Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
28 February 1862
With reference to that portion of your Letter of the 8th Instant which relates to the conveyance of the Rifles which have recently been granted for the use of the Volunteers in Vancouver Island, I am directed to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that Sir George Lewis has ascertained from the Admiralty that no Ship of War is likely to leave England for that Station for several months, and application has therefore been made to the Transport office to provide conveyance for these Stores.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The annexed despatch has been signed, but it can be rewritten & this information added if you think it is of sufficient importance? The Mail will be despatched tomorrow.
VJ 28 Feby
Mr Jadis
I think that the information had better be added.
TFE 28/2