Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
14th August 1852
With reference to Mr Elliot's Letter of the 12th Instant I am commanded by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to request that you will state to Secretary Sir John Pakington that the Instructions proposed to be given to the Governor of Van Couver's Island with respect to the rights of the Crown in Queen Charlotte's Island, being in conformity with those already issued for the Australian Colonies, My Lords do not object to their being transmitted to him, as proposed by Sir John Pakington; but They think it may be desirable to point out to the Governor of Van Couver's island the necessity ofManuscript imageof keeping the Sums received on account of Licenses to search for Gold in Queen Charlotte's Island, separate and distinct from any other Revenue that may be received in the Colony.
I am etc.
C.E. Trevelyan

H. Merivale, Esq.
&. &. &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I have introduced into the despatch the Suggestion of the Treasury (see Par. 4) and the Admiralty having, as I have ascertained by communication with that Board, no observation to make on the proposed instructions I presume the despatch may be forwarded. I annex a fair copy for signature with the Treasury addition, Sir John Pakington having approved the draft.
ABd 16 Augt/52
HM Augt 18