No. 40, Miscellaneous
24th June 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 11 dated 27th February 1865 on the subject of a pier which Colonel Foster has thrown out from his property in Esquimalt Harbour in this Colony, and in reply I have the honor to enclose the letters named in the margin
Governor Kennedy, 26th May 1865.
Rear Admiral Denman, 9th June 1865.
Acting Colonial Secretary, 13th June 1865.
Colonel Foster, 16th June 1865.
from whichyouManuscript image you will learn the manner in which I have settled the matter in concert with Rear Admiral Denman as directed by your Despatch.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 25 Augt
TFE 25/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Kennedy to Rear Admiral Denman, 26 May 1865, forwarding copy of a despatch on the subject of the pier built by George Foster for his comment.
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Denman to Kennedy, 9 June 1865, advising that as the encroachment appeared to have been a mistake, and the resulting inconvenience small, it should be allowed to stand under certain conditions relating to availability and state of repair.
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Henry Wakeford, Acting Colonial Secretary, to Foster, 13 June 1865, advising that the issue would be allowed to rest providing that the pier be available at all times for use by her Majesty's ships and crew and that it be always kept in a proper state of repair.
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Foster to Wakeford, 16 June 1865, agreeing to the conditions as noted above.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 7 September 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch.