Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
18th July 1865
I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit herewith a copy of a Report from the Commissioners of Audit dated 3rd Instant, No 234, on the subject of the British Columbia Colonial Account, 1863, together with the accompanying statement of Expenditure in excess of the Estimate for the year, and as to which the authority of HerMajesty'sManuscript image Majesty's Government has not been otherwise notified to the Auditors and I am to request you to move Mr Secretary Cardwell to inform My Lords whether he sees any objection to the admission of the charges to which attention is drawn;
I am to state that Their Lordships have informed the Commissioners of Audit that the Cooks Ferry and Clinton Road Bond Act of 1863 has received the approvalofManuscript image of Her Majesty's Government.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
We shall be under the necessity of referring this to the Colony for explanation.
ABd 19 July
Refer accordingly, & tell the Treasury. Drafts.
TFE 19/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, W.L. Maberly and C. Macaulay, Audit Office, to Treasury, 3 July 1865, concerning the accounts of British Columbia, with statement enclosed.
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Statement of certain payments claimed credit for in the accounts of the colonial treasurer of British Columbia in excess of the sanctioned estimates, dated July 1865.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 48, 24 July 1865.
Minutes by CO staff
An explanation "of the same" is, I believe good phraseology in mercantile correspondence; but it is not suited to the despatches of a Secy of State.
TFE 21 July
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Rogers to Hamilton, 22 July 1865, advising that the statement of expenditure in excess of the estimate would be referred to Seymour for explanation.