No. 22
15 November 1866
With reference to my Despatch, No. 1, of the 16th July last, in which the Officer Administering the Government of British Columbia was informed that the Customs Amendment Ordinance, No. 3, of 1865, would be disallowed unless amended in accordance with the views of Her Majesty's Government, I have the honor to transmit toManuscript image you for your consideration the copy of a letter addressed to me on the subject of that Ordinance by Sir James Douglas.
I have requested Governor Kennedy to inform Sir James Douglas that though I could not take any notice of that communication as it had not been transmitted to me through the Governor, I would readily consider any representation he may desire to make through the proper channel.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient servant
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Copy, Douglas to Carnarvon, 14 September 1866, complaining that valuable land in Victoria has "depreciated" and New Westminster is "little better." Douglas considers the "Customs Amendment Ordinance 1865" "peculiar" and suggests the "immediate disallowance" of the act.