No. 127
24th September 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's Despatch No 35 of the 14th June 1867 pointing out certain irregularities that had occurred in makingremittancesManuscript image remittances to the Crown Agents to meet the indebtedness of the Colony in England.
2. Those irregularities occurred during my absence from the Colony.
3. I have now the honor to forward a report from the Acting Colonial Secretary shewing the efforts I am making to keep up the Public credit in England.
4. I add a return shewing the date up to which the public SalarieshaveManuscript image have been paid. Your Grace will observe that my own is nearly nine months in arrear.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
You have all the Finance correspondence before you.
CC 5 Nov 67
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Sir F. Rogers
Handed over to you today, as supplied by you. This is much the the best account I have yet seen of their efforts to provide for the interest on the debt.
TFE 7/11
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Extremely satisfactory. It clears the account. But send to Agents to ascertain whether they have recd the money, & how their account now stands.
FR 8/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Minute, W.A.G. Young to Seymour, 14 June 1867, reporting on the colony's efforts to reduce its debt with reference to despatch No. 35 of 14 July 1867 from the Secretary of State.
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Statement showing up to what date various public salaries had been paid.