No. 2
10 January 1866
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you the accompanying copies of correspondence between the Crown Agents, this Department and the Board of Treasury respecting the temporary investment by the Agents of certain funds in their hands belonging to your Government,andManuscript image and not immediately required for the service of British Columbia.
You will perceive that the Crown Agents have been authorized pending the consent of your Government to invest a sum of £15,000 in the Joint Stock Banks referred to in the accompanying letter from the Board of Treasury respecting the investment of Funds belonging to the Colony of Ceylon.
You will be good enough to answer this despatch by the earliest opportunity.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
The Officer Administering the Government
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Sargeaunt to Rogers, 11 December 1865, requesting permission to deposit £15000.
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Copy, Elliot to Hamilton, 22 December 1865, equiring if there is any objections to the deposit of BC funds that are not yet required by the colony.
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Copy, Childers to Rogers, 1 January 1866, assuring that the Treasury does not object to the deposit of BC funds.
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Copy, Childers to Rogers, 9 November 1865, stating that the Treasury does not object to the deposit of Ceylon funds that are not immediately needed by the colony.
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Elliot to Seymour, 10 November 1865, forwarding a despatch concerning an application made by Alfred Waddington.
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Copy, Birch to Cardwell, 11 October 1865, acknowledging that the Colonial Office has received a petition from Waddington to complete the Bute Inlet road, but advises against it because it would be a "signal failure" due to the sucess and of the already established Fraser River route to the Cariboo gold mines.
Cardwell, Edward to Birch, Arthur Nonus 10 January 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/13, 24. 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/B667002.html.

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