Moody to Under-Secretary of State
30h January 1865
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, 24h Inst, enclosing 2 Maps of the neighbourhood of Victoria V.Id.
Thanking you I return them, as I already possess copies of both—I also possess Captain Richards' Nautical Survey.
The Map referred to by me as being in the Office at Victoria is in every way superior to both of these, containing very much more information of the nature required. It is of a later date than these and was carefully surveyed and prepared not by Mr Pemberton but by Mr Pearse the present Acting Surveyor General.
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I take the liberty of venturing to suggest, you would find it a useful map to possess in the Colonial Office. My impression has been, that it had been lithographed, but I find I am mistaken.
I have the honor to be
Yr most obedt humble Sert
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I have nothing to add to the suggestion I made on 464 V.C. Island.
ABd 31-Jany
Write to the Govr, as was proposed by Mr Blackwood, but sending for his infn copies of this Correspondence.
TFE 31/1
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 5, 7 February 1865.
Moody, Richard Clement to Fortescue, Chichester 30 January 1865, CO 305:27, no. 944, 370. 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.

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