Hamilton to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
29th April 1867
With reference to your letter of the 23rd Instant I am directed by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you for the information of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos that My Lords have considered the circumstances connected with the departure of Mr Franks from British Columbia as detailed in the Governor's despatch of the 24th Feb. and are of opinion that his conduct is deserving of grave reprobation.
As however the Office which that Gentleman held has beenManuscript image abolished by the Colonial Authorities, without his having been dismissed, My Lords will not withhold their consent to the proposition made by the Governor that a Gratuity of three months Salary, and One hundred and twenty two Pounds (£122) for his passage home, should be allotted to him.
I am
Your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
There is a Letter somewhere from Mr Franks, which it will be proper to acknowledge in communicating to him this decision. It is not in the Division.
ABd 30 April
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The letter from Mr Franks is annexed.
I submit a draft, founded on the Duke's previous decision.
Other documents included in the file
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Adderley to C.W. Franks, 3 May 1867, reporting decision to pay his passage plus three months salary.
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 3 May 1867, authorizing the Payments to Franks.