No. 109
15th September 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Duplicate of your despatch No. 33 of 10th June, purporting to enclose a Letter from the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury requiringfurtherManuscript image further information relative to the Supplementary Supply Ordinance No. 18 of 1864.
2. As you are already aware from Governor Seymour's despatch No. 102 of 26th August, the Original of this despatch was lost in the wreck of the "Brother Jonathan" and no enclosure accompanied the duplicate. I am, therefore, unaware what details may be required by their Lordships.
3. The information desiredinManuscript image in your despatch is furnished by the Auditor General in a Report which I have the honor to enclose, and I would beg leave to refer you to the General Report relating to the Financial transactions of the year 1864, which accompanied my despatch No. 108 of 14th September. The Explanatory Statements appended to this Report are so full and so carefully drawn up that it [is] probable they contain all the information requiredbyManuscript image by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copies of this Desp: & enclosures with the Auditor's Report to which Mr Birch refers (enclosure in 10730) should be sent to the Treasury? With regard to the remark that the Treasury letter did not accompany the Duplicate, it has not hitherto been the practice to sendManuscript image duplicate enclosures, but it will no doubt be safer to do so in future.
VJ 6 Novr
Mr Jadis
Proceed as proposed—both as to the letter to be now written, and as to duplicates.
TFE 6 Nov
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Robert Ker, Auditor General, to Colonial Secretary, 29 August 1865, explaining the source of revenue to be used to cover supplemental expenditure.
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"Recapitulation of the Abstracts of Revenue Received during the Year 1864," showing a total colonial revenue of £104,865.4.1, signed by Ker, 29 August 1865.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 15 November 1865, forwarding correspondence in response to their request for information on colonial accounts.