No. 25, Financial
15 April 1861
I have the honor to inform your Grace that the total value of all articles imported into British Columbia for the Quarter ending 31st March has been 248,000 Dollars. ForManuscript imageFor the corresponding Quarter of the year 1860 it was 215,625 Dollars, shewing an increase in the present year of 32,375 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 Quarter ending ontheManuscript image the 31st day of March 1860 and 1861 respectively, shewing an increase on the latter Quarter of £967; and I have further to inform your Grace that there has been a marked increase of trade in British Columbia since the beginning of the present month.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Copy to Bd of Trade.
ABd 8 June
Mr Blackwood
TFE 8/6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Comparative Statement of Receipts at the Custom House, New Westminster, during the first quarters of the years 1860 & 1861," signed by Wymond Hamley, 8 April 1861.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to J. Booth, Board of Trade, 15 June 1861, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.