Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
21th May 1855
With reference to your letter of the 2d May 1854, enclosing the Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of VanCouvers Island, reporting the circumstances under which relief had been afforded to the Master and Crew of the British Barque "Lord Western", wrecked on that Island; I am directed by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, fortheManuscript image the information of Lord John Russell, that it appears to Them that the Trust Fund of VanCouver's Island is clearly applicable to local purposes, and that the expense incurred on this occasion should be charged upon that Fund.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant,
C.E. Trevelyan

Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Mr Merivale
Apply then to the Hudson's Bay Company & send them a copy of the Governor's desph &c containing the claim.
ABd 22 May
What is meant by the "Trust Fund"?
The term "trust fund" first used by the Governor in his desph
3205, & now byManuscript image the Treasury is obscure, but I have no doubt that it is intended to refer to the money received, under the Authority of the Grant of V.C. Island to the H.B. Co, for the purchase of Land, or for Coals & minerals raised in the Island, which, after a deduction of 10 per cent by way of profit to the Company, is to be applied towards the colonization &c of the Island.
ABd 23/May
HM May 23
JB 24 May
JR 25
People in this document

Ball, John

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Douglas, James

Merivale, Herman

Russell, John

Trevelyan, Charles Edward

Organizations in this document

Hudson's Bay Company


Vessels in this document

Lord Western, 1840-1853

Places in this document

Vancouver Island