Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
27 May 1864
Sir
My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have received a communication from the Vancouver Island Graving Dock Company containing a proposal for the construction of a Dock at Esquimalt Harbour and soliciting the concession of the Water Rights appertaining to certain Lands. I am commanded by their Lordships to transmit to you for the consideration of Mr Secretary Cardwell the copy of the reply that has been addressed to the Company on the Subject.
I am, Sir
Your very humble Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Governor for his information.
I presume the Land Board here will have nothing to say upon the subject.
ABd 30 May
To Governor, I think.
TFE 30 May
CF 31
EC 31
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Romaine to Directors of Vancouver Island Graving Dock Company, 26 May 1864, advising that such water rights as are in their power to grant would be conceded upon completion of the project, and enclosing a partial map of Esquimalt Harbour showing the proposed site of the graving docks.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 10, 2 June 1864.
Romaine, William Govett to Fortescue, Chichester 27 May 1864, CO 305:24, no. 5006, 6. 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/V645AD02.html.

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