No. 20
1st August 1864
Sir,
I have the honor to enclose, herewith, the Returns required by Instructions contained in the Book of "Colonial Regulations," relating to the Revenue and Expenditure of this Colony during the quarters ended the 31st December 1863, and the 31st March 1864,also,Manuscript image also, during the Year 1863.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Colonial Secretary
(In the absence
of the Governor)
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Treasury (as usual).
Revenue of upwards of £100,000 in /63—for a Colony 5 years old.
ABd 20 Sepr
FR 20/9
EC 25
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Returns relating to revenue as per despatch, all signed by W. Hamley, Acting Treasurer, as follows:
1. Return of Revenue
Return of Revenue derived from Rents.Manuscript image
Return of Casual Revenue.Manuscript image
Return of Repayment of Colonial Advances.Manuscript image
Return of Receipts in aid of Revenue.Manuscript image
Return of Deposits not available.Manuscript image
Return of Civil charges authorized.Manuscript image
Return of Charges of an unusual description.Manuscript image
Return of Advances for Colonial Services.Manuscript image
Return of Repayment of Loan.Manuscript image
Return of Repayments of Deposits.Manuscript image
Abstract of transactions at Treasury December Quarter.Manuscript image
2. Similar Returns for March Quarter.Manuscript image
3. Gross Revenue & Expenditure during year 1863.Manuscript image
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 3 October 1864, forwarding copy of despatch and returns for information.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 1 August 1864, CO 60:19, no. 8764, 6. 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/B64220.html.

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