Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
28 January 1862
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of 20th Ultimo, I am commanded by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, the enclosed copy of a Report dated 21st Instant from the Commissioners of Inland Revenue with copy of its Enclosure on the subject of the ProclamationissuedManuscript image issued by the Governor of British Columbia entitled "The Distillers Excise Act 1861."
I am,
your obedient Servant,
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 29 Jany
Duke of Newcastle
I expected something of this kind. Confirm ordce & send copy of this to the Govr of B. Columbia.
FR 30/1
N 30
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 99, 4 February 1862, conveying "the Queen's confirmation" of Douglas's "Distiller's Excise Act 1861," and enclosing a favourable report on the proclamation prepared by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Island Revenue" to Treasury, 21 January 1862, enclosing copy of a report on the proclamation, as per despatch.
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Extract of report as noted above on the operation of the Distillers Excise Act of 1861, concluding that "the whole of its provisions are necessary and proper."