No. 98
29 November 1860
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to enclose herewith for your Grace's approval, copy of a communication from the Treasurer of British Columbia requesting that certain articles required for the Assay Office may be procured by the Agents General Manuscript image General for the Colonies and forwarded to this Colony by the first Ship.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I suppose that these articles must be ordered. But as we have no funds at our disposal here out of which such payments can be met I should recommend that the Governor be instructed to provide us with the means of defraying the Expenditure on all occasions on which he may employ this Office to procure goods for B. Columbia service.
ABd 31/1/61
Tell the Agents first to furnish an Estimate of the Cost. Draft may be prepared.
TFE 31/1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.D. Gosset, Treasurer, to W.A.G. Young, 21 November 1860, forwarding a requisition for matreials, as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Crown Agents, 7 February 1861, forwarding copy of the despatch and list of stores and asking for an estimate of the total cost involved.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 69, 2 March 1861.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 29 November 1860, CO 60:8, no. 913, 334. 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/B60098.html.

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