No. 83
31 December 1861
I have the honor to transmit herewith the Returns required by the Book of Colonial Regulations according to the forms prescribed in the Appendix page 159.
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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Put by for reference.
ABd 19 Apl
Put by.
TFE 21 April
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Return No 1, of all changes in the holders of existing Offices arising from promotion or otherwise, during the year ended 31st December 1861, as also of all additions to the established Salaries and Allowances under settled regulations for length of service," signed by Douglas.
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"Return No 2, of all new offices and appointments created and of all additions to Established Salaries and Allowances not provided for by settled regulations for length of service, during year ended 31st December 1861," signed by Douglas.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, Separate, 16 February 1862, notifying Douglas of the appointment of John Garrett as “Agent In British Columbia In the Exhibition of Works of Industry,” for the London exhibition of 1862, though the text is crossed out.
[The following is a collection of miscellaneous documents inserted at the conclusion of the despatches for 1861:]
Manuscript image F.R. Sandford, Privy Council Office, to Reverend J. Garrett, 11 February 1861, discussing British Columbia's submission to the exhibition of 1862.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 96, 18 July 1862, forwarding the Estimate submitted to Parliament this year for British Columbia, and requesting that Douglas report at [his] earliest convenience of the particulars and amount of the smallest grant which in your judgment will suffice for the same purpose in the next financial year.
Minutes by CO staff
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The accompanying despatches are Submitted in consequence of a Letter from the Treasury last October stating that henceforward all Parliamentary Estimates ought to be sent in to them not later than the 1st of December.
TFE 8 July 61