No. 143
21st November 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to transmit the usual returns relating to the Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony during the quarters ended the 31st March, the 30th June,andManuscript image and the 31st October 1867 and for the year 1866.
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September?
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 Robinson
Pray be good enough to sum up the total Revenues for the 3 quarters of 1867.
CC 4/2
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Actual receipts—£77.334.16.
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CC 4/2
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The Customs receipts seem to be
1st quarter $ 6,730
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The importation does not I apprehend begin till the summer mining begins.


2nd quarter 99,259
3rd quarter 90,805.
The yearly revenue it may be conjectured will exceed £100,000. The Revenue of 1866 (vide Blue Book Ref Reve & Expe) was 86,000£ & that of 1865 apparently (88,000£ + 25,000 =) £111,000.
If so I am afraid the Revenues will be very far short of the $675,000 at which it seems to have been estimated (vide enclosures to 11760) as the receipts of the 2 first quarters of 1867 were only $371,297.
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The estimated expenditures (vide 11760) for 1867, (exclusive of 170,000 Temporary Loans) was 531,710—while the expenditure for the three first quarters exclusive of repayment of Loans &c was 226,201—but this may have been & probably was because there was no money to be had.
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(To Treasy) with 1211 and 11760 but first to H.G. in connexion with the printed paper wh he has under his consideration.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Returns of receipts and expenditures for the first three quarters of 1867 and 1866 (34 pages).
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 21 November 1867, CO 60:29, no. 1201, 327. 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/B67143.html.

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