Wiber to Secretary of State
Royal Engineers Office
4 West Crescent Birmingham
19 Septemr 1865
With reference to the British Columbia Government 6 per cent debentures advertized in the Public Papers, I beg to request that I may be informed if the same is still open for purchase and if money invested will bereturnedManuscript image returned to me, or my children or to whom I may will it, at the expiration of 30 Years—and in particular I wish to know if a purchase of the debentures is a safe investment of money which I mean to leave for the benefit of my wife and children.
I have the honor to be
Your humble Servant
Jas O. Wiber

The Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
I thought it wd be as well to have the ideas of the Crown Agents on this Letter before we ansr it.
I annex Mr Sargeaunt's note—shall we write accy?
ABd 21 Sep
I shd say refer him to the Crown Agents who are charged with the duty of selling the Debres.
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Offices of the Crown Agents for the Colonies,
Spring, Gardens, London, S.W.
21 Sepr 1865
My dear Blackwood,
You will see by the enclosed that Mr Wiber has been in communication with this office respecting B. Columbia Debentures, and you will see the answer I sent to him.
If in your place I should tell him that he can doubtless have Debentures on application at the Crown Agents Office, and that they can be willed away in a similar mannerManuscript image to any other investment, and that the principal and interest of the B. Columbia Loan is a charge on the Revenues of that Colony.
Please return the letter I now enclose.
Yrs ever
W.C. Sargeaunt
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Rogers to Wiber, 25 September 1865, asking him to contact the Crown Agents for further information on British Columbia debentures.