No. 73, Miscellaneous
14th September 1864
I deem it my duty to transmit through you for the information of the Crown Agents for the Colonies the copy of a communication addressed to the Surveyor General of this Colony in reference to the Ship "John Stephenson" on board of which goods were shipped by the Agents General for this Colony. It is only necessary for me toaddManuscript image add that the "John Stephenson" has not yet arrived here having left the Thames on the 16th January 1864.
I have the honor to be
Your very obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
We have no knowledge in the office of the "John Stephenson", nor of the goods which are represented to have been put on board her for V.C. Island. Send Copy of this Desph to the Crown Agents & ask them if they have any observations to make on the subject?
ABd 29 Octr
TFE 29/10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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McCulloch & Hoare to J.D. Pemberton, Surveyor General, 8 July 1864, describing the delays encountered by the "John Stephenson," currently enroute to Vancouver Island.
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 2 November 1864, forwarding copy of the despatch for their observations.