No. 43
18th March 1867
My Lord,
I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship's despatch No. 5 of the 10th of January, enclosing a letter from Mr Green, late Acting Consul General at HonolulupointingManuscript image pointing out that British Interests in the Sandwich Islands will suffer if Victoria be not maintained as a free Port.
2. Mr Green is a partner in the House of Rhodes, Green and Janion of Victoria and would I doubt not be glad to see that town supported as formerly principally by the taxation levied on the people inhabiting the Mainland. The freedom of the Port, much impaired before Union, has now been withdrawn,butManuscript image but I do not see that the foreign trade of Victoria need suffer, as the most liberal system of Bonding has been established.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Send Copy to the F.O. for information with reference to 12255 Hong Kong?
VJ 7 May
FR 8/5
CBA 8/5
B&C 10/5
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Rogers to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 18 May 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.