No. 91
5th August 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to enclose a letter of the 3rd June addressed to the Colonial Secretary by the Crown Agents complaining of an insufficient remittanceofManuscript image of money and stating their opinion that the Credit of the Colony must suffer thereby.
2. I add a minute by Mr Young showing the accounts which under my direction he has transmitted during the last twelve months. It certainly does not appear to me to leave much ground for complaint on the part of the Crown Agents. Could Your Grace but see the condition of the Streets, Roads and Bridges ofNewManuscript image New Westminster and Victoria I think that you would arrive at the conclusion that we are making considerable sacrifices to keep up the Public Credit.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient,
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
B. Columbia has mended its way in regard to remittances since the Duke of Buckingham's despatch was written—previously as you will remember they had been much behind even in sending money to pay the interest on their Debentures. However send a copy to the Crown Agents but for information only.
CC 11 Sept
TFE 11/9
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Did Treasury answer letter of June 22nd. I do not find it?
B&C 14/9
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Duke of Buckingham
There has been no answer from the Ty. I should conclude that they considered the matter was set at rest by Your Grace's despatch of the 13 July a copy of which was sent to them (31 July) for information.
CC 15/9
B&C 18/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.C. Sargeaunt, Crown Agent, to Colonial Secretary, 3 June 1868, questioning arrears in the colonial sinking fund and asking for payment of £7,380 outstanding, with enclosures.
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Sargeaunt to Rogers, 21 May 1868, reporting on the proposal to invest the colonial sinking fund in British Columbia 6% debentures.
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Sargeaunt to Rogers, 21 May 1868, reporting on the status of the British Columbia account and discussing future action.
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Minute, W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, 13 July 1868, explaining status of the account and discounting the fears of the Crown Agents.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 23 September 1868, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure from Young for information.