No. 64
15th October 1864
Sir,
In obedience to the instructions conveyed in your despatch No. 25 of the 19th of July 1864, I have the honor to forward the explanations furnished by the Acting Auditor of the excess of Actual over estimated expenditure in the Year 1862. I was not in the Colony at the time.
2. I will use my best endeavour to bring the accounts of the ColonyintoManuscript image into a satisfactory condition and in furtherance of this object, I will submit to the Legislative Council an Ordinance Authorizing the appropriation of the amount required to cover the excess of expenditure this year over the original estimates.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Send Copy to the Treasury with reference to 6455?
VJ 20 Dec
Draft.
TFE 20/12
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement of the excess of actual over estimated expenditure for 1862, with explanation of Robert Ker, Acting Auditor General, appended.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 31 December 1864, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 15 October 1864, CO 60:19, no. 11643, 345. 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/B64264.html.

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