No. 20
Downing Street
2 November 1859
I transmit to you herewith copy of a correspondence which has passed between this Office and the War Department relative to the erection of a Naval Powder Magazine in VanCouver Island, and I have to instruct you to place a suitable site at the disposal ofManuscript imageof the War Department for this service, and to desire the Officer Commanding the Royal Engineers to take at once those measures which are requisite for carrying the wishes of the War Office into effect.
I have etc.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Hawes to Merivale, 22 October 1859, with construction details for powder magazine.
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B. Hawes, War Office, to Merivale, 30 June 1859, with enclosure.
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Extract from Admiralty letter of 06 June 1859.
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Merivale to Under-Secretary of State for War, 16 July 1859, stating Douglas will be instructed to build powder magazine as soon as he receives necessary details.
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Elliot to Under-Secretary of State for War, 3 November 1859, stating Newcastle has instructed Douglas to comply with Hawes' letter, 22 October 1859.