No. 71
24th April 1867
My Lord,
With reference to my despatch No. 60 of 10th April, I have now the honor to state that I have entered into a contract with an American Steam Packet Company for the Conveyance of the mailsbetweenManuscript image between San Francisco and Victoria every twenty days. The engagement is however only for six months and the cost is seven hundred and fifty dollars a trip.
2. This temporary arrangement does not however weaken the earnestness of my appeal to the Imperial Government for some assistance in this matter.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Send a copy to the Treasury with reference to the correspondence recently sent to [& made?] before them.
CC 17 June
TFE 18/6
CBA 18/6
B&C 19/6
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 22 June 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch for consideration with reference to previous correspondence.