Mallet to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Office of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade
24th December 1864
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th October last, transmitting by desire of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, a Copy of an Ordinance passed by the Legislature of British Columbia, "to amend Customs Duties."
In reply, I am to request that you will inform Mr Cardwell thatMyManuscript image My Lords see no reason to object to S.S. 1, 2 and 3.
With regard to the 4th Section, to which special reference is made in your letter, I am to state that as its effect is to restrict, to a great extent, the navigation at the ports of British Columbia, to the vessels clearing from one port of that Colony, My Lords are unable to recommend its adoption on grounds of commercial policy, but that the question of allowing the clause appears to them to be one which must be decided with reference to the political considerations advanced by the Governor.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient servant
Louis Mallet
Pr. Secy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See Treasury letter 11188.
VJ 28 Decr
At once. Draft in terms of Minute upon 11188 B.C.
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Cardwell, Edward

Jadis, Vane

Mallet, Louis

Rogers, Frederic

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British Columbia