Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
16 November 1861
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of 17th Ultimo, on the subject of the delay in sending home the accounts of British Columbia, and requesting to be informed whether Their Lordships consider it desirable to modify the system of accounts for that Colony, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you a copy of a Report from the Commissioners of Audit on this subject;
I am to request that youwillManuscript image will state to the Duke of Newcastle that, in the absence of any definite propositions for the modification of the Accounts, Their Lordships are of opinion that the system already adopted should be continued.
My Lords request that the suggestions of the Commissioners of Audit in regard to the use of certain forms may be communicated to the Governor;
Their Lordships, at the same time, desire me to enclose two copies of the Colonial Instructions of 1847.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
See the Minutes on 9047. The Commissioners of Audit report is favorable to the Treasurer—and a copy should I conclude be sent to the Govr with the Copies of the Colonial Instructions of 1847?
VJ 18 Nov
TFE 20 Nov
CF 22
N 23
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 92, 3 December 1861, stating the Treasury's opinion that BC's accounting system should continue as is.
Other documents included in the file
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Edward Romilly and L. Maberly, Audit Office, to Treasury, 4 December 1861, forwarding report on whether it would be advisable to modify the accounting system of British Columbia.