Sargeaunt to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
9 September 1863
In accordance with the request of the Governor of British Columbia, expressed in the annexed copy of a letter from the Colonial Secretary of that Colony, a box containing specimens of Gold pieces was delivered in September 1862 to Dr Lindley who was informed (likewise in accordance with the Governor's request) that the CrownAgentsManuscript image Agents would defray any little expenses he might incur in procuring a suitable case for the security and safe custody of these coins.
At the close of the International Exhibition of 1862 Dr Lindley returned these coins and was paid the sum of £1.14.0 for expenses incurred by him.
The Commissioners of Audit having questioned this payment and called for the Secretary of State's authority for the same, I should be obliged if you would furnish me with the Duke of Newcastle's approval of this payment to Dr Lindley of the sum of £1.14.0.
I have the honor to be,
Your most Obedient Servant
W.C. Sargeaunt
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Signify the Duke of Newcastles approval of this payment.
ABd 11 Septr
At once.
FR 11/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (transcribed)
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Young to Crown Agents
Colonial Secretary's Office
Victoria, Vancouver's Island
25th July 1862
I am desired by the Governor to acquaint you that a small Box containing the specimen Gold pieces described in the margin
18 Gold pieces of the value of 10 dollars American Currency.
10 do do 20 dollars American Currency.
$380 American Currency in all.
will be forwarded to you by this opportunity through the Express Office of Messrs Wells Fargo & Company, and I am to request you will deliver these gold pieces to Professor Lindley, or to Commander R.C. Mayne R.E. (The Colonial Commissioners at the International Exhibition) in order that they may be exhibited in theBritishManuscript image British Columbian Compartment at the Exhibition; and I am further to request that you will be good enough to defray any little expenses which may be incurred in procuring a suitable case in which they may be placed both for security and to attract attention.
2. The Commissioners will be requested at the close of the Exhibition to return these gold pieces to you and His Excellency begs you will kindly cause them to be sold as bullion and place the proceeds to the credit of the Colony.
3. Professor Lindley's address is Acton Green, Turnham Green, London. Commander Mayne's 80 Chester Square. The London Agents of Messrs Wells Fargo and Co are Eines & Macey, King William Street.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
William A.G. Young
Colonial Secretary
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 16 September 1863, authorizing payment of the bill.