Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
16 November 1858
In reply to Mr Elliots letter of the 11th Instant, 1 transmitting copies of two communications from the Treasurer of British Columbia, asking for a supply of Stationery and other articles for the use of his Department, I am commanded by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of Sir E. Bulwer Lytton that they have desired the Comptroller of the Stationery Office to furnish, for the use of the Department in question, a supply of Ledgers, Cash, Day, Memoranda Books and otherManuscript image articles suitable to a Treasurer's Office, together with a supply of large-sized folio paper of the most durable kind, required for the purpose of Registration of Titles to Lands.
Their Lordships have informed the Comptroller of the Stationery Office that the "Euphrates" will shortly sail for British Columbia and that it will be desirable that these articles should be forwarded by that Vessel.
As regards the supply of Stamps for the Colony, My Lords have thought proper to request the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to advise them as to the arrangements which it will be most advisable to make andManuscript image have transmitted copies of Mr Elliot's letter and enclosures to the Commissioners for that purpose.
I am etc.
C.E. Trevelyan
P.S. Their Lordships have instructed the Commr of Audit to communicate with the Comptroller of the Stationery Office as to the Books, Printed forms &c to be supplied for the use of the New Colony; and to furnish my Lord with such Instructions as they may consider necessary for the Treasurer.
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Mr Elliot
The Treasury will no doubt write to us further both as to the Stamps and as to the Instructions to be given to the Treasurer, but in the mean time the Govr may be informed that the Stationery &c has been ordered?
VJ 17 Novr
TFE 17/11
Annex draft.
C Nov 17
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 47, 21 November 1858.
  1. = Elliot to Trevelyan, 11 Nov 58, stationery supplies. A draft of this letter appears in McCulloch to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary), 26 October 1858, 10972, CO 60/2, p. 175.
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Carnarvon, Earl

Douglas, James

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Jadis, Vane

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Trevelyan, Charles Edward

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