Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
26 September 1862
With reference to your letter dated 17th Instant enclosing copy of a Despatch from the Governor of British Columbia with a Proclamation which provides for raising a Loan not exceeding £50,000, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you copy of certain Observations by Mr Julyan, Agent General for Crown Colonies, on this Proclamation, and I am to request that you will state to the Duke of Newcastle that it appears to My Lords very probable that on the receipt of the Despatch of 16 June last, founded on the Treasury letter of the same date, the GovernormayManuscript image may have taken steps in conformity with the precise instructions conveyed to him, whereby most of the objections raised by Mr Julyan will have been removed, and that it will be better to defer any proceedings on this Proclamation until a further communication shall have been received from the Governor.
In the meanwhile the substance of the Observations might be communicated to the Governor, and he might be informed that as the money is to be raised in England it will be necessary that the Agents General should be advised regularly of the Local Rates of Exchange on London, in order that they maybeManuscript image be enabled to judge of the most advantageous mode of remitting the money to the Colony.
I am,
Your obedient Servant,
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
See 9578.
ABd 29 Sepr
Answer this letter by transmitting the despatch received to-day from the Governor, in a letter in the terms proposed in that Despatch? I think it will be needless & unadvisable to send out the present communication to [the] Governor, until we see whether it will not be suspended by the terms of the new act which he is going to send home.
TFE 19/9
N 1-10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Penrose G. Julyan, Crown Agent, 23 September 1862, remarking on the "British Columbia Roads Loan Act, 1862."