Sargeaunt to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Offices of the Crown Agents for the Colonies,
Spring Gardens, London, S.W.
19th December 1867
I transmit to you herewith a letter and enclosures received from the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia making requisition for Stationery for the use of the Government of that Colony.
The Stationery has been supplied through H.M. Stationery Office at a cost of £403.4.6 exclusive of freight, insurance and incidental charges, and I have now the honor to apply for His Grace's Sanction for incurring that Expenditure.
The sanction of the SecretaryofManuscript image of State should have been obtained before the Requisition was sent on to H.M. Stationery Office, the ommission to do so was an oversight which the Crown Agents regret.
The British Columbia Account has at present a credit of £1350 besides Bills for £5000, maturing shortly, and though the liabilities are more than these assets, the account as regards this Office is in a more satisfactory state than it has been for some years past.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant,
W.C. Sargeaunt
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
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CC 20/12
FR 20/12
CBA 21/12
B&C 26/12
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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A.N. Birch, Colonial Secretary, to Crown Agents, 30 January 1867, requisitioning stationery for government use.
Itemized stationery requisition.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 3 January 1868, sanctioning the expenditure for stationery.