Stamp to Carnarvon (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
4, Mansion House Place,
20th April 1859 To The Right Honorable The Earl of Carnarvon Under Secretary of State for the Colonies &c &c &c

My Lord,
I beg again to trouble your Lordship on the subject of the Postal Contract between British Columbia and San Francisco. I arrived in this Country 1st February last for the purpose of endeavouring to carry out this undertaking.
My sole detention at present is in the hopes, and expectation, of being able to secure the Postal Contract between British Columbia and San Francisco in terms of my tender and to which I was led to believe I should receive a favorable reply early this month, for the conditions as originally stated therein were modified and amended to meet the views of the authorities, from whose expressions I gathered, without being binding upon them, that, with the exception of a matter of etiquette with the United States Post Office, my offer would be acceptable and myself and friends considered responsible and competent for the fulfilment of the Contract. May I beg not simply in my own name, but in thatManuscript imagethat of the Colony whose important interests are in the meantime so much neglected and injured by want of regular Mail Communication that you will kindly press this matter to a prompt and favorable decision.
I have the honor to be My Lord
Your Obedient humble servt
Edwd Stamp
Minutes by CO staff
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Copy to Treasury, and request to know, with reference to the correspondence which has passed on this subject, what ansr it will be proper to return to Mr Stamp.
There wd seem to have been some discussions with Mr Stamp at the T-y or G.P. Office on this matter the purport of which is unknown to this Office.
ABd 23 April
TFE 23/4
Annex draft as proposed.
C Apl 25