No. 17
Downing Street
31 October 1859
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 32 of the 8th of August last, 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 ShipManuscript imageShip which was to leave London in September last.
In reply I have to acquaint you that the Lanterns and 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 your request that a competent person may be sent out to superintend the fitting of the Lanterns and ApparatusManuscript imageApparatus, and to Head Lightkeepers to manage the Lights, I have to inform you that enquiries are being made for competent persons who may be willing to go out to the Colony to undertake these duties.
I have etc.
People in this document

Douglas, James

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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Hudson's Bay Company

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Juan de Fuca Strait