Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
20 December 1858
With reference to your letter of the 10th Inst; 1 I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of Sir E.B. Lytton, that My Lords have informed the Commissioners of Audit that, although no Legislative Council has been created in British Columbia, Their Lordships are of opinion that the Forms of Authorities from the Governor to the Treasurer, for the issue of Money and for defraying Expenditure, together with such other Forms as the Commissioners may consider available under the present circumstances of the Colony, beyond the Instructions herewith transmitted,shouldManuscript image should be sent out for adoption by the Governor as soon as the state of the financial arrangements may admit.
I am etc.
C.E. Trevelyan
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Send the Instructions to the Govr for the guidance of the Treasurer?
VJ 21 Decr
Annex dt.
HM D 21
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 58, 24 December 1858.
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Instructions of the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to the Treasurer of British Columbia for keeping the Accounts of that Colony (26 pages), with attached form: X, Statement of specie receipts and issues at the colonial treasury; A, Establishment; and B, Statement of collections by various government offices.
  1. = Treasury instructions A draft of this letter appears in Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary), 24 November 1858, 12078, CO 60/2, p. 308. Merivale to Trevelyan, 10 December 1858. Take Instructions in full??
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Douglas, James

Jadis, Vane

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Trevelyan, Charles Edward

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