Tennent to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Office of Committee of
Privy Council for Trade
21 May 1862
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to transmit to you the enclosed communication which has been addressed to this Board by Mr Brown of Sydney New South Wales and I am to state that the Writer has been informed that his enquiry has been handed on to your Department.
I have the honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant
J. Emerson Tennent
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The ansr to Mr Brown's enquiries will be found on the margin of his Letter.
ABd 23/5
I annex a draft of an answer to Mr Brown through the Governor of New South Wales.
TFE 24 May
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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A. Brown to Board of Trade, 21 March 1862, asking what progress had been made in the establishment of a rail or other communication from Canada to British Columbia, and when such service might commence.
Minutes by CO staff
No real progress: only schemes propounded. No attempts at a rail.
Most indefinite.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Sir John Young, New South Wales, No. 45, 8 June 1862.