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Jul 1831 under the orders of Captain Bate, R.M., a shaft has been driven on the southern aspect of the mountain, which it is hoped will provide the garrison with 2 - 3 tons of was a day once the tanks have been installed, along with pipe-work to bring the water down off the mountain, plus water that can be gathered by other means.
Circa mid Mar 1840 a contract for bullocks and fodder to be sent to Ascension is being drawn up at Sierra Leone, by Commander Denman, commanding officer of the Wolverine, Senior Officer on the Coast, with a view to fresh meat being available for the Navy in that region, subject to the Admiral's approval - he is at present at the Cape.
11 May 1841, Additional Acting Assistant-Surgeon Dr. A. Elliott, appointed to the garrison of Ascension. 1874 Some comments on Ascension Island.
Jan 1874 Captain J. B. Creagh relieved by Captain J. W. East, in command of the Island.
10 Dec 1891 The Court-martial of CPO Writer Robert J. C. Dale, held on board the Northampton, at Sheerness, on a charge of embezzling £6, from the Ascension Cricket Club, has been concluded, the prisoner being acquitted.