No. 7
Downing Street
22 January 1859
I have received and perused with much interest your despatch No 30 of the 9th of November last containing the latest accounts from the Gold Mines in British Columbia and reporting the progress made in the construction of Roads.
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In conveying to you my cordial approval of the construction of the route by Harrisons River to a point of Frasers River at an expenditure of Ten thousand pounds (£10,000), You will bear in mind that I look to the payment of all expenses connected with it out of local, and not from Imperial funds.
I have the honor to be
Your Most obedient
Humble Servant
E B Lytton