Hamilton to Under-Secretary of State
Treasury Chambers
15th June 1868
The Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury have had before them your letter of the 29th ulto enclosing copy of a letter from the Crown Agents relative to the proposal to invest a portion of the sinking Fund of British Columbia Loans in the purchase of the Debentures of the Colony.
I am to state for the information of the Secretary of State that My Lords will not object to adiscretionaryManuscript image discretionary power being given to the Crown Agents for the investment, subject to the provisions of the Ordinance No. 6 of 1866, of the Sinking Funds of these Loans in the purchase of Debentures of B. Columbia or of Ceylon, New South Wales, Mauritius, Victoria, or Cape of Good Hope or New Zealand.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Send a copy to the Agents for their guidance & a copy of the correspondence to the Govr for his information & with referenceManuscript image to his despatch 3373.
CC 16 June
FR 16/6
CBA 17/6
B&C 18/6
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 25 June 1868, forwarding copy of Treasury letter for information.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 37, 25 June 1868 transmitting correspondence between the Colonial Office, the Treasury, and the Crown Agents regarding investing “the Sinking fund of the British Columbia Loans…in the purchase of the Debentures of the colony.”