No. 6
4th April 1864
I have received your Predecessor's despatch No. 8 of the 10th of February enclosing a Resolution of the Legislative Council in which they impress upon the Imperial Government the hardship of compelling the Colony to pay the sum of £10,704.16.7 for the erection of BuildingslatelyManuscript image lately occupied by the Royal Engineers.
Upon this subject I have to acquaint you that Her Majesty's Government do not feel themselves at liberty to deviate from the conclusion at which they have arrived, and which was communicated to Sir James Douglas in my despatches No. 131 of 16th June 1861andManuscript image and Nos. 13 and 56 of 18th February and 2nd Octr 1863.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant