Booth to Under-Secretary of State
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade
28 February 1861
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 16th Instant transmitting Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver Island reporting the completion of the Lighthouses on Fisguard Island and Race Rock.
In reply I am to request that you will inform His Grace the Duke of Newcastle that in their Lordships opinion these works have been executed in a very satisfactory manner. And I am to suggest that it may be well to convey this opinion to the Governor and to Captain Richards.
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As regards the request of the Governor that Bills which he will have to draw to the amount of One Thousand Pounds (£1000) in addition to the Seven Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two Pounds (£7,752) already sanctioned, may be duly accepted, I am to state that the Treasury has authorized the Board of Trade to accept Bills to that amount, and that one Bill of Six Hundred Pounds (£600) has already been accepted.
The sum of One Thousand Pounds (£1000) will be added to the Estimate for Lighthouses abroad now under preparation.
I have etc.
James Booth
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The consent of the Treasury for this additional £1000 was signified to us very recently: & I think the papers relating to the subject must have been passed on by you.
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Convey to the Govr the favorable opinion of the execution of the works? The rest is done in a draft now in circulation—to which the proposed intimation might be added.
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