Mackean to Cardwell
The Bank of British Columbia
80 Lombard Street, E.C.
13th May 1864
On 17th March, I signed on behalf of this Bank a Petition to the Queen in Council for a Supplemental Charter, and as the additional powers we seek will increase our sphere of usefulness, and be beneficial to many besides our shareholders, I venture to request your favorable consideration.
I have the honor
to be Sir
Your most obednt Servt
Tho. W.L. Mackean
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The former Letter has been passed on by Mr Strachey & is under consn.
ABd 14 May
Mr Strachey
This seems to require your attention.
TFE 14 May
Mr Elliot
TheManuscript image application for this Supplemental Charter (which came from the Treasury) was forwarded to you, with my minute, as Mr Blackwood states—I think about 10 days ago. & the papers have not since returned from circulation.
As soon as the Treasury letter is annexed, inform the writer of this letter that Mr Cardwell's views on the subject have been communicated to the Board of Treasury, to which Board he is referred for the decision of HMs Govt.
WS May 16
Mr Blackwood
Keep till the other paper returns from circulation.
FR 18/5
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Mackean, 31 May 1864, advising that Cardwell's views on the subject of a supplemental charter to his bank had been communicated to Treasury, and that he was referred to that department for further information.