Franks to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
5 John St, Berkeley Sq. W
May 5th 1864
Immediately on the receipt of your letter of the 16th ulto I placed myself in communication with the Officers of H.M. Treasury with a view of entering into the Securities which your letter refers to. I believe that I shall, in a very short time, be in a position to report to you that the matter has been arranged.
In the meantime however, it may be convenient that I should state, in answer to your questionManuscript image regarding the date at which it will be convenient to me to embark for the Colony, that with every desire to use despatch, I fear it will be wholly impossible for me to name an earlier time than the departure of second West India Mail in June.
I have the honour to be
Your obedient Servant
Charles W. Franks

T.F. Elliot Esq
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
As soon as we know that the security question is arranged inform the Governor of this apptment and that Mr Franks will take his departure in June.
ABd 6 May
TFE 6 May
CF 9
EC 10