No. 42
13th October 1864
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatches noted in the margin,
No. 37. 14 June 1864, No. 38. 21 June 1864
and to transmit to you the enclosed copies of a correspondence which has taken place relative to the sale and transfer to the Government of Vancouver Island of Fisgard Island situated in Esquimalt Harbour.
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It will be seen from these papers that no properly executed conveyance of this island has yet been made although the purchase money for it was paid by the Surveyor General (Mr. Pemberton) to the owners in 1859.
I concur in the views expressed in Mr. Walcott's Report, and as Mr. and Mrs. Young are ready to execute any such conveyance of the Island as the Local Government may think necessary, I should wish you to consult with your law Adviser as to the form of this conveyance to whom the land should be conveyed, and by whom it should be executed; and to prepare the requisite DeedsforManuscript image for the execution of Mr. and Mrs. Young, when they return to the colony.
Possibly the simplest course may be that Mr. and Mrs. Young and Mr. Pemberton should convey their interest to the Crown.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell