Sargent to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Inland Revenue,
Somerset House,
London W.C.
30 March 1861
There is an arrear of assessed Taxes amounting to £3.12s, due from G.H. Cary, Esqre Attorney General in British Columbia, in respect of an assessment made upon him for the year 1858-59 as follows:
£ s d
2nd half years Inhabited House duty
at No 12 Elm Tree Road, Marylebone £ 15.9
Whole years house duty at No 7
New Square, Lincoln's Inn £ 2.16.3
£ 3.12.0
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The Board have addressed two letters to Mr Cary for payment of the arrears in question, to which no reply has been received.
As the outstanding of these arrears occassions much inconvenience to this office by keeping open the accounts of the District in which they are due, the Board have directed me to bring the circumstance under the notice of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, with a view to such steps being taken as may be thought most desirabletoManuscript image to obtain a settlement of the Crown's claim.
I have etc.
T. Sargent
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Instruct the Governor to request Mr Cary—who is now Attorney General for V. Couver Isd—to make proper arrangements for settling this claim.
ABd 2 Apl
TFE 2/4
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 52, 7 April 1861, forwarding Sargent's letter and asking him to direct Cary to make arrangements for the settlement of the claim.
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Draft, Elliot to Sargent, 18 April 1861, advising that Douglas had been requested to instruct Cary to settle the claim.