No. 18
6th March 1865
Sir,
I have had the honor to receive your despatch No. 59 of 19th December 1864, pointing out certain irregularities which had occurred in the manner in which the Estimates for 1864 have been drawn up.
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2. As these tables were submitted to the Legislative Council before my arrival in the Colony, I have called on the Acting Auditor for an explanation of the cause of the irregularity, which explanation I have now the honor to enclose.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Explanation to T-y.
ABd 15-5
Transmit.
TFE 15/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Robert Ker, Acting Auditor, to Colonial Secretary, 6 March 1865, explaining the irregularity in the accounts and advising that the estimates for 1865 were prepared according to established form.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to F. Peel, Treasury, 17 May 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 6 March 1865, CO 60:21, no. 4592, 110. 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/B65018.html.

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