No. 8, Legislative
10 February 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor of transmitting herewith a Resolution of the Legislative Council having reference to a subject which has been so fully discussed in the 4thParagraphManuscript image Paragraph of my Despatch No 6 of the 10th January 1863; that I conceive it unnecessary to take up Your Grace's time by any further remarks in reference to it; except to state that the sum has been placed in the Estimates of the year and those Estimates have been confirmed.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Graces most obedient
Humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
As the Governor states that this sum of money has been put on the Estimates & that the Estimates have been confirmed I think we have little else to do except acke rect of this desph & the resolution, & say that H.M.G. do not feel themselves at liberty to deviate from the conclusion at which they have arrived on this subject & which has been duly communicated to the local Govt.
ABd 31 March/64
Draft.
I think it might be well just to point to the Despatches which contained that conclusion.
TFE 31/3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Presiding Member, to Douglas, 4 February 1864, forwarding copy of a resolution asking the governor to impress upon the imperial government the "hardship of compelling the Colony to pay the sum of £10,704.16.7, for the erection of the buildings of the Camp, lately occupied by the Royal Engineers."
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Seymour, No. 6, 4 April 1864.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 10 February 1864, CO 60:18, no. 2922, 43. 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/B64008.html.

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