No. 70, Financial
9 November 1861
The Imperial Funds in the hands of this Government on account of Expenses connected with San Juan being exhausted, I have the honor to advise your Grace that I have this day authorized the Treasurer to procure by Bills upon Her Majesty's Paymaster General the Sum of One Thousand Pounds (£1000) to enable me to meet the customary expenditure upon the foregoing account; and I trustyourManuscript image your Grace will cause the necessary steps to be taken that the Bills may be accepted upon presentation.
2. As these Bills can only be negotiated from time to time, and in such sums, as demand may arise, I am unable to detail to Your Grace the particulars of each separate Bill, but as the Bills drawn by the Treasurer of Vancouver's Island are invariably printed in red, and conspicuously marked on the top "Government of Vancouver's Island", while those drawn by the Treasurer of British Columbia are printed in black,andManuscript image and marked "Government of British Columbia" no difficulty can arise in distinguishing the Bills if these distinctions be remembered.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Refer to the Treasury & recommend that the Bills should be paid as an advance to be repaid out of the Vote for Army Services under the arrangement detailed in the annexed letter from the Treasury to the War office 4519?
VJ 14 Jan
TFE 15/1
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 21 January 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch and asking that the Bills be accepted and paid as per prior arrangement.