Tilley to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
General Post Office, London
2 July 1869
Sir,
With reference to your letter of the 3rd of April last, enclosing a copy of a despatch from the Governor of British Columbia, I beg leave to state, for the information of Earl Granville, that I have caused to be prepared a statement shewing, on one hand, the amounts paid by this Department for conveyance of mails to and from British Columbia during the year 1868, and, on the other hand, the amounts paid by the Colonial Government.
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The Balance shewn by the statement in question to be due to the Colonial Government is £536.12.11; and I have caused that amount to be paid to the credit of the Colony with the Crown Agents for the Colonies.
I enclose a copy of the statement, which I request you will be so good as to transmit to the Governor of British Columbia.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
John Tilley
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
Copy to Govr & authorize the Agents to receive the money.
CC 3 July
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At once.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement of account between the colony and the General Post Office, London, "For Conveyance of Mails to and from the Colony during the Year 1868," signed by George Chetwynd, Receiver & Accountant General, 24 June 1869.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Monsell (for Granville) to Officer Administering the Government, No. 66, 7 July 1869.
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Sandford to Crown Agents, 8 July 1869, authorizing them to receive the sum of £536.12.11 to be paid to the credit of British Columbia.
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Sandford to Crown Agents, 3 December 1869, forwarding copy of letter and statement to clarify misunderstanding respecting amount owing to the colony.
Minutes by CO staff
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The Agents have asked for this explanation. They did not understand that our letter of 8 July answerd theirs of 27 April.
Tilley, John to Rogers, Frederic 2 July 1869, CO 60:37, no. 7458, 278. 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/B695MI09.html.

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