No. 39, Financial
21 April 1860
My Lord Duke
I have the honor of transmitting herewith for your Grace's information a comparative Statement of Customs revenue collected at New Westminster during the quarter ending 31st December 1859 and 31st March 1860 Manuscript image 1860, which exhibits a highly satisfactory and regularly progressive increase in that branch of the revenue.
2. The constant accession to the population in British Columbia, by the influx of Miners, and the encouraging accounts daily arriving from the Mines, lead me, as I am glad to inform your Grace, to look forward with confidence to a continuance of prosperity.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Ack. with satisfaction.
Copy to Treasury and Board of Trade for infn. L[ithographed] F[orm].
ABd 11 June
I should acknowledge simply. If we are constantly expressing satisfaction, it becomes too cheap, and degenerates into a mere form.
I do not think that we need forward this quarterly statement to the other Offices.
TFE 11 June
What is "head-money"?
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N 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Statement of Customs Revenue (including Duties, Harbor Dues, Entrance Fees, Head Money &c)," collected from December 1859 to March 1860, with comparatives to previous quarters, signed by W.D. Gosset, Treasurer.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 34, 19 June 1860.