No. 15, Financial
21 May 1863
My Lord Duke,
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Your Despatch No: 4 of the 9th February 1863 acquainting me that the final accounts relating to the erection of the Lighthouses in Fucas StraitsManuscript image have not yet been received and that the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade were unable in consequence to settle the Accounts for these Lighthouses.
2. I beg to express my regret for this inadvertent omission which arose through the change in Treasurers and I hasten to supply it. By the present mail the accounts in question will be forwardedManuscript image to the Secretary of the Board of Trade and I trust that they may be found satisfactory.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's,
obedient humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Bd of Trade. L[edger] F[olio].
ABd 15 July
Transmit.
TFE 16/7
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Elliot to E. Booth, Board of Trade, 23 July 1863, forwarding copy of the despatch.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 21 May 1863, CO 305:20, no. 6921, 174. 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/V63015.html.

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