Berens to Newcastle
Hudson's Bay House
10 October 1859
I have the honour of transmitting herewith a copy of a correspondence which has taken place between Governor Douglas and A.G. Dallas Esqre, the representative of the Hudson's Bay Company in Vancouver's Island, on the subject of advances demanded by Governor Douglas from the Company in liquidation of the Civil expenses of the Colony.
Your Grace will be pleased to observe that although Mr Dallas had not received the copy of your Grace's letter to me of the 12th of July which I sent to him by the first opportunityManuscript imageopportunity he steadily resisted the importunities of Mr Douglas for further advances out of the funds of the Hudson's Bay Company on Colonial Account.
I have etc.
H.H. Berens
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Anything more than acknowledge?
ABd 17 Oct
I do not think more is necessary?
HM O. 17
N 18
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Berens, 22 October 1859, acknowledging receipt of the letter.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to Dallas, 19 August 1859, asking why he had refused payment of an order for $708.30 on account of expenses incurred by the sheriff of Vancouver Island.
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Dallas to Douglas, 21 August 1859, explaining there were no funds available from the proceeds of land sales to meet the demand.
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Douglas to Dallas, 23 August 1859, asking whether he declined "to furnish the funds necessary to carry on the Civil establishment of the Colony" and expressing his view that the Hudson's Bay Company was still under the obligations of the grant.