No. 39
8 July 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 13 of the 1st of March enclosing a Return of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Assay Department for the year 1864, and proposing on the grounds assigned by you, to make a considerable increase to the staff of the Department.
I transmit for your information and guidance acopyManuscript image copy of a letter addressed by my direction to the Board of Treasury, together with a copy of the reply to it. These letters will place you in possession of my views, in which the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury concur, with regard to incurring at present the additional expenditure that would be required for giving effect to your proposal.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Peel, 24 June 1865, submitting returns, receipts, and expenditures of the Assay Department in British Columbia.
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Copy, Hamilton to Rogers, 5 July 1865, forwarding a report from the Assay Department.
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Graham to Hamilton, 30 June 1865, agreeing with Cardwell's decision to withhold sanction of further expenditures until profits have been fully assessed.