No. 21
16 July 1864
Sir,
By my Despatch No. 11 of the 11th June you will have learned that Her Majesty had been pleased to allow and confirm the Ordinance passed by the Legislature of British Columbia on the 10th of March 1864, intituled No. 7 An Ordinance to authorize a Loan of One hundred thousand pounds (£100,000).
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I am aware of the necessity under which your Government labours of endeavouring to borrow money in England speedily in order to be relieved from the heavy interest at which in the meantime it has been obliged to raise money in the Colony. I have therefore consulted on the subject with the Crown Agents for the Colonies, but I regret to inform you that the present state of the Money Market is so unfavorable that any immediate attempt to raise the loan would be attended with extreme difficulty, and could only succeed upon terms of unusual disadvantage.
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Under these circumstances, I have been unable to do more at present that to instruct the Crown Agents to raise the money at such times and in such portions as they may find compatible with the state of the Money Market and with the interests of the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
Edward Cardwell
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Cardwell, Edward to Seymour, Frederick 16 July 1864, NAC RG7:G8C/11, 251. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B647421.html.

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