Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall, S.W.
8 February 1859
Sir,
With reference to Sir E.B. Lyttons letter of the 1st Inst, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you that the Paymaster General has been authorized to pay to Mr P. Smith Chief Clerk of the Colonial Office the sum of £50.14.8. to meet the charges of passing Letters Patent under the Great Seal erecting British Columbia and Vancouver's Island into a Bishops See and appointing the Revd George Hills D.D. to be Bishop thereof.
The Vouchers are herewith returned.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Amt recd by Miss Coutts carried to account 10 Feb/59. Put by.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to Treasury, 1 February 1859, transmitting a statement with vouchers and requesting disbursement to Smith.
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"Charges for passing Letters Patent under the Great Seal erecting British Columbia and Vancouvers Island into a Bishop's See, and appointing the Revd George Hills DD to be Bishop thereof," showing a total of £50.14.8.
Hamilton, George Alexander to Merivale, Herman 8 February 1859, CO 60:6, no. 1403, 111. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B595TE05.html.

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