Farrer to Under-Secretary of State
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade,
Marine Department, Whitehall
2 April 1863
With reference to your letter of the 2nd October last I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to transmit to you the enclosed Statement of expenses amounting to Two hundred and thirty one pounds nineteen shillings and fourpence (£231.19.4) incurred by the Board of Trade for Supplies shipped by the "Fusi Yama" for the use of the Lighthouses at Vancouvers Island.
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My Lords direct me to request that you will move His Grace the Duke of Newcastle to cause instructions to be given for the payment of the above sum to Her Majesty's Paymaster General to be placed to the credit of the account for Lighthouses abroad.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
T.H. Farrer
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I shd recommend that the Agents be instructed to pay this claim out of the VanC. Isld Loan funds in their hands. See 2390—the Govr being duly apprized.
ABd 6 Apl
I agree with Mr Blackwood.
TFE 6 April
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Statement of Expenses incurred by the Board of Trade on account of the Lighthouses at Vancouvers Island," no date, no signature.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Agents General, 10 April 1863, forwarding the statement of expenses and authorizing them to pay £231.19.4 to the Paymaster General to the credit of the account for lighthouses abroad.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 10, 8 April 1863, which informs Douglas that Newcastle permitted the "Agents General" to settle the bill for the conveyance of goods for the "Light Houses of Vancouver Island."