Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
26 May 1864
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 23d Instant, enclosing a Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver Island forwarding a Copy of a Memorial from the Legislative Council relative to the Defenceless state of that Colony; and I amtoManuscript image to acquaint you, in reply, for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, that the Subject has been several times before their Lordships and that they consider it had better be referred to the Committee on Defences.
I am,
Your most obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 27 May
Mr Fortescue
This is [a] matter for Consideration: I do not feel sure whether the suggestion is applicable to the case.
TFE 27/5
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Mr Cardwell
I have overlooked this. I am not aware that there is any "Committee" in existence wh. considers questions of Colonial fortifications. But we may as well send this to the War Office, with reference to our letter of 23rd May.
CF 30
EC 2 July
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Elliot to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 7 July 1864, forwarding copy of the Admiralty letter for consideration relative to a previous communication on the subject of colonial fortifications.