No. 10
10th June 1864
I have the honor to inform you that Mr. Charles Franks has been appointed Colonial Treasurer of British Columbia vacant by the retirement of Colonel Gosset R.E.
Mr. Franks has executed the necessary bond and found the security required for the due performance by himofManuscript image of the duties of his Office; and he will proceed to the Colony by the next Mail to that which conveys this despatch.
I take this opportunity of forwarding to you for your information and guidance a copy of a letter from the board of Treasury with its enclosures relative to the proper auditing of the public accountsandManuscript image and the custody of the public monies.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
Other documents included in the file
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Extract, Peel to Rogers, 8 June 1864, advising that borrowed money should be used solely for public works in BC.
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Copy, Hamilton to Rogers, 20 May 1864, with instructions for the Colonial Treasurer.
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Hamilton to the European Assurance Society, 19 May 1864, advising that the BC accounts are to be audited by the Colonial Secretary prior to submission to London.
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"Instructions from the Right Honorable the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to the Governors of Crown Colonies in respect of the custody of Colonial Revenues", no date.
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"Statement of the Colonial Receipts and Disbursements", no date.