Sargeaunt to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Crown Colonies Office
8 January 1864
Referring to the letter from this Office of the 24th April 1862 transmitting in accordance with the (implied) request contained in your letter of the 12th of that month for certain Colonial Postage Stamps for the International Exhibition of that year, I have the honor to state, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, thattheManuscript image the only expense incurred by the Crown Agents on account of these Stamps amounted to £1.1.0, for printing specimen sheets of the British Columbia and Vancouver Island 2 1/2 Stamp, which was charged in the accounts of this Office to the Government of British Columbia.
As the Commissioners of Audit will not regard your letter of the 12th April 1862 as an authority, I beg to apply for His Grace's sanction for the Expenditure from British ColumbiaManuscript image Funds of the £1.1.0 in question.
I have the honor to be
Your most Obedient Servant
W.C. Sargeaunt
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Convey the desired sanction to the Agents General?
ABd 11 Jany
TFE 11/1
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 14 January 1864, advising that Newcastle had authorized the expenditure from British Columbia funds to meet the expense incurred in printing specimen stamps.