Sargeaunt to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
10 September 1863
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of yesterday's date instructing the Crown Agents to pay the Paymaster General the sum of £6900 for Silver Coin supplied by the Imperial Government to British Columbia and to enclose for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, copy of a letter received from the Colonial SecretaryofManuscript image of that Colony on the subject of that payment, and I have to request that you will favor me with His Grace's instructions whether the amount named in your letter above referred to should be paid, or the balance £5052.3.8 as requested by the Colonial Secretary.
I have the honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant
W.C. Sargeaunt
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
In pursuance of the instructions of 8318 I suppose £6900 and not 5052.3.8 shd be transferred to the Agents General.
ABd 11 Sep
I think so. At once.
FR 11/9
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 17 September 1863, requesting them to pay the whole claim of £7052.3.8 as the amount due for the silver coin and for supplies forwarded to the assay office.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 53, 18 September 1863.
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Rogers to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 25 September 1863, forwarding copy of letter from the Crown Agents for information.
Documents enclosed with the main document (transcribed)
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Young to Crown Agents
Colonial Secretary's Office
3rd June 1863
I have the honor by directions from the Governor to forward to you herewith a Bill payable to your order for the sum of Six thousand pounds and I am to request that you will place the proceeds of the same to the credit of the Colony of British Columbia in it's account current with the Agents General.
2. I am to convey to you attheManuscript image the same time the authority of His Excellency to pay Her Majesty's Paymaster General on behalf of this Colony the sum of Five thousand and fifty two pounds three shillings and eight pence, the same being the balance due from the Colony on account of the undermentioned items:
Value of specie sent out £6900.0.0
Overpayment on account of Assay Office 152.3.8
Deduct—left undrawn of Parliamentary
Vote 1862 2000.0.0
Balance due £5052.3.8
I have the honor to be,
Your most Obedient
Humble Servant
William A.G. Young
Colonial Secretary

Messrs Julyan & Sargeaunt
Agents General
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