No. 77
19 December 1863
I have duly received your Despatch No 49 of the 3rd September last, advising me of the manner in which payment is to be made of the sum of £500 contributed by this Government towards the expense of the survey of the Coast of British Columbia.
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2. With reference thereto I have the honor to state that, prior to the receipt of your Grace's Despatch, the amount in question for the current year had been disbursed by this Government upon the Requisitions of the Officer in charge of the Survey, to enable him to defray the cost of 6 months hire from the Hudson Bay Co of the Steamer"Beaver"Manuscript image "Beaver" employed in carrying out the work.
3. I enclose herewith copies of the said Requisitions, but for the coming year I will take care that the wishes of the Admiralty in respect of the mode of payment, are complied with.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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D. Pender to W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, 30 June 1863, asking that the sum of £250 be paid to the Hudson's Bay Company for hire of the Beaver for the quarter commencing 1 July 1863.
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Pender to Young, 28 October 1863, asking that the sum of £250 be paid to the Hudson's Bay Company for hire of the Beaver for the quarter commencing 1 October 1863.
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Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 4 March 1864, forwarding copy of the despatch for information and requesting reply as to method of payment of the £500.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 19 December 1863, CO 60:16, no. 1941, 362. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B63077.html.

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