Peel to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
20 February 1862
The Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury have had before them your letters of the 19th September, and 27th December last, and their enclosures.
Their Lordships desire me to state, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that, after fully considering the subject of the memorials submitted for improved Postal Communication with the Colony of British Columbia, and having communicated thereon with the Postmaster General, they see no sufficient reason, at theManuscript image present time, for granting a subsidy towards improving the arrangements under which correspondence is conveyed between this Country and the Colony of British Columbia.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
F. Peel
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Communicate this decision to the Govr.
ABd 21 Feby
Mr Fortescue
This is the subject into which you have lately been inquiring.
TFE 21/2
CF 22
N 24
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 108, 1 March 1862, informing Douglas that funding has not been granted for the improvement of postal service to Vancouver Island and British Columbia.