No. 7
24th February 1865
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 60 of the 8th of October last, on the subject of the claim of the Imperial Treasury to the sum of £10,704.16.7 on account of the Buildings erected by the Royal Engineers.
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The reasons advanced by you for relieving the Colony from this claim appeared to me deserving of consideration, and I accordingly referred your Despatch to the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury.
Their Lordships however have informed me that they are unable to submit to parliament a further Vote on account of the excess of expenditure in British Columbia for the years 1859 and 1860, a step which a compliance with your recommendation in behalf of the Colony would render necessary.
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I have therefore instructed the Crown Agents to repay the amount out of the proceeds of the Loan raised under the Ordinance of the 10th of March 1864.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
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Cardwell, Edward to Seymour, Frederick 24 February 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/12, 80. 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/B657007.html.

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