Julyan to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
8 November 1864
In reply to the enquiries contained in your letter of the 2nd instant I now enclose for the information of Mr Secretary Cardwell copy of a letter from our Shipping Agents by which it would appear that the missing Ship "John Stephenson" has arrived at Vancouver Island.
You will probably remember that Mr Pemberton, the Surveyor General of Vancouver, was sent to this country to superintendenttheManuscript image the construction and despatch of the Machinery forwarded by this Ship, and that the Crown Agents were requested to aid him in the matter.
He was so importuned here with regard to freight by persons connected with the Colony that The Crown Agents undertook to invite tenders for transport, by public advertisement, and they took every precaution to secure, what was considered by the Marine Insurance Companies, a good vessel for the purpose, as will be evident on referencetoManuscript image to the enclosed copy of the schedule of tenders received on that occasion, a copy of which was sent to the Colonial Secretary of Vancouver at the time.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
Penrose G. Julyan
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Send a Copy for the information of the Govr in reply to desp of 14 of Septr? The Vessel has probably arrived.
VJ 9 Novr
TFE 9/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, J. & A.B. Freeland to Crown Agents, 5 November 1861, advising that the John Stephenson had at last arrived in Vancouver Island, with enclosures relating to their original selection of the vessel.
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"Schedule of Tenders received in answer to a public advertisement for the conveyance to Victoria, Vancouver Island, of about 131 tons of Freight comprising Machinery for a Dredging Vessel and Tug," with three entries for consideration and an explanation of the final decision, 11 December 1863, signed by Julyan.
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J. & A.B. Freeland to Crown Agents, 14 December 1863, describing arrangements made for transport of the goods and passage of two engineers travelling with the machinery.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 61, 10 November 1864, acknowledging receipt of the despatches.