Berens to Lytton
Hudson's Bay House
November 2nd 1858
In compliance with your request, as conveyed to me in Mr Merivale's letter of the 4th September, on the subject of the compensation due to the Hudson's Bay Company for expenses incurred by them in connection with the colonization of Vancouver's Island, I have now the honour to transmit an amended account of the Sums claimed by the Company under that head, drawn up in Strict conformity with the principle laid down by the Earl of Carnarvon in his letter of the 28th of July last.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your very obedt Servant
H.H. Berens
Depty Govr
The RightHonble Sir Edwd Bulwer Lytton Bart
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The course to take with this Letter is to refer it, as was done with the previous Lr on this subject, to the L. & Emigration Board at first.
ABd Novr 3
TFE 3 Novr
Sir E. Lytton who was making some enquiry on this subject yesterday will probably wish to be apprized of the contents of this Letter.
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Sir Edward Lytton,
This is a great improvement on the original claim £46,000 instead of £225,000. I wd advise that it sd be referred without delay to the Em. Com. that we may have their opinion.
C Novr 4
EBL Novr 5
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Carnarvon to Berens, 15 February 1859, questioning three points in the revised accounts.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Statement of amount to be reimbursed the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company by H.M. Government," dated 2 November 1858, signed by Edward Roberts, Accountant.