No. 22
20th March 1866
Sir,
I brought the subject of Your despatch No. 2 of the 10th January before my Executive Council, and I have the honor to report that they are unanimously of opinion that it is advisabletoManuscript image to carry out the suggestions of the Crown Agents in regard to the temporary investment of any funds in their hands which may not be required immediately for the Service of this Government.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to T-y with reference to their Letter of the 1 Jany & inform the Crown Agents that the Acting Govr of B.C. has signified the concurrence of the Ex: Council as to the investment of the £15,000.
ABd 15 May
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TFE 15 May
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Elliot to H.C.E. Childers, Treasury, 24 May 1866, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 24 May 1866, advising that the colony had agreed to their suggestions with regard to the temporary investment of any funds not immediately required for the service of the colony.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 20 March 1866, CO 60:24, no. 4655, 129. 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/B66022.html.

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