No. 8
10 February 1862
I duly received Your Grace's Despatch No 66 of the 15th August last, acquainting me that the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury had directed the acceptance and payment of the Bill for £430, which IhadManuscript image had drawn to effect the final settlement on account of the cost of Building the Light Houses in Fuca's Straits.
2. I feel very grateful to Her Majesty's Government for the essential aid afforded by the advance of the funds required for the erection of these Lighthouses; for otherwise the work could not have been undertaken and successfully carried through. I will take the earliest fitting opportunity of bringing to thenoticeManuscript image notice of the local Legislature the necessity of providing for the repayment of the proportion of that advance due from the Colony, but Your Grace is aware our Revenue is very scanty, and our wants numerous and urgent, and I doubt not Her Majesty's Government will afford us reasonable time to meet our obligations.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Copy to T[reasur]y with reference to 7230/61.
ABd 21 Apl
TFE 21 April
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 24 April 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch.