No. 31
2nd April 1866
I have the honor to forward an authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance of the present Session of the Legislature of this Colony, entitled; No. 11. An Ordinance granting a Supplemental Supply ofThirtyManuscript image Thirty-two thousand four hundred and fifty-six pounds, seven shillings and five pence, out of the general Revenue of the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, to the Service of the years 1864-5 respectively.
2. I add the Report of the Attorney General together with a detailed Statement explanatory of the several expenditures brought to account and embodied in the Supplementary Estimates. I may add that the originalEstimatesManuscript image Estimates for 1865 contemplated an expenditure of £225,946, while the expenditure of the year, including the sums passed under the present Ordinance amounted to £185,000.
This infn may serve to explain some Treasury difficulties.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
ABd 16 June
After such examination as the case requires in the department & with such observations as that (financial) examination shall render expedient.
FR 19/6
WEF 19/6
EC 22
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Officer Administering the Government, 2 April 1866, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
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Printed copy of supplementary colonial estimates for 1865.
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Itemized comments on various aspects of the supplementary estimates as noted above.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Secretary to the Treasury, 29 June 1866, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosures for consideration.