Payne to Under-Secretary of State
Silver Street
Edmonton N.
24 June 1869
Can you inform me how I can procure the Certificates of Marriage & burial of John William Wignell who was killed in a coal mine in British Columbia about this time last year. The name of the place is "Nanaimo."
This information is required by his relations in England & is of great importance to them. I have enquired at Somerset House where they referred meManuscript image to your Office. If the Certificates can be obtained thro your office please let me know the amount of fees &c & I will remit the amount to you. I enclose a stamped & directed envelope for reply & remain, Sir
Yours obedtly
W. Francis Payne

The Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office
14 Downing Street S.W.
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
Answer that the Certificates of Deaths are not sent to this Country & that he should apply to P.J. Hankin Esq., Colonial Secretary, B. Columbia.
CC 25/6
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At once.
FRS 26/6
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Sandford to Payne, 29 June 1869, advising that he must apply to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia for the required certificates.