No. 5, Financial
23 January 1861
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to submit for Your Grace's information the following abstract of the amount of Imports into the Colony ofBritishManuscript image British Columbia, and of Revenue collected at the Custom House for the three months ending with the 31st day of December 1860; and also a comparative Statement of the amount of Imports and Customs Revenue for the years 1859 and 1860.
Your Grace will observe that those Returns exhibit a large increase in the value of imports, and in the Revenue derived fromCustoms,Manuscript image Customs, both as compared with those of the preceding quarter and of 1859.
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Official Value of Imports for October,
November, and December 1860 ................ 65,541.6.6.
Official Value of Imports
for same period of 1859 .................... 51,076.6.5.
Increase of imports on the Quarter ......... £14,465.0.1.


Revenue from all sources collected at
the Custom House for the months of
October, November, and December 1860 ....... 9831.17.10.
For the same Quarter of 1859 ............... 6344.14. 6.
Increase of Revenue on the Quarter ......... £3487. 3. 4.


OfficialManuscript imageOfficial Value of Imports for the 12
months ending 31st December 1860 ........... 256,661.1.10.
Imports for the 12 months
ending 31st December 1859 .................. 177,299. 7.9.
Increase on the Imports for 1860 ........... £79,351.14.1.


Revenue from all sources collected at
the Custom House for the 12 months
ending 31st December 1860 .................. 35,519.10.10.
Ditto Ditto for the 12 months
ending 31st December 1859 .................. 18,339.14.9.
Increase of Customs Revenue 1860,
being about 94 per cent .................... £17,179.16. 1.

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If those results are to be regarded as tests of the progressive improvement of trade, and of the gradual development of the resources of the Colony, I feel assured they will prove highly interesting to Your Grace.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Transmit copies to the Board of Trade & Treasury? L[edger] F[olio].
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, and J. Booth, Board of Trade, 31 March 1861, forwarding copies of the despatch for information.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 23 January 1861, CO 60:10, no. 2750, 14. 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/B61005.html.

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