No. 125
16th December 1865
I have the honor to transmit herewith, the enclosures which should have accompanied Governor Seymour's despatch No. 53 of 16th May 1865, and which are required by Your despatch No. 75 of 30th September.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The Secy of State's despt was entitled, at least, to an explanation of the omissions he pointed out.
Now forward the enclosures to the T-y with refce to Col: O. Lr of 30 Sepr.
I have looked over the items, & though provision is made for certain offices, & references for which no authority has been asked, I should say that they will have to be sanctioned. I refer specially to the proposed, & probably necessary apptment of an 1. Inspector of Steam Vessels—2. of a Puisne Judge—3. of an Assistant Surveyor to the Bd of Works—4. of a Light Ship, also very necessary (£4,000) and of £2,000 for public buildings at New Westminster. When items of this amount appear in an Estimate which reaches this Country nearly 12 months after the proper time, & new Offices are created it seems a farce to ask for the sanction of the Home Govt, which is scarcely left an option in the matter.
ABd 9 March
With reference to our letter of the 30th of Sepr to the Treasury, send them the Enclosures which were at that time missing of the Governor's despatch upon the appropriation ordinance.
TFE 10/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Seymour to Cardwell, No. 53, 16 May 1865 (enclosures not in file.
Minutes by CO staff
Original 6411, recd 8 July/65. Vide minutes on original desph.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Secretary to the Treasury, 20 March 1866, forwarding the enclosures which were missing from despatch No. 9.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 16 December 1865, CO 60:22, no. 2173, 480. 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.

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