No. 53
12th July 1866
Sir,
I much regret my inability to forward the "Blue Book" for 1865 previous to my departure for the Upper Country.
2. The Acting Colonial Secretary reports that afterrepeatedManuscript image repeated applications to the Treasury he is unable to obtain the Financial Returns required to complete the Statistical portion, I have therefore taken the extreme measure authorized by the Colonial Regulations
See par: 256.
and have directed the issue of Salaries in the Treasury Department to be stopped until these Returns have been received.
I have the honor to be,
SirManuscript image Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Hardly worth acknowledging. Put by.
RSM 29 Aug
Acke this despatch, and entirely approve of his having stopped the Salaries in the Treasury Dept, as authorized by the Coll Regulations, until the Officers of that Dt do their duty by furnishing the Returns required for the Blue Book.
Draft.
TFE 30/8
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Officer Administering the Government, No. 9, 31 August 1866.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 12 July 1866, CO 60:25, no. 8287, 36. 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/B66053.html.

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