Government House
New Westminster
5 April 1864
My Lord Duke,
I beg to inform your Grace, that it is my intention when relieved from the Government of this Colony by the arrival of my successor, to proceed as soon after as convenient to England, and I have to beg that your Grace willauthorizeManuscript image authorize me to draw upon Her Majesty's Treasury for the amount of passage money allowed to Governors on returning from their Governments.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Mr Elliot
Recommend to the Treasury. (Sir J. Douglas has transferred himself to B.C. for a short time.)
ABd 30 May
TFE 30 May
CF 31
EC 31
Other documents included in the file
Manuscript image
Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 3 June 1864, asking that £800 be issued to Douglas as passage allowance on his retirement from the governments of British Columbia and Vancouver Island.