No. 62
Downing Street
25 June 1861
Sir,
I transmit to you copies of correspondence between the War Office and this Department relative to the erection of Barracks in Vancouver Island, and I have to request that you will furnish me with a report upon the question of a site for these Buildings, in the event of Troops being ultimatelystationedManuscript image stationed there.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your obedient Servant,
Newcastle
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Edward Lugard to Rogers, 17 June 1861, forwarding a letter from Col. R.C. Moody urging a site for barracks in Vancouver Island be selected immediately and asking if the expense will be borne by the local or imperial government.
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Copy, Moody to Inspector, 24 April 1861, urging purchase of land for barracks and giving estimates of land prices.
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Rogers, War Office, to Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office, 28 June 1861 stating that if the barracks are built within the Hudson's Bay Company's reserve, the land will have to be purchased from from the company, but "if otherwise, ungranted or unsold land will probably be available for the purpose."
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 25 June 1861, LAC RG7:G8C/2, 501. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V617062.html.

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