No. 38
Downing Street
11 November 1858
I have to acquaint you that I have received from Mr Brew, the Chief Commissioner of Police in British Columbia, a letter dated Halifax Nova Scotia, 27th Septr 1858, 1 reporting his arrival in that Colony after escaping from the Steamer "Austria", destroyed by fire on the voyage to New York; and that the Lieut. Governor of theProvinceManuscript image Province has reported to me that an advance of £100 has been made to Mr Brew from the Colonial Treasury to enable him to continue his journey to British Columbia.
I request that you will state to Mr Brew that I have received with much regret the account of the disaster which he encountered in proceeding to assume his duties in British Columbia, and that you will acquaint him that under the peculiar circumstances of the case, Her Majesty's Government have granted to him this sumofManuscript image of £100 in order to reimburse him for the losses he has sustained.
The Lords Commissoners of the Treasury have accordingly repaid the advance of £100 to the Treasury of Nova Scotia, and charged the amount to the account of advances made from the Treasury Chest for the service of British Columbia.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
E B Lytton
  1. I.e., Brew to Lytton, 27 September 1858, 10594, CO 60/2, p. 554.
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Brew, Chartres

Douglas, James

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

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