No. 147
28 October 1862
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 32 of the 28th of July 1862, forwarding a correspondence with certain Officers of the Assay Department of British Columbia applying for an increase of salary.
I referred this question,inManuscript image in a letter of which I annex a copy, for the consideration of the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury, and I enclose for your information and guidance a copy of the answer which I have received.
From this correspondence you will perceive that it is left to you to deal with the case according toyourManuscript image your discretion.
I shall be glad to receive from you, as soon as you are able to furnish it, the general information relative to the Assay Department which is requested by the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury in the 7th and concluding paragraphs of their letter.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Elliot to Hamilton, 22 September 1862, to send a copy of an earlier despatch on the "demand for increase of salary by the gentlemen of the Assay Office" in British Columbia.
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Copy, Peel to Rogers, 23 October 1862, to report the Treasury's rejection of a pay-raise request from "the gentlemen of the Assay Department at New Westminster."
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Copy, Graham, Royal Mint, to Hamilton, 3 October 1862, in objection to a request for increased pay from "the gentlemen" of "the Government Assay Office and Refinery in British Columbia."