No. 3
20th January 1870
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch, No. 31, of the 27th November respecting the anomalous position in which you found the office of Treasurer in British Columbia.
As I have had practical proof in the pastyearManuscript image year that the Department has been efficiently managed I do not object to Mr. Graham being allowed to continue to perform the duties of Treasurer, but I am of opinion that on general principles he ought certainly to be required to give security for the safe custody of monies entrusted to him.
As this would entail additional expense upon Mr. Graham I have to authorise you to raise his Salary to £500 a year or towhateverManuscript image whatever sum short of that amount you may consider on enquiry to be sufficient.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Granville
Leveson-Gower, Granville George to Musgrave, Anthony 20 January 1870, NAC RG7:G8C/17, 7. 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/B707003.html.

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