No. 52
Downing Street,
19 October 1860
I am directed by the Secretary of State to inform you that he has requested the Lords of the Treasury to take steps to send you out the amount of silver and copper coin applied for in your despatch No 216 of the 10th of September 1859.
And I am directed to enclose to you for yourManuscript image information and guidance the copy of a letter which has been received from the Treasury commenting on the views of Captain Gosset with regard to the introduction of British Coins to circulate on the West Coast of America concurrently with the dollar and its subdivisions.
You will of course communicate a copy of that letter to CaptainGossett.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederic Rogers
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Hamilton to Merivale, 10 December 1859, agreeing to forward coin to British Columbia, but criticizing Gosset's views, which the Treasury describes as inconsistent with the permanent establishment of a sound currency.
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Douglas, James

Gosset, William Driscoll

Hamilton, George Alexander

Merivale, Herman

Rogers, Frederic

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British Columbia