Mackean to Newcastle
The Bank of British Columbia
80 Lombard Street, E.C. London
23 October 1862
I am instructed by the Court of Directors to forward to your Grace the following paragraph taken from the Manager's letter of this Bank dated at Victoria V.I. 2nd Septr 1862 I have now to advise the Court that the Government of British Columbia has accepted my Tender for the whole amount of the Loan for £50,000 to be raised in London and I have to inform you that the Government here has advised the Colonial Office of the transaction, & has requested the Authorities there, to hand over to the Bank Debentures amounting to £50,000 in such amounts as you may desire.
I am also instructed respectfully to inquire when the said Debentures will be ready for delivery.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obt Servant
Tho. W.L. Mackean
Minutes by CO staff
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[Cut off microfilm] of this transaction has not reached this Office. We are, therefore, not in a position to return an answer to the enquiry contained in this letter.
ABd 24 Octr
Answer to that effect. Draft.
TFE 24/10
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Draft, Elliot to Mackean, 25 October 1862, advising that any answer must await receipt of a report from the governor.