Lugard to Under-Secretary of State
War Office,
Pall Mall, S.W.
21 August 1861
In reference to your letter of 2nd Instant, requesting that the 500 Rifles measuring 7 tons and 150000 Pounds of Ball Ammunition contained in 131 Quarter Barrels, ordered to be supplied to the Vancouver Island Colony, might be conveyed in the Ship of War about to proceed to that Station. I am directed by Secretary Sir G Lewis to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a communication received from the Admiralty stating that the Ship in question is unable to receive the Stores, and to request I may be informed by what means of ConveyancetheManuscript image the Duke of Newcastle would wish the Arms and Ammunition to be forwarded to their destination.
I have etc.
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
I suppose the original arrangement under which the Agents were to ship these Arms had better now be carried out. Instruct the Agent therefore, and tell the War office.
EB Pennell 22-8/61
At once.
FR 22/8
I suppose the Col AgentsManuscript image shd be told to apply to the W.O. for the arms & ammunition & to take steps for shipping them; & that the W.O. shd be told that this has been done.
At once.
FR 22/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.G. Romaine, Admiralty, to [War Office], 14 August 1861, advising that the warship about to proceed to the Pacific station cannot receive the stores.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Agents General, 27 August 1861, directing them to procure the stores from the War Office and ship them by an early opportunity in accordance with earlier instructions.
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 27 August 1861, advising of the instructions given to the agents general.
Lugard, Edward to Fortescue, Chichester 21 August 1861, CO 305:18, no. 7619, 361. 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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