Parkhurst to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
General Post Office, London
20th September 1870
Sir,
Having submitted to the Postmaster General your letter of the 15th Instant, Enclosing copy of a despatch from the Governor of British Columbia, in which he recommends that the Money Order System shall be extended to that Colony, I am desired by his Lordship to state, for the information of the Earl of Kimberley, that he readily assents to the Governor's proposal; but before fixing a date for commencing the measure, I am to request that the accompanying copies of the rules which have been drawn up for the transaction of Money Order business between the United Kingdom and the Colonies may be sent to the Governor of British Columbia for the concurrence of his Government.
The Marquis of Hartington will alsobeManuscript image be glad if Lord Kimberley will request the Governor to State at what places in the Colony it is intended to establish Offices for the issue and payment of Money Orders on and from this Country, and what rate of commission it is proposed to charge on Money Orders issued in the Colony.
On receiving information on these points, Lord Hartington will be in a position to name a date for the Simultaneous commencement of the measure in the United Kingdom and in the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
W. Parkhurst
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Despatch to Governor accordingly. Dft. herewith.
CC 26 Septr
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed copy of rules governing the transaction of money order business between the United Kingdom and the colonies, with appendices.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 14, 22 September 1870.
Parkhurst, William to Rogers, Frederic 20 September 1870, CO 60:42, no. 10146, 294. 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/B705MI08.html.

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