No. 45
2nd January 1864
With reference to my despatch No. 63 of the 11th of May 1859 (British Columbia) in which I left it to you to determine the proportion in which the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia should respectively contribute towards the expense of the erection of the Lighthouses in Fucas Straits and Esquimalt Harbour, I havetheManuscript image the honor to transmit to you the enclosed statement, which has been received from the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, of the sums expended in this Country and of the sums advanced to the Government of Vancouver Island on account of the Works of these Lighthouses amounting to £12,493-19-9.
As these advances have been made by theManuscript image Imperial Government on the condition that one half of the sums advanced should be repaid by the colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, I have to request that you will cause the sum of £6246-19-10 to be repaid to her Majesty's Paymaster General in the proper proportions by the two colonies.
have the honor to be
Sir, Your obedient servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Statement of the sums advanced by the Imperial Government for the erection of the Lighthouses," as per despatch.