No. 67, Financial
21 July 1860
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to inform your Grace, that I have just received from the Collector Manuscript image Collector of Customs New Westminster a return of the Imports into British Columbia for the quarter ending the 30th June 1860, by which it appears that the total value of all articles has been 422,598 70/100 dollars—for the corresponding quarter of last year (1859) it was 247,755 60/100 dollars shewing an increase in the present year of Manuscript image of 174,843 4/100 dollars.
2. I have also the honor of enclosing for your Grace's information a comparative Statement of Customs Revenue collected at New Westminster, for the quarters ending respectively on the 31st day of March, and 30th day of June 1860, which your Grace will observe exhibit a satisfactory proof of Manuscript image of the increase of Trade in British Columbia.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Board of Trade. L[ithographed] F[orm].
ABd 10 Sepr
Transmit.
TFE 11/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Comparative Statement of Customs Revenue (including duties, harbor dues, entrance fees, head money &c) collected during Quarters ending March 31st and June 30 1860: With a Memorandum (from imperfect returns) from similar receipts in June Quarter 1859," signed by W.D. Gosset, Treasurer.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 21 July 1860, CO 60:7, no. 8794, 375. 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/B60067.html.

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