Peel to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
3rd December 1864
With reference to Mr Elliots letter of 26th Ultimo, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of Mr Secretary Cardwell, that They will not object to the Estimates of British Columbia for the year 1864, or to the confirmation of the Ordinance No 3 of 1864, to apply the sum of £135,639.16s.7d to the service of that year.
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Their Lordships would however observe that the Abstract B Estimate of Expenditure, does not show the amount actually expended in the year 1862, and that the Abstract A Estimate of Revenue, shows the Approximate Revenue of 1862.
They would suggest that the attention of the Governor should be called to this omission in order that the established form of preparing the Estimates of eachyearManuscript image year may in future be complied with.
I am, Sir,
your obedient Servant
F. Peel
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Call the Governor's attention to the omissions pointed out in these Returns?
VJ 5 Decr
Draft, & tell the Ty that we have so written.
TFE 6/12
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 58, 19 December 1864, informing Seymour that the Queen is pleased to confirm the Ordinance.
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Elliot
I suppose the Ordinance should be sanctioned see Sir F. Rogers minute on 4048/64.
EBP 13/12/64
Sir F. Rogers
I do not doubt that you saw no objection to the ActManuscript image if the Treasury agreed to it which they have done. Your minute, to which Mr Pennell refers, noticed the irregularity of calling this little Legislature a Parliament; and this has already been duly pointed out to the Governor and acknowledged by him.
TFE 15 Decr
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 59, 19 December 1864, approving of the 1864 Estimates.
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Elliot to Peel, 21 December 1864, advising that the governor had been provided with instructions regarding preparation of the colonial estimates.