Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
5th July 1865
Sir,
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of 24th Ultimo, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a Report from the Master of the Mint dated 30th Ultimo, relating to the proposed increase of the Staff of the Assay Department in British Columbia, and I am to state that My Lords concur in the opinion expressed by Mr Secretary Cardwell that it wouldbeManuscript image be premature to sanction an addition to the staff of that Department until time and experience have shewn how far the business and profits will justify the additional expenditure.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I shd send the Govr a copy of all the correspondence on this subject for his information and guidance.
ABd 6 July
Draft.
TFE 6 July
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Thomas Graham, Royal Mint, to Hamilton, 30 June 1865, advising that it would be premature to sanction the measures proposed by the governor.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 39, 8 July 1865.
Hamilton, George Alexander to Rogers, Frederic 5 July 1865, CO 60:23, no. 6298, 166. 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/B655TE05.html.

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