Seymour to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
20 November 1865

I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 16th instant. You enquire why the small sum of £958.11.4 appears in the Treasurer's returns for the quarter ended 31 March 1865 under the head of "Revenue from Collectors," the amount in previous quarters having beenmuchManuscript image much more considerable.
I regret that I cannot furnish the required information, but I have the pleasure of stating that the Customs receipts for the first half of the year 1865 were £27,836.14.9 against £26,139.15.5 in the corresponding portion of 1864.
I would suggest, respectfully, that enquiry be made of the Treasurer in NewManuscript image Westminster.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour

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Mr Elliot
Adopt Mr Seymour's suggestion & write to the Colony for the information?
We have not the return of Customs Receipts for the 1st half of this year to which he refers.
VJ 21 Novr
Mr Jadis
Write to the Colony.
In answer to the Treasury letter of the 11th, tell them that Mr Cardwell wrote to ask Mr Seymour who was in this Country whether he could throw any light upon the subject and enclose a copy of his answer. State that an inquiry will be forwarded to the Acting Governor at the first opportunity.
TFE 21 Novr
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Elliot to Hugh Childers, Treasury, 27 November 1865, forwarding copy of Seymour's letter for information.
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Cardwell, Edward

Childers, Hugh C. E.

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Jadis, Vane

Seymour, Frederick

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