Peel to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
18 February 1862
In reply to your letter of the 10th Inst. I am directed by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you that Their Lordships agree with the view taken by the Duke of Newcastle that the coin, to the value of £6900, which was sent out to British Columbia in 1860 cannot be considered as a grant to the Colony in addition to the sums voted by Parliament.
Instructions will be given fortheManuscript image the repayment of that charge out of the Parliamentary Grant for the Colony as signified in the Treasury letter of 25th October 1860.
My Lords request that the Governor may be reminded that the amount available for Bills drawn by the order upon this Country will be proportionably reduced—and that he may be instructed on no account to cause the sums voted by Parliament for the service of British ColumbiatoManuscript image to be exceeded.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
F. Peel
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 18/2
Let the requisite draft to the Governor be prepared.
TFE 18 Feby