No. 22
Downing Street
12 February 1859
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 14th December No 51 reporting upon the affairs of British Columbia down to that date.
It is most satisfactory to Her Majesty's Government to find that tranquillity prevails in the country, and that in your opinionanManuscript image an export duty on gold, together with other sources of revenue, would yield an income of £100,000 per annum. Her Majesty's Government are quite alive to the success which has hitherto attended your efforts to avoid drawing upon them for the expenses of the Colony, and they highly commend your proceeding in that respect. They entertain much confidence in your ability to continue this course ofpolicyManuscript image policy; and although it may be necessary that I should apply to Parliament for some advance on the estimates on account of the pay of the detachment of Royal Engineers, I shall rely on the ultimate repayment of that advance to this Country.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant
E B Lytton
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