the Lanterns and Lighting Apparatus for the Lighthouses erecting in Fucas Straits should be sent out by the Hudson's Bay Company's annual Ship which was to leave London in September last.
In reply My Lords direct me to state that the Lanterns andManuscript imageand Apparatus in question are in course of construction and will not be ready to send out to the Colony before the end of November, and as soon as they are completed and a vessel engaged for their conveyance a further communication will be made to you on the subject.
As regards the request of the Governor that a competent person may be sent out to superintend the fitting of the Lanterns and Apparatus, and two Head Light-keepers to manage the Lights, I am to state that My Lords will cause inquiries to be made for competent persons who may be willing to go out to the Colony to undertake these duties.
I have etc.
James Booth
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Acquaint the Governor.
ABd 13 Oct
Annex dt.
HM O 13
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Booth, James

Merivale, Herman

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