No. 42, Miscellaneous
24th June 1865
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 5, 7th February 1865 calling for certain maps and plans of the country round Esquimalt Harbour, the most important sheets of which I now transmit.
They have been prepared withallManuscript image all the expedition possible with the limited means at my command and I can from personal examination vouch for their great accuracy.
It has been found necessary to have the land re-surveyed for the purpose of furnishing the information required as I do not believe there is an existing map of any part of the Island the accuracy of which can be relied upon.
I do not understand that any opinion is required of me on this subject, and I thinkColonelManuscript image Colonel Moody's local knowledge in connection with the maps now forwarded will supply all the information I could offer.
The remaining sheets completing the survey to Cadboro Bay (being the point of landing for the telegraph cable) will be finished and transmitted in about twelve days.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Governor
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Col. Moody—and send him the Maps.
ABd 25 Augt
Draft.
TFE 25/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Schedule of enclosures describing the maps forwarded with the despatch (not on microfilm), including an explanation of the blasting and labour required to carry out an unspecified project, signed by B.W. Pearse, 24 and 26 June 1865.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Colonel Moody, 4 September 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch, maps and plans of the country around Esquimalt Harbour.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 24 June 1865, CO 305:25, no. 8223, 693. 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/V65042.html.

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