Booth to Under-Secretary of State
Board of Trade,
18th May 1865
Referring to your letter of the 23d Febry last transmitting copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver's Island requesting to be supplied with three sets of Copper Measures and also with certain Meteorological Instruments for the use of the Lighthouses in that Colony, I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acquaint you for the information of Mr Secretary Cardwell that these articles have been forwarded in the "Countess of Fife" which Ship sails for Victoria on the 24th Instant.
I am to request that the enclosed Bill of Lading may be forwarded to the Governor by the next Mail.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant,
James Booth
Minutes by CO staff
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Inform the Governor and forward the Bill of Lading.
ABd 19 May
TFE 19/1
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 26, 23 May 1865.
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Elliot to Booth, 14 September 1865, asking that a copy of the Bill of Lading be forwarded to the Colonial Office, the original being feared lost aboard a ship "which has been recently wrecked off the coast of the State of Oregon."