No. 40
15 April 1870
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt [of] Despatch No. 24 of the 8th March and under the circumstances you describe, to sanction the expenditure from the Crown Fund of a sum not exceeding (£400) on the furniture you consider necessary to purchase, inorderManuscript image order to render the Government House New Westminster habitable.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Robert G. W. Herbert
for Earl Granville