No. 41
13 July 1865
Sir,
I duly received your despatch No. 22 of the 16th of March, in which you mention that Mr. Cooper, Chief Clerk in the Treasury, did not previously to leaving the Colony, deliver over any accounts and Vouchers as Treasurer of the Royal Columbia Hospital, and that he hadleftManuscript image left a sum of 687 Dollars unaccounted for, and you therefore suggest that until he shall furnish an explanation, the Agents General should withhold his salary.
I have accordingly stopped the issue of his half salary, and I transmit to you, for your information a copy of a letter from him dated the 16th ultimo, and a copy of the reply which I have directed that he should receive.
I shall be very glad if Mr. Cooper's statement should prove satisfactory; but the subject isoneManuscript image one on which it is evidently impossible to come to any well grounded result in this Country, and I can do no more than forward the enclosed correspondence for your report.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Cooper, 10 July 1865, providing a summary of the Finance Committee report on the Royal Columbia Hospital
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Hamilton to Rogers, 13 June 1865, requesting a summary of colonial revenues for 1864 before the passing of Ordinance No. 18.
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Cooper to the Under Secretary of State, 16 June 1865, claiming that the report of the Finance Committee is incorrect. He delineates where errors have been made.
Cardwell, Edward to Seymour, Frederick 13 July 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/12, 179. 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/B657041.html.

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