No. 10
25 January 1860
My Lord Duke
I have duly received your Grace's Despatch No. 27 of the 29th September, on the subject of establishing an Assay Office in British Columbia, and transmitting for my information, copy of a Manuscript imagea correspondence between the Treasury and the Colonial Office, shewing the arrangements which it is intended to adopt for carrying the measure into operation.
2. I have the honor to inform your Grace that it is my intention to proceed with the erection of the necessary buildings, furnaces, &c &c, as soon Manuscript imagesoon as I am furnished with plans of the same.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
I suppose a Copy should be sent to the Treasury for information, but Mr Strachey has the Subject before him.
VJ 15 Mar
HM Mh 15
CF 16
N 17
Copy to Treasury with 2750 B. Columbia.
WS 20 Mh
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 2 April 1860, forwarding copies of two despatches for information.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 25 January 1860, CO 60:7, no. 2751, 77. 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/B60010.html.

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