Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
12 August 1861
With reference to your letter of the 20th Ultimo, relative to a Bill for £430 drawn by the Treasurer of Vancouvers Island on account of Lighthouses which are being built there, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majestys Treasury to acquaint you for the information of the Duke of Newcastle that they have directed the acceptance and payment of the Bill in question, and they approve of the proposal of the Secretary of StatethatManuscript image that the Colony should pay one moiety of the Total Cost of the Lighthouses including this last sum of £430, and Their Lordships request to be informed of the arrangements which may have been made by the Local Government for the discharge of the Debt.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Acquaint the Govr, asking whether any, & what arrangements may have been made for the payment of the moiety of the cost of these Lighthouses.
EB Pennell 13-8/61
[The following minute is crossed out:]
Mr Pennell
How are money transactions betn the Govr of V.C.I. and B.C. adjusted.
FR 13/8
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 66, 15 August 1861, informing him that one moiety of this additional payment, as in the case of the rest of the cost of the Lighthouses, must be defrayed from Colonial funding.