Sargeaunt to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
6 Adelphi Terrace
10 July 1863
Referring to my letter of the 8th Instant I have the honor to acquaint you for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle that 3 more Bills drawn by The Colonial Secretary of British Columbia on The Agents General have been presented for acceptance for the respective amounts of £3000, £2000 & £2000 and I beg to be favored with the necessary instructions of His Grace on the subject.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant,
W.C. Sargeaunt
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The ansr of the T-y on the B.C. Loan Proclamation when recd will enable us to deal with this Letter. As we wrote to the Treasury yesterday for the 2d time on the subject of the Bills which Govr D (so promptly) draws on the Agents I think we may give the Treasury a day or two breathing time, & defer pressing them at all events till Monday.
ABd 11 July
Tell the Agents that the Bills cannot be accepted until the L.C. of the Treasury have expressed their concurrence in the Loan Ordinance, and express a hope that the persons in whose hands they are will feel no objection, on hearing this explanation, to hold over theManuscript image Bills for a few days. Draft.
Perhaps one of the gentlemen of the Division will call on Mr Buckland and tell him privately that we are quite aware how recently they have received the Ordinance, but mention the fact that we are embarrassed by this rapid influx of Bills; and ascertain what prospects of an early decision.
TFE 11 July
Mr Buckland has promised to expedite a decision on the loan Ordinance, & thinks that if we do not hear from the Treasury by Wednesday next the bills may be accepted.
VJ 13 July
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 13 July 1863, advising the bills in question could not be accepted until Treasury had expressed their concurrence with the loan ordinance.