No. 36
9 May 1861
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of 1st March No 47 upon the subject of the completion of the Fisgard and Race Rock Light houses, and I am much gratified tofindManuscript image find that my proceedings in this matter have met with the concurrence of Her Majesty's Government.
2. I much regret however that circumstances which I could not personally control should oblige me to apply for further pecuniary aid, altho' of a comparatively trifling amount, as represented in my despatch of the 2nd instantNoManuscript image No 35, but your Grace will I trust appreciate the position in which I was placed, and believe there was no other proper course open to me.
3. I transmit herewith for your Grace's information Drawings of the Light houses which will convey some idea of their character and appearance.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Mr Elliot
Copy to Bd of Trade, & Treasury. See 6110.
Drawings in original.
ABd 8 July
TFE 8/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Not on microfilm.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 9 May 1861, CO 305:17, no. 6111, 213. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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