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 59 Vict. Correspondence Re New Parliament Buildings. 937
RETURN
To an Order of the House for all papers relating in any way to the payment of $10,000
to the legal representatives of the late Frederick Adams; all contracts with
McGregor & Jeeves relating to the work done on New Parliament Buildings; all
correspondence or agreements with the Bank of British Columbia relating to the
completion of contract of the Government with late Fredei'ick Adams.
G. B. MARTIN,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
23rd March, 1896.
Victoria, B. C, March 21st, 1895.
Sir,—Unless the negotiations pending between you and the Government are satisfactorily
arranged by Tuesday next, the 26th inst., I am instructed to say that the Government will
take such other steps as they may deem expedient for the due completion of the Parliament
Buildings.
I have, &c,
(Signed)        Geo. B. Martin,
Geo. Gillespie, Esq., Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Manager Bank of British Columbia,
Victoria, B. C.
The Bank of British Columbia,
Victoria, B. C, 21st March, 1895.
Sir,—I have honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of this day's date, and in
reference thereto beg to assure you that every effort is being made to complete arrangements
for satisfactorily carrying out the contract in question, and that the necessary documents are
now being prepared by our Solicitors for execution by the parties interested. We confidently
hope therefore to have the matter complete by the date you name.
I have, &c,
(Signed)        Geo. Gillespie,
Hon. G. B. Martin, Manager.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Victoria.
Victoria, B. O, April 22nd, 1895.
The Honourable
The Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works:
Re New Parliament Buildings.
Sir,—We have the honour to inform you that by notice in writing, dated 1st April, 1895,
Sarah Adams ordered, authorized and requested you to pay all moneys due to her under and
by virtue of Contract No. 2 to the Bank of British Columbia, and the receipt of the Bank for
the same shall be a good discharge.
We have, <fec,
(Signed)       Drake, Jackson & Helmcken. 938 Correspondence Re New Parliament Buildings. 1896
Victoria, B. C, April 1st, 1895.
The Honourable
The Chief Commissioner of Lands and. Works:
Re New Parliament Buildinys.
Dear Sir,—I do hereby order, authorize and request you to pay to the Bank of British
Columbia all moneys due from you to me under and by virtue of Contract No. 2, and the
Bank's receipt for the same shall be a good discharge.
I have, &c,
(Signed)        Sarah Adams.
I hereby certify the above to be a true and correct copy of the original thereof.
(Signed)        H. Dallas Helmcken.
Victoria, B. C, April 1st, 1895.
The Honourable
The Attorney-General.
Re New Parliament Buildings.
Sir,—We have the honour to enclose herewith copy of correspondence between the Bank
of British Columbia and ourselves with reference to the subject-matter of our conversation on
the 30th ulto., which we trust will be found satisfactory.
We have, &c,
(Signed)        Drake, Jackson & Helmcken.
Victoria, B. C, April 1st, 1895.
The Manager Bank of British Columbia,
Victoria, B. C.
Re New Parliament Buildings.
Dear Sir,—During his lifetime the late Mr. Frederick Adams instructed us that all
moneys received from the Government on his account should be held for the benefit of creditors
after deducting what may be due and owing to the Bank.
Mrs. Adams, his devisee and executrix, has affirmed these instructions, and wishes the
same course followed in future.
We shall be obliged with a letter from you agreeing to the instructions being carried into
effect.
Yours faithfully,
(Signed)        Drake, Jackson & Helmcken.
Messrs. Drake, Jackson & Helmcken,
Victoria, B. C.
Bank of British Columbia,
Victoria, B. O, April 1st, 1895.
Re F. Adams and Government Contract.
Dear Sirs,—I am in receipt of your letter of to-day's date, and duly observe that the
late Mr. Adams and his executrix direct us, through you, that any money in our hands, after
payment of the Bank's claims, shall be held for behalf of the creditors of the firm, and we shall
deal with the matter accordingly.
Yours faithfully,
(Signed)        Geo, Gillespie,
Manager. 59 Vict. Correspondence Re New Parliament Buildings. 939
Service XII.    Public Works.
Vote No.—Act 56, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Government of British Columbia.
Estate of Fred'k. Adams (deceased), creditor for the undermentioned on account  of Requisi
tiou No. , Warrant No. 1,109.
16th April, 1895.—In consideration of a guarantee for the faithful fulfilment of
the mason's contract    $10,000 00
Advance to be repaid by deductions of 4 % from time to time
on the progress estimates of the Architect  .       8,222  90
(See Order in Council approved 13th April, 1895.)
Total    $18,222 90
Certified correct.
(Signed)        W. S. Gore.
$18,222.90. Victoria, B. C, April 23rd, 1895.
Received from the Government of British Columbia the above sum of eighteen  thousand
two hundred and twenty-two dollars and ninety cents.
(Signed)        Sarah Adams,
Per Fred. Adams, her Attorney.
Certified copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved
by His Honour the Lieutenant-Gooernor on the 13th day of April, 1895.
On a memorandum from the Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
dated the 10th day of April, 1895, referring to the Contract No. 2 for the construction of the
Parliament Buildings entered into between the late Frederick Adams and the late Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works :
The Minister reports that the said Contractor gave no bonds for the due fulfilment of his
contract, but in lieu thereof a reduction of $15,000 was made in contract price.
The Minister further reports that about one-third of the work to be done under said contract has up to this date been performed.
The Minister also reports that negotiations have for sonre time been pending towards the
giving of good and sufficient bonds for the due and expeditious completion of the said contract.
The Minister further reports that the works were not being prosecuted as expeditiously
as desired, and it was expedient that security should be taken for the due fulfilment of the
balance of the contract according to exact terms as to time and otherwise.
The Minister further reports that on the 22nd day of March, 1895, a joint and several
bond in the sum of $20,000 was entered into by Moses McGregor, George Jeeves, and James
Baker, obligors, and the Minister, obligee, guaranteeing the due fulfilment of the Adams Contract No. 2, but which bond was somewhat irregular, and a fresh bond in addition for a like
sum and a similar nature was asked for to be entered into by the same parties and Frederick
Adams.
The Minister reports that the said Contractor was drowned at sea on the 22nd day of
March last, and that on the 29th day of March the additional joint and several bond for
$20,000 executed by the said McGregor, Jeeves, and Baker, and Sarah Adams, the widow of
the late Frederick Adams (who, as the sole devisee and legatee under the will of the said
Frederick Adams, had proved same), for the due fulfilment of the said contract as above, was
delivered to him.
The Minister further reports that there is in the hands of the Government the sum of
$8,222.90, which sum has been retained by the Government and is so retained as a security
for the due completion of the contract, and deducted on the basis of the original contract of
Frederick Adams when it was contemplated he was to furnish bondsmen for the due fulfilment
of his contract. 940 Correspondence Re New Parliament Buildings. 1896
The Minister reports that the said guarantee so entered into as aforesaid is satisfactory.
The Committee of Council concur in the above report, and advise that the sum of $10,000
be paid over to the legal representatives of the said Frederick Adams, or other person or company duly authorized to receive same, as a consideration for the guarantee that the said
contract will be carried out in its entirety, and further advise that the sum of $8,222.90, so
retained by the Government, be paid out to the said legal representatives or other persons or
company authorized to receive the same, on the understanding that the said latter sum shall
be paid to the Government from time to time by deductions of 14 per cent, from the progress
estimates to be issued by the Architect from time to time as the work progresses, 10 per cent,
of which 14 per cent, being an amount to be retained by the Government as a security for the
due completion of the contract, and 4 per cent, to repay the Government for the payment over
of the said sum of $8,222.90, and that warrants be issued for the said sums of $10,000 and
$8,222.90, respectively.
(Signed)        A. Campbell Reddie,
Deputy Clerk Executive Council.
Know All Men by these Presents that We, Sarah Adams, Executrix of the Will of
Frederick Adams, deceased ; Moses McGregor, George Jeeves, and James Baker, all of the
City of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia, Contractors, are bound to George Bohun
Martin, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the said Province of British Columbia,
in the principal sum of $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars), to be paid to the said George
Bohun Martin, or other the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the time being of
the said Province, for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each
of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, by these
presents.
Sealed with our seals.    Dated this 29th day of March, A.D. 1895.
Whereas, by a contract in writing, dated the sixth day of December, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-three, and made between Forbes George Vernon, acting for the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, of the first part, and the said Frederick Adams of the
other part, the said Frederick Adams contracted, for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, with the said Forbes George Vernon, acting for the said Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works as aforesaid, to "find all plant, labour, and materials necessary to
erect, build, make, repair, carry on, and complete the excavations, concrete foundations, mason,
waller, and bricklayer's works in connection with the construction of the New Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia, Contract No. 2," and to do and finish the said work in
manner set forth in the plans and specifications thereunto annexed, and fully complete and
execute the said contract in accordance therewith, and otherwise to the entire satisfaction and
approval (to be expressed in writing) of the said Forbes George Vernon, on or before the
thirtieth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and in this respect
time, as therein limited, should be the essence of the contract:
And whereas the said Frederick Adams was shipwrecked and drowned at sea on or about
the twenty-third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five :
And whereas the said Frederick Adams, by his last will and testament in writing, dated
the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, devised and
bequeathed to his wife, the above bounden Sarah Adams, all his real and personal property
whatsoever, and appointed her sole executrix of his said will, which was duly proved in the
Supreme Court of British Columbia on the twenty-seventh day of March, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-five :
And whereas the above bounden Moses McGregor, George Jeeves, and James Baker
agreed with the said Frederick Adams, in his lifetime, to carry out, finish, and complete the
said contract in all things as if they were parties to the said contract, and to enter into these
presents for the due performance and fulfilment of the same, as the above bounden Sarah
Adams doth hereby admit:
And whereas the said the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works has approved of the
above bounden Moses McGregor, George Jeeves, and James Baker, as guarantees and sureties
for the faithful performance of the said contract: 59 Vict. Correspondence Re New Parliament Buildings. 941
Now, the condition of the above written Bond is such that if the said Sarah Adams,
Moses McGregor, George Jeeves, and James Baker, or some or one of them, shall, on or before
the said thirtieth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, or within
such extended time or times as may hereafter be granted, well and completely finish the said
Parliament Building Contract No. 2, and all other the works specified in the said in part
recited contract, in accordance with the said plans and specifications mentioned or referred to
in the said in part recited contract, and in all other respects faithfully perform and fulfil the
stipulations and provisions of the said contract, then the above written Bond shall be void ;
otherwise the same shall remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the 1 (Signed) Sarah Adams,
presence of J n Moses McGregor,
(Signed)        H. Dallas Helmcken, m G. Jeeves,
as to all parties signing.      n James Baker.
l.s.
L.S.
L.S.
L.S.
I hereby certify that Sarah Adams, Moses McGregor, G. Jeeves, and James Baker,
personally known to me, apppeared before me, acknowledged to me that they are the persons
mentioned in the annexed instrument as the makers thereof, and whose names are subscribed
thereto as parties, that they know the contents thereof, and that they executed the same
voluntarily.
In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal of office, at Victoria, B. G, this
29th day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five.
(Signed)        H. Dallas Helmcken,
Notary Public.
Province of British Columbia,!
To Wit: j
In the matter of the Bond hereunto annexed and dated the        day of        , A.D. 1895.
We, Moses McGregor and George Jeeves, Contractors, and James Baker, Brick Manufacturer, all of the City of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia, jointly and severally
make oath and say:—
1. That we are the sureties named in the bond hereunto annexed, and that we are residents
and freeholders irr the said City of Victoria.
2. That we are worth the sum of $20,000.00 over and above what will pay all our and
each of our debts.
The above-named deponents Moses McGregor,
George Jeeves and James Baker, were jointly and
severally sworn before me in the City of Victoria,
in the Province of British Columbia, this 29th day
of March, A.D. 1895.
(Signed)        Moses McGregor,
ii George Jeeves,
ii James Baker.
(Signed)        H. D. Helmcken,
A Notary Public in and for the Province of British Columbia, and, a Commissioner for taking
affidavits for use in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
victoria, b. o.
Printed by RrcruriD Wolfenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Maje»ty.
1896.

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