Law to Under-Secretary of State
Treasury Chambers,
17th August 1871
I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you, herewith, for the information of the Secretary of State with reference to your letter of the 11th instt the inclosed copy of a Report from the Assistant Solicitor to this Board relative to the steps which are being taken in connection with the defalcations of the late Mr Cochrane, formerly Magistrate's Clerk and Recorder of Mining Claims at Cariboo in British Guiana [British Columbia].
I am,
Your most obedient Servant
William Law
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Defalcations of Mr Cochrane a Magistrates Clerk &c.
Forward a copy of this to the Gov. Genl. of Canada with reference to Mr Musgrave's despatch No. 52 of the 27th of April of which a copy should also be communicated to him.
EBP 19/8/71
At once.
RGWH Aug 21/71
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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A.K. Stephenson, Solicitors Department, Treasury, to Secretary to the Treasury, 16 August 1871, reporting actions taken towards recovery of money owing to the British Columbia government from Cochrane's estate.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Herbert (for Kimberley) to Lisgar, Canada, No. 492, 22 August 1871.