No. 4
30 December 1868
I transmit to you for your information copies of two letters from the Crown Agents, the first submitting a statement shewing the liabilities of your Government on account of the British Columbia and Vancouvers Island's loans both as regards interest and sinking fund;theManuscript image the second reporting the receipt of a remittance of £3000 from your Government.
The Crown Agents have been instructed in a letter of which a copy is enclosed, to pay out of this amount and out of the funds belonging to the Colony which are already in their hands the interest falling due on the 1st January, and I have to request that you will take measures to provide for meeting all charges on account of Sinking Funds which are now in arrear and such others as may hereafter become due.
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The result of the present payment on account of interest will be that the account will be overdrawn by £100.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Julyan to Rogers, 8 December 1868, detailing the avaliable assests and state of funds of British Columbia.
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Copy, requesting British Columbia and Vancouver Island Bondholders to "inquire into the misgovernment and petty despotism which has depopulated these colonies."
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Copy, Sargeaunt to Rogers, 21 December 1868, informing that the Crown Agents "have now received a remittance from the Government of British Columbia £3000 in Admiralty Bills." Therefore, the amount required to meet the liabilities in the Country is now £6265.
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Copy, Rogers to the Crown Agents, 30 December 1868, instructing to pay the interest due on the British Columbia and Vancouver Island loans out of the £3000 mentioned above.