No. 12
18th October 1869
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward the "Blue Book" of this Colony for the Year 1868, with a report which was prepared before my arrival here by Mr Good, the then Acting Colonial Secretary.
2. As my acquaintancewithManuscript image with British Columbia is so very recent I prefer to postpone for future communications any remarks I may desire to offer for Your Lordship's consideration respecting the several departments of public affairs; but I think that many of Mr Good's observations, especially with regard to the financial position of the Colony, are worthy of notice.
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I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
Taken as a whole this is a satisfactory report.
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Yes.
1. Parly Clerk
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(Omit marked passage on sheet 8.)
The Public Debt is a terrible clog to the Colony.
WR 23.11.69
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2. Ascertain from Crown Agents whether there is anything in the terms on wh the present Loans were contracted to prevent the Gov's proposal as to paying them off by a new Loan at a moderate rate of interest—(if such a Loan can be raised)—from being carried out: & if not, tell the Governor at once that any such proposal if made by his Council will be formally entertained.
FRS 25 Nov
WM 26/11
G 4/12
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Blue Book not on microfilm.
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Charles Good, Acting Colonial Secretary, to Hankin, 21 August 1869, summarizing and commenting upon the contents of the Blue Book for 1868 (25 pages).
Other documents included in the file
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Sandford to Crown Agents, 9 December 1869, forwarding extract from Blue Book relating to public debt of the colony for observations.
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
I wd send as to Revenue & Expenditure to Ty for information, and as to Immigration to the Land Bd—it may be useful for their next Circular.
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Yes.
Musgrave, Anthony to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 18 October 1869, CO 60:36, no. 12816, 390. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B69212.html.

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