Hawes to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
22 October 1859
With reference to my letter of 30th June last, and your reply of the 26th July stating that the Duke of Newcastle would, through the Governor of Vancouvers Island, give orders for the erection, by the Royal Engineers, of a Naval Powder Magazine, when furnished with the necessary details, provided the cost thereof were borne by the War Department.
I am now directed by Mr Secretary Herbert to acquaint you, for the information of His Grace, that the Magazine will be required to beManuscript imagebe sufficiently capacious to hold 5188 barrels and 682 half cases and I am to request that instructions may be sent to the Governor to place a suitable Site at the disposal of the War Department.
Colonel Moody will be instructed to communicate with the Governor upon the subject, and the Secretary of State proposes, if it meets with His Grace's concurrence, to direct the Inspector General of Fortifications to correspond direct with Colonel Moody in respect of the details of execution and payment.
I am etc.
B. Hawes
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Inform the Governor. Express concurrence in the War Office proposal that the Inspector G. of Fortifications shd correspond with Col: Moody on this subject.
ABd 24 Oct
Annex dt.
HM O 24
N 26
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 20, 2 November 1859.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Under-Secretary, War Office, 3 November 1859, stating Douglas had been instructed to act in compliance with their letter.