No. 7
21 January 1861
I have the honor to forward herewith copy of a Requisition I have received from the Acting Colonial Surveyor for Stores and Articles required for service of the Light Houses on thisCoastManuscript image Coast, and I trust Your Grace will have the Kindness to cause the necessary instructions to be given for these Stores to be shipped in the first Vessel bound for this Port.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I believe the Board of Trade is the proper Dt to supply these Articles for the Light Houses?
VJ 25 March
TFE 25 March
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Mr Elliot
The Board of Trade want to know before ordering these stores, how they are to be paid for. The cost of maintaining the Lighthouses must I suppose be divided (as in the case of one moiety of the cost of erecting them) between the 2 Colonies—B. Columbia & Vancouver Island. As soon therefore as the cost is ascertained the Agents General should be instructed to pay for the stores, & the Governor directed to remit the amount?
HT Irving 4 April
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Mr Irving
TFE 4 April
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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B.W. Pearse to W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, 21 January 1861, submitting a requistion for stores, as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to J. Booth, Board of Trade, 31 March 1861, forwarding copy of despatch and requisition and asking that the stores be supplied with the Colonial Office being apprized of the total cost "in order that the Agents General may receive instructions for its payment."