Head to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
July 17/66
I have the honour to enclose for the information of the Rt Honble the Secretary of State an extract from a letter addressed by one of the officers of this Company to our Secretary.
I need not say that the grievance complained of is not the exaction of lawful duties from this Company, but their not being exacted with equal strictness from other traders, who by importing spirits demoralize the Indians & compete unfairly with our trade.
I have the honor
to be, Sir, your obedt servant
Edmund Head
Minutes by CO staff
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Refer to the Officer Admg the Govt & acquaint Sir E. Head.
ABd 19 July
FR 19 July
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Roderick Finlayson to Secretary Thomas Fraser, 4 June 1866, complaining of unequal extraction of duties by the government of the colony between the Hudson's Bay Company and her competitors.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Head, 26 July 1866, stating the matter had been referred to the colony for report.
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Officer Administering the Government, No. 3, 30 July 1866.