No. 4

[Note in file:]
4062. Despatch, Feb. 25/57 [54], No 4
Fines & Forfeitures

[Following text is taken from BC Archives transcripts:] 25th February 1854
My Lord Duke,

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 24th Inst. of a communication from your Grace, dated the 21st of October last, endorsing the copy of a letter from the Secretary to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, desiring that certain Penalties Fines and Forfeitures, which have hitherto been payable to that Department, may in future be accounted for and paid to Mr John Wilkin of No 10, Spring Gardens, who holds the Appointment of receiver of Fines and Forfeitures for the Crown, and I beg to assure your Grace that those instructions shall be duly carried into effect.
I have the honor to be
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas
Governor Vancouver's Island

His Grace The Right Honble The Duke of Newcastle
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department