Barclay to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
June 14th 1853
I am directed by the Governor and Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company to transmit to you for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle the enclosed extract of a letter from Mr Douglas dated the 8th of April last.
I have the honour to be Sir,
Your mo obedt Servant
A. Barclay

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Mr Merivale
ABd 18 June
I do not know how the Governor will justify this imposition of taxes
by the mere authority of his Council but we must wait for his report.
HM June 18
FP 18
N 18
See Governors desp No 5 of 11 Apl/53 (6979).
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Douglas to Barclay, 8 April 1853, discussing the imposition of a "heavy License Duty on Inns, Beer and Ale Houses," and other colonial matters.
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How could they do this legally?