Strange to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
23rd July 1870
With reference to Mr Herbert's letter of the 14th instant, requesting that the Board of Customs may be directed to afford the usual privileges in the passing of 11 cases containing the personal effects of the late Mr Seymour, Governor of British Columbia, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of the Earl of Kimberley, that although Governors of Colonies are not entitled to anysepcialManuscript image special privilege with respect to the delivery in this country of their Baggage and Effects, My Lords have given directions to the Commissioners of Customs that every proper facility should be afforded in the clearing of the late Mr Seymour's effects, and that, upon a specification of the contents of the Packages being furnished to the Custom House Officers, a portion only of the Packages will be opened and examined.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
Charles W. Strange
Prv. Sec.
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Copy herewith for Sir F. Rogers' Signature.
Strange, Charles W. to Rogers, Frederic 23 July 1870, CO 60:42, no. 7909, 150. 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.

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