Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
5 June 1861
I have laid before the Secretary of State for War your letter of the 22nd Ulto together with its enclosure from the Governor of Vancouver Island in which he requests to be furnished with 500 stand of arms for the use of the Volunteer Force in that Colony.
In reply I am torequestManuscript image request that you will acquaint the Duke of Newcastle that, in compliance with His Grace's recommendation, Lord Herbert has given directions for the issue, free of cost, of 500 1st class Brunswick Rifles, with a suitable supply of ammunition.
I have etc.
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Governor.
Enquire of the Admy whether any vessel of War is shortly going to the N. Pacific Station which cd convey these Rifles?
If the ansr is in the negative instruct the Agents Genl to forward them by an early oppy.
ABd 6 June
FR 6/6
CF 6
N 7
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 60, 14 June 1861.
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Elliot to Secretary of the Admiralty, 15 June 1861, asking if there were any ships "being shortly despatched to the North Pacific Station which could convey 500 stand of Rifles to Vancouver Island."
Lugard, Edward to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 5 June 1861, CO 305:18, no. 5112, 348. 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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