No. 129
12th October 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward the usual Financial Returns for this Colony for the second Quarter of the Year. I presume that it will no longer be necessary to forward these Returns under Your Lordship's recent instructions communicated in Your Lordship's Circular oftheManuscript image the 16th August last.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Macdonald
June Quarter of Revenue.
Be good enough to look how this is with the corresponding Quarter of 1869.
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Mr Cox
The revenue shews a falling off of $12,000. A decrease of $11,000 under the head of Customs accounts for most of this. Land sales shew an increase of $2,000. The road tax yields $4,000. But most items shew an unimportant decrease.
The Expenditure shews a decrease of $22,000. Establishments shew a decrease of $5,000. Pensions, a decrease of $3,000. Docks and Buildings a slight decrease. Roads & Bridges an increase of $5,000. Nothing else important.
The balances on the 30th June/69 were $19,000—on the 30th June/70 $13,000.
RSM 8/11/70
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Mr Lewes
I believe we have not authorisedtheManuscript image the discontinuance of quarterly financial returns.
Which is the Regulation in obedience to which they have hitherto been sent?
RGWH Nov 9/70
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Mr Herbert
1. No Authority has been given in the corresponsence on Accounts for the Discontinuance of these Financial Returns.
2. The Returns have evidently been sent in pursuance of Articles 232 et seqq of the Colonial Regulations.
JSL 10/11/70
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Draft at once saying that the Circular of Aug 16th to which he refers does not authorise the discontinuance of these Returns which must therefore be forwarded as heretofore.
At once.
When done, please let me have this paper again.
RGWH Nov 12/70
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Returns of revenue and expenditure for second quarter, 1870.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 33, 15 November 1870.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Robinson to see this decision, as regards the circular of 16 Augt.
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Seen.
WR 15 Novr
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 12 October 1870, CO 60:41, no. 11850, 131. 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/B70129.html.

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