Booth to Under-Secretary of State
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade,
Marine Department, Whitehall
22 January 1863
Referring to your letter of the 2nd October last enclosing a Copy of a despatch from the Governor of Vancouver Island requesting that six hundred gallons of oil and certain Stores for the service of the Race Rocks and Fisgard Island Lighthouses might be sent out I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acquaintyouManuscript image you for the information of the Duke of Newcastle that they have caused the Oil and Stores in question to be shipped on board the Steam Ship "Fusi Yama" bound for Vancouver Island and to sail on the 24th instant.
A Bill of Lading for them is enclosed. One has also been forwarded under cover to Consignee in the Ship's letter bag.
A Statement of the Contents of the several packages ninety six in number is also enclosed. They have all beenaddressedManuscript image addressed and consigned to the Governor, Vancouver Island Victoria.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant,
James Booth
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Governor—informing him that when the Bill comes in the Agents General will be directed to discharge it & that he shall be apprized of the amount of it in order that he may reimburse them.
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TFE 23/1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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List of "Contents of the Cans & Cases for Race Rocks & Fisgard Lighthouses Vancouver's Island," 1 January 1863, signed by T.H. Farrer Esquire.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 2, 26 January 1863, acknowledging the receipt of Douglas's despatch and informing him that the supplies for the Fisgard and Race Rocks lighthouses are on board the Fusi Yama.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Blackwood
For approval. I have made this addition because on the last occasion the Governor remitted little more than the actual Sum expensed, leaving only a trifle balance in the Agents hands.